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Sadiq Kahn calls for greater regulation of tech firms

London Mayor Sadiq Kahn has called for greater regulation of technology firms and social media channels. Kahn has laid down the gauntlet of responsibility at the feet of tech firms such as Twitter and Facebook and urged them to tighten up on racist, abusive and illegal content. If, however, the …

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More tech investment in London than any other European city

Flying in the face of Brexit uncertainty and despite many companies looking outside of London to set-up shop, the English capital remains the most investable place for tech firms in Europe. During 2017 more tech funding was ploughed into London than any other city on the continent. During the past …

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Facebook’s new London office brings more than just jobs to the capital

Facebook has launched a new office in the heart of London, creating 800 new jobs in the capital. With a focus on engineering, the LDN-LAB at Rathbone Place will bring more than just new jobs to the capital. By increasing its UK workforce by more than 50 per cent, Facebook’s …

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London risks losing young talent to other tech hubs

London is at risk of losing young talent to ‘more attractive digital hubs’, according to a recent report. Titled The Top Global Hubs to Start a Career in Digital, the report by Distinctly ranked London 16 out of 18 digital hubs analysed. Based on five key indicators, from early career …

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Oxford startup hub to be opened by Apple’s Tim Cook

A designated hub for startups is set to be opened by Apple’s CEO Tim Cook at Oxford University. Cook will participate in a question and answer session at the site following its unveiling later today, according to the Financial Times. The Foundry will be a dedicated facility used for the …

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Is being ‘the world’s most expensive tech hub’ a deterrent for London?

The reason behind the emergence of a number of tech hubs in the UK’s smaller towns and cities could have been unearthed in a recent market report. According to a Knight Frank property report, London is home to ‘the world’s most expensive technology hub’. It has emerged that London’s Silicon …

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Capital groans: UK tech industry is thriving outside of London

The capital is losing its draw. Be it Brexit, high prices or packed tubes, something is turning people off London. Workers are leaving in their droves, and companies are looking beyond the M25 for alternative headquarters. In fact the rate of leaving the city is more than 80 per cent …

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Manchester emerges as technology hub as firms look beyond London

Manchester is fast becoming a technology hub, with more and more firms opting to relocate to the northwest city. The city’s thriving tech sector now accounts for nearly half of all enquiries for city centre office space. According to Colliers International around 40 per cent of new enquiries are coming …

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Smaller cities fuel niche tech innovation with Reading and Liverpool IoT leaders

Smaller cities across the UK are fueling technology innovation in niche areas such as manufacturing, virtual reality and IoT production. London is still the UK’s technology hub, according to the fifth UK Tech Innovation Index compiled by the Open Data Institute and the Digital Catapult organisation. However areas outside the …

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Google builds London cloud computing data centre

Google has revealed that it has built a London cloud computing data centre. The US tech giant has built the facility to provide faster access times to nearby third party clients. It is the second such centre Google has opened in Europe, after it opened up in Brussels. The firm …

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