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Apple not protecting "exhausted workforce" at Chinese factoryVideo

Fri, 19 Dec 2014| By Shruti Tripathi Chopra

A BBC investigation for Panorama finds

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China's Google, Baidu, invests a rumoured $600m in Uber

Wed, 17 Dec 2014| By Shruti Tripathi Chopra

Controversial taxi app Uber, valued at $40bn recently, has just got a vote of confidence from “China’s Google”, Baidu.

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lastminute.com sold for £500m less than in 2005

Tue, 16 Dec 2014| By Harry Cockburn

Dealing with the dotcom bomb

Branson gets a kiss from Tony Fernandes

World Cup, Ebola, iPhone 6 and how to kiss - here are 2014's biggest UK Google trends

Tue, 16 Dec 2014

“How to kiss”, “How to draw” and “How to meditate” – these are the three big questions Londoners sought answers for on Google in 2014.

Dom Joly with an oversized mobile phone

BT is trying to buy EE for £12.5bn. Here’s what you need to know

Tue, 16 Dec 2014| By Sophie Hobson

Why does BT want EE? How would the deal affect customers and staff?

Cinema old

And... CUT! Orange Wednesdays will end in February

Fri, 12 Dec 2014| By Sophie Hobson

It’s a sad week for British cinema-goers.

Andy McLoughlin, co-founder, Huddle

Huddle just raised $51m. Meet co-founder Andy McLoughlinVideo

Thu, 11 Dec 2014| By Sophie Hobson

Want to learn about serious fundraising and growth? Read on

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Here’s why you’re about to lose followers on Instagram

Thu, 11 Dec 2014| By Robyn Vinter

No, it’s not becasue you took too many photos of your breakfast (but those are really boring by the way)

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Instagram has just overtaken Twitter – here are 5 interesting stats

Thu, 11 Dec 2014| By Robyn Vinter

Social picture sharing site Instagram is now bigger than Twitter with 300 million active users.

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One to Watch: BUX, whose founder's last business is worth €570mVideo

Wed, 10 Dec 2014| By Sophie Hobson

CEO Nick Bortot tells us why we should be keeping an eye on this “casual trading” app

Uber banned

Why has Uber been banned from these places?

Wed, 10 Dec 2014| By Shruti Tripathi Chopra

Uber is uber-hot right now – for good reasons and bad.

broadband

London comes bottom for broadband yet again

Tue, 9 Dec 2014

London ranks 26 out of 33 European capital cities for broadband cities, it has been revealed.

iPhone 6

iPhone 6 mini: Is Apple going to launch a 4-inch phone next year?

Tue, 9 Dec 2014| By Shruti Tripathi Chopra

An apple a day, or an apple rumour a day?

Uber

Uber just raised $1.2bn valuing it at $40bn

Fri, 5 Dec 2014| By Shruti Tripathi Chopra

Uber good news for the tech world today as five-year-old Uber has raised an eye-watering $1.2bn from investors.

Jeff Bezos Amazon CEO

“I’ve made billions of dollars of failures” admits Amazon boss

Wed, 3 Dec 2014| By Rebecca Hobson

‘If at first you don’t succeed, try and try again’ is a familiar axiom for entrepreneurs – and for Amazon boss Jeff Bezos it’s one that’s cost his business “billions”.

Nina Devani, DevaniSoft founder

One to watch: 16-year-old entrepreneur Nina Devani, the youngest everywoman Awards finalist ever

Wed, 3 Dec 2014| By Sophie Hobson

Londoner Nina Devani founded her business, DevaniSoft, aged 14.

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The UK is obsessed with ecommerce. These mind-boggling stats prove it

Tue, 2 Dec 2014| By Sophie Hobson

We’ve had Black Friday, yesterday was Cyber Monday, and we haven’t even got to Christmas proper yet.

iPhone

Apple to launch iPhone 6s and iPhone 7 in 2015

Tue, 2 Dec 2014| By Shruti Tripathi Chopra

Are you planning to buy the iPhone 6? Well, don’t, because Apple is reportedly set to launch an iPhone 6s in spring and an iPhone 7 in September 2015.

Facebook - Mark Zuckerberg

Want to read Facebook’s new terms in full? A mere 20,000 words!

Fri, 28 Nov 2014| By Sophie Hobson

Are social media companies trying to make it difficult to understand how they use our data?

Titus Sharpe, CEO, MVFglobal.com

This is what No 10 wants to do to support British tech

Thu, 27 Nov 2014

“It is heartening to see the UK government government focusing on the technology industry,” says Titus Sharpe, CEO of mvfglobal.com

Uber

Five-year-old Uber could hit $40bn valuation

Wed, 26 Nov 2014| By Sophie Hobson

Crikey. It just keeps growing.

O2

BT in preliminary talks to buy O2

Mon, 24 Nov 2014| By Shruti Tripathi Chopra

Telecoms titan BT is eyeing O2 or EE in a bid to create a wireless telecoms giant in the UK.

Cyber security hacking computers

Who created the world’s most sophisticated hacking spyware?

Mon, 24 Nov 2014| By Harry Cockburn

The world’s most advanced hacking spyware has been detected targeting Saudi Arabian and Russian telecoms companies.

Data, technology & computing

These are the 20 fastest-growing tech companies in the UK

Mon, 24 Nov 2014| By Robyn Vinter

The UK is home to some of the fastest-growing tech companies in the world.

Technology and innovation - tree with lightbulbs

10 killer insights into advertising online

Mon, 24 Nov 2014

From Adam Ludwin, co-founder and CVO, Captify

Happy trader

Shalini Khemka: 7 steps to the perfect investor pitch

Mon, 24 Nov 2014| By Shalini Khemka

Shalini Khemka, founder & CEO, E2Exchange, on how to secure investment to scale your business

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Andy McLoughlin, co-founder, Huddle

Huddle just raised $51m. Meet co-founder Andy McLoughlinVideo

Want to learn about serious fundraising and growth? Read on

BUX - on mobile

One to Watch: BUX, whose founder's last business is worth €570mVideo

CEO Nick Bortot tells us why we should be keeping an eye on this “casual trading” app

Maryse Liburdi

She's boss of a $44m tech firm and advises the White House - meet Maryse LiburdiVideo

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

Piers Mummery

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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