HubDub launches in the UK – make money betting on the news


Fancy a bet on news events, but aren’t keen on losing cold hard cash in these tough economic times? HubDub’s what you need. The fake-money news-betting site has been going strong in the US since February this year, but given that they’re based in Edinburgh, it was only a matter of time before they expanded to the UK.

The site’s live right now, and you can bet virtual Hubdub dollars on the outcome of such important factors as who’s going to get Christmas #1, whether Laura White from X-Factor will make a comeback, or who the next Dr Who will be. There’s slightly more high-brow questions too, like whether inflation will hit 6% by the year’s end or who’ll win the next election in the UK…

YouTube is in ur country, steelin' ur languages (aka, they've launched nine international sites)

youtubescreenshot6.jpg Together with Google, YouTube really are taking over the world, and just this week they’ve succeeded in Brazil, France, Ireland, Italy, Japan, the Netherlands, Poland, Spain and the UK.

According to Chad Hurley, YouTube’s co-founder, more than half of all viewers of YouTube are outside the US, so it makes sense for each site to be translated into the country’s local language and also feature country-specific video rankings and comments, perfect for the xenophobes!…