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    1. March 25, 2015

      Silicon Valley is seizing the customers

      All around, technology companies are no longer content to provide the machinery for consumer companies — they are serving...

    2. March 24, 2015

      Smartphones v the real world: a tech entrepreneur’s quandary

      In the past month William has started to scream whenever the iPhone or iPad he spots is swiftly removed from view. He is 18...

    3. March 24, 2015

      Hail lifts for unaccompanied kids with Shuddle and HopSkipDrive

      When Nick Allen was running ride-hailing start-up Sidecar, a rival to Uber, he noticed a problem. Parents were hailing rides...

    4. March 24, 2015

      Exeter: a draw for entrepreneurs looking for work-life balance

      Population 121,800 (12,000 students) Average broadband speed 9.9Mb per second Large local employers: Met Office, Flybe The...

    5. March 23, 2015

      China’s start-up board surges as investors bet on transformation

      Chinese fund managers are piling in to the country’s nascent over-the-counter equity exchange, lured by the chance to invest...

    6. March 19, 2015

      Nasdaq is a different beast in 2015

      Fifteen years ago “Who Let the dogs Out” by the Baha Men rippled across the airwaves, The Sopranos was cultivating a new...

    7. March 18, 2015

      Huddle co-founder quits to join venture capital firm

      Huddle, one of the UK’s most high-profile technology start-ups, is set for more upheaval after one its founders announced he...

    8. March 17, 2015

      The whoosh of start-up value going from Europe to Palo Alto

      The European venture capital industry is really just making money for America. It has one play in its playbook: to find the...

    9. March 16, 2015

      Pinterest funding round values group at $11bn

      Pinterest has raised $367m in new equity from new and existing investors, according to a regulatory filing published on...

    10. March 16, 2015

      Ben Verwaayen set to raise €200m to invest in European start-ups

      Dutch businessman Ben Verwaayen is looking to raise more than €200m to help fund European start-ups in the latest sign of...

    11. March 12, 2015

      Dotcom history is not yet repeating itself, but it is starting to rhyme

      In a week marking the 15th anniversary of the dotcom bubble peak, there are plenty of reasons to argue that this tech boom...

    12. March 12, 2015

      Workers of the gig economy, unite!

      Sara Horowitz is in demand. The founder of the Freelancers Union, which has 250,000 independent contractors on its books, is...

    13. March 11, 2015

      Nokia break-up cast as catalyst for Finland’s tech boom

      When Nokia’s mobile phone business first went into decline and was then sold to Microsoft in April last year, it could have...

    14. March 11, 2015

      Iniesta teams up with Telefónica to back wearable tech start-up

      Barcelona football player Andrés Iniesta and NBA basketball player Serge Ibaka are teaming up with telecoms group Telefónica...

    15. March 10, 2015

      The mythology of SXSW is still mightier than the backlash

      It has been described as the “Davos of Digital”. On Friday the SXSW Interactive (South by Southwest) festival in Austin,...

    16. March 10, 2015

      Bournemouth: digital centre shedding seaside resort image

      Population of Bournemouth-Poole conurbation 466,626 Employment in digital jobs 7,272 Tech companies as proportion of new...

    17. March 9, 2015

      UK tech industry faces fragmented times

      Bristol’s central railway station symbolises steam, steel and industrialisation. More than 150 years after Isambard Kingdom...

    18. March 5, 2015

      Blackwell’s David Prescott weathers the storm in a bookshop

      Walking around the labyrinthine 25,000 sq ft Blackwell’s bookshop in the heart of Oxford, David Prescott has to restrain...

    19. March 5, 2015

      MyInternSwap: app helps parents swap teenagers’ work experience

      When Nick Simmons’s teenage son came home from school with a request to provide work experience to a classmate, he came up...

    20. March 4, 2015

      Luxury online fashion retailer Farfetch valued at $1bn

      Online luxury retailer Farfetch, no stranger to high charges, has earned a whopping pricetag of its own. The London-based...

    21. March 3, 2015

      Luddites fear humanity will make short work of finite wants

      Lord Byron was a Luddite. The Romantic poet’s only speech in the House of Lords defended the followers of Ned Ludd, who were...

    22. 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...

    23. 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...

    24. 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,...

    25. 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...

    26. 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...

    27. 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...

    28. 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...

    29. 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...

    30. 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...

    31. 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...

    32. 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...

    33. 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...

    34. 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...

    35. 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...

    36. 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...

    37. 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...

    38. 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...

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