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Content posted in July 2018
Uber Halts Self-Driving Truck Development, Will Focus on Cars
Phil Oakley  
7/31/2018   Post a comment
Uber is to halt its self-driving truck development program and refocus its attention on cars as it looks to catch up with industry leaders Waymo.
Slack Acquires Atlassian's Hipchat & Stride, Only to Shut Them Down
Phil Oakley  
7/27/2018   Post a comment
Slack and Atlassian have formed a partnership, which sees Hipchat and Stride being discontinued in lieu of deeper integrations between Atlassian products and Slack.
In the Third Office, Apps Come First
TechX365 News  
7/27/2018   Post a comment
Paul Clarke of 3CX chronicles the rise of the third office, and how apps are the key to getting employees to communicate effectively.
Google Announces Contact Center AI, Host of Cloud Platform Improvements
Phil Oakley  
7/25/2018   Post a comment
Google's Contact Center AI means simple customer service requests can be automated, leaving the more complex cases to a human employee.
Facebook Opening 2 New London Offices
Phil Oakley  
7/24/2018   Post a comment
Facebook's new office space, near King's Cross, will see 6,000 new workstations created for the social giant media giant.
UK Government Aims for Full Fiber Broadband Access by 2033
Phil Oakley  
7/24/2018   Post a comment
Only 4% of the UK has access to 'full fiber' broadband, with the government committing billions to changing this to 100% by 2033.
Crafting Experiences of the Future: Differentiation Through Personalization
TechX365 News  
7/23/2018   Post a comment
User experience is incredibly important for retaining customers, but how best can the tech industry do that? Personalization may be the answer.
Cisco Invests $100M in UK Tech, Starts AI Research Center With UCL
Phil Oakley  
7/20/2018   Post a comment
The investment includes the creation of London's first AI Research Center, in partnership with UCL, and a bunch of other associated programs.
Revolut Uncovers Potential Money-Laundering Activity on Its Platform
Phil Oakley  
7/19/2018   Post a comment
Apparent scam raises concerns about Revolut's security and compliance checks.
UK Job Losses Due to AI Will Be Offset by Job Creation – PwC
Phil Oakley  
7/18/2018   Post a comment
Industries such as healthcare and education will see job creation, but others, such as transport and manufacturing, are at high risk of automation.
Iceland Innovation Lab Seeks Next-Gen Food Biz Startups
Phil Oakley  
7/17/2018   Post a comment
British supermarket chain Iceland wants startups to help it find the next big thing in food, and in return will mentor the startups and give them access to the chain's partner network.
Cloud Computing: AWS vs. Google Cloud
TechX365 News  
7/17/2018   Post a comment
Cloud computing has taken the world - not just the tech industry - by storm. But which is better? Google's new(ish) Cloud Platform, or the old favorite, Amazon Web Services?
UK Back on Top in Europe's VC Market but Decline Continues – KPMG
Phil Oakley  
7/16/2018   Post a comment
The UK regained its crown as Europe's VC investment leader during Q2, but the value of investments is in decline as Brexit remains a concern.
We Must Protect Our Data & Find Alternatives to Tech Giants – Tech for Good Panel
Phil Oakley  
7/13/2018   Post a comment
Data is precious, both for consumers and companies, and more must be done to protect and use it beneficially, said a Tech for Good panel at WeWork.
Banking-for-Millennials 'Financial Advocate' App Emma Raises £420K Seed
Phil Oakley  
7/12/2018   Post a comment
Emma helps millennials manage their money by interacting with a traditional high street bank account.
Monzo Steamrollers On With 'Big List' of Features, Uncovering Fraud Attacks
Phil Oakley  
7/11/2018   Post a comment
Monzo has been on a charge recently, with 770,000 users now on its books.
Jeremy Wright Named New Digital Secretary in Forced Cabinet Reshuffle
Phil Oakley  
7/10/2018   Post a comment
Matt Hancock, the former digital secretary, is now Health Secretary.
Is Your Innovation Being Killed in the Process?
TechX365 News  
7/10/2018   Post a comment
Six innovators from across industry discuss the biggest innovation challenges in today's digital world.
UK's 26 'Unicorns' Worth $64 Billion – Report
Phil Oakley  
7/9/2018   Post a comment
Just Eat is the UK's most valuable billion-dollar startup, but Sweden's Spotify is worth almost twice as much.
Berlin VC Earlybird to Invest in 'Digital West' With €175M Fund
Phil Oakley  
7/6/2018   Post a comment
Earlybird was an investor in 6WunderKinder, which was acquired by Microsoft in 2015.
Revolut Signs Up 1 Million UK Customers & Eyes Global Expansion
Phil Oakley  
7/5/2018   1 comment
Fintech specialist Revolut has its sights set on global expansion and plans to offer a 'breakthrough' product later this year.
Facebook May Acquire London-Based AI Startup to Help Combat 'Fake News'
Phil Oakley  
7/4/2018   Post a comment
Facebook is looking to bolster its UK operations by buying Bloomsbury AI, in order to help the US-based social media giant address the issue of what some presidents like to call 'fake news.'
The Cloud & You: Finance, Money & Fintech
Maria McSorley  
7/3/2018   2 comments
The cloud has completely changed how both consumers and businesses manage money.
UK Businesses Struggling to Retain Talent – Gartner
Phil Oakley  
7/3/2018   Post a comment
Only a quarter of UK employees are committed to staying with their current companies, Gartner found in a Global Talent survey.
UK Looks to Lure Entrepreneurs to UK With 'Startup Visa'
Phil Oakley  
7/2/2018   1 comment
The UK Home Secretary has announced the creation of a 'startup visa' to enable foreign entrepreneurs to enter the UK and found businesses.

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