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This is the Queen's first ever Tweet

Fri, 24 Oct 2014| By Harry Cockburn

It’s not quite The King’s Speech, but today Her Royal Highness the Queen of England used her own fingers to send a tweet from an exhibition at the Science Museum.

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Amazon destruction: Online retailer loses almost $500m in biggest ever quarterly loss. Here’s why

Fri, 24 Oct 2014| By Harry Cockburn

Amazon’s net losses reached almost half a billion dollars over the past three months, making it the worst quarterly loss in the company’s history, the retail giant has revealed.


RIP Nokia. As Microsoft announces brand phase-out we look at the phones that once ruled the earth

Thu, 23 Oct 2014| By Harry Cockburn

So goodbye Nokia, Finnish purveyor of mobile telephones.


The illegal drones flying above London... and the chair of the government's drones committee who was “horrified” to discover Google MapsVideo

Thu, 23 Oct 2014| By Robyn Vinter

Drone footage can be breathtaking, capturing aerial views that you just can’t get any other way.

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Facebook's UK corporation tax bill: £0

Thu, 23 Oct 2014| By Shruti Tripathi Chopra

Facebook’s UK corporation tax bill last year? Zero, zip, zilch, nada, compared to its net profit of $1.5bn last year.

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Revealed! Microsoft boss who said women should rely on "karma" for fair pay earns $84m

Tue, 21 Oct 2014| By Harry Cockburn

Satya Nadella, the Microsoft chief executive who gained unwelcome notoriety this month after saying that women shouldn’t ask for a pay rise, is himself on a blockbuster pay package worth over $84m, it has emerged.

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Apple sold 169.2 million iPhones in 2014 - this graph shows the stonking rise of iPhone sales

Tue, 21 Oct 2014| By Shruti Tripathi Chopra

Apple’s “record-breaking” iPhone launch has pushed fourth-quarter earnings to a stonking $8.47bn (£5.24bn).

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Ajay Chowdhury: Is Europe really a slacker continent?

Tue, 21 Oct 2014| By Ajay Chowdhury

Ajay Chowdhury, CEO of Seatwave on why European VCs are finding it harder and harder to raise new funds

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Infographic: from bartering to Bitcoin - the history of money

Mon, 20 Oct 2014| By Harry Cockburn

Money has been a key part of our species’ history. With huge markets, money has been responsible for helping humans achieve astonishing feats, as well as driving some of our most shameful episodes.

Great firewall of China

Chinese government hires up to 300,000 online trolls to promote Communist Party

Mon, 20 Oct 2014| By Harry Cockburn

It’s certainly not what Tim Berners-Lee had in mind when he devised the technology that brought on the dawn of the internet age.

Google nexus Lollipop

Check out Google's new smartphone and tablet ahead of launch of Lollipop operating system

Thu, 16 Oct 2014| By Harry Cockburn

Google is set to roll out the fifth incarnation of its Android operating system tomorrow. Named Lollipop, the system has been designed to appeal to businesses.

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UK is Europe’s number one target for cybercrime

Thu, 16 Oct 2014| By Harry Cockburn

The UK spends more on cyber defence than any other European state, and rightly so. New statistics have emerged showing that the UK suffered significantly more cyber attacks over the first half of 2014 than any other state across Europe, the Middle Eastern or Africa (EMEA).

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Mark Zuckerberg just donated $25m to fight ebola – here are the world's most charitable tech CEOs

Wed, 15 Oct 2014| By Shruti Tripathi Chopra

Facebook boss Mark Zuckerberg and his wife Priscilla Chan have donated a generous $25m (£15.7m) to prevent the outbreak of ebola.

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Aesthetics, community & collaboration: the trends impacting London’s workspaces

Tue, 14 Oct 2014

Headspace Group MD Jonathan Rosenblatt on changing attitudes towards work space

Google the All seeing eye

Which tech giant is Google's biggest search rival? (Hint: It's not Bing or Yahoo)

Tue, 14 Oct 2014| By Shruti Tripathi Chopra

Which search goliath is Google’s biggest rival? No, not Yahoo or Bing. It’s the amazing Amazon.

Cyber security hacking computers

Hacked! Why we need to ditch the password once and for all

Mon, 13 Oct 2014

In the wake of the Snapchat photo leak scandal, Zia Hayat, CEO and founder of Callsign, offers security advice to businesses

Satya Nadella

Microsoft CEO: women shouldn’t ask for pay rises, but should trust “the system”

Fri, 10 Oct 2014| By Harry Cockburn

If there’s one system that is obviously not working, it is the pay system that means that men in the US earn 17.7% more than their female counterparts.

