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02 December 2016

Nokia Brand Returns to Market

The Nokia marquee is to return to the smartphone market.The firm has already taken on board the old Nokia feature phone business from Microsoft Mobile, giving it significant global presence from day one.The firm will launch its first Nokia Android smartphone in the first ha


01 December 2016

Digitising Automotive Could Generate Billions

According to a report the UK economy could gain up to £74bn by 2035 if it embraces the digitisation of the automotive industry.The report titled 'The digitalisation of the UK automotive industry' was commissioned by the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT).


30 November 2016

National Lottery Accounts Feared Hacked

Around 26,000 National Lottery accounts are feared to have been hacked.The firm said it did not believe its own systems had been compromised, but that the customers’ login details had been stolen from elsewhere.The company also added that no money had been taken or ad


29 November 2016

HMRC Geared up to Block 500 Million Malware Attacks

HM Revenue & Customs is geared up to block the half a billion phishing emails sent per year, designed to steal personal information or deliver malware, from ever reaching UK taxpayers.


28 November 2016

Third of Bank Staff Expect Brexit to Impact Employer

 A survey of thousands of financial services workers has revealed that 31% of them think their employer might move operations out of the UK as a result of Brexit.


25 November 2016

Skyscanner Sold to China Firm for £1.4bn

 Skyscanner has been bought by Ctrip, China’s biggest online travel firm, for £1.4bn.Skyscanner’s headquarters is in Edinburgh and the site is available in more than 30 languages with about 60 million monthly active users.


23 November 2016

Deliveroo Customers Suffer Hack Attack

 Deliveroo customers have had their accounts hacked according to an investigation by the BBC’s Watchdog.


22 November 2016

UK Industry to Increase Innovation Spend Because of Brexit

A CBI survey has found that 70% of UK businesses are committed to increasing or maintaining their innovation budget to ensure the country’s industry continues to thrive after Brexit.According to the survey businesses believe the UK industry must step up its game to compete in a w


18 November 2016

One Million Cyber Attacks Forecast for Christmas

UK retailers are expected to see a dangerous spike in online criminal activity in the run up to Christmas 2016.Digital Identity firm, ThreatMetrix, warned the attacks could result in losses of millions of pounds. According to the firm’s Q3 2016 cyber crime report


17 November 2016

Broadband Speed Ads to be Revamped

Under new regulator plans UK broadband companies will be made to change the way their internet speeds are advertised.The Advertising Standards Authority (ASA) says current descriptions of speeds “up to” a certain amount are confusing and will be changed in 2017.The UK watch


16 November 2016

Government Launches Digital Trade Platform

The government has launched an online trade platform to help UK businesses break into foreign markets.The Department for International Trade (DIT) has launched the platform called which acts as a hub for UK and international trade investment. 


14 November 2016

Women in Tech Earn 9% Less than Male Counterparts

According to research women in the UK technology industry are paid on average 9% less than their male counterparts.A study from recruitment firm, Hired, found that the gap in pay between men and women in UK tech was much larger than expected.Research also found the UK&rsquo


11 November 2016

GDPR Will Require 75,000 DPOs Worldwide

A study has revealed New European Union data protection rules will require the appointment of at least 75,000 data protection officers in the next two years.According to the International Association of Privacy Professionals (IAPP) even though the final version of the General Data Prot


10 November 2016

Fintech Disruption Hits UK Cheque Processing Industry

Cheque processing company iPSL is closing some of its UK operations and cutting hundreds of jobs because technology has reduced demand.Images of cheques can now be taken on a smartphone and sent directly to a bank; reducing the need for large operations to complete paper-based services


09 November 2016

BT Boosts Broadband Speeds for SME and Consumer Customers

BT has doubled the potential fibre-to-the-cabinet broadband speeds that it makes available to small and medium enterprise (SME) customers.The automatic upgrade will apply to 46,000 SMEs around the country and BT said this meant they would now receive some of the fastest broadband speed


08 November 2016

Most Banks See Startups as Best Way to Access Technology

Banks are becoming increasingly prepared to work closely with IT startups to help them remain competitive, as the threat from technology companies and financial startups looms.


07 November 2016

Tesco Bank Hack Halts Online Transactions

Tesco Bank has halted its online transactions after customers have had thousands of pounds wiped from their accounts.


04 November 2016

Climate Hackathon Aims to use Tech to Save the Planet

Innovation partnership, Climate-KIC, has held a global hackathon to develop technology solutions to tackle climate change and help the environment.The aim of the partnership was for app developers, businesses, entrepreneurs and academics in participating cities around the world to spen


03 November 2016

Drone Hacking Cyber Security Boot Camp Launched

A new cyber security boot camp backed by the government has been launched.Minister for digital and culture, Matt Hancock, said students would gain the skills needed to “fight cyber attacks” and help keep the UK safe.The 10 week course has been certified by the UK Spy Agency GCHQ.


02 November 2016

UK Government Re-announces £1.9bn Cyber Security Spend

The UK government has announced a £1.9bn increase in spending on cyber security for the second time – 12 months after it was initially announced.


01 November 2016

GDS Needs to Re-Equip to Support Digital Transformation

A report by the Institute for Government (IfG) has estimated that the government could save up to £2bn in energy efficient savings by creating better digital services.  The report criticised the lack of a central digital strategy from the Government Digital Strategy (GD