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A $500m tech fund, Google I/O, WannaCry and more in The Week in Tech
posted on May 19, 2017

Welcome to The Week in Tech, your roundup of the week’s top technology news. This week, we have new tech funds totalling $1.72bn, product announcements from Google, the WannaCry ransomware and more.

Taxi startup Hailo to shut down operations in North America
posted on October 15, 2014

British taxi-app Hailo chief Tom Barr has announced that the company will pull out of North America “where the astronomical marketing spend required to compete is making profitability for any one player almost impossible.” This decision, of course, is the result of Hailo failing to steal market share from competing startups Uber and Lyft, both of which…

Uber vs. Lyft: the drama, the intrigue, the canceled rides
posted on August 13, 2014

Early this morning, ridesharing startup Lyft made a severe (yet unsurprising) claim: that Uber employees have requested and canceled as many as 5,560 rides over the past 10 months in order to sabotage Lyft. The claim shouldn’t shock anyone; it mirrors a January report in which Uber apparently did the same exact thing to Gett, a significantly greener competitor. It’s the transportation startup’s equivalent to a…

Why Uber’s investors are hooked on Travis’s $17bn story
posted on June 10, 2014

There’s been a lot of gnashing of teeth and rending of garments since it emerged that Uber has raised a $1.2 billion round that values the company at $17 billion. For The Guardian, James Ball noted that’s enough to build the newly constructed One World Trade Centre six times over while Slate compared the figure…

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Startup Weekly: IKEA Bootcamp, Nesta’s ShareLab Fund and much more
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Theresa May

Theresa May: Tech giants should be encouraged to do more to fight online extremism
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Alfa Financial completes ‘largest UK tech listing in almost two years’
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The Liberal Democrats Manifesto: what does it mean for UK tech?
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A £20m Series B, Microsoft’s new Surface Pro, mermaid emojis and more in The Week in Tech
posted 17 hours ago

British robot firm moves production to Madrid to maintain EU base post-Brexit
posted on May 25, 2017