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Content posted in February 2018
55% of US Thinks Tech Giants Need More Regulation, up 15% in 3 Months
Phil Oakley  
2/28/2018   Post a comment
55% of the American public believes tech giants need more regulation, up 15% in just three months, a new survey reveals.
Kindred Capital Raises 80M Seed Fund, Will Give Founders Share of Profits
Phil Oakley  
2/28/2018   Post a comment
Kindred Capital's first 80 million seed fund will return a share of the profits back to the founders and startups it originally invested in, using an equitable venture model.
Amazon Buys Ring in $1B Move to Compete with Google
Phil Oakley  
2/28/2018   Post a comment
Amazon purchased Ring for an undisclosed sum, boosting its smart home portfolio and strengthening its position against arch rival Google.
Deliveroo Plans 250 New Tech Jobs in London
Phil Oakley  
2/27/2018   Post a comment
Deliveroo expects to create 250 tech jobs in London, as it looks to expand both its global operations and its London headquarters.
Tech Monopolies Need Regulation Before Voice Assistants Take Over
Elin Gronow  
2/27/2018   1 comment
We talk to Joe Toscano about what constitutes good design, the danger of modern-day tech monopolies, and natural language processing for enhancing the user experience.
The Future of Sustainable Transportation Hyperloop at TechXLR8
TechX365 News  
2/26/2018   1 comment
Hyperloop Transportation Technologies co-founder Bipop Gresta explains the next-gen transportation system at TechXLR8 2017.
LG Taps Berlin-Based EyeEm for AI on New Smartphone Camera
Phil Oakley  
2/26/2018   Post a comment
LG has partnered with Berlin scale-up EyeEm to add AI capabilities to its camera.
2018 Could Be the Year London Produces Its First $10B Tech Company
Phil Oakley  
2/23/2018   Post a comment
2018 is set to be the year when London finally produces a tech company worth $10 billion.
Facebook Reveals 7 Tech Startups in Inaugural LDN_LAB Accelerator
Phil Oakley  
2/23/2018   Post a comment
Facebook has revealed the seven UK startups which will be the first go through its LDN_LAB accelerator.
How SmilePass Uses Your Face to Combat Cybercrime
Phil Oakley  
2/22/2018   Post a comment
SmilePass is a 'biometric authentication as a service' platform that uses deep learning to recognize faces and fight cybercrime.
Startup Profile: Iris Health
Phil Oakley  
2/21/2018   Post a comment
Iris uses intelligent location tracking to monitor when you're in a hospital and lets loved ones know if you're not okay.
Citymapper Launches Smart Ride, a Bus-Taxi Hybrid for London
Phil Oakley  
2/21/2018   Post a comment
Citymapper is launching 'Smart Ride,' a bus-taxi hybrid, to replace its smartbus service.
The Future of Intelligence Is Open: 4 Open-Source AI Resources
TechX365 News  
2/20/2018   Post a comment
AI is the new buzzword in tech. So what are some open-source resources developers can use to get ahead of the game?
London AI Startup re:infer Raises $3.5M
Phil Oakley  
2/20/2018   Post a comment
London-based AI startup re:infer has raised $3.5 million to develop its communication data platform product and expand the marketing team.
Omnipresent Healthcare: Cera Is Using Technology to Instigate Change
Phil Oakley  
2/19/2018   Post a comment
Cera uses an app to make social care more efficient, but the real kicker is its use of machine learning to predict and prevent illnesses among care patients.
London Has Over 250K Developers, Beats European Cities to Tech Talent
Phil Oakley  
2/19/2018   1 comment
London topped the list of destinations for tech-based migrant workers within the EU in 2017, beating Berlin, Paris and Amsterdam – and it has more than 250,000 developers, almost 100,000 more than any other European city.
AR & VR Startups Invited to Pitch at Mayor of London-Supported Event
Phil Oakley  
2/16/2018   Post a comment
TechInvest will see ten London-based augmented and virtual reality startups pitch to hundreds of gathered investors.
3 IoT Startups Which Get the Startup-Investor Relationship Right
Jeremy Coward  
2/16/2018   2 comments
Getting the startup-investor relationship right is vital for survival in a saturated tech industry, nowhere more so than in the growing IoT sector.
Employees Want Wearables to Track Personal Productivity Only Report
Phil Oakley  
2/15/2018   Post a comment
Most employees want to use wearables to track personal workplace productivity. However, employers should not have access to this data, says a new TalkTalk Business report.
Magic Leap's Headset 'Could Replace All Your Computers', Says CEO Abovitz
Phil Oakley  
2/14/2018   Post a comment
Also, it's not 'augmented reality' anymore – it's 'spacial computing.'
