Tech City

Mind the Gap: Five Tips for Women to Power Up Their Tech Careers

Sarah Wood | Posted 22.04.2015 | UK Tech
Sarah Wood

I've encountered remarkable generosity, toe-curling misogyny (being mistaken for a hooker at an international reception for technology CEOs) and plenty of sage advice from founders, authors and seasoned women in tech.

From Broad Street to Broadband - What Can London Learn From the Infrastructure Pioneers of the Past?

Kat Hanna | Posted 21.04.2015 | UK Tech
Kat Hanna

London was ranked sixth from bottom in a recent survey of broadband provision in European major cities. A recent survey of Tech London Advocates revealed that almost half think broadband provisioning in London is damaging the city's reputation as a centre of digital excellence.

Incubator London: We are the World's FinTech Leaders and We Need to Brag About It

Ivan Massow | Posted 05.04.2015 | UK Tech
Ivan Massow

We must build on our incredible financial, FinTech and technology success. We must help ideas incubate from thought to reality, then retain startups when they are a success using our incredible financial services resource.

TechNorth: Great, But Let's Get a Few Things Straight

Katie Gallagher | Posted 04.03.2015 | UK Tech
Katie Gallagher

I have concerns that the Government aren't seeing the whole Northern picture and do not fully appreciate the scale and scope of what is already happening here.

Offices Are Over. How We'll All Be Working Soon

The Huffington Post UK | Shihab S Joi | Posted 12.03.2015 | UK

The success of virtual companies that thrive via remote working means the traditional office has had its day. Yet just because we can now virtually wo...

Tech City: London's Hidden Gem

Roger Keenan | Posted 25.04.2015 | UK Tech
Roger Keenan

With so many influential businesses working out of Tech City, it's understandable that such a wide array of consumer technology originates from Shoreditch.

The UK's Next Silicon Valley Is... Bournemouth

Huffington Post UK/PA | Posted 05.02.2015 | UK Tech

The UK technology sector is the most important industry in the UK says… the UK technology sector. Among the findings of the Tech Nation project w...

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

Vincent Dignan | Posted 16.02.2015 | 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.