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  1. July 25, 2014

    How to . . . invest in university knowhow

    Universities are engines of innovation, where promising ideas that start in the classroom or laboratory evolve into highly...

  2. July 21, 2014

    Netflix: growing up

    Netflix Netflix is no longer a “story” stock. It has profits, not just member or revenue growth, and those profits are...

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  1. July 15, 2014

    Saudi Arabia to use edX web courses to train unemployed

    Saudi Arabian officials are looking to a US online education company for help tackling the nation’s high rate of youth and...

  2. July 13, 2014

    Quantum computing pioneer looks to IPO

    The Canadian technology company which claims to be the first to have tapped the revolutionary power of quantum computing...

  3. July 11, 2014

    SEC pulls the plug on trading of Cynk

    Cynk Technology, the mysterious, Belize-based social media company whose shares rocketed to a multibillion-dollar valuation...

  4. July 11, 2014

    Cynk sinks after 36,000% climb

    The meteoric rise of Cynk Technology, a former penny stock which appears to boast one employee and no reported revenues,...

  5. July 10, 2014

    Google to create European venture capital arm

    Google is creating a European arm to its venture capital vehicle, as the internet group seeks to tap into the ideas and...

  6. July 4, 2014

    GoPro: a media empire?

    Falling quarterly revenues. Rising inventories. Declining profit margins. A core technology that is not proprietary, yet is...

  7. July 4, 2014

    Early bird investors swoop on opportunities for pre-IPO funding

    Scions of more than a half-dozen wealthy American families took a trip last week to the twin valleys of the San Francisco...

  8. July 3, 2014

    For teenage tycoons it is a case of jam today

    At the age of 16, Fraser Doherty asked his dad for two favours. The first, to borrow a suit, which turned out to be two...

  9. July 2, 2014

    Rackspace: privacy issues

    The stock is down by half since the beginning of last year. The company is in a hot industry where there is lots of...

  10. June 29, 2014

    UK business founders lament lack of support

    Many British business founders feel let down by a lack of business support from the UK government and see too much of what...

  11. June 29, 2014

    UK hopes to attract and hold on to tech group success stories

    Sheffield may not have been the obvious choice when David Richards was searching for a European headquarters for his Silicon...

  12. June 27, 2014

    Tech groups race to reinvent passwords

    Companies and consumers are risking their most sensitive information online by relying on an authentication method that...

  13. June 25, 2014

    ‘Powerhouse’ UK leads Europe app development, says research

    Britain has become the largest tech hub in Europe for app development, according to research from Google, with more than a...

  14. June 24, 2014

    Asia turns on the taps for tech funding

    When the bosses of US video messaging app Tango were on the lookout for a strategic partner, they turned in the direction of...

  15. June 23, 2014

    Yo app passes 1m downloads

    Yo, the app that only allows users to send the message “Yo”, passed 1m downloads despite being hacked, although its rate of...

  16. June 23, 2014

    Cloud security start-up Skyhigh Networks raises $40m

    Skyhigh Networks, a cloud security start-up, has raised funding from Salesforce.com and venture capitalists, as companies...

  17. June 19, 2014

    Welcome to the varied world of tech start-up fundraisings

    When it comes to putting money into high-flying tech start-ups, not all investments are created equal. The bald numbers that...

  18. June 13, 2014

    Taxi protests drive growth of cab-hailing apps

    Fight for taxi business Protests by thousands of taxi drivers in Europe this week, bringing traffic chaos to the streets of...

  19. June 9, 2014

    Uber: you lookin’ at me?

    How big is Uber’s potential market? Grab an envelope; preferably a big one. An average Londoner or New Yorker spends $238 on...

  20. June 5, 2014

    Birmingham takes tech fight to London’s Old Street

    Birmingham is taking the fight to London in the battle to attract technology investment with a new advertising blitz around...

  21. June 5, 2014

    UK cities vie to become start-up hubs

    Zia Hayat grew up in Manchester, started his business in London but will soon be packing his bags for Silicon Valley. The...

  22. May 19, 2014

    Google buys New York start-up Divide

    Investment bankers addicted to Candy Crush, take heart. Google has bought Divide, a New York-based start-up that lets users...

  23. May 14, 2014

    Brazil’s boo-box aims to release blog power

    Gama, a small town in Brazil’s central scrubland, was not the most obvious place for a budding computer scientist to grow up...

  24. May 1, 2014

    Yelp – positive review

    What is a good review worth? Just ask Yelp. Shares in the company, whose website offers search and user reviews of local...

  25. April 29, 2014

    White-collar robots roll into schools, hospitals and offices

    A cross between a Dalek from the long-running BBC science fiction series Doctor Who and R2-D2 from Star Wars could be the...

  26. April 28, 2014

    Mobile payments start-up Yoyo sees campus opportunities

    The London-based founders of a system for mobile payments are applying Facebook’s strategy on how to build critical mass for...

  27. April 24, 2014

    Google VC invests in former NSA analysts’ start-up

    Google’s venture capital arm and Silicon Valley’s Kleiner Perkins have invested in a start-up run by two former National...

  28. April 23, 2014

    Idea management software boosts collaboration

    Employees often have ideas for improvements at work – after all, who knows the business better? But few are put forward, let...

  29. April 17, 2014

    No tech please – we’re British

    At a recent speed pitching event for technology start-ups in London, hosted by the UK Trade and Investment Commission,...

  30. April 13, 2014

    London’s ‘fintech’ start-ups aim high

    The tipping point for Jozef Wallis was when he discovered he was paying nearly £500 a month to transfer the salaries of his...

  31. March 31, 2014

    Intel takes lead in $900m fundraising for ‘big data’ start-up

    A Silicon Valley “big data” start-up has raised $900m in a private share sale, marking the biggest fundraising by a US tech...

  32. March 27, 2014

    Tencent leads Asian tech sell-off

    Fears that a bubble in internet stocks is about to burst intensified on Thursday, as a sell-off in US technology stocks...

  33. March 25, 2014

    London’s tech start-up competition flops

    A competition to attract tech start-ups to London has been quietly shut down after the organisers failed to find any...

  34. March 25, 2014

    Kim Dotcom to list online venture in NZ$210m reverse takeover

    Kim Dotcom, the internet entrepreneur who has been accused of masterminding the largest copyright infringement in US history...

  35. March 19, 2014

    Budget 2014: Fiscal espresso shot for ambitious entrepreneurs

    The chancellor served up the fiscal equivalent an espresso shot to ambitious entrepreneurs, stereotyped for starting out...

  36. March 19, 2014

    Sony targets virtual reality for PS4

    Sony has leapt into a technological future last promised in the 1990s, with the pledge that it will bring virtual reality to...

  37. March 17, 2014

    Start-ups with an Apple flavour

    Steve Jobs hurled many abusive names at Andy Grignon during his six years at Apple. Mr Grignon internalised the criticism to...

  38. March 14, 2014

    There are no runners-up in this tech boom

    Silicon Valley is known for its paranoia. It is understandable that the entrepreneurs and venture capitalists who finance...

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