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Startup Weekly: Mastercard cohort, Pfizer HealthTech accelerator & much more
posted on April 15, 2017

Here’s your weekly roundup of news about startup competitions, awards, co-working spaces, accelerators and any other exciting things happening in the UK tech sector.

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Are wearables the future of healthcare?
posted on March 16, 2017

Wearables aren’t just for fitness and fun, they’re helping to improve healthcare, too. Emily Spaven reports.

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Investment in UK FinTech ‘declined by more than 85%’ in 2016
posted on February 21, 2017

Investment into UK FinTech companies declined by more than 85% in 2016 compared to 2015, according to a recent report by KPMG.

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Poll: What will be the top tech trend of 2016?
posted on December 25, 2015

There’s still a week to go before the new year is upon is, but we’re sure you’re already thinking about what 2016 has in store. Take our poll and let us know, out of the following, what you think will be the biggest tech trend of 2016: blockchain, wearables, Internet of Things or Artificial Intelligence (AI)….

Andy Murray backs Elevator Pitch alumnus Nelson Sivalingam’s Wonderush
posted on September 28, 2015

Tech City News Elevator Pitch alumnus Nelson Sivalingam has raised a seed round for his latest venture Wonderush. Wonderush is a subscription service that lets you do ‘something new every day’ for £29 per month, from salsa to standup, yoga raves to ukulele classes. The round, for an undisclosed amount, was joined by tennis player…

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…

Finalists selected for global ‘Wearables for Good’ design challenge
posted on September 14, 2015

Wearable technologies including a malaria alert bracelet for infants, a water purification band and an ear-worn pneumonia monitor are among the 10 ideas selected for the final stage of the Wearables for Good design challenge. The challenge, which was launched in May 2015 by partners UNICEF, ARM and frog, hoped to create the most globally…

Over half of online shoppers would use wearables for purchases
posted on June 30, 2015

As many as three quarters of shoppers are making mobile purchases each month and 64% say they would be willing to make purchases on wearables if they had one, research by e-commerce provider Avangate has found. Despite this – and the fact that around 26% of consumers are spending at least a third of their…

Meeting the team behind the people’s smartwatch – Pebble
posted on April 10, 2015

Today’s the day that the Apple Watch makes its real-life debut in Apple and other specially-selected stores across the world. And although the Apple brand has for nearly a decade had people queuing round the block, often overnight, the new smart device is coming from behind in the wearables market and has a top-end price…

New £210,000 competition hopes to unlock full potential of wearables
posted on January 13, 2015

As CES 2015 came and went, the topic on everyone’s mind this year was the internet of things. Wearables, much hyped in recent years as the obvious progression of hardware, appeared to take a back seat. Google Glass never saw the mass market adoption that was hoped for last year and the industry is effectively waiting…

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On-demand delivery firm Quiqup gets £20m as it gears up for global expansion
posted 9 hours ago

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Ex-CEO of Ve Interactive under investigation for fraud
posted 16 hours ago

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EXCLUSIVE: E-commerce firm Paddle merges with DevMate in ‘seven figure’ deal
posted 18 hours ago

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Calum Smeaton, CEO of TVSquared, on growing a successful UK AdTech firm and raising $12.5m
posted 20 hours ago

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Research spotlights lack of women in UK venture capital industry
posted 22 hours ago

Labour’s Manifesto: what does it mean for UK tech?
posted 24 hours ago