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posted on July 25, 2016

We’ve created a short three-question survey so you can let us know what kind of tech verticals you’re interested in and the kind of company announcements you want to read about.


The rise of the machines: How AI can transform our lives
posted on July 21, 2016

Tech City News held a roundtable attended by a variety of AI experts, who discussed the potential of AI and the ethical challenges posed by the technology. Yessi Bello Perez, our reporter, has more. Just last year, Stephen Hawking – arguably one of the world’s brightest minds – predicted artificially intelligent computers would overtake humans…

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AI and health: Could robots replace our doctors?
posted on July 18, 2016

Numerous companies in the healthcare space are experimenting with artificial intelligence, but what does the future hold in this sphere? Grace Caffyn explores.  You’ll probably know IBM’s supercomputer, Watson, from its 2011 appearance on Jeopardy. Up against two of the US quiz show’s longest-running and highest-earning contestants, Watson clinched a $1m prize after answering a…

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Tech Watch: An overview of the UK tech scene in H1 2016
posted on July 12, 2016

Tech City News’ editor Emily Spaven takes a look at what happened in the UK tech space in the first half of 2016.


Why having a mentor is crucial to startup success
posted on July 5, 2016

Mark Zuckerberg had Steve Jobs; Bill Gates had PC inventor Ed Roberts – behind many a successful tech entrepreneur stands a mighty mentor. But what exactly can mentors do to help and what’s in it for them? Why get a mentor? Mentors usually have a wealth of experience under their belts, often having been at…


Welcome to London Technology Week 2016
posted on June 20, 2016

London is the beating heart of UK tech, so what finer place to host a whole week of events dedicated to developments in technology? London Technology Week 2016 is a festival of events taking place from 20th to 26th June at numerous locations across the capital. Both in and out of work, I’m a tech…

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Slack: Startups should not get distracted by the success of tech unicorns
posted on June 9, 2016

Much has been said about the power of communication in the workplace and Slack, a San Francisco-based cloud collaboration tool, is hoping to harness it to overhaul the way in which team members across the world speak to and work with each other. With more than half a billion dollars in funding raised in nine rounds…

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Doctor, doctor, can insurance help my startup in the case of a data breach or cyber-attack?
posted on May 31, 2016

You’re right to be concerned. As a digital business, you’re a prime candidate for a data breach or cyber-attack, with the latest Government Security Breaches Survey showing that a third of small organisations were affected in 2015. A data breach can have serious repercussions for you and your customers’ reputations, not to mention the cost…

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Imogen Heap: Decentralising the music industry with blockchain
posted on May 14, 2016

Award-winning recording artist Imogen Heap is on a mission to decentralise the music industry. Could blockchain technology hold the key? Yessi Bello Perez reports. Known for her musical prowess and as one half of British electronic duo Frou Frou, Grammy-winning artist Imogen Heap is also a technologist and one who’s striving for the decentralisation and…

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5 mistakes startups make with advisory boards (and how to avoid them)
posted on May 3, 2016

This post first appeared on VentureBeat. Sarah Fay, an angel investor and advisor, discusses what mistakes startups should avoid when it comes to setting up an advisory board. Advisory boards are all the rage right now. A startup can make headlines by appointing a tech veteran to their advisory board, and a pedigreed advisory board can…


UK tech startups ‘must be prepared for Brexit’
posted on April 28, 2016

Tech startups and other small businesses must be better prepared for the possibility of a future outside the European Union, according to attendees at a Brexit event hosted by cloud-based accountancy software provider Xero. With the Brexit referendum looming, and scheduled to take place on 23rd June, participants at yesterday’s debate in London evaluated the…


Tech: A double-edged sword for national security
posted on April 26, 2016

Technology is a double-edged sword when it comes to national security – it acts both for and against the government in its quest to protect its citizens. Emily Spaven explores the impact tech has had on national security in the past and continues to have today. “I remember my first day at Mi6. I thought…

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posted on July 25, 2016