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Cheap travel app Reroo wins Europe’s first train hack

A Skyscanner-style app that uses a smart graph algorithm to hack the National Rail Enquiries Darwin API in order to find cheap alternative routes has won Europe’s first train hackathon. HackTrain took 40 devs with working prototypes, including the makers of cheap travel app Reroo, on a three-day journey from Kings Cross station up the UK,…

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Global Tech Alliance agrees to pay all backdated tax

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Media monitoring startup Signal raises $1.8m

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London’s Kreos joins Auctionata online auction house €42m round

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Santander puts $5m in smart payments platform MyCheck

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UK’s FinancialForce.com raises $110m round

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WordPress host WP Engine gets $23m to fuel European expansion

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850 Sports News Digest secures $500,000 to transform sports reporting

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Property investment crowdfunder Property Partner raises £5.2m


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EU’s Impact Accelerator offers €2.5m for mobile web startups

The EU’s Impact Accelerator is on the hunt for mobile web startups to invest up to €100,000 in, without taking a stake in the business. Participants must be established in at least one of the 28 European countries, or a country associated with the EU’s FP7 research programme, and they must be using the EU’s Fiware open source API…

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Google Maps product manager leaves The Valley for Crowdcube in Exeter

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The crowd raises $16.2bn in 2014

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Martha Lane Fox launches Change.org petition for a digital public space

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Claire Braithwaite appointed first head of Tech North

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Internet startup deals drop 23% in 2014

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Compare and Share are opening up the sharing economy – Startup of the Week

Welcome to the eleventh and final episode of the Elevator Pitch series 4. Every week we publish a 30 second pitch from the latest intake of the Elevator Pitch. These leading startups join an alumni group that includes the likes of YPlan, Hassle, import.io and Glow, and has to-date raised over $50m. In this series we…

WP Engine raises $23m, BT returns to mobile, techie bees & more in your week in tech

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Fintech Monthly: Facebook payments, Bitcoin regulation & Innovate Finance

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A world of remittances

The “Solutions to reaching the unbanked” panel discussion at this month’s inaugural Innovate Finance Global Summit had an unenviable mid-afternoon slot – you know the one, just as delegates fall into the post-lunch slump, but before they have re-energised themselves with enough caffeine to kill a horse – yet it touched upon a sector that…

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Fintech Monthly: Facebook payments, Bitcoin regulation & Innovate Finance

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One in ten Brits plan Apple Watch purchase

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Visa shows off in-car and social payments at MWC

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Fintech monthly: Judo Payments raised $6m, banking apps tested, Finovate Europe and much more…

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Advanced Payment Solutions links up with Post Office

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Find your perfect shoe with Stylect – Download of the Week

It’s officially Christmas season and if you’re looking for that perfect pair of shoes for the Christmas party, don’t pound the streets, just download an app: Stylect. Tinder for Shoes If you like Tinder and you like shoes, this is your match made in heaven. It has the same swipe features, but instead of some…

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Amazon opening Shoreditch studio to take on fashion

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TheFashion.com raises $1.7m for European expansion

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Metail raises $12m to bring the fitting room to you

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Britain’s finest fashion bloggers unveiled

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Why do I need insurance if I’m running my own limited company?

Often, it’s quite simply a contractual requirement of the end client we’re working with that all limited company contractors supplied to them have professional indemnity, public or products liability and employer’s liability insurance to certain specified levels. End of. Even if that’s not a specific requirement of our client, it’s our duty as a professional…

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Top UX Hiring Trends for Early 2015

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Does my SEO really matter?