Silicon Valley

Uber Exec's Boast Leads To Epic PR Disaster

The Huffington Post UK | Jessica Elgot | Posted 19.11.2014 | UK

The chief executive of taxi app Uber has made an unprecedented 14-tweet-long apology after a senior member of his staff was caught saying he wanted to...

What a Yolk...

Emily Perry | Posted 28.10.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Emily Perry

What a yolk indeed. Excuse the pun, though this was my first thought when I heard the battle for the brightest and most talented employees within Silicon Valley had intensified with both Apple and Facebook offering to freeze their female employees' eggs.

What's an API and Why It Matters to You

Alice Bonasio | Posted 19.11.2014 | UK Tech
Alice Bonasio

"Researchers spend a lot of time looking through databases and organizing their citations and other materials. One of the things we did was use the APIs to develop features that would allow them to import articles directly from those databases to their Mendeley libraries, saving a lot of unnecessary clicking through, and extra hassle.

Raising Digital Natives: Learning to "App" With Impact

Sigrid Daniel | Posted 19.11.2014 | UK Tech
Sigrid Daniel

If your child is a digital native immersed in their games, messages and photos, going back to school and into the classroom can feel like a retrograde step. School, in an ideal world, is the environment for our children to learn and create.

Are the Streets of Silicon Valley Paved With Entrepreneurial Gold?

Michelle Wright | Posted 17.11.2014 | UK Tech
Michelle Wright

Developing a company culture need to be intentional, thought about and acted upon, and if you are not happy as a founder with your culture, then take a long-hard look in the mirror, as creating the culture is your principal responsibility. Cue cringeworthy self-reflection...

Why Banks Can't Provide Finance for Start-Ups

Paul Lees | Posted 14.10.2014 | UK
Paul Lees

The most common route to funding in the UK is retail bank loans. Banks lend money with low interest rates to individuals, rather than to companies. This is helpful when starting a business, as it means there is a low level of repayments; however there is often a high level of personal risk.

Bringing It Home: The UK is Ready for Robotics

Huw Davies | Posted 16.09.2014 | UK Tech
Huw Davies

"How many robots do you encounter during your day?" The answer, I expect, is none... the great news is that we have some fantastic UK entrepreneurs ready, and inspired by the mission, to lead the RAS charge from Europe.

Tinder: A Start-up that Went from Frying Pan to Fire

Preetam Kaushik | Posted 05.09.2014 | UK Tech
Preetam Kaushik

When they created this app called Tinder - with their dreams of Silicon Valley rose and their tinted glasses on - they probably thought they were binding the world with love and all nice things around it... Now, what an irony of time, that the founders of the app that was meant to bring people in love together, are going to slug it out in the court.

Why Robotics and 'Open Innovation' Go Hand in Hand

Huw Davies | Posted 31.08.2014 | UK Tech
Huw Davies

To the roboticists of course, potential practical applications for such products are endless - including within business, education and security.

The Robots Are Coming - UK Mission to the States Is a Go!

Huw Davies | Posted 24.08.2014 | UK Tech
Huw Davies

Its 8am on a Friday morning and I'm sitting in a busy airport lounge waiting for my flight to San Diego. Why? Because this week is the kick off the week-long entrepreneur Mission to California for UK companies working in Robotics and Autonomous Systems (RAS) - and it's destined to be an inspiring one.

Winter Is Coming: Is the Rest of the World Tech Ecosystem Keeping Up With Silicon Valley?

Paul Lees | Posted 30.07.2014 | UK Tech
Paul Lees

Silicon Valley, the world's leading place for high-tech innovation and development, has been home to many of the world's largest technology corporations since the 1940's. Several generations of start-ups to exit companies which have generated huge amounts of revenue have led to investors re-investing due to its success.

Australia Needs a Killer App

Alex Malley | Posted 24.07.2014 | UK Tech
Alex Malley

How do you develop a culture of innovation? This is the question vexing governments the world over as they struggle to harness the potential of changes in the global economy and seize the opportunities of technological and biomedical advancements.

