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    1. July 25, 2016

      Virtual reality start-up goes from Liverpool to Silicon Valley

      Most enthusiasts for virtual reality, me included, believe 2017 is going to be the year the technology moves from its...

    2. July 18, 2016

      Pavement drone’s meals on wheels

      Roy Amara, the late futurologist (if that can be a thing), once observed: “We tend to overestimate the effect of a...

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    1. Future of Fintech

      The awards seek to recognise the companies and projects with the ability to bring last...
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    1. July 15, 2016

      Inside Hacker Dojo, the soul of Silicon Valley

      The last time I visited Hacker Dojo, a co-operatively-run tech incubator in Santa Clara, I was surprised to find an...

    2. July 12, 2016

      Nantes, France — flair and collaboration

      Population 300,614 Average age 37 Digital businesses in 2014 1,683 In the 1990s, French football journalists coined the...

    3. July 12, 2016

      An online tool brings out the leader in introverts

      What if the best shampoo sellers, pill purveyors or astronauts were introverts? That question led Procter & Gamble,...

    4. July 12, 2016

      Google’s accelerator builds bridges with digital emerging markets

      Under an umbrella on the edge of the Google campus, two young Indonesian women wearing hijabs are scribbling down...

    5. July 11, 2016

      Revolut looks to Brexit ‘opportunity’

      Investors are looking to British start-ups to disrupt the massive travel money market, with two British currency...

    6. July 11, 2016

      US start-up aims to steer through flood of data

      The “open data” movement has produced a deluge of publicly available information this decade, as governments like those...

    7. July 10, 2016

      Start-up senses mood through big data

      Joyeeta Das was taking a break from business school classes, enjoying the early morning sunshine in Oxford’s Port...

    8. July 7, 2016

      Online search for love breeds new job opportunities

      Love is no longer a case of serendipity — it is big business. From the success of the online dating industry, dominated...

    9. July 7, 2016

      Technology enhances vinyl records

      Music fans love vinyl because records sound better than anything else. The collectable analogue music format invented...

    10. July 6, 2016

      Uber faces permit pressure in France

      Uber faces fresh regulatory opposition in France, with a challenge to ride-hailing services coming from a parliamentary...

    11. July 5, 2016

      US fintech pioneer’s start-up in Kenya

      Many entrepreneurs can point to a person who gave them the idea for starting their business. Shivani Siroya has 4,500...

    12. July 3, 2016

      Earpieces with sound benefits in live audio and health checking

      Technology is changing the human body’s software settings. Or mine at least. Not infrequently, I touch a non-existent...

    13. June 30, 2016

      Thai start-up tries to outdo Elon Musk in green energy storage

      Piriyathep Kanchanadul flicks a switch to set a bank of light ablaze, fed by electrolyte that shoots round a tentacular...

    14. June 30, 2016

      Publicis chief sees France luring start-ups

      The head of one of the world’s biggest advertising groups has said that France could be the biggest beneficiary of...

    15. June 28, 2016

      Milan, Italy’s biggest start-up hub

      Population 1.2m (wider urban area: 5.5m) Venture capital invested in Italy 2014: €133m Start-up applications to growth...

    16. June 27, 2016

      Unicorns: Between myth and reality

      A valet car-parking service might not sound like the next great technology venture. But in Silicon Valley, ideas like...

    17. June 24, 2016

      Brexit leaves London tech community ‘shell shocked’

      The UK vote to leave the EU has thrown London’s future as a hub for tech start-ups into question, and left...

    18. June 24, 2016

      Viennese start-ups: strong on funding, weak on ambition

      In the US, tech companies are famously founded in entrepreneurs’ garages. In Vienna, they are more likely to start life...

    19. June 23, 2016

      John Kerry rallies tech entrepreneurs to tackle extremism

      US secretary of state John Kerry has called on technology entrepreneurs to create products to tackle violent extremism,...

    20. June 23, 2016

      Technology start-ups pledge to increase US diversity

      Technology start-ups from Airbnb to Zynga have pledged to improve diversity by hiring more women and minorities to make...

    21. June 22, 2016

      Big UK businesses take centre stage as start-up incubators

      John Lewis, the British department store chain favoured by Middle England, is an unlikely source of the latest...

    22. June 20, 2016

      Twitter buys ‘small and mighty’ Magic Pony

      Twitter has acquired Magic Pony, a London-based machine learning start-up, as the messaging platform tries to bolster...

    23. June 20, 2016

      The Fintech Awards judging panel

      Eileen Burbidge Partner, Passion Capital Eileen Burbidge is a partner at Passion Capital, the early-stage technology...

    24. June 19, 2016

      Europe tech start-ups valued at $1bn dwindle

      The number of European technology start-ups reaching a valuation of $1bn or more fell in 2015, but the sector is...

    25. June 16, 2016

      Zuckerberg initiative funds Africa hiring start-up

      Facebook chief executive Mark Zuckerberg’s charitable initiative has made its first private sector investment, funding...

    26. June 16, 2016

      Uber and Didi journey to top puts them on collision course

      If you view it as the cost of overlaying a new local transport service on to the existing infrastructure of many of the...

    27. June 14, 2016

      The gig economy is neither ‘sharing’ nor ‘collaborative’

      If there is one phrase that makes me wince more than the “sharing economy” it is the “collaborative economy”. Last...

    28. June 7, 2016

      Start-ups and the founder’s dilemma

      When is the right time for an entrepreneur to pull the plug on their start-up? “Never!” is likely to be the knee-jerk...

    29. June 7, 2016

      Need for policy rethink to favour scale-ups rather than start-ups

      World growth is flatlining. The OECD has revised down its forecast to just 3 per cent for this year, the same as 2015....

    30. June 2, 2016

      Zombies, Run! – jogging with the living dead

      Fleeing zombies is a great way to go for a run. So I discovered when trying out an immersive fitness app that urges you...

    31. June 2, 2016

      Grab grasps for advantage in Uber battle

      Grab, the ride-hailing app that has become one of Southeast Asia’s most successful start-ups, is escalating its battle...

    32. June 1, 2016

      Goldman, Amazon and Vista Equity back cyber security start-ups

      Two cyber security companies focused on keeping information safe in the cloud have signed up new investors, with Vista...

    33. May 31, 2016

      A European ‘Silicon Valley’ is no help on productivity woes

      “If you are an entrepreneur, the best thing you can do is move to the US.” This is not the boast of a proud American...

    34. May 31, 2016

      Pittsburgh, the Steel City is being reforged

      The late 20th century was not kind to Pittsburgh. The collapse of the Steel City’s manufacturing base, rising...

    35. May 25, 2016

      A wake for the dead dreams of mourning entrepreneurs

      The sombre tones of Chopin’s funeral march is the soundscape to the gathering scores of people, some in suits, most in...

    36. May 22, 2016

      Indoor satnav offers beacon of hope for chronically lost

      GPS satellite navigation was made for me. I used to be the world’s most lost person. I don’t know quite which...

    37. May 19, 2016

      FireChat to launch natural disaster alerts

      FireChat, an app that connects phones without the internet, is launching alerts to be sent in the event of natural...

    38. May 17, 2016

      Digital navigation helps blind people to navigate cities

      Anyone walking the sometimes mazelike passages in London Underground stations will appreciate the challenge faced by...

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