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Looking at the future of #proptech

Startups have blown open the UK property market, offering everything from short-term stays to that big house sale, all at the swipe of a finger. And many operating in traditional companies are struggling to keep up and is ripe for disruption. Last month Tech City News and LendInvest held a round-table to look at the future of…


Vizolution raises £500,000 to further accelerate growth

Screen sharing provider Vizolution has raised £500,000 in an investment round led by Perscitus Advisers as it looks to further accelerate its already rapid growth. The investment will allow Vizolution to meet the demand for its vScreen, vDoc and vChat products both within the UK and internationally and to expand its R&D facility in Port…


#LDNTechWeek: FutureTech: The end of the world as we know it?

Last night saw Tech City News partner with technology legal experts Bristows LLP and Internet of Everything evangelists Cisco for our inaugural Futuretech panel event. The event, which was held at Idea London, saw an expert panel discuss the burning issues around the future of technology and how we need to progress to build a better future for all. With discussion…


#LDNTechWeek: FutureTech Livecast: The end of the world as we know it?

Tech City News has partnered with technology legal experts Bristows LLP and Internet of Everything evangelists Cisco to bring you the highlight of an exciting series of events we are hosting this #LDNTechWeek. From 6:30pm this evening, our FutureTech event will give you an in-depth vision of how London’s startups are currently responding to the demands of tomorrow with…

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The three pillars of the Digital Single Market

The EU has released its plans for the new Digital Single Market which it has divided into three different ‘pillars’. We list them below: Pillar I: Better access for consumers and businesses to digital goods and services across Europe The Commission will propose: 1. rules to make cross-border e-commerce easier. This includes harmonised EU rules on…


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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Pronto subscription food service raises £1m seed round

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“The future of work is freelance” and 10 other lessons from #TFOW2015

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SumUp secures €10m from BBVA Ventures and Groupon to go contactless

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CIPD offers free ‘people skills’ HR training to Hackney startups

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Early Google investor plows $50m into Cambridge Quantum Computing

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Nominate a #TechforGood company for Nominet Trust’s NT100