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Apple Plans to Acquire UK's Shazam for $400M – Reports
Phil Oakley  
12/11/2017   Post a comment
Apple is in the final stages of acquiring UK tech company Shazam for $400M, multiple outlets have reported.
London to Open Bangalore Office to Strengthen Links With Indian Tech
Phil Oakley  
12/8/2017   Post a comment
London will open an overseas trade office in Bangalore, in order to foster collaboration with Indian tech businesses.
AlphaGo Zero Beats Chess World Champion After Just 4 Hours of Self-Play
Phil Oakley  
12/7/2017   Post a comment
DeepMind's AlphaGo Zero, of which versions beat the world's best Go players, has taught itself to play chess to a 'superhuman' standard in just four hours.
Israeli Firm Viola Group Launches $100M Global Fintech Fund
Phil Oakley  
12/7/2017   Post a comment
Israeli investment firm Viola Group has launched a $100 million fund devoted to fintech startups from all over the world.
Poll: Are You Interested in Banking With a 'Challenger Bank'?
Phil Oakley  
12/6/2017   Post a comment
Would you be comfortable banking with just an app – no branch, website or telephone?
In the UK, Nearly Every Developer Has a Job – Report
Phil Oakley  
12/6/2017   Post a comment
A Stack Overflow report has revealed that 98.6% of developers in the UK and Ireland are employed, which is causing a significant skills gap in the tech industry.
Is Europe Struggling to Retain its Homegrown Tech Talent?
TechX365 News  
12/5/2017   Post a comment
A recent article in the MIT Technology Review suggests it's hard for European tech firms to find local tech talent -- is that true?
Facebook Brings Xmas Cheer to London with 800 New Jobs & Startup Incubator
Ray Le Maistre  
12/4/2017   Post a comment
As it celebrates 10 years in the UK, the social media giant opens a new office in central London, unveils a startup incubator and announces 800 new UK jobs, shrugging off Brexit concerns.
Startup Profile: Pixoneye
Phil Oakley  
12/1/2017   Post a comment
Pixoneye uses advanced machine learning to analyse pictures in a smartphone gallery, but does not infringe on user's privacy.
Amazon Adds $100M to Alexa Fund, Preps Launch of Alexa for Business
Phil Oakley  
11/30/2017   Post a comment
Amazon has added a further $100 million to its Alexa Fund in order to push for international expansion, and is also gearing up to launch Alexa for Business.
Banking, Telecom 'Most Advanced' in Digital Transformation – Ovum
Ray Le Maistre  
11/30/2017   Post a comment
The telecoms and banking sectors are most mature in the drive for digital transformation, according to the results of an extensive survey of ICT executives conducted by research house Ovum.
Samsung Acquires South Korean AI Startup in Effort to Improve Voice Assistant
Phil Oakley  
11/29/2017   Post a comment
Samsung has acquired a South Korean AI startup in the hope it will help improve its beleaguered voice assistant, Bixby.
Waymo's Cars Log Over 4 Million Miles in 23 US Cities
Phil Oakley  
11/28/2017   Post a comment
Waymo's autonomous cars have driven over 4 million miles on roads, in 23 US cities over four states, and have covered over 2.5 billion miles in simulation.
Is Brexit Just Another Problem to Solve? Russ Shaw Weighs In
Phil Oakley  
11/27/2017   Post a comment
We sat down for a chat with Russ Shaw, the founder of Tech London Advocates, to discuss tech, startups and Brexit.
Balderton Raises $375M Fund for European Startup Investments
Phil Oakley  
11/27/2017   Post a comment
London-based Balderton Capital has raised a $375 million fund – Fund IV – for investing into early-stage European startups. The firm is in search of a company to take on the likes of Google and Facebook.
How Not to Do It: Uber Was Hacked in 2016 but Kept It Quiet
Phil Oakley  
11/24/2017   Post a comment
Uber suffered a huge hack in 2016, with 57 million accounts compromised, but didn't inform the regulator or users.
Lyft to Raise Another $500M
TechX365 News  
11/24/2017   Post a comment
Alphabet's CapitalG is once again leading the funding for Uber's rival.
5G, AI Are Autumn Budget Winners
Phil Oakley  
11/22/2017   Post a comment
The government has allocated money to AI, connected and electric cars and 5G mobile networks, as well as training teachers in computer science and extra money for schools when pupils take maths.
Startup Profile: Plum
Phil Oakley  
11/22/2017   Post a comment
Plum is a chatbot in Facebook's Messenger app, which uses machine learning to save its users money automatically over time.
Deliveroo Raises $98M to Close Out Series F Funding Round
Phil Oakley  
11/21/2017   Post a comment
Deliveroo has raised a further $98 million to close out its Series F funding round, after initially raising $385 million in September.
All Eyes on Hammond's Budget as AI, Connected Cars Set for Boost
Ray Le Maistre  
11/20/2017   Post a comment
UK chancellor seems set to provide financial and legislative support to the 5G, AI and connected car sectors in his budget on Wednesday, but the devil will be in the detail.
Spotify to Open London R&D Office, Will Reportedly Double Workforce
Phil Oakley  
11/20/2017   Post a comment
Spotify is relocating to a new office in London, where it will have a renewed focus on R&D and engineering, and reportedly double its workforce.
'Just Get on With It' Say Tech Leaders at Tech World Tour
Phil Oakley  
11/17/2017   Post a comment
Close to 100 speakers discussed the challenges facing the Global Tech Industry at the Tech London Advocates 'Tech World Tour' at Here East in London.
UK Government Pledges £61M to Tech Industry, Doubles Talent Visas
Phil Oakley  
11/16/2017   Post a comment
The UK government is supporting the tech industry with £61 million, which will see Tech City UK become Tech Nation, plus the doubling of talent visas to 2,000.
