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....Mr Levandowski had already been removed from working on the self-driving car technology at the heart of the suit. He started working at Uber in August 2016, when the firm bought Otto, the self-driving truck start-up he had created in the six months after leaving Google. ... [Read full article on BBC ]
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....In recent months Uber has been shaken by scandals, high-profile sackings and allegations of sexism. Mr Gupta, who has been head of strategic finance since 2015, will leave next month to join another start-up in San Francisco. ... [Read full article on BBC ]
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'More support for women start-ups' image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Friday 2nd of June 2017 09:32:32 PM
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Another Uber executive quits but losses improve image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Thursday 1st of June 2017 11:41:41 AM
....In recent months Uber has been shaken by scandals, high-profile sackings and allegations of sexism. Mr Gupta, who has been head of strategic finance since 2015, will leave next month to join another start-up in San Francisco. ...
Uber fires self-driving car engineer amid legal fight with Google image
....Mr Levandowski had already been removed from working on the self-driving car technology at the heart of the suit. He started working at Uber in August 2016, when the firm bought Otto, the self-driving truck start-up he had created in the six months after leaving Google. ...
NatWest CLEARSPEND APP gives growing firms instant spending and budget insights image
.... . Alison Rose, chief executive of NatWest's commercial and private banking division, drove the innovation in partnership with Silicon Valley start-up SpendLabs. ...
Going up? image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Sunday 28th of May 2017 11:11:21 PM
.... . They're creative, as measured by a large output of patents and a high rate of start-ups. ...
Apple's Jonathan Ive says immigration vital for UK firms image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Thursday 25th of May 2017 09:43:14 AM
....Sir Jonathan said the UK had a "fabulous tradition of design education", but that it needed to do more to become a technology hub on a par with Silicon Valley in California, where the likes of Apple, Facebook and Google are based. "I think Silicon Valley has infrastructures to support start-up companies . ...
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Source : BBC [Read Article] Wednesday 24th of May 2017 11:00:09 PM
....Help is at hand from the growing number of podcast platforms that connect podcasters with advertisers. Podcast platforms that offer this service, including Swedish start-up firm Acast and the UK's Audioboom. ...
Aston Martin roars back into profit for the first quarter image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Wednesday 24th of May 2017 03:56:30 PM
....The company said it was still planning to enter the electric car market. Last year, it announced a tie-up with LeEco, the Chinese backer of the electric car start-up Faraday Future. ...
Nokia 3310 sparks wave of nostalgia as it goes on sale image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Wednesday 24th of May 2017 12:30:26 PM
....The new device was announced at February's Mobile World Congress technology show in Barcelona. It is being built under licence by the Finnish start-up company HMD Global, which also makes several Nokia-branded Android smartphones. ...
Not just Bitcoin... image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Wednesday 24th of May 2017 09:07:22 AM
.... . Mr Rosenblatt, one of the people in attendance, works with smaller investment firms and start-ups, navigating issues relating to coin offerings and "smart contracts", which use similar technology to enforce and verify business transactions. ...
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Source : BBC [Read Article] Monday 22nd of May 2017 11:35:07 PM
'Commit to your challenging job or quit' – our work expert responds image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Saturday 20th of May 2017 06:00:17 AM
....You have to make a choice between two courses of action – and taking a stand is not one of them. You describe a typical owner-managed company, probably a start-up. ...
University of Apple  image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Tuesday 16th of May 2017 11:03:56 PM
....Computer giant Apple is expanding its supply line of talented young people with digital skills, by doubling the intake of its European academy. Last year, the technology company opened an academy in Naples, in Italy, where students spend a year training to be developers, coders, app creators and start-up entrepreneurs. ...
Affordable art image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Tuesday 16th of May 2017 11:00:59 PM
....Rise Art had similar ambitions to shake up the existing market. Set up in 2011, the start-up focuses on online sales, with prices from £200 to £30,000. ...
