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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…

How do I know if Waterfall or Agile will be better for my startup?

Agile or Waterfall? For many digital startups, this is a key question that comes up early on. Which is the best methodology for your digital product? The answer isn’t straightforward, but I’ll walk you through the key points around each methodology and hopefully that will help you come to a decision about which one will…


Vote for your favourite startup at the Elevator Pitch Awards [CLOSED]

This year we’ve expanded Tech City News’ Elevator Pitch programme to find Britain’s fastest growing startups. Over 150 startups applied across 2014, and we’ve taken the top founders to the rooftop of Canary Wharf’s 40 Bank St and aboard a Hailo cab for Europe’s fastest and most exciting pitch competition. Rewarding success at the Elevator Pitch Awards On…


Responsive Sports brings the internet of things to boxing – Startup of the Week

Welcome to the tenth 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, and Glow, and has to-date raised over $36m. In this series we took the…

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Microsoft flakes while Firefox shines at MWC

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