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Accelerators

Hackers are looking for weaknesses in your cyber security. Photo Credit: Daniel Acker/Bloomberg via Getty Images Israel

This accelerator backed by British spy agency is looking for quality cyber talent

On Wednesday, 7 startups were chosen for first ever GCHQ Cyber Accelerator program
Jan 12, 2017

IAG opens Hangar 51 accelerator to bring big data and digital services to the airline industry

Accepting applications through November 6, this 10-week London program is looking to cut out turbulence from the air travel industry
Oct 25, 2016
Berlin, Germany - August 08: Symbolic photo to the topic 'stress at work'. A man working at night in an office at a computer on August 08, 2016 in Berlin, Germany. Photo Illustration: Thomas Trutschel/Photothek via Getty Images Israel

Could an accelerator actually setback your startup?

It’s important that founders ask the right questions before signing up
Aug 14, 2016
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Advertising

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Big Data

10 startups pioneering the new field of emotional analytics

This field will have profound effects on the way companies write TV shows, design computers, and analyze spoken language
Feb 19, 2017
Has Microsoft Translator built the next champion of online translating? Should Google Translate watch out? Photo credit: Laura Rosbrow; Hand model: Gedalyah Reback

Microsoft Translator leapfrogs Google Translate on group convos

But here's why it has a long way to go
Dec 14, 2016

Why is there so little public outrage over the UK’s new mass surveillance law?

Here, we analyze why privacy concerns have become less important to most people in the last few years, and what this new law brings
Dec 05, 2016
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Consumer

Dojo. Photo Credit: BullGuard

BullGuard bringing Dojo smart home IoT security suite to US in April

Having acquired Dojo-Labs in 2016, BullGuard is now ready to release the finished product in 2017
Jan 13, 2017
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Kodak Ektra smartphone tries to recapture some of a lost era in photography

Kodak's move to digital hasn't been easy
Dec 05, 2016

Riot looks to launch a chat revolution with open platform

This new chat platform from Amdocs’ Vector Creations lets users connect across channels
Sep 20, 2016
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Design

Development

eCommerce

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Hackers breach 40,000 Tesco Bank accounts, halting all customers’ service

Money was taken out of 20,000 accounts, at minimum
Nov 08, 2016
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UK online optical retailer MyOptique to be acquired by Essilor

No figure has been officially disclosed, but we hear rumors of a €100 million price tag
Aug 16, 2016
Berlin is catching up to London's status as the capital of European tech startups, but which will be the capital long-term? (London: CC-BY-SA 3.0 David Iliff via Wikimedia Commons; Berlin: CC BY 2.0 Robert Debowski via Wikimedia Commons)

Germany, UK lead explosion in European startup exits in 2015

Tech.eu and the Nordic Web find that Germany is increasingly dominant in the European tech scene. Will they catch up to London in every category in 2016?
Feb 03, 2016
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Education

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Entrepreneurship

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Events

London Mayor Boris Johnson laughs as he gets up to speak at Campus Tel Aviv Monday, November 9th (photo credit: Gedalyah Reback)

From the city of tea to the Mediterranean Sea: London mayor’s delegation charms in Tel Aviv

An alliance of smart city innovators, edtech specialists and incubators are accompanying Mayor Boris Johnson on his trip to Startup Nation
Nov 12, 2015

How will technology impact the future? This summit may have some answers

RE.WORK's third annual Future Technology Summit, taking place in London from September 24-25, will address new technologies and deep learning
Aug 11, 2015

IoT is making you its business, maybe you should find a way to make it yours

RE.WORK Internet of Things Summit is coming to London. A place to connect with the latest in the trend that itself is seeking to connect all marketable things
Feb 17, 2015
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FinTech

British insurtech startup Bought By Many scores $9 million

It's a good start for insurtech in 2017
Jan 16, 2017

Monese nabs £8 million for app that instantly opens bank accounts for expats in UK

The round brings South Korea's biggest VC to European shores for the first time
Jan 03, 2017
BERLIN, GERMANY - JUNE 03: A man hold a wallet, filled with Dollar bills on June 03, 2015, in Berlin, Germany. Photo credit: Thomas Trutschel/Photothek via Getty Images Israel

9 insurance tech startups paving the way for Silicon Valley’s next big boom

2016 has been the year of insurtech, and there's no reason to think 2017 won't be any different
Dec 14, 2016
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Gaming

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Greentech

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Hardware

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Kodak Ektra smartphone tries to recapture some of a lost era in photography

Kodak's move to digital hasn't been easy
Dec 05, 2016
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ARM buys British computer vision and imaging startup Apical for $350M

In acquiring Apical, whose tech has made its way to over 1.5 billion mobile devices, ARM has made a jump to new fields in the processor sector
May 19, 2016

How doctors are making house calls in remote African villages–using a smart phone

Peek Retina crowdfunds a hack for better eye care in the Third World
Dec 08, 2014
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Health

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Industry

5 startups whose ‘law bots’ can find a missing Oxford comma and automate contract analysis

Automated legal analysis, AI-applied linguistic assessment, robotic legal filings, and even negotiating agreements: machine lawyers are already here
4 days ago
Brandenburg Gate lit up during Berlin's 2012 Festival of Lights. Photo credit: SA 3.0 Lotse via Wikimedia Commons

Balderton report on Euro tech talent shows major gaps in Ireland, burgeoning strength in the Nordics

Europe's talent is locked in the London-Paris-Berlin triangle, although the best bet for some developers might be to check out other countries
Dec 12, 2016

How does social media fit into your startup culture?