TransferWise becomes profitable six years after being founded image
....1bn (£850m) and says it has more than one million customers. The valuation makes it what is known in the trade as a 'unicorn' - a term used for firms that are privately-owned start-ups valued at $1bn or higher. ...
General election 2017: Lib Dems promise £100-a-week for entrepreneurs' living costs image
....Labour will also reveal its plans for business on Tuesday as it launches its general election manifesto. The start-up allowance scheme, costing £146m over five years, will be one of a number of announcements aimed at differentiating the Lib Dems from Labour and the Conservatives. ...
Gene genie image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Monday 15th of May 2017 11:01:39 PM
....". A growing number of start-ups, such as 23andMe, FitnessGenes, UBiome, DNAFit, Orig3n and Habit, are moving into this space, promising that mail-order genetic tests can change your life for the better. ...
Office sauna image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Sunday 14th of May 2017 12:30:10 AM
....As a result younger workers may choose to move to another job, rather than fight to improve the terms of their current roles, Ms Coatman says. A small, start-up tech firm can quite easily make their office attractive to the young worker, but what about bigger, more traditional companies?. ...
Fast-charging smartphones set for launch image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Friday 12th of May 2017 11:50:02 AM
....Smartphones with batteries that fully charge in five minutes could be available to consumers next year. The technology was first shown off in 2015, when Israeli start-up StoreDot demonstrated its FlashBattery at the CES tech show in Las Vegas. ...
New Uber blow as European legal adviser says service should be licensed like taxis image
.... Legal challenges have forced the company to halt UberPop in several other European countries, including the Netherlands and Sweden. The decision before the Luxembourg court is seen as a landmark case in the so-called sharing or gig economy, and could have knock-on effects on other start-ups such as Airbnb and food delivery companies such as Deliveroo. ...
Alison Brittain named Veuve Clicquot Business Woman of 2017 image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Tuesday 9th of May 2017 08:22:18 PM
....Ms Kelly founded the Women of the World festival and developed the cultural strategy for London's Olympic and Paralympic Games in 2012. Alice Bentinck, the founder of Entrepreneur First, a investment programme for start-ups, received the Veuve Clicquot New Generation Award. ...
Mistake-fixing start-up Grammarly raises $110m image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Tuesday 9th of May 2017 01:59:44 PM
....9 million users. The start-up was founded in 2009 by Alex Shevchenko and Max Lytvyn. ...
Sun trap image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Monday 8th of May 2017 11:07:44 PM
.... . And Austrian start-up Smartflower has designed a neat, all-in-one solar unit that sits in your garden, tracks the sun like a sunflower, and folds itself up for protection at the end of the day or in poor weather. ...
Private equity bids $2.5bn for Sydney Morning Herald owner image
....Domain is Australia's second-biggest real estate website after one owned by Rupert Murdoch and is valued by analysts at about A$2bn. According to Fairfax, the consortium has offered 95 cents a share for Domain, along with the metropolitan newspapers, an events business, and a start-up investing arm. ...
TED 2017: UK 'Iron Man' demonstrates flying suit image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Thursday 27th of April 2017 11:01:13 PM
....The suit can currently fly uninterrupted for around 10 minutes. The start-up he founded, Gravity, is working on new technology for the device which Mr Browning said will make the current prototype look "like child's play". ...
Can plastic roads help save the planet? image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Tuesday 25th of April 2017 12:11:20 AM
. Engineer Toby McCartney explains how his Scottish start-up MacRebur is persuading councils to use local waste plastic to build roads. ...
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Lunch-hour hacks image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Tuesday 25th of April 2017 12:00:52 AM
. With two children under the age of four and a tech start-up to run, Colleen Wong has her hands full. ...
Juicero: Juicing boss defends $400 machine image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Friday 21st of April 2017 07:26:05 AM
. A US start-up that sells a wi-fi connected juicing machine for $399 (£310), has offered refunds after the gadget was mocked on social media. ...
