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Britain's digital minister dismissed claims that the UK government is failing to support tech startups

His comments came after Gary Shapiro, organiser of the Consumer Electronics Show (CES), which took place in Las Vegas this week, described UK government support to tech firms as "an embarrassment."<p>Speaking to the BBC's Rory Cellan-Jones, Hancock said Shapiro was wrong to make the claim.<p>When asked …

United Kingdom

Meet Headspace, The App That Made Meditation A $250-Million Business

In 2008, 27-year-old Londoner Richard Pierson was burned out from his career marketing Axe deodorant at a major agency. He switched to freelance, but felt so much anxiety he struggled to go out in public.<p>A friend knew just the cure: an energetic, amiable “Jeeves” for taking care of your brain. It …

Meditation

Lastminute.com founder Brent Hoberman explains why the UK will find it harder to build Google-sized companies after Brexit

The digital single market, which is still in development, is designed to enable businesses in EU member states to sell their products and services to the 500 million digital consumers that live across Europe with relative ease.<p>Speaking to Business Insider last month on the topic of decacorns, …

European Union

Social media, which now divides us, doesn’t have to, Hello founder Orkut Büyükkökten says

Büyükkökten, who started Google’s first social network, Orkut, says his new social app will help you make friends.<p>Conventional wisdom holds that technology, and our addictions to it, are making us more isolated. But Orkut Büyükkökten says that’s wrong: Tech can actually make friendships easier, and …

Google Play

SimilarTech’s profiler tells you all of the technologies that web companies are using

SimilarTech crawls the web to analyze what technologies are popular among website operators. The company can track all of the technologies that a website uses, and it then ranks them in order of popularity.<p>As an example, SimilarTech tracks 60 payment technologies used across 2 million web sites. …

How Google and Improbable help developers make massive online games for cheap

Last week, Google teamed up with the London startup Improbable to enable even the smallest developers to develop massive online games at low costs.<p>Improbable has created SpatialOS, software that enables small companies to create massive, cloud-based simulations for online games, mobile devices, and …

Leaked Documents Reveal What Kind of Data Cellebrite Can Extract From iPhones

Israeli mobile software developer Cellebrite gained media attention earlier this year when rumors suggested the FBI recruited the company to unlock San Bernardino shooter Syed Farook's iPhone. While the FBI did not enlist Cellebrite's help, the company does have technology licensed by governments …

Birth Of The Concept Of Digital Computer And Hewlett-Packard (HP)

This week’s milestones in the history of technology include Charles Babbage’s idea for the Analytical Engine, the first public screening of films (with paid admission) and the first live HD transmission from the Metropolitan Opera, and the establishment of Hewlett-Packard in a Silicon Valley garage.<p>…

Silicon Valley

How to use Signal, the app that lets you send encrypted messages from your smartphone

One app promising to do just that is rapidly growing in popularity.<p>Signal is an encrypted messaging app that lets you send photos or text messages. You can also make secure voice calls over a data network. That means the only people who can see the messages you send are you and the person who …

Apps

How the hot startup that stole Apple's thunder wound up in Silicon Valley's graveyard

As struggling smartwatch maker Pebble discussed selling itself to Fitbit, a larger competitor in the wearable technology market, the chatter among the Pebble team was that they would continue working on their product under the wing of a new, more stable corporate parent.<p>Fitbit's co-founder James …

Silicon Valley

13 Jobs That Now Matter The Most, From A Digital Perspective

Every organization, regardless of size or industry, is looking for people that can help bring about greater digital acumen.<p>If you’re looking to shift your career into more of a digital mode, or if you are an executive charged with building a more digital-savvy organization, Hiring Hub has compiled …

Customers

How the FBI became the world's largest distributor of child sex abuse imagery

For 12 days between February and March, 2015, the FBI was the world’s largest peddler of images and video depicting child sexual abuse on the internet.<p>In an attempt to catch criminals uploading, viewing, sharing and downloading these files, the US government authorized members of the FBI to run an …

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