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UPS tests drones for deliveries

27 Feb, 2017 09:00 am United Postal Service Inc. successfully delivered a package with an octocopter drone in Florida, as the world's largest courier tests ways to use autonomous...

Smart tech, smart cities

3 Feb, 2017 09:01 am Technology holds the key to overcoming the challenges of modern urban living and achieving goals such as reducing carbon footprints and easing traffic...

Harvard researchers 'create hydrogen metal'

1 Feb, 2017 09:00 am Harvard scientists claim to have cracked one of the "holy grails" of high-pressure physics by transforming hydrogen from gaseous state to metal,...

Start-up your tech engines

30 Jan, 2017 09:54 am After heavy investment in the sector 2016, the level of funds pouring into AI start-ups has been forecast to multiply this year as the technology becomes...

French start-up visa to woo entrepreneurs

25 Jan, 2017 09:00 am France has created a special visa programme for foreign entrepreneurs and start-up employees as part of its "Passeport Talent" programme as the government...

IoT's great divorce: Decoupling data from device

9 Jan, 2017 09:00 am The huge variety of systems currently used by IoT devices is holding back the potential impact of big data analysis on companies' business practices...

European tech hubs to rival Silicon Valley

8 Dec, 2016 09:00 am Silicon Valley's dominance as the world's leading technology centre may soon be threatened as a growing number of digital firms spring up across Europe...

Tesla to build European 'giga factory'

17 Nov, 2016 09:00 am Tesla plans to build a "giga factory" in Europe to make its all-electric sports cars and the batteries that power them, CEO Elon Musk announced.

Immersive Retail: Bridging the gap between online and in-store

17 Oct, 2016 12:29 pm Customer demands are evolving so that digital technologies are becoming an integral part of in-store retail shopping. While most customers rely on online...

Shipping company transfers ledger to blockchain

5 Oct, 2016 09:52 am U.K.-based Marine Transport International has begun to transfer its shipping information from its ledgers to the blockchain,...

The Blackberry's rise and fall

3 Oct, 2016 09:55 am RIM last week formally pulled the plug on its Blackberry handset, marking the end of an era for what was once the corporate smartphone of choice.

What relations exist between start-ups and big companies?

1 Jul, 2016 04:06 pm More than 5,000 start-ups will be present at the first edition of Viva Technology which will take place from 30 June to 2 July in Paris...

Norwegian startup sector set to heat up

30 Jun, 2016 10:00 am Classed by some as something of an underdog on the European business landscape, Norway could be about to exert some Scandinavian muscle.

Travel industry embraces digital transformation

23 Jun, 2016 08:00 am Connectivity of data across the full breadth of the travel journey is essential.

The cultural shift to online backup

20 Jan, 2016 05:25 pm Cloud storage specialist ProSoft has helped pose the question: could we really get ourselves to the point where we regard the cloud layer as our first...

Apple buys Artificial Intelligence start up Emotient

11 Jan, 2016 08:15 am Apple has joined the ranks of many firms investing in Artificial Intelligence (AI) at this time by snapping up start up firm Emotient...

Société Générale: Innovation is everywhere, from our partners to start-ups

11 Jan, 2016 10:01 am How do you create a climate of innovation within a company as well as outside of it? Through teams immersed in a world of digital creativity,...

Microsoft refines Azure cloud speed and backups

16 Dec, 2015 07:40 am Microsoft has spent much of the last 18 months developing an arguably progressive attitude towards open source and open platforms -- its wider vision is...

Google D-Wave quantum computer runs 100 million times faster

11 Dec, 2015 09:27 am Google has published a research paper claiming that D-Wave quantum computers have proven to be much faster at solving some problems than standard computers...

Too many non-digital CIOs have a 'bricks & mortar' mindset

4 Dec, 2015 11:43 am A recent C-suite level roundtable hosted by The Register has attempted to look into the future attitudes of CIOs and their counterparts...

Open source diabetes project aims to shake up healthcare

26 Nov, 2015 09:27 am Software programmer and open source advocate Ben Kerensa has created Glucosio, an open source project that aims to bring diabetes management and research...

