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Sam Shead


Sam Shead joined Techworld UK as a reporter in July 2013. He studied Physical Geography with Science Communication at Royal Holloway University before completing a postgraduate diploma in journalism at Cardiff University.

He has worked as a journalist for a range of publications, including The Engineer, ZDNet and MailOnline. Areas that Sam covers for Techworld UK include start-ups, telecoms, networking, data centres and emerging technology/innovation.

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London's venture capital firms raise $1.4 billion in six months

London-based venture capital firms have created tech investment funds worth a total of $1.4 billion in the last six months, it emerged today.


Aspiring cyber defenders battle it out in GCHQ competition


Apple publishes new site revealing why apps are rejected

Apple has revealed why it refuses to list certain apps on its App Store for the first time.


Uber banned across Germany by Frankfurt court

Uber has been banned across Germany following a court ruling in Frankfurt.


Google tries to move people off old browsers by showing outdated version of search

Google is aiming to eradicate outdated web browsers by showing some Google visitors old versions of its search page.


UK fintech firm looks to double US revenues after successful NYC launch

A fast-growing UK fintech company is aiming to double its revenues in the American loans market after its US turnover grew to $4.7 million (£2.83 million) in two years.


Children as young as five to learn code as they go back to school this week

Thousands of pupils in primary and secondary schools across the UK will be introduced to the government’s new computing curriculum this week as they return to school.


GCHQ teaches civilians and military personnel to defend cyber attacks

Experts at GCHQ aimed to teach civilians and military personnel how to defend against cyber attacks at the army’s Defence Academy in Wiltshire today.


Google yet to start building new HQ in King's Cross

Google is yet to start building its new UK headquarters in King’s Cross, Techworld can reveal.


Fraunhofer develops Google Glass app that can read emotions

A German research organisation has created an app that can be used by a Google Glass wearer to identify how someone in their vicinity is feeling.


David Cameron's constituency finally gets 4G following EE network expansion

EE today claimed that its 4G network is available to three quarters of the UK population, including those living in Prime Minister David Cameron’s constituency of Witney, in Oxfordshire.


London's Google Campus to be replicated in South Korea

Google is aiming to tap into South Korea’s entrepreneur community by replicating its London Campus start-up hub in the capital of Seoul.


Cisco and British Gas get behind government's IoT competition

Five companies have given their backing to an internet of things (IoT) competition being run by the UK government.


Berlin privacy start-up ZenMate expands service to mobile

Berlin privacy start-up ZenMate today announced it has expanded its online privacy tool to mobile.


Big ambitions for a small island: Isle of Man aims to be recognised as global tech hub

The Isle of Man, a self-governing jurisdiction in the middle of the Irish Sea, is on a mission to be crowned one of the world’s leading tech hubs.


Citymapper goes down in hometown of London

Citymapper, one of the most popular city navigation apps, has confirmed that it is experiencing problems with its service.


Government makes it easier for start-ups to operate from home

Home businesses stand to benefit from new measures being introduced by government that aim to give greater freedom to people who want to start a business from home.


London named crowdfunding capital of the world

London has beaten New York and San Francisco to be named the crowdfunding capital of the world, according to new figures from the Crowdfunding Centre.


Uber taxi app banned in Berlin on safety grounds

Mobile taxi app Uber has been banned in Berlin by the city's State Department of Civil and Regulatory Affairs.


HP and Huawei rumoured to be behind new Isle of Man tech university

HP and Huawei could be about to give their backing to a new technology university on the Isle of Man, Techworld can reveal.


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