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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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Government announces plans to create giant Tech City across North of England

The UK government today announced an initiative designed to join up five cities in the North of England into one giant tech cluster.

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Cambridge startup Bango fits the bill for Samsung's smartphones

South Korean electronics giant Samsung signed a deal with a Cambridge startup yesterday to help maximise payback from digital content being sold through the Samsung Galaxy Apps store.

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DeepMind acquires two Oxford University spinout companies

DeepMind, the London startup tipped to be a billion pound firm before being bought by Google for £400 million earlier this year, has revealed plans to form a broad alliance with the University of Oxford after acquiring two companies that have been spun out of computer science projects.

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Girls won't make a pass at a man in Google Glass, HP exec warns

A Hewlett-Packard (HP) executive today warned people not to wear Google Glass on a first date - at least, not if they want to ensure they get a second.

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Canary Wharf Group unveils £300,000 fund for IoT startups

Canary Wharf Group announced yesterday that it is running a new startup accelerator in a bid to find six startups with internet of things (IoT) technologies that can be deployed across its estate.

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Wearables will put internet under strain warns Akamai

Akamai, a cloud services provider that handles nearly a third of global internet traffic, is concerned that wearable technology is going to put a strain on its content delivery network.

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Innovate UK opens up £30m startup consultancy pot to more firms

Innovate UK, the government's innovation agency, is broadening the types of businesses that can apply for its consultancy grants.

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Singapore VC Infocomm Investments to begin backing European startups with £124m fund

Singapore venture capital firm Infocomm Investments revealed today that it’s going to start investing some of its £124 million ($200 million) fund in European technology startups looking to expand into Asia.

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EE to cut 350 head office jobs

Mobile phone operator EE is to cut 350 head office jobs as it looks to shrink the size of its marketing, finance, legal and account management teams.

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Who are Google's European tech investors?

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London only city in Europe with a venture capital industry, says No.10's former tech advisor

Rohan Silva, former technology advisor to prime minister David Cameron, today said London is the only city in Europe with a true venture capital industry.

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Google outlines strategy for investing $100m a year in European tech startups

Google Ventures, the internet giant’s investment arm, has revealed how it plans to spend a new fund worth $100 million (£62 million) a year on European tech startups.

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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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