Failing Fast to Succeed with Fast Data

7 Dec, 2015 10:29 am European CTO of TIBCO Software Maurizio Canton explains how the modern use of data types and data speeds should affect our approach to big data analytics...

Iranian software startup suggests signs of market freedom

9 Nov, 2015 08:18 pm Under the shroud of a reputation for grey market activity, restricted Internet access and economic sanctions, Iran may be showing new signs of market freedom...

Walmart asks to test delivery drones

27 Oct, 2015 10:57 am Walmart has asked relevant authorities in the US for permission to test drones that it could use to make deliveries to the homes of its customers...

London rated Europe's best city for digital start-ups

22 Oct, 2015 11:23 am London is the best city in Europe in which to establish and grow a digital start-up company, according to an index designed to measure an array of relevant...

Square set for IPO, looking to raise $275m

15 Oct, 2015 11:03 am The mobile payments and financial services startup Square is preparing to become a public company having filed the necessary paperwork ahead of an initial...

Retail sector tipped as London's next big tech driver

14 Oct, 2015 10:57 am The retail sector will be the focus for a host of new technology-based startup companies emerging in London in the coming months and years,...

Reddit creates news site

7 Oct, 2015 09:38 am Reddit is launching its own aggregated news site, called Upvoted. The news site will pick from the most upvoted, therefore the most popular, content on...

It's time for the CDO to get into startup mode

22 Sep, 2015 11:13 am For Hugues Le Bars, chief data officer at Neopost the world's second largest supplier of franking and mailing devices, the transformation of a company...

French start-up Blablacar raises $200m in funding round

17 Sep, 2015 11:50 am The French start-up company Blablacar has raised $200 million in a funding round designed to facilitate its international development and growth in emerging...

Swedish payments startup iZettle raises €60 million in funding

28 Aug, 2015 11:49 am A Swedish payments company called iZettle has raised some €60 million in funding at a valuation of €500 million. The Stockholm-based startup...

Digital health startups raise millions in new funding

21 Aug, 2015 11:40 am A pair of digital health startups based in the US have raised millions of dollars in separate funding rounds. The larger of the two fund raising rounds...

Virtual fitting room startup acquired by Rakuten

14 Jul, 2015 11:47 am The Japanese ecommerce giant Rakuten has acquired a startup company called Fits.Me in an effort to enrich the experiences it delivers to customers online...

Barclays looks to rival Apple Pay as service comes to UK

30 Jun, 2015 11:37 am Barclays is looking to compete rather than cooperate with Apple Pay as the contactless payment service comes to the UK. From July 1st, Barclaycard, part...

Google Ventures backs pair of London startups

26 Jun, 2015 11:10 am The European arm of Google Ventures has backed a pair of London-based startup companies as it looks to invest in emerging businesses in the UK and across...

Startups necessary to "stir the pot" of IoT innovation

16 Jun, 2015 11:51 am Startup companies will be vitally important in the progress of Internet of Things (IoT) industries as their dynamism can help accelerate innovation...

European startups 'should be more open and collaborative'

10 Jun, 2015 11:55 am European startup companies and communities should be more open and collaborative in their approach in order to compete more effectively with their counterparts...

Big data fuelling change in US healthcare sector

8 Jun, 2015 11:56 am Big data technologies and associated start-up companies are driving significant innovation within the American healthcare industry,...

Ridesharing app group Lyft buoyed by $100m investment

18 May, 2015 11:55 am The San Francisco-based ridesharing app business Lyft has been boosted by a $100 million investment. The cash comes from the activist investor Carl Icahn...

Drone maker DJI boosted by $75m investment

7 May, 2015 11:36 am The Chinese drone making company DJI has been boosted by a $75 million investment from the Silicon Valley-based venture capital firm Accel Partners...

Barclays launches £100m loan fund for British tech firms

1 May, 2015 10:18 am Barclays has launched a new £100 million loan programme aimed at fast-growing technology companies in the UK. The fund is specifically for technology...

GoPro buys French virtual reality start-up, reveals profits up 52%

29 Apr, 2015 10:20 am GoPro, the American action camera company, has acquired a start-up maker of virtual reality technology and posted profits up 52 per cent in the first quarter...

