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Content posted in March 2018
Sport Tech Hub's First Cohort Has Demo Day Reckoning
Phil Oakley  
3/29/2018   1 comment
After six months of intense work, the 12 startups in the Sport Tech Hub cohort presented at the program's demo day.
Startup Profile: Wakelet
Phil Oakley  
3/28/2018   Post a comment
Wakelet wants to organize the mass of content found on the web into coherent narratives.
Is the North the Place to Be for UK Tech Startups?
TechX365 News  
3/28/2018   1 comment
The North is growing in prestige as the best place in the UK to start a digital tech business. But can it beat London at its own game?
Monzo: The Future of Banking?
Phil Oakley  
3/27/2018   Post a comment
Monzo is the hottest thing in UK tech, but is it a fad?
VR Will Change How We Browse the Web
TechX365 News  
3/27/2018   Post a comment
Most people think VR is a thing for games and entertainment, but it could have a huge effect on how we use the web too.
How Will Augmented Reality Revolutionize Museums?
TechX365 News  
3/26/2018   Post a comment
Augmented reality is making a big splash in the museum space, where visitors can use the technology to view what life was like thousands of years ago, or look at virtual exhibits in their hands.
Digital Transformation: Changing the Way Business Gets Done
Nicholas Fearn  
3/26/2018   1 comment
Digital transformation is changing how we go about doing business, both in tech and non-tech sectors.
TechX Talks Episode #2: How Is the Digital World Transforming Society?
Phil Oakley  
3/22/2018   Post a comment
Amy, Jeremy, and Gabriella discuss how tech is transforming society.
The Evolution of Media Through Cloud
TechX365 News  
3/22/2018   Post a comment
Cloud computing has changed media forever, but what's the next step?
Google Developing Blockchain-Like Digital Ledger for Its Cloud
Phil Oakley  
3/22/2018   1 comment
According to Bloomberg, Google is developing a blockchain-based digital ledger for its cloud services.
AR/VR Headset Sales Will Rebound in 2018 – IDC
Phil Oakley  
3/21/2018   Post a comment
AR/VR headset sales dropped last year but analyst firm IDC reckons they're about to rebound in a big way in 2018.
Vodafone Aims to Put 10 Million Millennials in Digital Jobs
Phil Oakley  
3/20/2018   1 comment
Vodafone's new jobs program aims to get 10 million, 18- to 24-year-olds in digital roles across industry, while also directly employing 100,000 young people across the company.
Tech Hotspot: London
Phil Oakley  
3/19/2018   Post a comment
London is a global tech hotspot, but what are its strengths and weaknesses in the tech industry? And how can it improve?
How Tilkee Uses AI to Improve Sales & Marketing Conversion Rates
Phil Oakley  
3/16/2018   Post a comment
Tilkee, a French startup, uses machine learning to improve conversion rates of sales documents.
Seven Women Forging the Future of Healthcare With AI
TechX365 News  
3/16/2018   Post a comment
Healthcare and artificial intelligence go hand in hand. So who are the women making it happen?
US Army Could Use VR to Help Train Soldiers – Exclusive Interview
Elin Gronow  
3/15/2018   Post a comment
We talk to Christina Corbat from V-Armed about how VR can help train those who deal with high-pressure situations on a daily basis.
AR/VR Takes Focus at London's TechInvest
Phil Oakley  
3/14/2018   Post a comment
Ten London-based startups pitched to hundreds of investors as TechInvest turned its focus to augmented and virtual realities.
Disruptive Tech Is Having a Large Impact on Traditional Business Practices
TechX365 News  
3/14/2018   1 comment
Disruptive tech such as AI and virtual reality is changing how we do business. But how?
UX Design's ROI Is Astounding
TechX365 News  
3/14/2018   Post a comment
If companies invested more in assuring user experience was top notch, we'd all be happier.
Tech Is Changing Society: The Companies Making Industry 4.0 Happen
Nicholas Fearn  
3/13/2018   Post a comment
Technology is changing society for the better, with the infusion of machine learning, IoT, and augmented reality fueling the Fourth Industrial Revolution.
Twilio Flexes Customer Service Muscles
Phil Oakley  
3/12/2018   Post a comment
Twilio Flex is the cloud communications company's next-gen contact center for all things customer service, using years of lessons from Twilio's earlier products.
UK Government Earmarks £25M for Nationwide 5G Trials
Phil Oakley  
3/10/2018   Post a comment
The UK government has earmarked £25 million towards a 5G trials and testbed program, before the next-gen networking technology is fully released to the public.
Nokia Bell Labs Prize Looks for Disruptive Industry 4.0 Ideas
Phil Oakley  
3/9/2018   Post a comment
The fifth annual Nokia Bell Labs Prize is looking for ideas surrounding the so-called Fourth Industrial Revolution.
Y Combinator Wants to See More Startups Fighting Fake Video
Phil Oakley  
3/8/2018   Post a comment
Y Combinator has updated its 'requests for startups' list, making clear it wants applications from startups identifying fake video, improving memory and fixing retail stores.
Education Has More of a Need for AR&VR Than Entertainment
Elin Gronow  
3/8/2018   Post a comment
Daniel Inversini from Disney Research Zürich explains the two big AR/VR markets: entertainment and education.
Google's Firebase Helps Developers Make the Next Generation of Apps
Elin Gronow  
3/7/2018   1 comment
We speak to Google Developer Advocate Laurence Maroney about how Google is helping developers make the next generation of apps.
Startup Profile: BuyAnyPart
Phil Oakley  
3/7/2018   Post a comment
BuyAnyPart is looking to use AI to spot gaps in the ecommerce marketplace for spare parts.
Users Want to Know What Happens to Collected Data – Report
Phil Oakley  
3/6/2018   1 comment
Users don't know what happens to sensitive, personal data which is collected en masse whenever they use an app, and that's a problem for apps.
Meet the Companies Transforming Lives Through Tech
Nicholas Fearn  
3/6/2018   Post a comment
These companies are transforming lives all around the world by using technology to make tasks easier and simpler.
Brits Going Off Challenger Banks Through Lack of Trust – Findings
Phil Oakley  
3/5/2018   Post a comment
The UK is past its fascination with the challenger banks, says new research from RFi Group, preferring trust over digital.
BGL Academy Will Train Employees on Digital & Data
Phil Oakley  
3/5/2018   Post a comment
BGL Group, owner of popular price-comparison website comparethemarket.com, has launched BGL Academy, in order to 'upskill' its employees on topics such as tech, digital, marketing and finance.
Shell Demonstrates How 'Useless' IoT Should Be Put Into Action
Jeremy Coward  
3/2/2018   1 comment
Shell's CTO Johan Krebbers on how he thinks IoT should be made useful, with the addition of analytics and machine learning.
AR & VR Gaming Made $4B Last Year, but That's Only Scratching the Surface
TechX365 News  
3/2/2018   Post a comment
The gaming industry is plunging billions of dollars into the AR and VR industry, but development has so far only scratched the surface of the potential for the platforms.
Learn With Google AI Opens to the Public
Phil Oakley  
3/2/2018   Post a comment
Google opens some of its internal AI and machine learning teaching resources to the public.
Dyson Revs Up Electric Car Project With 300 New Jobs
Phil Oakley  
3/1/2018   Post a comment
Dyson will add 300 engineering jobs to its R&D center to support its fast-growing electric car project and achieve its goal of reaching the market by 2020.




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