Social Media is about more than just the face you show the outside world. It can say a lot about who you are inside your startup
Sep 07, 2016
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Innovation

Microsoft Director of Strategic Investments, Limor Lahiani, speaks at Geektime's Techfest in November 2016. Photo credit: Geektime

Microsoft’s innovation czar: we’re moving from ‘information age’ to ‘intelligence age’

Microsoft's director of strategic engagements shows off company's work applying NLP to genetics and other issues impacting humanity
Dec 24, 2016
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Oxford lab debuts improved lid-reading software

Even bigger datasets and more natural language are needed to go further now
Nov 13, 2016

Finally: Raspberry Pi finally launches their starter kit

Fun time for makers: Raspberry Pi is celebrating the sale of its 10 millionth computer by launching a starter kit that has everything: an official case, mouse, and [Read More...]
Sep 13, 2016
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Internet

Hackers are looking for weaknesses in your cyber security. Photo Credit: Daniel Acker/Bloomberg via Getty Images Israel

Top 5 cyber security tips for internet savvy users

Staying safe online demands personal responsibility from users
Mar 03, 2017

Microsoft UK officer suggests moving data centers because of Brexit import tariffs

"If all of a sudden there are huge import [tariffs] on server racks from China or from Eastern Europe . . . that might change our investment decisions."
Jan 24, 2017
Has Microsoft Translator built the next champion of online translating? Should Google Translate watch out? Photo credit: Laura Rosbrow; Hand model: Gedalyah Reback

Microsoft Translator leapfrogs Google Translate on group convos

But here's why it has a long way to go
Dec 14, 2016
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IoT

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Lists

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Marketing

Media

Israeli Minute Media, owner of 90min, grabs $15 million investment from ProSieben and Qumra

This is the third straight year the company has raised a $15 million round
Feb 14, 2017
Richard Branson goes kitesurfing with three girls hanging off of him, because it's his hobby. Photo credit: Richard Branson

5 things a new startup can do to get a journalist’s attention

Small startups crave attention to get noticed by potential customers and investors, but miss doing simple things to get on a journalist's schedule
Dec 23, 2016

Israeli automated video startup Wochit grabs $13 million led by Germany’s ProSiebenSat.1 and Singapore Press Holdings

Wochit has negotiated agreements with nearly a dozen content providers to create videos almost automatically but letting anyone to learn to video-edit quickly
Oct 27, 2016
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Mobile

Discover new professional connections in the wild with Causr

This British-made app helps users uncover new opportunities for cooperation with nearby professionals
Feb 27, 2017
Photo Credit: Kodak

Kodak Ektra smartphone tries to recapture some of a lost era in photography

Kodak's move to digital hasn't been easy
Dec 05, 2016
Pedestrians walk past an O2 mobile phone store, operated by Telefonica SA, left, and a Three mobile phone store, operated by Hutchison Whampoa Ltd., in Basildon, U.K., on Thursday, March 26, 2015. Photo credit: Chris Ratcliffe/Bloomberg via Getty Images Israel

Six million Three Mobile users could be at risk in UK data breach

The hackers used the data to order new phones for themselves to resell
Nov 18, 2016
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News

Hackers are looking for weaknesses in your cyber security. Photo Credit: Daniel Acker/Bloomberg via Getty Images Israel

Top 5 cyber security tips for internet savvy users

Staying safe online demands personal responsibility from users
Mar 03, 2017

Israeli Minute Media, owner of 90min, grabs $15 million investment from ProSieben and Qumra

This is the third straight year the company has raised a $15 million round
Feb 14, 2017

Sony PlayStation launches Liverpool coding camp for girls interested in making games

The program by PlayStation and Liverpool Girl Geeks might not only address getting more women into the tech sector, but also healing rifts in the gaming world
Jan 24, 2017
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Policy

Microsoft UK officer suggests moving data centers because of Brexit import tariffs

"If all of a sudden there are huge import [tariffs] on server racks from China or from Eastern Europe . . . that might change our investment decisions."
Jan 24, 2017

Why is there so little public outrage over the UK’s new mass surveillance law?

Here, we analyze why privacy concerns have become less important to most people in the last few years, and what this new law brings
Dec 05, 2016
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Can online polling save future election predictions?

Given polling's failures with Trump, Brexit, and the FARC vote, what can we do to improve its technology?
Nov 19, 2016
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Robotics

Seraphim Capital raises a new $100 million space tech venture fund

The fund will be the biggest one yet dedicated solely to space-bound startups
Nov 23, 2016

Maritime drones have a long voyage ahead before they become commonplace

Self-sailing boats are much more niche than ground and aerial options, but some production models are now coming out
Oct 15, 2016
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US and UK government reports examine impact of automation on society

Problems with AI design today will carry forward, and there is not enough awareness of that - now, both the US and UK governments are actively addressing this
Oct 13, 2016
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Science

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Oxford lab debuts improved lid-reading software

Even bigger datasets and more natural language are needed to go further now
Nov 13, 2016

Will a British startup’s mutated mosquitoes wipe out Zika in Florida?

