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April 15th, 2013

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The UK has gone up from 10th place to 7th place out of 144 countries in a global ranking of countries benefitting most from ICT.

UK moves up three places in World Economic Forum’s ICT index

New government website built by the Government Digital Service has won in the digital category of Designs of the Year 2013.

Gov.uk wins in Designs of the Year 2013 digital category
New Services

Leeds City Council has expanded the city’s free Wi-Fi service to Millennium Square in collaboration with Virgin Media Business.

Millennium Square in Leeds gets free Wi-Fi

A social network for over-50s, has launched a service which includes forums as well as ways to meet new people both online and offline.

Online service launched to tackle loneliness of over-50s
New Product / Technology

HP and Epic have been awarded contracts for their joint ‘eHospital’ scheme by Cambridge University Hospitals (CUH) NHS Foundation Trust and Papworth Hospital.

HP and Epic selected for £200m eHospital project

Following the launch of the Government Digital Strategy in November last year, the Cabinet Office Digital Leaders group has published the first quarterly report on its progress.

Cabinet Office publishes Govt Digital Strategy progress report

The Technology Strategy Board will be giving GBP 9 million to London, Bristol and Peterborough councils as part of its Future Cities scheme.

Three cities get £3m each as part of Future Cities project

The government wants Network Rail to allow mobile operators to place masts and other infrastructure closer to tracks.

Govt wants to improve call and data coverage on trains

Payment solutions provider allpay conducted a survey of 100 housing professionals and found that half of them believe that 40% of residents will use their mobile phones to pay rent by 2017.

Housing professionals believe 40% of residents will pay rent via phone

DPA has said that the European Commission’s proposals for a regulation on electronic identification and trust services for electronic transactions could threaten exports and force high costs on small business.

EC proposals for electronic ID flawed: Digital Policy Alliance
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