Tech City

London's Technology Scene Needs to Up Its Game in 2015

Vincent Dignan | Posted 18.12.2014 | UK Tech
Vincent Dignan

It's Christmas party season so London's entrepreneurs are right now getting pissed on alcohol paid for by whichever office space or "strategic partner" is laying on the rancid mulled wine or festive cocktails.

Will Silicon South-East Seize the Digital Day?

Sarah Wood | Posted 23.08.2014 | UK Tech
Sarah Wood

South-East England employs more people in tech than the whole of California, but the talent pipeline must be built if the UK is to seize the digital day.

Have the Black Cabs Borrowed the Music Industries Rule Book?

Stephen Canning | Posted 11.08.2014 | UK Tech
Stephen Canning

Today London's streets were the scene of a black cab drivers revolt as they striked in London in protest at Uber - a new transport app backed by Google and Goldman Sachs.

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'.

New App Lets You Shop With Google Maps: Pocket High Street

Thomas Church | Posted 12.05.2014 | UK Tech
Thomas Church

There's something missing on Google Maps: the ability to search by product. If I want to find the nearest shop where I can buy WD-40, or a 27" inner-tube, or a pair of  pink socks, how do I do that? I can't... not easily anyway. That is, until I download Pocket High Street.

China Through the Eyes of an Entrepreneur

Paul Sulyok | Posted 05.03.2014 | UK
Paul Sulyok

It was something of a surprise when I was invited to join the China Trade Delegation - and that is putting it mildly...

Knowledge and Networks Are the Key to Unlock British Business With China

Oliver Shiell | Posted 01.02.2014 | UK
Oliver Shiell

The message from Beijing is clear: the all-important political will that is so evidently present from Downing Street must be met with an enhanced commitment from Britain's business community.

Digital Skills Gap Is an Opportunity, Not a Problem

Matt Cynamon | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Tech
Matt Cynamon

Let's start by looking at the most in demand skill set for tech companies - web development. There are currently 3,000 open tech jobs in London startups alone. When looking at the sector as a whole those vacancies represent a glaring hole in the UK labour pool.

Are We Really the Most Innovative?

Dr Arlo Brady | Posted 22.10.2013 | UK
Dr Arlo Brady

This week, I came across theGlobal Innovation Index, (GII) a study from Cornell, INSEAD and the World Intellectual Property Organisation that ranks economies in terms of their levels of innovation. Imagine my surprise when I noticed that the UK is currently in third place, ahead of the USA and other innovation darlings such as Finland and Singapore.

Boris Johnson: London's 'Tech City' Is Ready To 'Coagulomerate'

Huffington Post UK | Michael Rundle | Posted 24.07.2013 | UK Tech

Boris Johnson has been a consistent presence at Tech City events in recent months - and has even been known to pitch a few app ideas of his own. In...

This Website Just Killed The Postcode

Huffington Post UK | Michael Rundle | Posted 31.08.2013 | UK Tech

A new mapping site is aiming to replace postcodes, addresses and complicated directions with something far more simple: words. Just three words, in...

This Website Just Killed The Postcode

Huffington Post UK | Michael Rundle | Posted 31.08.2013 | UK Tech

A new mapping site is aiming to replace postcodes, addresses and complicated directions with something far more simple: words. Just three words, in...

Helping Women from Low Income Backgrounds to Gain Digital Skills

Sinead Mac Manus | Posted 01.07.2013 | UK Tech
Sinead Mac Manus

When I first met Silvana Gambini, who is in her fifties and worked as a careers adviser for 12 years, she had never considered using the internet to earn an income. Like many unemployed women, she used the web to look for work and stay in contact with friends and family through email and Facebook.

Startup Launchpad Is Back for a Second Round

Jamie Tolentino | Posted 14.06.2013 | UK Tech
Jamie Tolentino

Recently, there has been a fair bit of attention placed on the growing need to connect a generation of young people with the opportunities, vibrancy and energy of small startup and SME businesses.

This Was Not a Budget for an Aspiration Nation

Stephen Caddick | Posted 20.05.2013 | UK Politics
Stephen Caddick

Budget day provided an opportunity for the Chancellor to lay out a visionary, comprehensive and, above all, ambitious plan to restore the British economy to health. Sadly we didn't get it - instead we have a piecemeal approach which will leave our economy in the doldrums.

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.

Boris Backing London's Tech is a Great Start

Russ Shaw | Posted 16.04.2013 | UK Tech
Russ Shaw

As the Mayor emphasised, emerging businesses need to be financially supported and nurtured. London is already home to the greatest concentration of tech firms in Europe and to enable this to continue, high growth small businesses need investment.

Let's Look to the East - End, That is - for Lessons on Economic Recovery

Stephen Caddick | Posted 30.03.2013 | UK Tech
Stephen Caddick

With an economy on life-support and no sign of recovery any time soon, we need to learn the lessons of the new ways of innovating which are emerging there - and central to this will be equipping graduates with the skills for a 21st century economy, not that of last century.

From Tech City to Smart City? The Growing Greentech Scene in London's Silicon Roundabout

Dr Max Nathan | Posted 12.02.2013 | UK Tech
Dr Max Nathan

Ministers are right to get excited. Inner East London is a key node in the capital's digital ecosystem. The Centre for London finds over 3200 digital economy firms there, supporting over 48,000 jobs.

Tech City: An Insider's Introduction to the People of the Roundabout

Reuben Sagar | Posted 11.02.2013 | UK Tech
Reuben Sagar

The past couple of weeks have been big ones in this small, traffic junction heavy part of London. Silicon Roundabout has cemented its position as the centre of the UK's tech industry.

A Practical Vision for Open Government

Francis Maude | Posted 10.02.2013 | UK Politics
Francis Maude

The movement for transparency and openness in government took decisive steps forward last week. As lead co-chair of the Open Government Partnership, the UK hosted the first ministerial level meeting in Britain of this growing international initiative. But this meeting wasn't just symbolically significant. We put in place key measures that will help move the OGP from fine words to accountable actions.

New Tech City Investments Are a Further Boost to Britain's Digital Aspirations

Russ Shaw | Posted 09.02.2013 | UK Tech
Russ Shaw

Berlin and other European cities are busily building their own digital clusters and have set their sights on being Europe's preferred destinations for the hottest new firms and the venture capital that will follow.

Massive Makeover For 'Tech City' Hub

PA | Posted 05.02.2013 | UK Tech

David Cameron and Boris Johnson have unveiled plans to transform Tech City in east London. The Old Street roundabout is to be given a £50 million ...

People, Not Technology are the Heart of London's Tech City

Stephen Caddick | Posted 30.12.2012 | UK Tech
Stephen Caddick

People like Shields don't move without good reason, and what usually attracts high fliers is a job with significant challenges but also unique potential. Tech City - regardless of what you think of it - has both in spades.

How Multinationals That Don't Pay Corporation Tax Could Help us All

Harry Freedman | Posted 22.12.2012 | UK Tech
Harry Freedman

What if these companies were to invest the equivalent amount of Corporation Tax they are saving, by supporting those start ups which at present cannot raise funding?