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Wallet Wars: The fight to dominate payments is just beginning

Two weeks ago, I walked into Starbucks and ordered a black coffee – not because I wanted to have an unimaginably awkward enlightening conversation about race relations with the barista, but because Starbucks’ mobile payment system fascinates me, and Dunkin’ Donuts was too far away. During the company’s earnings call on January 22, CEO Howard Schultz…

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Virtual reality potential to be brought to life for businesses

The as-yet untapped potential for businesses to make use of virtual reality technology across a multitude of disciplines are to come under the spotlight at a conference in the Midlands. Delegates will be given access to leading thinkers and developers of VR technology, along with early adopters who are already using it to transform aspects…


CoolaData to hold London event

Following the move to launch its event-based behaviour focused analytics platform in the UK, big data analytics firm CoolaData is set to host an open event in London. The event, which will be held next week, will see CoolaData’s CEO Tomer Ben Moshe present alongside 90min‘s CEO Asaf Peled. Together they will explain how to take funnel analysis…


Microsoft flakes while Firefox shines at MWC

The latest stats from tech research firm Gartner make pretty exciting reading for Chinese handset makers, with Xiaomi and Huawei maintaining their places in the top 5 manufacturers globally in Q4, while ailing giant Microsoft is nowhere to be seen. Microsoft used its time at Mobile World Congress to demo two Lumia handsets, the 640…

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Event Tech Live returning to Old Truman Brewery for 2015

Event Tech Live, Europe’s only dedicated show for event technology solutions and innovations, is set to return in 2015. Following the overwhelming success of last year’s event organiser A.M.P. Events has confirmed that a follow up show will be held at the Old Truman Brewery in Spitalfields on November 11. Exhibitors and attendees will be…

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Croydon College to host funding event for startups

Croydon College is set to co-host a free startup funding event with Oxford Innovation – in concert with Innvotec – one of the UK’s largest venture capital groups. The event aims to review the opportunities for the seed enterprise investment scheme both for investments and investors and will explore the opportunity for seed funding for…

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AXA HealthTech finalists revealed

After a long process deliberation and debate the shortlist for the first ever AXA PPP Health Tech & You Awards has been revealed. This shortlist celebrates a unique mix of innovative entries from individuals, designers, developers, entrepreneurs and healthcare professionals from the UK and around the world. All 24 shortlisted entries will be showcased in…

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The Venture finalists to go head-to-head in Twitter Q&A

Chivas Regal’s hunt for the UK’s best social entrepreneurs is coming to an end with one firm set to get the chance to compete for a $750,000 startup fund. The Venture competition saw 98 applicants whittled down to five finalists who will go head-to-head in a Twitter Q&A. Following that the five will compete in…


Top UX Hiring Trends for Early 2015

With the new year comes a time of evaluation and re-evaluation – of hiring plans, career paths, and where to go from here. Jobseekers and employers alike take a step back at the beginning of the year to form their strategy in the market. Speaking from a helicopter view of the user experience market, these…

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Canary Wharf’s Level39 expands to 80,000 sq ft

Canary Wharf Group has opened its second ‘High Growth Space’ on Level 24. Its offering dedicated to tech startups has reached 80,000 sq ft in just under 2 years. The new space will house  Accenture’s Fintech Innovation Lab and the 36 companies taking part in the Cognicity Challenge which was launched back in November 2014. Eric…

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Is honesty really the best policy?

In a word: yes. An honest and transparent relationship will give you the best possible footing and, with a little luck, will also set you up for a long and fruitful working relationship. Here’s my advice for jobseekers and hiring managers around making sure you stay on the right side of the line while still…

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