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London 2012: how the Olympic Games have changed Britain

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I don't know if you've noticed, but in the last week we've somehow learned how to win. Feels kind of nice, doesn't it?Something went a little weird last weekend. Certainly off piste, anyway, to use a sporting term (albeit a not very appropriate one for this particular topic). The London...
London 2012: how the Olympic Games have changed Britain

London startups and investors get a new co-working space, and TechStars London is calling it home

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Early-stage startups in London already have a number of choices when it comes to co-working with their peers and another one has now emerged. Warner Yard (website not yet live at the time of writing) is particularly notable because it will be attracting investors as well as startups to work from...
London startups and investors get a new co-working space, and TechStars London is calling it home

Cupple's acquisition by its US rival is a shining example of how UK startups can succeed outside London

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The argument that startups can thrive all over the UK, not just London, has been given a boost with the news over the weekend that Path-like private sharing app aimed at couples, Cupple has been acquired by similar Silicon Valley-based firm Pair (which is rebranding itself as Couple). Given the...
Cupple's acquisition by its US rival is a shining example of how UK startups can succeed outside London

Where Tech City still falls short

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Technology insiders give their verdicts on Tech City's progress so far, and discuss what the government needs to do nextWendy Devolder Founder and chief executive of Skills Matter"Provide tech companies with funding or tax breaks to fund training""The biggest issue our community faces is the difficulty recruiting highly skilled developers. Tech...
Where Tech City still falls short

What next for London’s Tech City as boss departs?

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A potentially serious blow has been dealt to London’s Tech City initiative with the news that current chief executive Eric van der Kleij is stepping down. The project, which is trying to push the British capital as a global startup hub, will now be looking for a new CEO and...
What next for London’s Tech City as boss departs?
London's tech scene has been craving its golden moment: now it's had three

Olympic 2012 media centre to become hi-tech hub

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iCity chosen to turn site near Stratford into offices, data centre, TV studio and hi-tech production facilitiesOnce the games are over, the Olympic media centre near Stratford is set to be transformed into a technology hub - extending east London's 'Silicon Roundabout' from Old Street where thousands of tech start-ups...
Olympic 2012 media centre to become hi-tech hub

What It's Like Using Hailo, The Instant Taxi-Hailing App That Just Raised $30 Million

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This past week I visited London and got to know the startup scene there. One of the most promising new tech companies to come out of Europe is Hailo, an iPhone app that lets you hail a nearby cab in real time. The best part: you can pay with a...
What It's Like Using Hailo, The Instant Taxi-Hailing App That Just Raised $30 Million

Report: Google Could Face UK Tax Inquiry After Just Paying 1.5% Last Year

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Google has about 1,200 employees in England and made £395 million in revenue there last year (that’s just under $620 million). It did, however, only pay £6 million in taxes in England last year. Unsurprisingly, that’s not sitting well with a number of British politicians and according to The Independent,...
Report: Google Could Face UK Tax Inquiry After Just Paying 1.5% Last Year

How an online neighbourhood watch could help tackle violent crime | Rachel England

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The social media reaction to a video of an attack on an East London teenager shows how it can be a useful tool for policeThe social media sphere erupted in disgust last week after a video showing a sickening, unprovoked attack on a 16-year-old girl in Plaistow, East London, started...
How an online neighbourhood watch could help tackle violent crime | Rachel England

London 2012: the social media Olympics - visualised

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The Olympics is taking place across social media as much as it is in East London - but how do those conversations look?Simon Rogers...
London 2012: the social media Olympics - visualised

Press Start: Criterion hints at new direction, tax breaks under investigation and more

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Plus, Remember Me and gender equality, Battlefield developer rejects motion controls and indie festival sets sail in East LondonA selection of links, hand-picked by the Guardian games writers.New Criterion IP 'is not a racing game' | CVG UKExpecting another Need For Speed reboot? You might be disappointed:Criterion, the EA-owned Guildford...
Press Start: Criterion hints at new direction, tax breaks under investigation and more

The world’s first ‘Nike+ FuelStation’ opens in London, designed for digitally-enabled athletes

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Nike has opened the world’s first ever Nike+ FuelStation, launching at London’s Boxpark – a ‘temporary’ pop-up mall. For the record, Boxpark strips and refits shipping containers to create “low cost, low risk, ‘box shops’”, and puts them together with a mix of international fashion and lifestyle brands, galleries and...
The world’s first ‘Nike+ FuelStation’ opens in London, designed for digitally-enabled athletes

Bill Gates and Paul Allen: Friendship on the mend?

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The publication of Paul Allen’s book last year reportedly caused a “rift” with his Microsoft co-founder, Bill Gates, over Allen’s unvarnished and at times very unflattering portrayal of Gates. But it looks they may have patched things up, in the spirit of the Olympics. At the very least, they’re hanging...
Bill Gates and Paul Allen: Friendship on the mend?

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

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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

The must-have piano?

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The Seaboard GRAND may look as if it's been beamed to Earth from a futuristic fetish club, but it sounds damn goodUnless you have ever had to lift one, the piano is just about the perfect instrument. A machine for hitting tuned strings with soft hammers, pedals for expression, and...
The must-have piano?

