Silicon Valley

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

Amman Ahmed | Posted 08.04.2014 | 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 01.04.2014 | 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 24.03.2014 | 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 17.03.2014 | 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.

Could Sci-Fi Hold the Key to Our Future?

Michael Edmondstone | Posted 08.10.2013 | UK Tech
Michael Edmondstone

In a world of tech start-ups and digital innovation, have the best minds of our generation dedicated themselves to small-scale projects and forgotten about the lure of sci-fi style space exploration? Peter Thiel, one of the Silicon Valley boffins behind Pay Pal, believes this could be the case. And he says the 'collapse of science-fiction' since that 60s could be an explanation.

The Shed Trumps Silicon Valley in the Race for the Hyperloop

Matt Clough | Posted 08.10.2013 | UK Tech
Matt Clough

Musk's latest fixation - and the subject of an upcoming announcement on the 12th of August - is what he has dubbed the Hyperloop. Capable of travelling at 800 MPH and covering the distance between Los Angeles to San Francisco in half an hour, most are speculating that the design will be powered by solar energy.

A New Tech Britain

David Richards | Posted 24.09.2013 | UK Tech
David Richards

A report published by the National Institute of Economic and Social Research this week has shown that our digital economy is far healthier than official statistics would have us believe. While London has traditionally been the focus for the industry, this report has shown that the tech sector is thriving across the country.

British Digital Marketing Guru Murray Newlands Shows It's Not Just One Direction Wowing America

James Mahon | Posted 28.08.2013 | UK Tech
James Mahon

So when you meet a fellow British or Irish wanderer overseas you naturally gossip about how much Steak and Ale pie is missed and how a Guinness wouldn't go astray. The natural progression for our nosy tabloid like culture is to ask what do you do. For former Cambridge Solicitor Murray Newlands that answer is not simple.

My Trip to Silicon Valley for an Inside Look at the Future of Kids' TV‏

Sarah Tetteh | Posted 24.07.2013 | UK Entertainment
Sarah Tetteh

Streaming is so fast, and as a mum, a quick fix remedy to entertaining and educating a child, and in my case a life-saver for my jet-lagged little'un thanks to shows like Strawberry Shortcake.

Industrialisation Is Key to Fighting Poverty

Ivor Ichikowitz | Posted 03.06.2013 | UK
Ivor Ichikowitz

A new industrial revolution is required to lift developing economies from poverty.

What If Bill Gates Was Chinese?

Andy Law | Posted 24.05.2013 | UK
Andy Law

What if Bill Gates, Steve Jobs, Jeff Bezos, Andy Grove, Larry Page, Sergey Brin, Mark Zuckerberg (you get the idea) had been Chinese?

Time for Digital Britain to Look Beyond the Silicon Roundabout

Shaa Wasmund | Posted 30.04.2013 | UK Tech
Shaa Wasmund

If the UK economy is to get back on its feet again, digital will be a key growth sector not just for the capital, but the whole country. It's a sector we must nurture - something that will be achieved through broadening, rather than limiting, the scale of our ambitions.

London: Europe's Start-up 'Nation' in the Making

Priyam Sharma | Posted 23.03.2013 | UK Tech
Priyam Sharma

Since our time working in the startup scene and attending countless entrepreneurial presentations and events in London and abroad, we have been getting a clear sense of what makes London a truly special place to build a startup.

Silicon Valley Beware - It's the Rise of the Global Valley

Gonzalo Martin-Villa | Posted 20.01.2013 | UK Tech
Gonzalo Martin-Villa

Silicon Valley remains a beacon and it is still growing but the evidence suggests that we are moving to a world where technology centres are spread far and wide. Some will have local specialities.

It's Time For Britain to Stop Doing Itself Down

Russ Shaw | Posted 16.12.2012 | UK
Russ Shaw

It seems to have become fashionable to sneer at the so-called Silicon Roundabout and the digital and technology firms growing there - they're no Silicon Valley we're told. On some measures, the critics would be right, but that says nothing for its huge potential.

The Rise of Silicon Roundabout

Chris J. Coulter | Posted 29.08.2012 | UK Tech
Chris J. Coulter

It's clear that the expansion of East London's Silicon Roundabout - the new hub for media and tech companies - is beginning to gather pace.

7 Ways to Support Startups and Turbo-Charge the European Tech Scene

Gonzalo Martin-Villa | Posted 27.10.2012 | UK Tech
Gonzalo Martin-Villa

For decades now, jealous outsiders have pointed to the vast wealth stemming from Silicon Valley startups and asked, "Why on Earth can't we do that?"

Education the Key to Ensuring Our Digital Future

Russ Shaw | Posted 23.10.2012 | UK Tech
Russ Shaw

This is an exciting time for East London. The regeneration of the Stratford area will prove one of the lasting Olympic legacies. Tech City, the cluster of digital and technology start-ups around the Old Street Roundabout, has mushroomed to 3,200 companies employing 48,000 people according to a new Centre for London report. In 2008 that number was a mere 15.