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London gets a Breather! Breather, a short-term office space and meeting room startup operates in a similar manner to Airbnb but focuses on the professional market as opposed to residential. The startup was founded in the US and is backed by Valar Ventures’ Peter Thiel. Offering work space that is easy to book and rent,...
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Magic Pony, a London-based artificial intelligence startup has recently been acquired by Twitter, the online networking service. Twitter has reportedly paid about $150 million for the startup, which was founded by Imperial College graduates. It is thought the co-founders, Rob Bishop and Zehan Wang, owned approximately half of their startup’s shares, which means the acquisition...
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According to the recently released edition of the Ericsson (NASDAQ: ERIC) Mobility Report, by the end of the year 2021, we should expect to see 16 billion devices to join the Internet of Things (IoT). For those who might still be unsure of what IoT is, the term refers to a network of connected devices, i.e....
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In a new index, published by Octopus Investments, London and Manchester top the list for the best hub spots in the UK for high-growth small businesses (HGSBs) Octopus Investments’ Urban Hub League Table sets out which towns and cities in the UK are the most HGSB-friendly. The Table ranks 32 in all, according to a range of...
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An app, run by JetSmarter, a Fort Lauderdale, Miami-based company, has recently launched in Europe and been nicknamed the “Uber for private jets”. The JetShuttle service will allow people to travel between Geneva, Paris and London by booking up empty seats on luxury routes, all at the speedy tap on a smartphone. The app, which...
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A recent survey of members of the Tech London Advocates trade group has shown that nearly 90% of those surveyed believe that Britain’s membership in the European Union is an important asset to the UK’s tech firms. The survey questioned 320 of the organisation’s members, 87% of whom stated that they thought the UK’s EU...
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A recent manifesto released by the Centre for London, TechUK and Tech London Advocates has called for the next Mayor of London to put technology right at the heart of their leadership! The manifesto, ‘London’s Digital Future: The Mayoral Tech Manifesto 2016’ emphasises how if London is to continue its presence on the global stage...
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On its website, London-based startup Qredo states that it is a “quiet cloud development platform that combines end-to-end encryption with cloud services to make building secure software much easier.” Qredo makes the claim that it is the first company who has been able to offer end-to-end encryption alongside a cloud-based app and that its app, Qredo...
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With the concept of smart cities quickly spreading throughout the world, the UK’s capital has now decided to join a €25 million smart city tech programme alongside a number of other prominent cities in Europe. The programme aims to improve the lives of European citizens with smart technologies and has drawn support from a number...
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With Greenwich recently being announced as the location for smart city trials, it should perhaps come as no surprise that it will also be the first location in London to trial driverless ‘pod’ cars! Although already being used at Heathrow Airport, the pods will be the first independent (i.e. driver-free) vehicles to take on the...
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