Stranger Things Have Happened - Online Video Investment Grows 75%

YouTube should retain its position as the online video market leader with the biggest audience and Alphabet could begin reporting its revenues separately from Google. Facebook will further monetise its video views. This will come from more suggested...

Read More21 Oct 16
The Digital Revolution In The Workplace

The predominant rising force in workplace technology is automation. With machine learning and artificial intelligence beginning to make its way into more professional use cases, business software is increasingly automating once laborious processes from...

Read More14 Oct 16
The Songs Remain The Same, But Music Industry Is Adapting

Music streaming usage doubled in the US last year and could do so again in 2016 with Apple Music, Google’s YouTube Music, Spotify, Tidal and Pandora, as well as SoundCloud’s newly launched streaming app all competing to bring new users onto their...

Read More07 Oct 16
What's Changing Social Media In 2016

The latest changes by social media and messaging firms are all about cementing their dominance in their users’ everyday lives. From Facebook’s push into bots to Twitter’s deal to stream NFL games to Snapchat’s discovery channels these services...

Read More30 Sep 16
10 Leading Startups From Norway

Norway’s tech scene may not be quite as impressive as some of the other Nordic countries, but that is changing fast. The country has a strong tech heritage and a growing list of high-profile exits to its name from the likes of Playfish (bought by EA),...

Read More23 Sep 16
Payments Investment Fails To Grow

The payments space faced a major test last year with Square’s IPO. It saw the mobile card reader and payment processing company list at a valuation of USD3.85bn, shaving more than 30% off the USD6bn it was valued at when it raised USD150m in 2014. The...

Read More16 Sep 16
Highway To The Danish Zone - 9 Startups From Denmark To Watch

After a handful of notable exits including Just-Eat and Zendesk, Danish tech companies are starting to gain serious traction with investors. “It’s not Silicon Valley yet and I don’t think it should be,” say Martin Ferro-Thomsen, founder and CEO...

Read More09 Sep 16
Silicon Sol - 9 Mexican Startups To Watch

It's arguably the best time to be an entrepreneur in Latin America. 500 Mexico partner Juan Lopez Salaberry says it, our deal data says it and with an explosion of early-stage teams disrupting everything from music production to travel it’s hard to...

Read More26 Aug 16
Silicon Sol - 7 Hot Mexican Startups To Watch

Now is arguably the best time to be an entrepreneur in Latin America. 500 Mexico partner Juan Lopez Salaberry says it, our deal data says it and with an explosion of early-stage teams disrupting everything from music production to travel it’s hard to...

Read More19 Aug 16
Silicon Fen – 7 Of Cambridge’s Most-Interesting Startups

Where is the most-interesting tech cluster in the UK outside London? Cambridge, for one, has a strong claim. A town built around centuries of world-leading academic research, today Cambridge is an innovation hotspot that is continuously producing new...

Read More12 Aug 16
10 Startups Ensuring Sweden’s Status As A Tech Powerhouse

Sweden’s tech scene is one of the most exciting on the planet right now. As if giving us The Bridge, Stieg Larsson and flat-pack futons wasn’t enough, trailblazing tech companies from Ericsson to Spotify and Skype have rocketed out of this tiny...

Read More05 Aug 16
10 Standout Startups From The Netherlands

The Netherlands startup scene is thriving with several notable success stories under its belt such as payments processor Adyen. Here we take a look at the 10 most-interesting startups in the Netherlands. 1. Adyen Payment processing is huge, as shown by...

Read More15 Jul 16
5 Indonesian Investments Under USD5m To Watch

With the world’s fourth-largest population and  situated  in the middle of the booming South-East Asian economic region, Indonesia boasts an exciting, dynamic tech startup culture. And while many of Indonesia's top tech firms may be big e-commerce...

Read More08 Jul 16
May Deal Book - Snapchat Not Enough To Prevent VC Funding Slump

Venture capital investment in tech firms fell 11% in May compared to April, but was up 27% year-on-year. That there was only a slight fall compared to April is notable as in May there were no rounds anything like as large as the USD4.5bn raised by Ant...

Read More22 Jun 16
5 Most-Significant Music Investments In 2016

Of all the industries undergoing tech disruption, it’s music that is arguably undergoing the most public and profound embarrassment. But while the music industry incumbents continue to comet to grasps with shifting consumer habits, new music...

Read More15 Jun 16
Zenefits' Layoffs & Snapchat Ads

Snapchat is getting serious about ads and the right way to measure chatbots here are the news stories and expert opinions to keep you up to speed. 1. Android Growth Begins To Flatten Android enjoyed record growth rates across last year. Now new data...

Read More15 Jun 16
Microsoft Buys LinkedIn & Blockchain Explained

Microsoft is buying LinkedIn for USD26bn, blockchain’s potential and the insurance startups to watch - these are the biggest stories in tech today. 1. What’s Next For LinkedIn In buying LinkedIn for USD26bn Microsoft is making its largest...

Read More14 Jun 16
First Stop For Voice Recognition Is E-Commerce

Voice recognition software is now a standard feature on mobile devices and personal computers, but only recently has the technology powering it developed to a standard that makes it useful. Where once upon a time the likes of Siri or Cortana were seen as...

Read More14 Jun 16
Still All To Play For In Payments

Apple Pay brought smartphone payments into the mainstream and now the iPhone maker is expected to bring this technology to the web with support for e-commerce websites. It’s an interesting move for Apple, as while the company does take a cut of...

Read More13 Jun 16
A Driver-Owned Uber & Didi Chuxing Scores New Funding

From Siri excitement to the growing coffers of Didi Chuxing, here are the top stories to help you stay up to date with tech today. 1. A Driver-Owned Uber Uber is currently structured like most corporations, with ownership split between management and...

Read More13 Jun 16
Enterprise Virtual Reality Is On Its Way

With the releases of the HTC Vive and the Oculus Rift earlier this year, it’s fair to say that virtual reality (VR) is finally available to a mass audience. But with entry prices still prohibitively high for the majority of users, headsets and their...

Read More10 Jun 16
Line Looks To An IPO & Theranos Heads To Hollywood

Line’s looking at an IPO in what could prove a major test for the public market’s appetite for messaging companies and the impact of hedge funds on tech valuations are among the stories to keep you in the loop in tech today. 1. Line IPO Japanese...

Read More10 Jun 16
A New World Wide Web & Fresh Comes To The UK

Restructuring the web, Amazon Fresh comes to the UK and an app store shake-up - these are the stories defining tech today. 1. Sir Tim Questions World Wide Web Sir Tim Berners Lee, father of the World Wide Web, has voiced concerns about the way...

Read More09 Jun 16
Snapchat Makes Eyes At Publishers To Attract Ads

Snapchat is yet again trying to increase the amount of content from third party publishers that its users watch. Its latest redesign grants more space to its publication partners in the Stories section of the app and now features an image and headline...

Read More09 Jun 16
Ehang Person Drone Takes Flight & Secret's Founder's New Startup

From person-carrying drones in flight over the Nevada desert, to Secret’s founder’s new project, here are the most interesting stories in tech today. 1. Ehang Cleared For Takeoff Remember the person-carrying Ehang drone that premiered at Vegas in...

Read More08 Jun 16