Startup Profile: Greengame
Phil Oakley  
11/15/2017   Post a comment
Greengame aims to help people live sustainably by 'gamifying' the experience and rewarding people through brand participation.
Bristol Overtakes London as UK's 'Smartest City,' Says Report
Phil Oakley  
11/15/2017   Post a comment
The West Country tech hotspot has overtaken the capital as the UK's smartest city, says the UK Smart City Index from Huawei.
Smart Move: Bill Gates Firm Invests in Land for Arizona 'Smart City'
Phil Oakley  
11/14/2017   Post a comment
A firm owned by Bill Gates has invested $80 million for a smart city development project in Arizona.
Is Your Company Digitally Savvy?
Phil Oakley  
11/14/2017   Post a comment
New report suggests 31% of UK employees don't trust their management to run a modern digital company.
UK AI Hardware Startup Graphcore Raises $50M From Sequoia Capital
Phil Oakley  
11/13/2017   Post a comment
Graphcore, which builds AI chips that it claims are 100x better than the competition, has raised $50 million from Silicon Valley-based Sequoia Capital.
Uber Set to Sell Stake to SoftBank in Deal Worth Billions
Phil Oakley  
11/13/2017   Post a comment
Uber has agreed to sell a stake to SoftBank in exchange for investment worth billions of dollars.
This AI-Powered Chatbot Will Talk to Email Scammers for You
Phil Oakley  
11/10/2017   Post a comment
Netsafe's chatbot will waste email scammers time so you don't have to.
31% of UK Workers Think AI Will Help With Their Jobs – Report
Phil Oakley  
11/9/2017   Post a comment
Almost a third of British workers think AI will help them in day-to-day tasks at their jobs, although there is a stark gender gap in the figures.
Startup Profile: MirrorWeb
Phil Oakley  
11/8/2017   Post a comment
MirrorWeb is developing the next generation of digital archiving tools.
Virtuous Circle: How Good-Loop Aims to Change the Ad Industry
Phil Oakley  
11/8/2017   Post a comment
London-based startup Good-Loop wants to bring ethical advertising to the world, by giving money to charity for every video ad viewed.
Monzo Raises £71M Funding, Aims to Grow in UK & Abroad
Phil Oakley  
11/7/2017   Post a comment
London-based challenger bank Monzo has raised £71 million in funding, as it launches its current account and continues to grow.
What Is a Smart City?
Phil Oakley  
11/6/2017   Post a comment
We are increasingly hearing the term 'smart city,' but what does it actually mean?
TransferWise Raises $280M From US VCs
Phil Oakley  
11/2/2017   Post a comment
TransferWise has raised $280 million in new funding, allowing global expansion into Asia-Pacific and continued development of new products, including the Borderless account.
UK Not Ready for Fourth Industrial Revolution – Report
Phil Oakley  
11/1/2017   Post a comment
A new report has detailed how the UK can get prepared for the Fourth Industrial Revolution by adopting Industrial Digital Technologies and upskilling workers.
UK Tech Still a Magnet for Silicon Valley VCs
Phil Oakley  
11/1/2017   Post a comment
Silicon Valley investors have pumped more than $1 billion into the UK tech sector since the beginning of the year, cementing the UK as Europe's tech capital.
Startup Profile: Locomizer
Phil Oakley  
11/1/2017   Post a comment
Locomizer uses location data to build customer profiles of individuals, which enables advertisers to better target ads to the right audience.
Waterland Private Equity Arrives in Manchester With €2B Fund
Phil Oakley  
10/30/2017   Post a comment
Waterland Private Equity has opened a UK office in Manchester, bringing its new €2 billion fund to the country's startups and scale-ups.
HR Automation Startup EdGE Networks Raises $4.5M Series A Round
Phil Oakley  
10/30/2017   Post a comment
Indian tech startup EdGE Networks has raised a $4.5 million Series A round.
Machine Learning Boosting IVF Success Rates by 40%
Phil Oakley  
10/27/2017   Post a comment
A team of scientists at the Prague Fertility Centre has developed a machine learning model that selects embryos for artificial insemination, boosting pregnancy success rates by up to 40%.
Athlone Ventures Launches $300M Fund for Early-Stage Startups
Phil Oakley  
10/26/2017   Post a comment
Athlone Group's venture capital arm, Athlone Ventures, has a $300 million pot with which to fund early-stage tech startups.
Mayor of London Joins 12 Tech Companies on Paris Trade Mission
Phil Oakley  
10/25/2017   Post a comment
Twelve of London's fastest-growing companies joined Sadiq Khan on a trip to Paris in an effort to foster business relations.
Startup Profile: Expend
Phil Oakley  
10/25/2017   Post a comment
London-based startup Expend automates the expenses process with an online platform and mobile app, removing the paperwork and drudgery that is often associated with expenses.
Property Tech Startup Nested Raises £36M to Expand Beyond London
Phil Oakley  
10/24/2017   Post a comment
Nested, a startup trying to disrupt the property market by giving homebuyers the money for their house before it sells, has raised an additional £36 million in funding.
UK's Fintech Startups Have Raised More Than $1B This Year
Phil Oakley  
10/23/2017   Post a comment
The UK's fintech startups are set to smash the level of venture capital raised in 2015, according to a report from London & Partners and Pitchbook.
French Tech Investment Fund Lands €100M
Ray Le Maistre  
10/20/2017   Post a comment
South Korean online giant Naver pumps another €100 million into a French tech startup investment vehicle run by former French digital economy minister Fleur Pellerin.
Facebook Open Sources RacerD for Finding Errors in Java
Phil Oakley  
10/19/2017   Post a comment
Facebook has released a new tool as open source, RacerD, for developers to find errors in Java code.
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