CEO Secrets: Think outside the bubble, says coffee chief image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Monday 17th of April 2017 11:19:16 PM
....Jeremy Torz started Union Hand-roasted Coffee with a friend 20 years ago after falling in love with cafe culture on the US west coast. Here he offers his advice to start-ups. ...
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Flying car prepares for launch image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Monday 17th of April 2017 12:15:58 AM
.... . But now a Dutch start-up says it has done it, all in line with the existing air and road regulations. ...
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Boutique gin and whisky boom spooks big spirit brands image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Sunday 16th of April 2017 11:01:07 PM
.... “For every winner there will be many more losers,” says Simmonds. “Some of the business plans we have seen for start-ups in this sector suggest a nasty hangover for some. ...
How the beery vision of brewing a small fortune can fall flat image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Saturday 15th of April 2017 08:59:21 AM
....“Brew as many small batches at home as possible to the highest possible standards and get a six-figure sum behind you before you start. If you want a production brewery as a commercial thing, [start-up costs] are in the hundreds of thousands, if not millions,” said Hawke. ...
Industrial strategy 'must help' UK creative industries image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Saturday 15th of April 2017 02:53:13 AM
....He said the government should recognise that creative industries "will be as important to future economic success as traditional industries, such as cars or oil and gas". Among its other recommendations are campaigns to increase diversity in employment in the sector and advice for start-ups on exporting. ...
Meet the millennials making big money riding China's bitcoin wave image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 11th of April 2017 06:00:21 AM
....For the past six months, 27-year-old Yang has worked mainly from home, mainly from his sofa, tracking and trading bitcoin, and watching the money roll in. The flat itself is modestly sized; Yang moved in in his pre-bitcoin days when he worked variously for a crowdfunder start-up, a branding consultancy and dabbled in hedge-fund management, all of which he describes as “creative financial work”. ...
The good stuff image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Monday 10th of April 2017 11:19:56 PM
.... . "I am seeing the same trend with technology start-ups, with a proportion looking to deliver social good either as non-profits themselves, or commercial organisation with social purpose. ...
The new age of Ayn Rand: how she won over Trump and Silicon Valley image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Monday 10th of April 2017 05:49:09 PM
....Which brings us to the new wave of Randians, outside both politics and conventional conservatism. They are the princes of Silicon Valley, the masters of the start-up, a cadre of young Roarks and Galts, driven by their own genius to remake the world and damn the consequences. ...
Technology is a marvel – now let’s make it moral | Martha Lane Fox image
....It could be one that builds a sector where the people who make and maintain our technology are as diverse as the people who use it. France has just announced a new programme to promote gender equality in start-ups – a smart move, since diverse teams are profitable teams. ...
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Source : BBC [Read Article] Sunday 9th of April 2017 11:11:43 PM
....". When not leading Belu, which bottles in water in Shropshire, Karen spares the time to help young start-ups who also want to achieve positive social change. ...
Revealed: the huge profits earned by big banks on overseas money transfers image
....In a warning flashed up on screens, Santander’s executives were told: “10% of the group’s profits at risk when international transfers repricing takes place. ” They were told that while TransferWise, a relatively new start-up in the money transfer business, was charging €64 to move £10,000 from the UK to Spain, Santander charged €394 – six times as much. ...
Self-driving cars will only work when we accept autonomy is a myth image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Friday 7th of April 2017 08:00:05 AM
.... It is far easier to engineer cars to speak to each other and the environment than it is to get them to drive on their own. However, this requires a degree of solidarity, which displeases start-ups. ...
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Source : BBC [Read Article] Thursday 6th of April 2017 10:58:18 PM
....". Swedish start-up Natural Cycles' app recently won medical approval as a contraceptive. ...
Work it out image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Tuesday 4th of April 2017 11:37:48 PM
...." . Tech giant Google led the way in office gyms but Holmes doesn't believe a company has to have a gym on site, and says he encouraged staff to exercise even when they were a small start-up. ...
