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Phil Oakley, Site Editor, TechX365, 12/11/2017
Multiple media reports from the likes of TechCrunch and Recode suggest that Apple is close to buying Shazam, the UK tech company that pioneered music identification software, for US$400 million.
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Phil Oakley, Site Editor, TechX365, 12/8/2017
London will open a new office in India's tech capital, Bangalore, in order to foster increased tech trade links between the UK capital and India, which should help Indian tech firms that want to expand into the UK and European markets.
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Phil Oakley, Site Editor, TechX365, 12/7/2017
DeepMind's latest version of its artificial intelligence network, AlphaGo Zero, has mastered chess in just four hours, uncovering plays that humans took centuries to figure out. Expert grandmasters are now analyzing those moves to improve human knowledge of the game that has been played for millennia.
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Phil Oakley, Site Editor, TechX365, 12/7/2017
Israeli investment firm Viola Group has launched a new fund, Viola FinTech, worth $100 million, which will be used to invest in fintech startups and scale-ups from around the world.
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Phil Oakley, Site Editor, TechX365, 12/6/2017
Since the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) opened the rules on banking to encourage innovation in a long-stagnant industry, UK tech entrepreneurs have come in and truly provided the disruption that was needed to shake up banking.
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Phil Oakley, Site Editor, TechX365, 12/6/2017
More than 98% developers in the UK and Ireland are employed at least part-time, says Stack Overflow's series of Developer Ecosystem 2017 reports into tech trends, employment, hiring and education in the UK. Also revealed in the report was the growth of Edinburgh as a UK tech hub, the average developer salary across the UK in 2017, and the most in-demand ...
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The Staff, 12/5/2017
Where is Europe's tech talent? That's a question I asked myself after reading a very short report this week in the MIT Technology Review that suggested the region's tech companies are struggling to find the local staff they need.
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Ray Le Maistre, International Group Editor, 12/4/2017
Facebook has given the London tech scene, and Brexit supporters, some pre-Christmas cheer by opening a new facility in the heart of the capital and announcing that it will hire 800 new UK staff.
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Phil Oakley, Site Editor, TechX365, 12/1/2017
Billions of photos are taken every single day, on smartphones, digital cameras and professional DSLRs. But what if those images could be read and analysed for insights into behaviour?
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