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The future of work – is it freelance? #TFOW15

The end of big teams, the end of offices, but not the end of work. So what exactly will your job look in the future? Tech City News teamed up with co-working space WeWork and freelance platform YunoJuno for the first in a series of events bringing together the experts to discuss the future of…

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HomeTouch uses tech to put caring back in care work – Startup of the Week

Welcome to the first episode of the Elevator Pitch series 5! Every week we publish a 30-second pitch from our Elevator Pitch winners. These startups, chosen by a panel of expert judges for their potential to change the world, join an alumni group that includes the likes of YPlan, Hassle, and Glow, and have to-date…


Discovering Start-Ups Competition makes last call for entries

The 6th annual Discovering Start-Ups Competition, jointly organised by Cambridge Wireless and SETsquared, has made a last call for entries before its closing date of 14 September. So far DS15 has already seen entries from across the UK and Europe from mobile apps and IoT to big data and software solutions for education and healthcare….


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. Many operating in traditional companies are struggling to keep up and the sector is ripe for disruption. Last month Tech City News and LendInvest held a round-table to look at the future…


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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Tech City UK launches new free online courses for entrepreneurs

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