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Uber take on Google, Dark Web crack down & more in your Week in Tech

It’s been another stellar week for British investment with UK startups raising more than $30m, including SkimLinks snapping up an impressive $16m.

Uber are taking on their own investors, Google, as they begin their foray into the world of self driving cars.

The courts are cracking down on the Dark web, as Silk Road creator, Ross Ulbright, is just one of the latest criminals to have been convicted and could face a life sentence in prison.

And on a lighter note, Uber are bringing Kitten delivery to the masses Down Under. All this and more in your Week in Tech!

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Our  download this week is one for our Android users out there and is perfect for anyone who made a New Year’s resolution to get off their phone!

Quality Time makes it easy to track your smartphone obsession by telling you how many times you’ve unlocked your screen, and used your favorite apps.

Available on Android now.

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Skimlinks grabs $16M to push website ‘comtent’  [Tech City News]

Accel makes second UK ‘container’ investment as ClusterHQ raises $12M [Tech City News]

Ross Ulbright: Silk Road creator convicted on drug charges [BBC News]

Google and Uber may become rivals [BBC News]

Uber announces kitten delivery service in Australia , cat lovers go wild [Mashable]

QualityTime for Android tracks how much you use your smartphone [The Next Web]

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