Too Many Cooks Enhance the Taste of Broth!

Preetam Kaushik | Posted 19.07.2014 | UK
Preetam Kaushik

Writing is often an intense expression. It's a deeply personal one, often tumultuous a journey with many sharp curves, and one-ways; most of the times...

Beyond The Valley: Billions Blown On Bingo?

Jay Sorrels | Posted 08.07.2014 | UK
Jay Sorrels

The dark thought that keeps Mark Zuckerberg and friends up at night is 'Are we the new Yahoo?'. Doubt plagues any winners. If you can print money why not salve sad feelings by wishing them away?

A £1,000 Student Loan and a Freaking Crazy Idea (Part Two)

Amman Ahmed | Posted 07.06.2014 | UK
Amman Ahmed

After building roundwaves into a profitable company, Amman talks about funding the next big challenge. Rormix - A platform for discovering emerging music videos.

How Early Should Our Kids Be Coding?

Juan Lobato | Posted 31.05.2014 | UK Tech
Juan Lobato

So far, 2014 seems to be the year that coding hits the mainstream news agenda. Earlier in March, we saw a huge push to get coding onto the curriculum and into the workplace, with Education Secretary Michael Gove announcing that this year was the 'Year of Code'.

The American Code Rush

Preetam Kaushik | Posted 23.05.2014 | UK Tech
Preetam Kaushik

Like so many others in America, Partovi's story is that of an immigrant. However, long before his family emigrated from native Iran, he was hooked onto computers, much like Bill Gates and Mark Zuckerberg in their formative years.

Cameron's Digital UK Needs A Dose Of Chutzpah

Grant Feller | Posted 17.05.2014 | UK Politics
Grant Feller

As a mischievous teenager I was berated by my grandmother for showing too much chutzpah. I believe she was using the original meaning of the popular Yiddish phrase - insolence. She'd be amused to think that it's now a word we use to shower praise on someone with the confidence and desire to get things done by strength of will and inventive interpretation of the rules.

Fighting for Our place as Europe's Silicon Valley

Duncan Higgins | Posted 13.04.2014 | UK Tech
Duncan Higgins

It is often said that SMEs are the backbone of the economy. They're the unsung heroes, the growth drivers, who always keep our economic engine running.

Topsy-turvy as the Trend Is Tech Talent Grabs, Not Land Grabs

Monty Munford | Posted 24.03.2014 | UK Tech
Monty Munford

Last December's acquisition of Topsy Labs by Apple was unexpected and many in the tech industry raised their eyebrows at the reported £122 million price tag.

When Journalism Turns Trashy, Trash Turns Glamorous!

Preetam Kaushik | Posted 10.03.2014 | UK
Preetam Kaushik

Okay. Get this. It's mind-numbing cold outside. Everyone is thinking of some way or the other to keep themselves warm and survive through the winter, and live to tell the tale. However, cold does not bring money. So, you gotta do what you gotta do. Work from home.

She Shoots, She Misses! Why Failure Is the Key to Brilliance

Neela Bettridge | Posted 19.02.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Neela Bettridge

'Fail better', fail fast, but make sure you've failed: that's what venture capitalists and innovation experts keep telling us. But how many of us truly embrace failure? I'm not sure we're even agreed on what it means.

London Battlehack

John Lunn | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Tech
John Lunn

110 developers rocked up to One Canada Square, Canary Wharf recently for the London-leg of the PayPal search to find the best hackers across ten of the world's coolest cities.

Twitter Pays it's Senior Engineer How Much?

Huffington Post UK | Posted 14.10.2013 | UK Tech

You're in the wrong job. Due to a lack of engineering talent in Silicon Valley, the top tech companies are paying absurd sums of money to secure th...

The MEF Brings Mobile to the Valley

Monty Munford | Posted 04.11.2013 | UK Tech
Monty Munford

The idea of a tech hub revolutionising our High Streets with trendy entrepreneurs spending large on coffees and lunches is an obviously attractive one and this trend Is not just just a figment in a town planner's imagination; it is real and it is happening, sometimes in the most unlikely of cities.