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Sam Shead

Biography

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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Virtual fitting room service Metail shuns UK venture capital on way to raising £12m

Metail, a tech startup that provides fashion retailers with a platform their customers can use to “try on” clothes online, has secured a further £7.5 million in funding from Hong Kong clothing manufactuer, Tal Group, bringing total investment in the company up to £12 million.

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The week in tech: Apple iPads, Will.i.am wearables and Salesforce mascots

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MasterCard teams up with startup to launch first payment card with fingerprint sensor

Mastercard today said it is teaming up with a startup called Zwipe to launch a new contactless payment card with an integrated fingerprint sensor.

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UK company looking for investment? Check out the options available to you

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TfL refers Uber's controversial tax affairs to HMRC

Transport for London (TfL) has asked British tax officials at Her Majesty's Revenue & Customs (HMRC) to investigate San Francisco car-sharing service Uber.

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London startup KweekWeek secures £2 million to expand ticketing business overseas

London-based startup KweeKweek today announced it has raised $3.25 million (£2 million) to expand abroad in the same way that apps like Citymapper and YPlan have done over the last year.

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Imperial Innovations sees mixed results from its cohort of digital startups

Imperial Innovations, the technology commercialisation arm of London’s Imperial College, is having mixed success with its current cohort of spinout companies.

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VMWare expands European data centre footprint from UK to Germany

VMWare today announced it is opening its second European data centre in Germany in a bid to attract local businesses that have been unable to use the company's vCloud Air platform due to German and EU data sovereignty laws.

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TechCrunch and Makers Academy to hunt for rockstar developers at London hackathon

Developers in the UK will battle it out for a $5,000 (£3,140) prize in London this weekend as a world-renowned hackathon comes to the UK for the first time.

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VMWare announces HP as latest Evo:Rail partner

VMWare today announced HP and Hitachi Data Systems as the latest hardware manufacturers to become part of its Evo:Rail programme.

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Mobile software development firm Chelsea Apps Factory to open new dev centre in Belfast

Fast-growing UK tech company Chelsea Apps Factory has announced plans to open a development centre in Northern Ireland, creating 33 new jobs in the process.

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IoT incubator launched by European tech investor

A new incubator programme for Internet of Things startups in Europe and the US has been launched by consulting, systems integration and digital services company, Reply.

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European wearable tech startups get a boost as first dedicated accelerator lands in London

Wearable World today announced it is launching an accelerator programme in London specifically for European businesses focusing on developing wearable technology.

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Sky backs US online video startup Pluto.TV with £310,000

Sky has invested $500,000 (£310,000) in a US startup that aggregates online video content from across the web and programs it into themed TV channels.

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BSkyB turns to Splunk to help detect hacks on Sky customer accounts

British Sky Broadcasting (BSkyB) is deploying Splunk's data management platform to help it detect when hackers are trying to access Sky customer accounts.

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Half of UK data scientists suffering from work-related stress

A report out today reveals that half of the UK’s data scientists are suffering from work-related stress.

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Coca-Cola gets inspiration for IT automation from its bottling plants

Coca-Cola, the multi billion pound drinks company, today revealed that its automated bottling plants are inspiring its IT operations, particularly in the area of data collection.

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Can Lisbon's universities help the city become a leading European tech hub?

Lisbon isn’t the first European city that springs to most people’s minds when they’re asked to name where the continent’s most promising technology hubs are. London, yes. Berlin, yes. Paris, Stockholm and Estonia, maybe. But, Lisbon? Really?

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Splunk launches Mint to help mobile developers get app insights

Data management platform Splunk has announced a new tool to help mobile app developers gain insights into what the apps they’re creating.

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Splunk launches Mint to help mobile developers get app insights

Data management platform Splunk has announced a new tool to help mobile app developers gain insights into what the apps they’re creating.

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