city of london

city of london

20 ways to keep your internet identity safe from hackers

www.guardian.co.uk
Do you use the same password for all websites? Do you overshare on Facebook? If so, you're a target for cybercriminals - whose computer scams are costing Britain £27bn a year. We asked experts for their top tips to beat the fraudstersWe're high up in the Gherkin in the City...
20 ways to keep your internet identity safe from hackers

Nutmeg lands $5.3m from Tim Draper and others for online investment management service

thenextweb.com
UK-based online money and investment management software maker Nutmeg has landed £3.4 million (roughly $5.3 million) in funding as it gears up for the public debut of its service. The capital injection comes from VC firm Pentech, high-profile Silicon Valley investor Tim Draper, prolific European angel investor and Spotify board...
Nutmeg lands $5.3m from Tim Draper and others for online investment management service

PRIVATE Corp's Favorite Techdirt Posts Of The Week

www.techdirt.com
Hello everyone. My name is Cory J.G, better off known as Cory of PRIVATE Corp or Cory of PC for short, and I'm a fan-fic writer. I'm really a story-teller, with a wide array of skills under my belt, and I am in the process of trying to get a...
PRIVATE Corp's Favorite Techdirt Posts Of The Week

Bomb-Proof, LCD-Equipped Trash Bins to Hit London's Streets

www.theatlantic.com
The humble receptacle gets an upgrade. A trash bin has got to be just about the simplest creation around: a box with a hole in it. But could it be more? Is this a prime opportunity for innovation? A London-based company called Renew thinks so, and they have just won...
Bomb-Proof, LCD-Equipped Trash Bins to Hit London's Streets

How Twitter can be used to engage with supporters and employees

www.guardian.co.uk
Using social media in a thoughtful and honest way can break through hierarchies and engage staffThis is an excerpt from Liam Barrington-Bush's forthcoming book, Anarchists in the Boardroom: How social media and social movements can help your organisation to be more like people. You can help get the book published...
How Twitter can be used to engage with supporters and employees

London Police To Set Up Special Copyright Crime Police Force

www.techdirt.com
It's really amazing how various governments around the globe fall sway to the bogus Hollywood talking points about how much copyright infringement is "harming" their business. Rather than recognizing that the situation is one where Hollywood's failure to adapt a modern business model is the biggest issue, or that (at...
London Police To Set Up Special Copyright Crime Police Force

Amazon moves engineering hub to east London

www.guardian.co.uk
Online retailer employs a team of several hundred people in new offices near London's 'Silicon Roundabout'After more than a decade of toiling to bring internet television to the mass market, Paula Byrne's time has come. A year ago she sold her technology business to Amazon, and now the online retailer...
Amazon moves engineering hub to east London

Index says the City of London needs to step it up

gigaom.com
A couple of months ago Index Ventures mastermind Neil Rimer launched a broadside on the flaccid European market for IPOs, decrying a system that was failing hot European startups and encouraging them to sell out early or go public on the New York stock exchanges. It was the venture capitalists’...
Index says the City of London needs to step it up

London Takes A Bite Out Of The Big Apple: Gets Its Own FinTech Innovation Lab

techcrunch.com
Modelled after its New York-counterpart, London is to get its own FinTech Innovation Lab. Supported by the Mayor of London, the City of London Corporation and the Technology Strategy Board, and backed by Accenture, leading banks and VCs, the new programme is designed to help financial tech startups “test and...
London Takes A Bite Out Of The Big Apple: Gets Its Own FinTech Innovation Lab

London police target pirate websites

www.bbc.co.uk
The City of London Police has started contacting websites believed to be profiting by breaking copyright laws....
London police target pirate websites

London Implements “Smart Bins” Before 2012 Olympics

techcrunch.com
I’m not sure how I feel about this. The object you’re looking at right now is what the city of London calls a “smart bin.” Built by Renew, the smart bins are being installed on the streets of London and have two massive LCD screens slapped on the sides. According...
London Implements “Smart Bins” Before 2012 Olympics

Richard O'Dwyer's two-year extradition ordeal ends in New York

www.guardian.co.uk
TVShack founder avoids prosecution under copyright laws and says: 'It is a pity the UK government didn't try and resolve this'A British student's two-year fight to avoid extradition to the US ended in less than five minutes on Thursday, when Richard O'Dwyer signed an agreement in a New York court...
Richard O'Dwyer's two-year extradition ordeal ends in New York

Fast broadband speeds not guaranteed by living in city centre, figures show

www.guardian.co.uk
Research shows slowest area in London includes Barbican, next door to the City of London, while fastest is Charlton in GreenwichA home in the centre of town is no guarantee of fast broadband speeds, with UK customers facing a postcode lottery when it comes to internet connections, new figures show.City...
Fast broadband speeds not guaranteed by living in city centre, figures show

Here Are Five Things Brands Should Keep In Mind When Using Pinterest

www.businessinsider.com
We spoke earlier today with Bulldog Gin, which plans to be the first alcohol brand with a page on Pinterest starting next week. While discussing Bulldog's strategy for Pinterest with brand manager Daniel Udell and Global Director of Marketing VP Josh Hayes, we came up with five good points...
Here Are Five Things Brands Should Keep In Mind When Using Pinterest