Don't let Nicel Back

The five funniest and most bonkers crowdfunding campaignsVideo

Fri, 10 Oct 2014| By Shruti Tripathi Chopra

Seen that kickstarter campaign to keep Nickelback OUT of London?

Big tech brands

This is how many billions the world's most valuable brands are worth

Thu, 9 Oct 2014| By Sophie Hobson

Apple has just been named the most valuable brand in the world, ahead of Google and Coca-Cola.

Apple next product

Is this the next big Apple product?

Wed, 8 Oct 2014| By Shruti Tripathi Chopra

Has Apple been inspired by the recent Bendgate scandal? The tech goliath may soon launch an e-paper with a bendable screen.

The spy debate

Why has Twitter just sued the US government? (Hint: spying)

Wed, 8 Oct 2014| By Shruti Tripathi Chopra

The US government is in court, thanks to Twitter.

A rollercoaster of a year

Bitcoin’s price has shed 75% in a year. This chart shows its rollercoaster rideVideo

Mon, 6 Oct 2014| By Sophie Hobson

For long-term Bitcoin investors, early December 2013 must seem like a long time ago.

The Snapchat icon

Yahoo set to invest in $10bn Snapchat, a start-up with no revenue run by a 24-year-old

Mon, 6 Oct 2014| By Sophie Hobson

Savvy move into mobile or tech bubble bonkers?

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Working at Apple is "like working in nuclear plant", say ex-employees

Fri, 3 Oct 2014

Two ex-Apple employees have described working at Apple as “working in a nuclear plant”.

Green Telephone Box

Why are red phone boxes turning green in London?

Thu, 2 Oct 2014| By Harry Cockburn

The glorious reign of the red telephone box is at an end. We no longer depend on the ubiquity of the iconic payphones now that mobile and internet technologies have delivered us the smartphone.


Will Ello be the new Facebook? We investigate

Thu, 2 Oct 2014| By Robyn Vinter

Ello Ello, what’s all this then?


What is FireChat and why is everyone talking about it?

Wed, 1 Oct 2014| By Robyn Vinter

The new messaging app has some interesting features…

Teen bends iPhone 6

Three big threats Apple faces this week Video

Tue, 30 Sep 2014

Last week we told you how Apple got royally stewed after $23bn was wiped off its value.

Mark Zuckerberg wealth rise

Mark Zuckerberg is now worth $34bn - this graph shows his amazing wealth rise

Tue, 30 Sep 2014| By Shruti Tripathi Chopra

Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg is that 30-year-old over-achiever who makes everyone go “what the zuck”.

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Check out this series of inspirational debates and discussions in London, October 2014 - February 2015

Mon, 29 Sep 2014

From Alain de Botton to Google, The Midtown Big Ideas Exchange is well worth checking out

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Why is Facebook planning to launch HUGE drones?

Fri, 26 Sep 2014| By Robyn Vinter

It tracks your every move, sells your data and manipulates what you see. But Facebook is about to get a whole lot creepier with its plan to develop a fleet of giant drones.


Apple royally stewed as $23bn wiped off its value

Fri, 26 Sep 2014

Apple is royally stewed. Why? The tech giant lost almost $23bn (£14bn) after it was forced to pull an iOS update within hours after launch.

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#iFail: Apple withdraws iOS 8 update just hours after launch

Thu, 25 Sep 2014| By Shruti Tripathi Chopra

Apple had to rather embarrassingly pull an update for the new iOS8 operating system just hours after launch.

King Google

Google could be set for massive $6bn fine

Wed, 24 Sep 2014| By Robyn Vinter

Search giant Google could be in line for a $6bn fine in an anti-trust row with the European Commisson over rigged search results.

iPhone bend

You can bend the iPhone 6! (And you can BLEND it too)Video

Wed, 24 Sep 2014| By Robyn Vinter

It seems as though in creating new software and designing a new larger screen for its iPhone 6, Apple might have forgotten the first rule of mobile phones: people need to be able to carry them around.

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“The tech economy is poorly served by investment in the UK - and in the EU,” says the Pokeware CEO

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Q&A: Piers Mummery, BrightMove, the man making the top of black cabs light upVideo

Spotted those digital ads on top of taxis? This is the entrepreneur behind them

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