OpenSignal Opens Up Its API For Crowdsourcing Mobile Signal Strength Maps

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We’re clearly entering a time when ‘big data’ is increasingly crowd-sourced information. There are few better examples of this than what OpenSignal (formerly known as OpenSignalMaps) is doing. Via it’s Android app which runs in the background and ‘sniffs’ for signal strength, it’s bringing transparency to those maps the mobile...
OpenSignal Opens Up Its API For Crowdsourcing Mobile Signal Strength Maps

Facebook, Amazon and Google All Help Charity Create Cancer-Busting Mobile Game

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Three of technology's biggest names are donating manpower or resources to help Cancer Research UK's drive to turn gamers into "citizen scientists." Programmers and engineers from some of the biggest tech companies are teaming up with a cancer charity in the UK to create a mobile game that will...
Facebook, Amazon and Google All Help Charity Create Cancer-Busting Mobile Game

Tech Weekly podcast: Marissa Mayer joins Yahoo

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This week Aleks Krotoski and Guardian Technology editor Charles Arthur discuss the upside to Yahoo's appointment of former Google executive Marissa Mayer. Also, why Google bought out the email client Sparrow and if the Samsung v Apple patent wars will ever end. Aleks talks exclusively to the new deputy chief...
Tech Weekly podcast: Marissa Mayer joins Yahoo

Osborne opens Google UK tech hub

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Chancellor George Osborne vows to make the UK the "technology centre of Europe" as he opens a new east London technology hub, Google Campus....
Osborne opens Google UK tech hub

'Everyone knows I'm not in the Trampery to make a pile of money'

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Charles Armstrong, founder of a work space for tech-savvy London hipsters, outlines his plans to expand creative hubThis ain't no ordinary office. You can tell from the footwear. There's lots of Converse, other people are padding around in socks (yellow, green blue), and the boss is sporting shiny silver trainers.It...
'Everyone knows I'm not in the Trampery to make a pile of money'

Jemima Kiss meets iPadio CEO to talk about his everyone everywhere communication apps

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This week on Tech Weekly Jemima Kiss, Guardian digital correspondent, meets CEO and fonder of iPadio Dr Mark Smith. Mark discusses the evolution of his communications application company and why a sports reports app turned out to be just as useful for NGO's in disaster zones as it was for...
Jemima Kiss meets iPadio CEO to talk about his everyone everywhere communication apps

Orienteering: but not as you know it

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Today's orienteers may use GPS and race around shopping centres - but we still need our trusty map-reading skills. If you fancy trying it, there are events all over the countryOrienteering: perhaps it conjures up images of trudging through the countryside with a map and compass, or maybe of muddy...
Orienteering: but not as you know it

Yammer announces move to expand into London's Tech City

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Further consolidating East London’s Tech City district as a centre for big tech names, Yammer, the enterprise social networks provider, is moving into a larger premises in the area. The new office will house Yammer’s EMEA leadership team, sales, marketing and recruitment personnel as well as a developer centre. Yammer...
Yammer announces move to expand into London's Tech City

Google I/O keynote live: will Google tablet rumours prove true?

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Android Jelly Bean also makes its debut at Google's annual conference4.51pm: Just to reiterate the known unknowns (or unknown knowns?) about tonight's announcements, though. Gizmodo Australia bagged the big scoop on Google's new tablet, sourcing training materials showing a 7-inch device called the Nexus 7:"According to the leak, it's built...
Google I/O keynote live: will Google tablet rumours prove true?

Tech City startups voice criticisms over Technology Strategy Board

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Digital entrepreneurs raise concerns over 'laborious' application process for funds and lack of transparencyWhen David Cameron announced Tech City in November 2010, he was very clear about its aims: "We're not just going to back the big businesses of today, we're going to back the big businesses of tomorrow," he...
Tech City startups voice criticisms over Technology Strategy Board

Take a tour of London's Digital Peninsula

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From Boris Johnson to Joanna Sheids, there’s no shortage of support for Londons’s Tech City. With employment in East London projected to grow 31 percent by 2031 compared with nine percent for inner West London, the incubator area near Old Street-better known as London’s “Silicon Roundabout” is regularly cited as...
Take a tour of London's Digital Peninsula

Online group-messaging startup Sazneo acquired by business software company Access Group

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Business management software provider Access Group has acquired East London startup Sazneo for an undisclosed sum. The acquisition of Sazneo’s online collaboration tech, which has been likened to Yammer, comes just a few months after Colchester, England-based Access officially launched its SaaS-based self-service platform, Access aCloud. The acquisition is designed to...
Online group-messaging startup Sazneo acquired by business software company Access Group

London Olympics: Orbit towers over debate on purpose of public art

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Anish Kapoor's sculpture divides those living in its shadow in east London as well as those in the artworld and beyondThe ArcelorMittal Orbit is visible for miles. But for the residents of Wilmer Lea Close, clumped up against the boundaries of the Olympic park, it is a constant companion, the...
London Olympics: Orbit towers over debate on purpose of public art

Silicon Milkroundabout jobs fair returns in London with new event heading to Cambridge

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When the tech giants like Google and Microsoft have perfected their head-hunting and recruitment skills, what is a startup to do when it comes to finding a skilled team to work with and employing the best people? If you’re in this position or you’re looking to work with a startup,...
Silicon Milkroundabout jobs fair returns in London with new event heading to Cambridge
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