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Top tech stats: UK cybercrime, consumer attitudes to IoT and much more
posted on May 13, 2017

It’s bad news for Europe this week – as we look at global rankings of cybercrime – but good news for IoT startups, as we examine consumer attitudes toward online advertising within their own homes.

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A $30.4m Series B, a £120m AI fund, a Mario Kart hack and more in The Week in Tech
posted on March 24, 2017

Welcome to the Week in Tech, your roundup of the week’s top technology news. We filmed this episode from the new office of video AdTech company Unruly. This week we have over £38m in UK tech investment, a new £120m AI fund and a Mario Kart-inspired driving simulator.

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Startup Weekly: VOOM finalists, The Europas winners & more
posted on June 17, 2016

Here’s your weekly round up of news about startup competitions, awards, co-working spaces, accelerators and any other exciting things happening in the UK tech sector. Mi-IDEA to launch in Manchester Manchester is set to get a new innovation centre following a partnership between Cisco and Manchester Science Partnerships (MSP). The centre will seek to support…

Tech City UK launches Upscale
posted on November 13, 2015

Tech City UK has launched Upscale, a new free programme designed to provide UK scale-up digital businesses with direct access to expertise and advice from world-leading entrepreneurs. It is a six-month pilot programme designed to accelerate the growth of 25 early stage high-growth digital businesses. Its creation follows research suggesting founders who are mentored by…

Unruly’s Sarah Wood becomes Mayor’s tech ambassador
posted on October 13, 2015

Co-CEO of Unruly Sarah Wood has been appointed as the Mayor’s latest tech ambassador for London, joining Tech London Advocates’ Russ Shaw, Tech City UK’s Gerard Grech and Decoded’s Kathryn Parsons. Video ad firm Unruly, which was founded in London in 2006, was bought by News Corp for around £114m last month. It employs some 200…

Eileen Burbidge takes up Tech City UK chair role from Joanna Shields
posted on September 22, 2015

Fintech and women’s advocate Eileen Burbidge has added yet another new role to her CV with her appointment as chair of Tech City UK. Burbidge, who moved from the US to the UK in 2004 to join Skype’s young team, is a founding partner of VC firm Passion Capital and was recently appointed as the…

BlaBlaCar raises $200m, News Corp buys Unruly, tech’s work for good and more in your week in tech
posted on September 18, 2015

BlaBlaCar raises $200m, casual trading app Bux secures $1.9m and News Corp buys Tech City star Unruly in a deal worth in excess of £100m. The role of tech in helping the disadvantaged has also made the headlines with Bethnal Green Ventures confirming its #techforgood graduates, Unicef selecting its wearables for good finalists and Hackney…

News Corp acquires Unruly to bolster advertising and marketing offering
posted on September 16, 2015

News Corp has agreed a deal to buy Shoreditch-based ad platform Unruly in a deal that values the firm at around £114m. Led by Unruly’s three co-founders, it will operate as a separate business unit, reporting to Rebekah Brooks, chief executive of News UK.  Unruly will continue to work with its existing clientele of global advertisers…

Britain is leading the way in attracting overseas specialist tech talent
posted on June 12, 2014

What does it take to ramp up a successful digital business? A big part of the answer lies with finding the right people. The potent mix of brainpower and practical skills can help grow a small-to-medium business into an international heavyweight. You need only look at Hailo, HouseTrip and Reflections Interactive (acquired by Ubisoft) to…

Tech London Advocates: growth ‘hampered by talent shortage’
posted on April 22, 2014

A talent shortage is “inhibiting” London growth and the city’s position as a global technology hub, according to independent private sector group Tech London Advocates. A survey of the group’s members shows 43 per cent fear that a shortage of talent is threatening London technology’s continued growth. Talent trends Tech London Advocates founder Russ Shaw says encouraging…

Future Fifty second wave revealed – retail dominates
posted on December 6, 2013

The second wave of Future Fifty companies has been revealed, with retail dominating the list. Shazam, MOO.COM, and SwiftKey are among the 25 companies making up the second half of the programme, which is designed to connect high-growth companies with expertise and tailored support. Round two Tech City UK launched the programme in April along with the Chancellor George…

The top 20 viral video ads of 2013
posted on November 22, 2013

We’ve all see them, those eminently shareable video ads that sweep around the Internet like wildfire inspiring discussion, laughter, amazement, and of course, memes. Video promotion company Unruly compiled a report on the top 20 most shared ads of this year. Dove’s  “Real Beauty Sketches” came in first with 114 million page views and 4.24 million shares,…

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