Identity theft? Go straight to Action Fraud

www.guardian.co.uk
Wonga was fraud victim, not reader whose details were used to obtain loan - but financial institutions often get it wrongIn your column of 24 November you mentioned Wonga and a person who had "been the victim of fraud".I am a crime evaluator with a police force and your advice,...
Identity theft? Go straight to Action Fraud

Tax haven London targeted by activists armed with adverts (and palm trees)

www.guardian.co.uk
Group The Rules launches 'visit the City' mock campaign in attempt to shine light on global tax avoidance problemOver a year after the end of the Occupy tented protests in the City of London, a new movement has sprung up to challenge the global economic consensus, in this case focusing...
Tax haven London targeted by activists armed with adverts (and palm trees)

Renew pods provide news, information, and recycling bins to London's commuters

www.theverge.com
City of London commuters are likely to notice something new on their trek to the workplace: Renew has recently deployed 25 of its futuristic on-street pods throughout the city. In case you're unfamiliar with the concept, let's backtrack a bit. In development for more than six years, the Renew...
Renew pods provide news, information, and recycling bins to London's commuters

City of London security guards told to report 'suspicious' photographers | UK news | The Guardian

www.guardian.co.uk
City of London security guards told to report 'suspicious' photographers | UK news | The Guardian

How Richard O'Dwyer's love of films led to two-year struggle for liberty

www.guardian.co.uk
The student set up a link-sharing website and found himself in the middle of an extradition battle between the US and UKFor Richard O'Dwyer, the extradition battle to decide his fate started with a knock on the door of his student room at dawn on a chill November morning in...
How Richard O'Dwyer's love of films led to two-year struggle for liberty

EE brings up to 80Mbps mobile downloads to Tech City with new 4G LTE partnership

thenextweb.com
EE has partnered with Tech City in East London to make it one of the first places to benefit from its double-speed 4G LTE service. The mobile operator said that as a result of its 4G network rollout, London has already surpassed New York for mobile data speeds and that...
EE brings up to 80Mbps mobile downloads to Tech City with new 4G LTE partnership

Richard O'Dwyer: living with the threat of extradition

www.guardian.co.uk
Student who set up website posting links to TV and film content fears being used as a guinea pig by Hollywood giantsRichard O'Dwyer, a 22-year-old Sheffield undergraduate studying multimedia, rose uncharacteristically early for a student on 29 November 2010, in preparation for a lecture later that morning. So the knock...
Richard O'Dwyer: living with the threat of extradition

Silicon Valley Bank Launches In London To Bridge The Tech Funding Gap

techcrunch.com
European startups get a shot in the arm this week with the launch of Silicon Valley Bank in London today. Known for its understanding of the tech space, SVB will target the technology and life science sectors. It will make loans of between £300,000 and £30 million to tech companies...
Silicon Valley Bank Launches In London To Bridge The Tech Funding Gap

Banking industry opens new FinTech accelerator in London

gigaom.com
London is the world’s top financial center, so this one is something of a no-brainer: having run a FinTech Innovation Lab in New York for the last couple of years, Accenture and the big banks are bringing the idea across to the British capital. The setup is similar to that...
Banking industry opens new FinTech accelerator in London

Want the UK to support innovative firms? Better do it yourself

www.guardian.co.uk
The UK has no coherent innovation policy, so maybe we have to think more about where our pensions and savings are investedIt's official - the UK has no coherent innovation policy, according to the cross-party House of Commons science and technology committee, in the latest report to describe the UK's...
Want the UK to support innovative firms? Better do it yourself

TV looks to new era of interactive game shows to lure the Facebook generation

www.guardian.co.uk
The Million Pound Drop and The Bank Job are proving a bit hit with internet audiences, but it is the data collected from online players which is making advertisers take noticeLive interactive game shows, where viewers compete with on-screen contestants, are the key to persuading the Facebook generation to watch...
TV looks to new era of interactive game shows to lure the Facebook generation

Visualized: giant 'metal moles' ready to chew through London's underground

www.engadget.com
The city of London will soon have a new underground train to climb aboard, dubbed the Crossrail. But, before anyone can ride the line, tunnels will have to be dug. That means its time to break out the TBM beasts. Over 490 feet long and topping 1,000 metric tons,...
Visualized: giant 'metal moles' ready to chew through London's underground

Intellectual property crime unit to be set up by City police

www.guardian.co.uk
Raft of measures announced by business secretary Vince Cable to tackle copyright infringementThe City of London police is to establish an intellectual property crime unit as part of fresh measures to tackle copyright infringement, the business secretary, Vince Cable, has announced.The police force, which already specialises in intellectual property crime,...
Intellectual property crime unit to be set up by City police

Phew! 21-mile wide monster asteroid hurtles safely past Earth

www.dailymail.co.uk
'433 Eros', which is 400 times the City of London, came within 16.6million miles of our planet yesterday evening....
Phew! 21-mile wide monster asteroid hurtles safely past Earth
UK struggling to cope with 'exponentially' rising online fraud

Zipcar Acquires U.K. Car Sharing Service Streetcar

www.centernetworks.com
One of the few startups I pay good money to every month is Zipcar. The car sharing service really is quite amazing. If you haven’t heard of car sharing, here’s a very simple overview. In a variety of cities around the world, people share cars. The cars are typically located...
Zipcar Acquires U.K. Car Sharing Service Streetcar
× Just a test of the new info bar. What do you think?