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Newcastle builds £250m tech hub to deliver 400 jobs and a £20m economic boost

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The Core will be first building to open in new Science Central complex
14 Jul 2014

Tech start-ups' biggest challenges are scaling operations, talent acquisition and access to equity capital - report

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Silicon Valley Bank study finds that 77 per cent of firms expect to grow workforces despite lack of talent available
29 Apr 2014

"Who knows what it is, but we want to deploy it," John Lewis IT chief Paul Coby on JLab startup scheme

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Scheme offers startups an opportunity to 'shape the retail experience of the future'
06 Mar 2014

Google to acquire London artificial intelligence start-up DeepMind

Deal for AI firm, which helped launch the Quantum Artificial Intelligence Lab, could reach $400m
27 Jan 2014

Tech City gets visa and 300Mbps 4G boosts

Prime minister David Cameron unveils new visa to enable tech experts to work in the UK and £15.5m in funding
06 Dec 2013

Brazil 'needs its own technology firms', says Brasscom president Antonio Gil

Brasscom president Gil says Brazil needs its own IBM or SAP to capitalise on its IT market growth
18 Sep 2013

Accelerating business success requires an IP focus

Patent Attorney John-Paul Rooney argues that IP should be regarded as a core element of any business strategy
29 Aug 2013

Facebook acquires Mobile Technologies

Social media firm takes on speech recognition and machine translation technologies start-up
14 Aug 2013

Yahoo acquires iPhone video app Qwiki

Yahoo continues to focus on mobile with $50m acquisition of storytelling app
03 Jul 2013

EE provides Tech City with 80Mbps 4G services

Partnership aims to attract more interest and investment in the UK
24 Jun 2013

Meet the downsizers who quit the likes of Google and Facebook for a new life at a start-up

What makes someone swap a successful job at a thriving technology giant for a role at a start-up? Sooraj Shah talks to three such downsizers to find out
12 Jun 2013

Tech City firms facing shortages in funding and skilled staff

In the venture capital world, London is considered dysfunctional, says Mike Lynch
21 May 2013

Yahoo acquires Alike app development team

Propeld is third start-up to be acquired by Yahoo in four months
14 Feb 2013

Cisco to acquire Israeli startup Intucell for $475m

Four-year-old firm to help boost Cisco's network management portfolio
24 Jan 2013

Amazon looks to fill 100 new posts at its London tech hub

E-commerce firm seeks software engineers, UI experts and graphic designers
09 Jan 2013

Microsoft to acquire home entertainment tech start-up

Start-up launched app enabling users to control home heating systems via an Android app
03 Jan 2013

Joanna Shields quits as Facebook Euro chief to join London's Tech City

New TCIO executive begins in January 2013
22 Oct 2012

Tech City startup dreams are ‘a complete myth’ says ex-Microsoft exec

QuantumWave CEO says startups should surrender to acquisition
01 Oct 2012

Analysis: Big fish circle Silicon Roundabout’s minnows

The unique character of East London’s Silicon Roundabout is unlikely to survive the incursion of Google, Amazon and Facebook, but the tech giants’ arrival may not be all bad news for the start-up community
04 Sep 2012

Google acquires social media software platform Wildfire

Purchase follows similar acquisitions by Oracle and Salesforce.com earlier this year
01 Aug 2012

Prospect of 4G rollout fails to get IT leaders' pulse racing

Essex County Council CIO David Wilde and a digital start-up give their views on the rollout of 4G
31 Jul 2012

Amazon's new London tech hub could put pressure on start-ups

Corporate giant sets up camp in London because of 'hotbed of tech talent'
23 Jul 2012

Microsoft establishes 'Bing Fund' to support online start-ups

Incubator will help online entrepreneurs with money, resources and know-how
13 Jul 2012

Betaworks acquires ailing Digg for $500,000

Social aggregating site was worth a reported $200m in 2006
13 Jul 2012