UK's gender pay rankings will put discrimination under spotlight image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Sunday 2nd of April 2017 12:16:22 PM
....A more radical reaction to their findings would be simply to close the gap by giving women a pay rise. One firm that did that, London marketing start-up Brainlabs, was featured in this column last year. ...
The lost generation: ‘I’m 30-something and still depressed and broke’ image
....”. Here’s a start: give self-employed under-35s free bus passes (I’m 36 by the way); give them £200 to help with start-up costs; if they need more education or training to increase their chance of getting work, let them claim it as a business expense; reduce the rate of national insurance for those who are self-employed and under 35; give self-employed men statutory paternity pay; increase the maternity allowance; and reduce student loan repayments. ...
China's Tencent buys 5% stake in Tesla image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Tuesday 28th of March 2017 02:30:31 PM
.... . It was an early investor in NextEV, a Shanghai-based start-up which since has rebranded itself as Nio and has offices in San Jose, California, close to Tesla's base. ...
Uber to shut down Denmark operation over new taxi laws image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 28th of March 2017 01:36:28 PM
....”. In Brussels, the European commission has called for restraint from member states in their approach to the disruptive start-up, saying they should consider bans only as a last resort since the EU also had a duty to “encourage a regulatory environment that allows new business models to develop”. ...
Bye-bye bank charges? image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Monday 27th of March 2017 11:28:16 PM
. Mobile banking has changed the way we manage our money for good, and is saving us billions in bank charges, tech start-ups say. ...
Ads in the sky image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Friday 24th of March 2017 12:13:43 AM
....Passers-by on a London street were recently amazed to see a fleeting image of a pink tongue protruding from fruitily plump lips, seemingly suspended in mid-air. It was the famous logo for the Rolling Stones and was part of an experiment by tech start-up Lightvert. ...
London-Paris electric flight 'in decade' image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Wednesday 22nd of March 2017 08:06:00 AM
. A new start-up says it intends to offer an electric-powered commercial flight from London to Paris in 10 years. ...
'Out of control' image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Monday 20th of March 2017 12:02:11 AM
....To help get Enabled up and running, Jessica successfully applied for a small entrepreneurship grant from the Australian Capital Territory government. She left her civil service job one Friday in December 2012, and started work at Enabled the following Monday, with help and support coming from a local start-up support initiative called the Griffin Accelerator. ...
Gucci, Versace, D&G ... now top brands target fashion for kids image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Sunday 19th of March 2017 12:05:01 AM
....7m in 2015. It’s no surprising, then, that everyone from luxury brands to aspirational start-ups and mass retailers want a piece of the action. ...
Revision App customers complain of unexpected payments image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Monday 13th of March 2017 01:19:29 PM
.... . In 2013 he was named as Shell's young entrepreneur of the year and appeared on stage at the Conservative Party conference to explain how a government-backed start-up loan had helped get his business off the ground. ...
Sean Spicer confronted in Apple store image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Monday 13th of March 2017 12:22:29 PM
....". Ms Chauhan, the founder of an education start-up, then asks him: "Have you helped with the Russia stuff - are you a criminal as well? Have you committed treason, too, just like the president?". ...
India washing machine launched with 'curry' button image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Friday 10th of March 2017 07:05:51 AM
....The Japanese firm has associated itself with other headline-grabbing products. Last year it invested $60m (£49m) in Seven Dreamers, a Japanese start-up which is developing what it claims to be the world's first robot that folds laundry. ...
Machines v hackers image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Friday 10th of March 2017 12:33:10 AM
....Some, such as OpenAI, are available to anyone, but most are owned by the companies that developed them. So larger security firms have been snapping up smaller, smarter start-ups in an effort to bolster their defences quickly. ...