London's digital start-ups attracting record funding

2 Apr, 2015 11:12 am Digital start-up companies in London received unprecedented levels of funding in a single quarter during the first three months of 2015...

TransferWise explains use of big data in fuelling social media marketing

31 Mar, 2015 11:53 am TransferWise has been using big data to drive its social media marketing efforts since its recent founding, the firm's vice president for growth Nilan...

Meerkat video streaming app raises $12m in funding

26 Mar, 2015 11:32 am A little known video streaming app and the company behind it called Meerkat has attracted $12 million in funding a matter of weeks after being created...

'Virtual worlds' start-up Improbable backed by $20m investment

25 Mar, 2015 11:52 am A British start-up company called Improbable, which focusses on creating 'virtual world' technologies, has been boosted by a $20 million investment...

Aldi plays down ecommerce plans

23 Mar, 2015 01:16 am The German supermarket business Aldi has played down media suggestions that it is planning to rollout ecommerce services to UK customers...

Fresh Pinterest funding values business at $11bn

17 Mar, 2015 11:47 am The latest round of investments into the online scrapbooking platform Pinterest values the associated start-up business at $11 billion...

Dyson backs US battery tech start-up with $15m investment

16 Mar, 2015 11:56 am Dyson is investing $15 million into the start-up company behind a new kind of battery technology designed to help smartphones and tablet devices operate...

Google agrees mobile payments tie-in with Softcard

24 Feb, 2015 11:52 am Google has agreed a deal with the technology start-up Softcard as it aims to improve its position in mobile payments markets in the US...

Lloyds Bank to allow social media software use in ID processes

12 Feb, 2015 11:54 am Customers of Lloyds Bank will soon be able to use what are primarily social media software systems to upload relevant documents and provide proof of their...

TransferWise boosted by $58m investment

26 Jan, 2015 11:59 am The London-based startup TransferWise has been boosted by a $58 million investment from the venture capital group Andreessen Horowitz,...

Alibaba millionaires fuelling startup boom in China

22 Dec, 2014 11:16 am The dozens of Alibaba employees who become millionaires overnight when the Chinese ecommerce company completed an initial public offering in the US earlier...

M&S deploys predictive analytics to keep shelves full over Christmas

9 Dec, 2014 11:49 am The British retailer Marks and Spencer (M&S) is using sophisticated predictive analytics technology to keep its shelves as full as possible over the festive...

Amazon readies robots for holiday season

1 Dec, 2014 11:51 am Amazon has equipped its warehouse facilities in the US with a total of 15,000 robots to help its staff and services cope with what is expected to be an...

Women fuelling innovation at L'Oréal

15 Jan, 2015 10:06 am As the world's largest beauty company, L'Oréal has the opportunity and resources to empower women, its core consumers, to pursue careers in science,...

Microsoft CEO praises UK's tech startup sector

11 Nov, 2014 11:24 am Microsoft's chief executive Satya Nadella has praised the UK's technology startup sector during a conference event in London...

Drupal hack hits 'millions' of websites

31 Oct, 2014 08:30 pm Nearly 12 million websites may have been compromised by hackers who made use of a bug in Drupal, a system used by the sites to manage and post web content...

Lloyds Bank to shed jobs and focus on digital overhaul

29 Oct, 2014 09:53 am The Lloyds Banking Group has announced it will shed around 9,000 jobs in the UK as it pursues efficiency gains amid a major IT overhaul and digital transformation...

Supply chains helping hackers enter enterprise IT systems, experts warn

20 Oct, 2014 12:23 pm Suppliers of various business-related services are helping hackers find their targets and gain access to the IT systems of large companies and organisations...

Yahoo poised to invest millions in Snapchat

6 Oct, 2014 11:58 am The US search engine company Yahoo is poised to invest millions of dollars in the messaging platform Snapchat, according to reports...

Snapchat snags investment at $10bn valuation

27 Aug, 2014 10:30 am Snapchat, the fast-growing messaging service and tech startup, has succeeded in attracting what is thought to be very significant levels of investment...