Genetically modified mosquitoes could soon be released to breed with the same bugs spreading Zika near Miami, carrying genes that could shut down their reproductive [Read More...]
Aug 05, 2016

This UK startup is building a new kind of space-age metal

A unique variety of alloy, lighter and corrosion-resistant, will keep more satellites in orbit flying longer
Jan 14, 2016

Security

Hackers are looking for weaknesses in your cyber security. Photo Credit: Daniel Acker/Bloomberg via Getty Images Israel

Top 5 cyber security tips for internet savvy users

Staying safe online demands personal responsibility from users
Mar 03, 2017
Dojo. Photo Credit: BullGuard

BullGuard bringing Dojo smart home IoT security suite to US in April

Having acquired Dojo-Labs in 2016, BullGuard is now ready to release the finished product in 2017
Jan 13, 2017
Hackers are looking for weaknesses in your cyber security. Photo Credit: Daniel Acker/Bloomberg via Getty Images Israel

This accelerator backed by British spy agency is looking for quality cyber talent

On Wednesday, 7 startups were chosen for first ever GCHQ Cyber Accelerator program
Jan 12, 2017
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Social Media

Has Microsoft Translator built the next champion of online translating? Should Google Translate watch out? Photo credit: Laura Rosbrow; Hand model: Gedalyah Reback

Microsoft Translator leapfrogs Google Translate on group convos

But here's why it has a long way to go
Dec 14, 2016
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Facebook launching custom profile frames outside US

While they claim there is more interest abroad, one also wonders if the feature isn't ready for prime time. Here, we examine if custom frames could take off
Dec 08, 2016
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Unifying chat platform Matrix.org launches end-to-end encryption beta, securing conversations on multiple channels

This could have big implications for how you chat online, making life a little easier and more secure
Nov 22, 2016
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Space

Seraphim Capital raises a new $100 million space tech venture fund

The fund will be the biggest one yet dedicated solely to space-bound startups
Nov 23, 2016

Harwell satellite data startup Rezatec plants £1 million seed investment

The company is just one of the space-focused startups coming out of Harwell, Oxfordshire, where the new UK space economy is centered
Apr 24, 2016

This UK startup is building a new kind of space-age metal

A unique variety of alloy, lighter and corrosion-resistant, will keep more satellites in orbit flying longer
Jan 14, 2016
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Telecom

Pedestrians walk past an O2 mobile phone store, operated by Telefonica SA, left, and a Three mobile phone store, operated by Hutchison Whampoa Ltd., in Basildon, U.K., on Thursday, March 26, 2015. Photo credit: Chris Ratcliffe/Bloomberg via Getty Images Israel

Six million Three Mobile users could be at risk in UK data breach

The hackers used the data to order new phones for themselves to resell
Nov 18, 2016

Northern Ireland AI-cloud startup Ampliphae raises £1.4 million

They boast an AI-backed system that can "classify and identify traffic streams," which "prioritizes business-critical traffic."
Mar 20, 2016

Report: UK spies keep tabs on data about race, political views and more

A parliamentary committee in the UK dropped a report today about the country’s intelligence agencies, publicly acknowledging that the spies maintain huge databases [Read More...]
Mar 15, 2015

Transportation

Venture Capital

Microsoft Director of Strategic Investments, Limor Lahiani, speaks at Geektime's Techfest in November 2016. Photo credit: Geektime

Microsoft’s innovation czar: we’re moving from ‘information age’ to ‘intelligence age’

Microsoft's director of strategic engagements shows off company's work applying NLP to genetics and other issues impacting humanity
Dec 24, 2016
One of the Bombardier Challenger 850s advertised by JetSmarter for intercity shuttle service. Photo Credit: JetSmarter

Want to fly a private jet? There’s an app for that – and Jay-Z backs it

JetSmarter just raised a $105 million Series C round. The Florida-based company wants to appeal beyond the superrich to make the "empty legs" industry sustainable
Dec 12, 2016

Seraphim Capital raises a new $100 million space tech venture fund

The fund will be the biggest one yet dedicated solely to space-bound startups
Nov 23, 2016
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Wearables

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Women in tech

Sony PlayStation launches Liverpool coding camp for girls interested in making games

The program by PlayStation and Liverpool Girl Geeks might not only address getting more women into the tech sector, but also healing rifts in the gaming world
Jan 24, 2017
Salone Sehgal. Photo credit: Angel.co

Salone Sehgal is reinventing gaming for women

Here is our latest great interview with another dynamic, successful female founder. 
Aug 14, 2016

IT

Applause’s Alex Waldmann takes on challenges to mobile security with expert meetup in Tel Aviv

Three mobile security professionals walk into a bar: pro tips for building a more secure mobile app space
May 03, 2016