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Sophie Curtis


Sophie Curtis joined Techworld in November 2011, after two years working as Deputy Editor for eWeek Europe UK. She studied English Literature at Newcastle University, and gained experience in IT journalism through internships at and StrategyEye.

Her areas of knowledge and interest are mobile, networking, enterprise software and data centres.

She will also be working on a new project, focusing on the evolution of London's 'Tech City' and enterprise IT startups in the UK.

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Deputy CEO of Tech City Investment Organisation steps down

Benjamin Southworth has announced that he will step down as Deputy CEO of the government's Tech City Investment Organisation (TCIO) on 1 August – just one year after accepting the role.


Home Office launches £4 million cyber security awareness campaign

The UK government has announced a new £4 million campaign to raise awareness of how to stay safe online, as part of its National Cyber Security Programme.


Nominet sacks Jill Finney for involvement in NHS baby deaths 'cover-up'

The UK's web domain registrar, Nominet, has sacked its Chief Commercial Officer Jill Finney – formerly deputy chief executive of the Care Quality Commission – amid allegations that she was involved in covering up NHS failures over deaths of babies at a Cumbria hospital.


Comic Relief take 500 donations a second with MongoDB

British charity Comic Relief has revealed that it used open source NoSQL database MongoDB to create a flexible and scalable platform that was vital in handling this year’s record breaking £75 million event.


Cisco to connect up Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games

Cisco has been named the official network infrastructure supporter for the Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games, and will be responsible for enabling the connection of data, voice, video and devices throughout games locations.


Mobile spectrum to contribute over £400bn to European economy by 2013

The use of radio spectrum by mobile services is far more lucrative than any other use of spectrum, currently contributing €269 billion to the economies of the EU’s 27 member states, according to a new report from the GSM Association.


G8 commitment to open data is good news for start-ups


Virgin Media finds a new use for Atlassian's JIRA software

UK communications provider Virgin Media is using JIRA project tracking software from Atlassian to monitor how its technical systems and applications are performing.

read more... secures move to the cloud with OneLogin identity management

UK jobs site has implemented a new cloud-based identity management platform from OneLogin, enabling its 250 employees across sales, operations and development to get simple and secure access to their applications.


Ex-HTC execs launch new UK smartphone brand Kazam

Just as smartphone manufacturer HTC was beginning to claw back some market share with its refreshed HTC One line, two former company executives have announced the launch of a new mobile brand called Kazam, which they claim will “disrupt the status quo”.


BT, Sky, TalkTalk and Virgin Media pledge £1m to child porn fight

The UK’s four largest ISPs – BT, Sky, TalkTalk and Virgin Media – have announced that they will commit an additional £1 million collectively over the next four years to further crack down on the creation and distribution of child porn.


Project Cauã: revolutionising IT for the masses

Project Cauã, the Free and Open Source Software and Hardware (FOSSH) project conceived by Linux International executive director Jon “Maddog” Hall to make it possible for people to make a living as a systems administrator, is set to launch in Brazil next month.


UK smart grid mass rollout moves a step closer

The UK today took another major step towards the full scale nation-wide rollout of smart meters, as bidders submitted their proposals to provide a communications infrastructure for tens of millions of homes.


John 'Maddog' Hall: Why Raspberry Pi is only the beginning

Raspberry Pi – the credit card-sized single-board computer developed by the Raspberry Pi Foundation to promote the teaching of computer science in schools – is one of the most talked-about inventions of the year, but for Jon "maddog" Hall, executive director of Linux International, it is only the beginning.


David Cameron announces £1m prize for solving world's biggest problem

Prime Minister David Cameron has announced a £1 million prize for anyone who can “identify and solve the biggest problem of our time”.


David Willetts: UK could be 'world leader' in 5G

Universities and Science Minister David Willetts has suggested that the UK could regain its lead in mobile telephony with the development of new 5G technologies.


UK government opens up more public data to drive 'Information Economy'

The UK Department for Business Innovation and Skills (BIS) has announced plans to open up more government datasets, providing the raw material for technology companies and developers to create apps and data-led businesses.


GSMA launches data and analysis portal for mobile industry

The GSM Association (GSMA) has launched a new online portal, providing data and analysis on the mobile industry as well as market insights produced by a team of analysts.


UK shoppers want biometric payment methods

Paying for goods and services through fingerprint, palm and iris scanners is the most popular future technology choice for security-conscious shoppers, according to new research from payments processing firm WorldPay.


Huawei opens Reading HQ as part of UK investment

Chinese networking firm Huawei has reaffirmed its long-term commitment to the UK with the launch of a new headquarters in Green Park, Reading.


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