UPS hit by cyber attacks and possible data theft

21 Aug, 2014 10:30 am The US delivery company United Parcel Service (UPS) saw its computer systems hit by cyber attacks that might have led to a series of data thefts in recent...

Start-up turns smartphones into train tickets

17 Jul, 2014 11:03 am A London-based start-up technology company has created an app that effectively turns a smartphone handset into train tickets valid on a variety of services...

Google creating European VC arm to tap tech startup potential

10 Jul, 2014 10:44 am Google is creating a European branch of it venture capital (VC) operations in an effort to tap into the potential among technology-based startup companies...

Digital tech tipped to give London £12bn boost

16 Jun, 2014 11:59 am London could see its economy boosted by as much as £12bn over the next decade by a burgeoning digital technology sector, according to a new forecasting...

Hackathons create burst of fresh digital ideas

2 Jun, 2014 08:58 am Coca-Cola Enterprises has hosted a series of hackathons, which are idea creation events aimed at discovering fresh digital concepts...

Yahoo buys messaging app to boost 'smart communication' teams

14 May, 2014 12:19 pm Yahoo has acquired a mobile application called Blink, which functions as a platform allowing users to share messages that subsequently self-destruct...

RBS splitting IT systems to reduce risk of outages

6 May, 2014 12:03 pm The Royal Bank of Scotland (RBS) is separating elements of its IT systems with the aim of reducing risks of future failures...

HP and Foxconn to build new servers for cloud-based systems

2 May, 2014 11:59 am The IT services provider HP and the manufacturing company Foxconn have agreed a joint venture deal that will see them build a new line of servers designed...

Creating a lean, agile financial exchange business

12 May, 2014 07:22 am Companies operating in the derivatives and equities sectors face numerous challenges around cost, efficiency and meeting regulation...

PC virtualisation and simplicity

5 Dec, 2013 09:56 am Transforming a workplace, so that it only serves to execute applications, considerably reduces the maintenance burden and allows IT to offer much more...

Watch the Unilever challenge of the Capgemini Super Techies Show - Season 2

14 Oct, 2013 09:10 pm Capgemini Super Techies Show Season 2: The Unilever Semi final episode.

Watch the Cisco challenge of the Capgemini Super Techies Show - Season 2

14 Oct, 2013 09:04 pm See how the teams combat the CISCO challenge from Mr. Shirish Joshi and create an Actionable Solutions Architecture Blueprint while: Ensuring a rich,...

Watch Ashok Leyland challenge of the Capgemini Super Techies Show Season 2

30 Sep, 2013 03:50 pm The Ashok Leyland Challenge- Season 2 League Round Episode 2

Watch the first episode of the Capgemini Super Techies Show - Season 2

24 Sep, 2013 10:59 am The Glenmark Challenge- Season 2 League Round Episode 1

Counting on smart algorithms

14 Oct, 2013 12:38 pm I co-founded HouseTrip in 2010, following a very bad experience booking a holiday rental online. The company has grown to millions of nights booked every...

A 200-year-old brand at the cutting edge of Big Data

28 May, 2013 10:17 am Citigroup has been in existence for over two centuries and much of its growth in past years was inorganic, meaning expansion through acquisition...

Delivering quantum views of complex parcel data

22 Apr, 2013 11:45 am Every day, UPS delivers 16.3 million packages and receives 39.5 million tracking requests. Here's how our complex proprietary technology enables us to...

Powering sports car production

17 Dec, 2012 10:46 pm At Ferrari, speed and precision are vital in our daily processes, as much as in the cars we produce. We are in the middle of a major overhaul of our enterprise...

The cogs behind Reserve & Collect

19 Jun, 2012 09:41 am Our Reserve & Collect operation is a vital part of our business, representing 86 per cent of online sales. It allows customers to research and choose products...

Online is transforming the whole retail business

10 Apr, 2012 09:57 am As Britain's shops feel the pinch, well-managed and tested technology is coming to the rescue. Online and mobile sales, as well as click-and-collect services...

Managing system sprawl

2 Apr, 2012 10:01 am The acquisition of HBOS by Lloyds TSB in 2009 led to one of the largest and most complex IT integration projects ever undertaken in the financial services...
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