UK companies find a warm reception in Texas

A score of UK-based companies showed off their stuff at SXSW in Austin this year. We’ve got rapid-fire interviews with more than a dozen of them right here, so you can get their pitches in less than 90 seconds apiece.

UK regulators say ISPs must be piracy watchdogs

Add watchdog to the list of duties now on required of U.K. Internet service providers. The nation’s communications regulator, Ofcom, today rolled out a draft code demanding ISPs watch out for piracy, record how many warnings are given suspected offenders, and after three notices, remove violators. The new draft rule is the start of the UK’s Digital Economy Act and a three-strike response.

UK aims to recreate Silicon Valley in East London

UK Prime Minister David Cameron has unveiled how the government intends to create a high-tech hub in east London to rival SiliconValley. The planned new East London Tech City (known locally as Silicon Roundabout) will cover the Olympic village and the East End and has already attracted commitments from companies like Facebook, Google and Cisco.