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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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Interview: Neil Crockett, CEO of Innovate UKs Connected Digital Economy Catapult

Innovate UK, a government innovation agency with an annual budget of over £400 million, is tasking Cisco-veteran Neil Crockett with leading its new Connected Digital Economy Catapult (CDEC) in King’s Cross, London.

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UK's best developers choose scalable startups over Google and HSBC, investor claims

Some of the UK’s best developers are choosing to take jobs at fast-growing startups over better-paid roles at the likes of Google and HSBC, according to a leading venture capitalist.

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The week in tech: Google's HQ move, EE's 150Mbps network and Hailo vs Uber

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Android co-founder Andy Rubin leaves Google for startup incubator

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Samsung predicts UK public will buy over 1m wearable devices this Christmas

Samsung predicts over a million wearable devices will be purchased in the UK this Christmas as they start to break into the mainstream consciousness.

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UK operator EE launches 150Mbps '4G+' in Central London

EE’s 4G customers in London will get a speed boost from today, the mobile phone operator has announced.

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Tech City UK to accept new Future Fifty firms as existing cohort starts to graduate

Tech City UK, a quango established by prime minister David Cameron in 2010 in a bid to champion and support UK tech firms, is now accepting applications from the next group of high-growth tech companies that want to appear on the Future Fifty programme.

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Indiegogo sees surge in wearable crowdfunding campaigns

Crowdfunding platform Indiegogo said it has seen an increasing number of startups with wearable technologies similar to Google Glass and Apple Watch listing on its website.

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Codacy unveils FitBit for developers with code goal-tracking features

Lisbon startup Codacy today announced it is introducing goal-tracking features to its code review tool that are similar to popular life-tracking devices like FitBit.

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Google tries to allay fears that King's Cross HQ has been scrapped

Google maintains that it will build its new UK headquarters on a plot of land behind King's Cross Station in central London but staff appear to be in the dark as to when the move will happen when Techworld spoke to them yesterday.

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In pictures: Google exhibits latest tech in secret London warehouse

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Hailo CTO: 'I've never used Uber and nor will I'

A Hailo boss has revealed that he's never used rival car-sharing service Uber, and nor does he plan to.

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Unilever only UK firm to rank on list of world's 50 most innovative companies

Consumer goods giant Unilever was the only UK firm to appear on a list of the world’s 50 most innovative companies.

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TLA calls on UK universities to drive London's tech industry

Tech London Advocates (TLA), a coalition of roughly 1,000 influential leaders in government, technology and business, today called on UK universities to produce more highly skilled graduates to support the capital's technology sector.

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UK behind just three of the 134 billion-dollar tech firms spawned over last decade

The UK has created just three billion-dollar tech companies in the last decade, according to research produced by the Atomico venture capital group, which is headed by Skype co-founder, Niklas Zennström.

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The week in tech: Google Glass dating, Mark's Mandarin and TechNorth

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

A Hewlett-Packard (HP) director 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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Google Glass wearers - hot or not?

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UK fintech firms offered free stint in Canadian business incubator

UK fintech firms are being offered the chance to win an all-expenses-paid trip to Canada, where they will spend three weeks working in a Canadian incubator.

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UK consumers willing to sacrifice data privacy to get useful insights on their wearables

An alarming proportion of the UK public is willing to sacrifice personal privacy in order to get meaningful data from wearable devices, according to a new study.

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