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Content posted in September 2018
Two Thirds of Pharmaceuticals Experimenting With Blockchain – Research
Phil Oakley  
9/27/2018   Post a comment
In the world of pharmaceuticals, blockchain could eliminate the threat of counterfeit and fraudulent drugs, as well as make medical data much more secure, according to a new report.
Revolut Considering Luxembourg E-Money License as Brexit Looms
Phil Oakley  
9/26/2018   Post a comment
Revolut is one of the largest UK fintech startups, with 3 million members worldwide and plans to expand into the US market by the end of 2018.
London Hackspace Reopens in Wembley for All Your Tinkering Needs
Phil Oakley  
9/25/2018   Post a comment
The hackspace has woodwork and metal workshops, laser cutters, electronic facilities, 3D printers and a lot more.
Monzo Signs Up 1M Customers for Its Next-Gen Current Account
Phil Oakley  
9/24/2018   Post a comment
Monzo's mobile-based current account is making headway on the company's aim of changing people's attitudes to money.
AR Firm Blippar Raises More Cash as Losses Mount
Phil Oakley  
9/24/2018   Post a comment
Blippar's technology seems impressive, but getting people and companies to pay for it is the hard bit.
Fintech Chatbot Cleo Raises $10M, Plans International Expansion
Phil Oakley  
9/21/2018   Post a comment
Cleo interacts with its users mainly through an eponymous chatbot, which gives its 600,000 users flair and personality while managing their money.
Third of Digital Transformation Projects Canceled in Last 2 Years – Report
Phil Oakley  
9/20/2018   2 comments
A new report finds that 46% of digital transformation projects produce proven results with 58% of organizations reporting that customers are driving their digital strategy.
GDPR: Consumers Exercise Their Data Rights, So Remaining Compliant Is Essential
TechX365 News  
9/19/2018   Post a comment
Even though GDPR passed into law months ago, some businesses still aren't compliant, which causes issues when consumers want to have a record of personal data companies have on them.
Startup Profile: Octotrip
Phil Oakley  
9/19/2018   Post a comment
Business travel can be a huge problem for SMEs and large corporates alike, but Asian tech startup Octotrip is here to help with a platform powered by data and AI.
The Next Generation: Kainos Announces Winners of Its AI Training Camp
Phil Oakley  
9/18/2018   Post a comment
The three students impressed the judges with their application of AI for image translation.
Innovate UK Invests £400K Into Biomedical Health Accelerator KQ Labs
Phil Oakley  
9/17/2018   Post a comment
The program, run by the Francis Crick Institute, will back ten startups with a £40,000 investment each, with an intense 16 weeks in store for successful applicants.
Poor Performance Is Limiting Blockchain's Potential as a Gamechanger
TechX365 News  
9/14/2018   Post a comment
Blockchain has the potential to truly revolutionize every kind of transaction we do, but poor performance is severely limiting the effect.
Breaking Down the Barriers to Reap the Benefits of Smart Buildings
TechX365 News  
9/13/2018   Post a comment
Smart buildings have many benefits, but the hard thing is making them actually work in the real world.
Startup Profile: Airtame
Phil Oakley  
9/12/2018   Post a comment
No more dangling HDMI cables in meeting rooms or slow, laggy metric screens displaying KPIs for different teams – Airtame fixes that.
UK's Medopad Acquires Silicon Valley AI Startup
Phil Oakley  
9/11/2018   Post a comment
Medtech startup Medopad works with hospitals, tech giants and pharmaceutical companies to help people live longer, healthier, happier lives.
London Is Europe's Top Tech Hub, With Thames Valley Not Far Behind – Report
Phil Oakley  
9/10/2018   Post a comment
London topped the 'scale cluster' category, beating major European capital cities, while Thames Valley topped the 'super clusters' list.
Tech Nation Announces First Set of Startups for Its Fintech Growth Programme
Phil Oakley  
9/7/2018   Post a comment
The 20 chosen fintech startups come from all across the UK, and will gain insights from leading fintech and technology industry figures in the five-month programme.
UK Challenger Bank Monese Raises $60M
Phil Oakley  
9/6/2018   Post a comment
Monese offers the ability to open a UK bank account without a UK address, and has been aggressively expanding in Europe recently.
Beyond China & India: Digital Opportunities Across Asia
Phil Oakley  
9/5/2018   Post a comment
China and India may be the world's most populous countries, but tech should also focus on other, less connected Asian countries for growth opportunities.
Dyson to Invest £200M in Purpose-Built Track for Electric Car R&D
Phil Oakley  
9/4/2018   Post a comment
Dyson's electric car is expected to be available in 2020 and aims to become 'the UK's Tesla.'
Don't Get Complacent When It Comes to Business Connectivity
TechX365 News  
9/3/2018   Post a comment
With most businesses now 'connected,' more are starting to become complacent about security and hostile attacks on insufficiently secured networks.




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