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  • Ocado - a disruptive company to rival Google?

    Online groceries retailer Ocado wants it to be known that it is a tech, not a retail, company at heart. Techworld meets the company?s CTO Paul Clarke to explore his and the company?s technology journey.

  • Comment: The UK tech scene is about more than London

    We hear on a daily basis how ?Silicon Roundabout? and the London technology sector are revitalising the UK economy. However, a recent Techworld exclusive revealed that funding is being pulled for the regeneration of the Old St area, while government quango Tech City UK revealed earlier this year that it's changing its focus from London to the UK as a whole. Both stories suggest that London?s start-up crown may be up for grabs in the near future.

  • 10 Big Data startups to watch

    The Big Data space is heating up ? to the point that many pundits already see it as the over-hyped heir to "cloud." The hype may be a bit much, but Big Data is already living up to its potential, transforming entire business lines, such as marketing, pharmaceutical research, and cyber-security.

  • Why developers are turning to API services

    As application development increasingly hooks into outside services, tools to manage all those APIs are sprouting up

  • How NFC is transforming the weekly shopping experience

    Retailers have been talking about enabling consumers to pay for groceries using their mobile phones for years but, in reality, the mobile payments revolution is still some way off.

  • Indoor positioning market heats up with Apple acquisition of WifiSLAM

    The news this week that Apple has acquired indoor positioning company WifiSLAM is a sign that the war over indoor mobile location services is hotting up.

  • BlackBerry delivers, but tough battle looms

    The recently rechristened BlackBerry has delivered on its promise to breathe new life into its aging, iconic product line for diehard fans, but faces an uphill battle against the iPhone and devices based on Google's Android operating system.

  • Wireless charging can help drive NFC growth

    At CES 2013, the Wireless Power Consortium displayed dozens of devices that were designed to the Qi wireless charging standard, suggesting that 2013 may be the year wireless charging becomes a feature consumers expect to come standard in new smartphones.

  • Cool gadgets and hot tech that will shine at CES 2013

    With less than a week to go before this year's International CES Show in Las Vegas commences, it's unclear which new products will generate the most buzz among attendees of the massive trade show. However, Ultra HDTVs, Windows 8 tablets, smart appliances, and smartphone apps figure to fight for center stage.

  • The impact of the 'Internet of Things' on corporate IT

    The Internet of Things (IoT) is a broad concept plotting to make vast amounts of the physical world interactive, IP-enabled, and ?smart?, according to Forrester Research analyst Andrew Rose.

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