Healthcare Accelerator HS. Gives the NHS Some Innovation Treatment
Phil Oakley  
2/14/2018   Post a comment
HS., a healthcare startup accelerator based in London, takes early stage MedTech startups and helps them integrate with the NHS.
A World Made Possible by the Promise of the Pervasive Network
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2/13/2018   Post a comment
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Dont Do It for Me, Do It With Me: The New UX Opportunity
TechX365 News  
2/13/2018   Post a comment
A shift in user experience is occuring, causing apps to help us with our lives, driven by the Internet of Things and smart home technology.
Why Is Amazon Jumping Into the Healthcare Game?
Phil Oakley  
2/13/2018   Post a comment
Amazon wants to disrupt the US healthcare market in a big way, but no one is quite sure how.
How Will Digitalization & Virtual Reality Transform Construction?
TechX365 News  
2/12/2018   Post a comment
The construction industry is ripe for digital disruption.
Hackers Infect UK Government Websites to Mine Cryptocurrency
Phil Oakley  
2/12/2018   Post a comment
Hackers infected a popular browser plug-in that in turn infected thousands of computers, with the aim of mining cryptocurrency.
DeepMind's AI May Be Better at Spotting Eye Disease Than Doctors Study
Phil Oakley  
2/9/2018   Post a comment
DeepMind's powerful artificial intelligence may be able to spot symptoms of eye disease more accurately than doctors can, according to a new study.
BT Infinity Lab Seeks AI & Robotics Startups, 30K Up for Grabs
Phil Oakley  
2/8/2018   Post a comment
BT is searching for artificial intelligence and robotics startups to fund, with 30,000 up for grabs across three categories of tech.
Startup Profile: Gravit
Phil Oakley  
2/7/2018   Post a comment
Gravit makes design accessible to anyone with a host of cloud-based, in-browser apps for designing mobile apps, flyers and social media graphics, along with a cloud storage solution.
Why Are Startups Flocking to Dublin in March?
TechX365 News  
2/7/2018   Post a comment
Project Kairos, a global startup event series, is coming to Cable Connect in Dublin, and is looking for interested startups to exhibit at the event.
SpaceX Successfully Launches Falcon Heavy, World's Most Powerful Rocket
Phil Oakley  
2/7/2018   Post a comment
SpaceX has successfully launched the Falcon Heavy, the world's most powerful rocket, taking CEO Elon Musk's red Tesla Roadster into orbit as its payload.
Apple's Answer to the Smart Speaker Hype Is the HomePod
TechX365 News  
2/6/2018   Post a comment
Can the HomePod take on its rivals from Amazon and Google?
Poll: Do You Use a Voice Assistant?
Phil Oakley  
2/6/2018   Post a comment
We want to find out which voice assistants our readers favor.
How Can AI & Sentiment Data Help Drive Revenue Growth?
TechX365 News  
2/5/2018   1 comment
Nic Ray, CMO of BrandsEye, explains how executives can help drive revenue growth by using AI to understand social media.
Foxconn to Invest $340M in AI Platform Strategy
Phil Oakley  
2/5/2018   Post a comment
Device manufacturer Foxconn is set to invest more than $340 million in artificial intelligence R&D as it looks to diversify and become a global AI platform.
Executive Opinion Split on Future of Human-Machine Workplace Report
Jeremy Coward  
2/2/2018   2 comments
A report from Dell and Vanson Borne has found that while executives mostly agree on human-machine co-working together in five years' time, they are split on how this change will take place.
Startups Raised $5.6B in Initial Coin Offerings in 2017 Report
Phil Oakley  
2/2/2018   Post a comment
According to a new report on the cryptography market, startups raised $5.6 million in Initial Coin Offerings last year.
Eurosport Will Broadcast the 2018 Winter Olympics in VR
TechX365 News  
2/1/2018   Post a comment
During the PeongChang Winter Olympics, Eurosport will be broadcasting sports such as snowboarding and alpine skiing in virtual reality.
Andrew Ng's AI Fund has $175M to Build Transformative AI Products
Phil Oakley  
2/1/2018   Post a comment
Google Brain Founder Andrew Ng's AI Fund has $175 million to build transformative AI products that affect people's lives.
Podcast: TechX Talks, Episode #1: How Is Technology Improving Lives?
Phil Oakley  
2/1/2018   Post a comment
Amy Turner, Jeremy Coward, Gabriella Jeakins and Phil Oakley discuss how technology is improving people's lives.




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