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Britain gets its own cryptocurrency – Electroneum

With all the news of Bitcoin’s incredible rise, it’s no surprise that everyone wants in on the cryptocurrency buzz. Following on from the most successful Worldwide ICO (Initial Coin Offering) by crowd funding participation of over 120,000 investors, the British-developed Electroneum is set to launch on Wednesday at midday. The cryptocurrency …

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UK lags behind when it comes to using the cloud

Budding British photographers are failing to back up their pictures on the cloud. An international survey commissioned by European email provider GMX found that 82 per cent of UK internet users are yet to use the cloud to back up their pictures. Instead Brits tend to use their mobile devices …

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Huge UK tech deal to be derailed by China fears?

Hertfordshire-based chipmaker Imagination Technologies Group has announced that it is set to sell itself to a private equity firm backed by the Chinese government called Canyon Bridge.  The deal, valued at £550 million ($742.5 million) or 182 pence per share, is at a premium of over 40 per cent. Its timing may …

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UK’s sluggish broadband speeds sees it behind most of Europe

The UK’s broadband speeds have again come under scrutiny after a new study has ranked the country 31st in the world, behind most of Europe, Thailand, Canada, the US and New Zealand.  The report from cable.co.uk has found that the UK has an average download speed of 16.51Mbps – less …

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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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Technology hub in Wales receives £38 million to develop ‘revolutionary’ semiconductors

A technology hub in Wales is set to receive £38 million to become a ‘world-leader’ in developing new technology. The money will be invested in developing compound semiconductors, used primarily for 5G but also for robotics, IoT devices and driverless cars. The 10 councils in the Cardiff Capital Region of …

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UK techies in demand

While job creation is likely to be one of the many talking points of the upcoming general election, news has emerged that the tech sector is doing quite alright for itself with postings reaching more than 365,000 for the first quarter of the year. According to new research from IT …

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UK tech sector more attractive despite Brexit

We barely seem to go a day without hearing about how Brexit is ruining something or other. From our seemingly Titanic-like currency, to a dramatic shortage of NHS staff, and even to the increasing price of wine we can’t seem to escape the anxious negativity surrounding Britain’s decision to leave the …

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PCR’s 2017 Retail buyers guide

Looking to bring your new product to market? PCR is here to help with the latest contact information for the key buyers in retail, from major High Street chains to etailers, department stores and supermarkets. AMAZON.CO.UK Websites: www.amazon.co.uk Meet the team: Matthew Finn – Senior In-Stock Manager Matt Merrett – …

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Apple CEO: UK will be “just fine” after Brexit

Apple CEO Tim Cook met with UK Prime Minister Theresa May on Thursday and said that he thinks that the company will be "just fine" outside of the European Union. This goes against the concerns of many US-based multinational companies who have, according to the US Chamber of Commerce, been delaying …

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