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    1. March 2, 2015

      Venture capitalists bet on mobile start-ups

      An all-pervasive mobile computing platform has been the great hope of tech investors for the better part of the decade: a...

    2. February 26, 2015

      The legend of the Silicon Valley unicorns

      In a very pleasant corner of San Francisco, Nasdaq is quietly expanding its West Coast operations. But it is not in town...

    3. February 26, 2015

      India’s technology sector receives record funding

      A spate of deals by global venture capital groups has pushed investment in Indian technology companies to its highest level,...

    4. February 25, 2015

      Visa rules hamper UK tech start-ups, says migration committee

      Britain’s technology start-ups are at a disadvantage because visa rules block skilled workers from outside Europe, the...

    5. February 25, 2015

      Clinton warns Silicon Valley going backwards

      Hillary Clinton has warned there is a “real human cost” to technology, using a speech at the heart of Silicon Valley to...

    6. February 24, 2015

      Magic Leap prepares leap of faith headset

      The head of a secretive start-up backed by Google has outlined his ambitious vision for a “techno-biology” headset that...

    7. February 24, 2015

      Pebble watch sets Kickstarter record

      One of the most successful Kickstarter projects to date, the Pebble smart watch, has set a record on the crowdfunding site...

    8. February 24, 2015

      Miami: US gateway for Latin America

      Start-ups 400-plus Population 417,650 Percentage that identify as Hispanic or Latino 65.6 Start-ups are taking root among...

    9. February 24, 2015

      James Proud, Hello: Degree skipped, product shipped

      About a year ago, hype about the coming trend of wearable technology was reaching fever pitch. Rumours of Apple’s...

    10. February 24, 2015

      We hunt unicorns but must also value technology zebras

      The hype around so-called unicorns — those rare companies that have created more than $1bn in value — is unrelenting. Every...

    11. February 23, 2015

      Use a trick from behavioural economics to lose weight

      David Ahn, a specialist in endocrinology in San Diego, California, struggled with weight issues until he stumbled on an app...

    12. February 19, 2015

      One-tap apps: Workflow, Launch Center Pro and IFTTT Do Button

      Forget London, Moscow and Hong Kong: the most precious real estate in the world is your smartphone’s homescreen. Those rows...

    13. February 19, 2015

      US official Thom Ottoson launches LemonFish cyber security group

      When Thom Ottoson was technical director at the US Office of the Director of National Intelligence, he worked on a programme...

    14. February 19, 2015

      The back office start-ups that serve the sharing economy

      Ever wanted to rent out your spare room or holiday home on Airbnb or HomeAway, but had neither the time nor a fondness for...

    15. February 18, 2015

      TaskRabbit plans for an odd-job revolution

      Leah Busque has set herself a task as difficult as any of the morning-after clean-ups, del­iveries to seventh-floor...

    16. February 17, 2015

      The migrant story behind thriving global tech sector

      During a recent visit to Stockholm, I met several of the entrepreneurs behind the Swedish capital’s booming technology...

    17. February 17, 2015

      Rise in UK app downloads boosts revenues by a third

      Revenues generated by UK app downloads have jumped almost a third in the past year as the boom in smartphones has led to...

    18. February 13, 2015

      Ride-hailing app Lyft targets $2bn valuation

      Lyft is aiming to raise $250m in a round of venture capital fundraising that would value the ride-hailing app at $2bn,...

    19. February 12, 2015

      British tech industry needs homegrown cash boost

      This week Boris Johnson, mayor of London, has been banging his drum in New York. He is not, however, promoting his ideas...

    20. February 11, 2015

      US venture capital behind over half of London’s start-up funding

      US technology investors provided more than half of all the money raised by London-based start-ups last year, as American...

    21. February 10, 2015

      Top10: app to find your perfect hotel

      The foibles of footloose young professionals offer rich pickings for start-ups, provided they can make products that are...

    22. February 10, 2015

      Newcastle upon Tyne: lively city with a tradition of innovation

      From some of the first lightbulbs and the windscreen wiper to the steam turbine and railways, inventors and entrepreneurs in...

    23. February 9, 2015

      The hackathon enters the corporate mainstream

      Something was missing from the British Airways “ungrounded” hackathon last month: hackers. “Well, a hackathon doesn’t have...

    24. February 5, 2015

      Sling TV: on mission to cut US viewers’ ties to cable television

      I have an awful confession. I do not own the most ubiquitous domestic gadget of them all: a television set. After moving to...

    25. February 5, 2015

      Regional network drives growth of UK’s tech nation

      The rate of growth of technology start-ups in Bournemouth and Liverpool has outstripped London as Britain’s digital sector...

    26. February 4, 2015

      Taboola raises funding from Condé Nast and Comcast Ventures

      Taboola, the Israeli company behind one of the world’s largest online advertising networks, has raised $117m from investors...

    27. February 4, 2015

      Review: ‘Bold’ by Peter Diamandis and Stephen Kotler

      Peter Diamandis is a self-appointed high priest of digital disruption. And not just any form of digital disruption: he goes...

    28. February 3, 2015

      Technology’s next 25 years belong to the world, not the US

      Apple’s earnings announcement last week contained a glaring anomaly for a western technology company. The company disclosed...

    29. February 3, 2015

      Fundraising for start-ups: cash from nearest may be dearest

      When Austin Grandt and William Hakizimana need­ed money last year to support Export Abroad, their fledging technology...

    30. January 27, 2015

      Amsterdam: a modern-day refuge for the start-up crowd

      Population 811,000 Mobile phones in the Netherlands 21m Percentage of all companies in the tech sector 4.4 A haven for...

    31. January 25, 2015

      Technology does not possess a divine right

      The technology industry likes to regard itself as the future while governments and rival industries remain stuck in the...

    32. January 20, 2015

      WorldRemit builds bridges to Africa with MTN partnership

      WorldRemit, a London-based tech start-up, has signed a deal with MTN, a move that will enable its customers to transfer...

    33. January 18, 2015

      Next Gates or Zuckerberg should stay in classroom

      Those aspiring to be the next Mark Zuckerberg or Bill Gates would be better off sticking to their studies instead of...

    34. January 15, 2015

      Detour: the wonder of a wander with an audio app in San Francisco

      Andrew Mason thinks you should get out more. That is one reason he founded Groupon, the daily deals service. It is also the...

    35. January 13, 2015

      The ‘feelgood managers’ who decode Berlin for expat tech workers

      From gourmet chefs in the kitchen to lavishly equipped games rooms, the perks enjoy­ed by Silicon Valley’s tech company...

    36. January 13, 2015

      Budapest: a lively start-up ecosystem on the Danube

      Population: 1.74m Investment in start-ups in 2014: $68m Average monthly pay for head software developer: $3,150 Divided by...

    37. January 12, 2015

      Alibaba looks to spend $500m in Indian mobile payment group Paytm

      Alibaba is in advanced talks to buy an approximately $500m stake in the parent company of leading Indian mobile payment...

    38. January 8, 2015

      CES: what would blow your mind — brain-zapping headset or smart kettle?

      The annual Consumer Electronics Show can be an exhausting, nerve-jangling affair. So after two days of pounding the Las...

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