From BetaNews: Investment in UK fintech startups exceeds $1 billion

Despite growing concerns over the impact that Brexit might have on fintech startups in the UK, new figures have revealed that the sector has seen record investment throughout the year so far. According to data from London and Partners and Pitchbook, …

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From Geek.com: BBC to Reinvent Programming With AI Assistance

The British Broadcasting Company hopes artificial intelligence can help create “a more personal BBC.” The new Data Science Research Partnership brings together industry experts, international organizations, and researchers from eight UK uni…

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From BetaNews: One in five UK businesses don’t prepare for cyber attacks

UK companies are unprepared for potential cyber-attacks against their business, with major shortcomings in many areas of security, new research has said. A report released today by PwC found that a worrying amount of British firms only have adequate s…

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From The Next Web: On-demand delivery app Jinn has permanently shut down.

Jinn, one of the stars of London’s food delivery scene, has announced that it is entering administration, and has permanently ceased trading. In a statement, Jinn CEO Mario Navarro said, “it is with a heavy heart that I share that Jinn has now stop…

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From Tech: Incredible microscopic footage captures the invisible movement of life itself

A team of scientists in Austria filmed a single tree root tip growing over a 17-hour period. The footage shows how organisms respond to gravity and it can help us figure out how to grow plants in space.
The video is this year’s winner in Nikon’…

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From Tech: The world’s first floating wind farm is here

Hywind is a trial project that includes five wind turbines floating off the coast of Scotland. The energy they produce could power up to 20,000 homes. 
If Hywind proves successful, it would mean that larger wind farms could be installed in much …

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From BetaNews: AI could bring up to £630 billion to the UK economy over a few years

The UK government has revealed ambitious plans for boosting the Britain’s artificial intelligence (AI) technology industry. A new independent review, published on behalf of the AI sector, has claimed that AI could provide up to £630 billion for the …

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From BetaNews: Iran may have hacked the UK Parliament

It seems to be Iran, and not Russia, who is behind last summer’s cyber attack against the UK Parliament. At least that’s what The Times is reporting, and it’s backing its claims with “secret intelligence assessment.” If that truly is the case, th…

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From Gizmodo: British Spies Accused of Gathering Untold Social Media Data on Innocents, ‘Unlawfully’ Sharing it With Foreign Powers

British spy agencies have collected and shared huge databases of personal and social media information on millions of individuals, and effectively circumvented the investigatory body tasked with surveillance oversight, according to documents newly obta…

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From BetaNews: Almost half of UK infrastructure will have moved to the cloud in six months

A new survey of UK IT decision makers by cloud and network provider Interoute shows the cloud is increasingly seen as the best platform for providing scalable infrastructure. The results reveal that businesses plan to move on average just under half (4…

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