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4 Areas Image Recognition Will Disrupt

Smartphone cameras are powering a more visual web with social media now dominated by images that users can quickly consume on the go. However, allowing devices to gather a deep understanding of an image is still very difficult with even...

Read More05 Feb 16
3 German Investors To Watch

Germany has the largest economy in Europe and the fourth-largest in the world. Put this together with a developed industry and a wealth of higher education talent and it's unsurprising that Germany is one of Europe’s biggest tech hubs. German startups...

Read More05 Feb 16
Disruptive Watchlist - 7 Stories You Need To Know

From tech giants catching Super Bowl fever to Elon Musk’s electric aviation plans here are seven stories you need to read to keep ahead of the curve in tech. 1. Getting Into Sports It’s the Super Bowl this weekend. A time when much of the US tunes...

Read More05 Feb 16
Disruptive Watchlist – 7 Stories You Need To Know

From Twitter opening the door to gifs, to Google showing the door to mobile ad blockers, here are seven of the most interesting of the days’ tech stories. 1. Google Play Evicts Ad Blockers Google thrives on advertising. Therefore, Google hates...

Read More04 Feb 16
Ignore The Naysayers, Investors Still Believe In Bitcoin

Bitcoin is back in the news, with startup Blockstream raising USD55m. It marks something of a return for the cryptocurrency with the tech press having largely moved on to other things. It’s true the cryptocurrency is yet to transform finance in the...

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INFOGRAPHIC: Marketing To Millennials

Millennials may feel like a buzzword, that sits alongside words like synergize in ‘blue sky’ marketing meetings, but they’re a very real demographic and one that advertisers still have real trouble reaching effectively. They’re not just mobile...

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Late Stage Or Early, Index Sees Big Potential In 2016

Index Ventures now has USD1.25bn to invest in both early and growth-stage companies following the close of its eighth venture fund at USD550m. It follows on from the USD700m fund it closed for growth-stage investments last year. Investing in both the...

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5 Most-Important Recent Investments Under USD5m

Smaller deals are often a good indicator of the health of startup ecosystems, so what can we gather about the state of tech in January 2016? The month saw 356 deals, worth a total of USD13.5bn. Of these, 191 closed at more than USD5m, while 44 had no...

Read More03 Feb 16
What SwiftKey’s USD250m Acquisition Means For UK Tech Exits

Microsoft is acquiring London-based SwiftKey, a predictive-keyboard app maker, for a reported USD250m, which represents a good exit for the two founders and its investors, which had pumped USD21.59m into the company to date. Powered by artificial...

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Disruptive Watchlist – 7 Stories You Need To Know

From Instagram's own film to judgement time for Ireland, here are seven of the news stories and blog posts to keep you up to date in tech. 1. Instagram Gets Scripted Amazon, Sony, Microsoft, Snapchat are just some of the tech companies getting into...

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