Work zombies image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Friday 10th of March 2017 12:28:39 AM
...."Those two connections make the work really matter, and then people are engaged, and then drive a more efficient and more productive workforce," she says. Ms Steele's approach is not that unusual for a tech start-up, which tend to shy away from a defined hierarchy. ...
AirBnB raises $1bn of investment funding image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Thursday 9th of March 2017 09:50:42 PM
.... . In total it has raised more than $3bn from investors and it is now the second most valuable start-up in the US after Uber, which is valued at about $70bn. ...
'I was stuck' image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Wednesday 8th of March 2017 12:30:12 AM
....Why I can't post images of things going wrong . She had changed her career several times already, starting out as a chemical engineer, then deciding to move into venture capital - investing in small and start-up companies - which required going back to college to study. ...
Business wish list image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Sunday 5th of March 2017 01:37:19 AM
....Mr Hammond should create a 'white-list' for acceptable tax-planning, to separate it from aggressive evasion, so businesses are clear about what kinds of tax planning HMRC will accept. It wants the government to consult on liberalising investment schemes for start-ups. ...
The smaller the better? image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Friday 3rd of March 2017 12:08:53 AM
...."The future belongs to the fast," is how Meg Whitman explains her radical decision as chief executive to split up technology giant Hewlett-Packard. The firm, which famously started life in a Palo Alto garage in California in 1939 and which is credited with founding Silicon Valley - the beating heart of the hi-tech world - has now declared a new era: that of the nimble start-up. ...
Dear Travis... image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Wednesday 1st of March 2017 06:02:53 PM
.... Or it could just be that he was really tired. As Mr Kalanick himself admits, he used to think you had to burn the candle at both ends to be the real deal as head of a Silicon Valley start-up. ...
Government sets out post-Brexit digital strategy image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Wednesday 1st of March 2017 01:10:06 AM
....Chris Pennell, an analyst with research company Ovum, said the plans did not go far enough. "We need to invest in education and start-ups and skills," he said. ...
UK 'must insulate 25 million homes' image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Tuesday 28th of February 2017 12:07:22 AM
....". Mr Holloway's start-up business was funded by the EU and the business department BEIS, but industry experts complain that building insulation research has received a tiny fraction of the sums channelled into glamorous renewables. ...
Nokia 3310 mobile phone resurrected at MWC 2017 image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Sunday 26th of February 2017 04:30:03 PM
.... More than 126 million were produced before it was phased out in 2005. The revamped version will be sold under licence by the Finnish start-up HMD Global, which also unveiled several Nokia-branded Android smartphones. ...
Don’t be a dinosaur image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Friday 24th of February 2017 12:37:05 AM
...."No matter what business you're in, you will be left behind, even if you bake pizzas the guy next-door who has a nice mobile app to make pizza distributed faster will win against you," he says. Mr Thrun argues traditional firms should look at their Silicon Valley start-ups to learn how to behave. ...
Pay-as-you-go car insurance – perfect for the low-mileage driver? image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Saturday 11th of February 2017 07:00:09 AM
....Millions of people buy their mobile phone service on a pay-as-you-go contract – and now we are being offered car insurance in the same way, paying just for the miles we drive. In the next few months two start-up insurance firms will begin offering pay-as-you-drive car insurance products that claim to do away with the big up front annual premium. ...
Can post-Brexit London survive as Europe's cultural and financial capital? image
....There is no doubt that in the days following the referendum, the mood among a business community known for its optimism and energy was one of anxiety and gloom. Stories of investment deals abruptly collapsing were compounded when a German political party sponsored a van to drive around east London with the message “Dear start-ups, keep calm and move to Berlin”. ...
Ikea’s effect on the antiques trade: here’s how to turn the tables image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Friday 20th of January 2017 12:26:06 PM
....EBay and Etsy are crawling with “Fornasetti style” furniture, mostly horrible, but a darn sight cheaper than the real thing, with wallpapered wardrobes for about £175. You want that Ikea wardrobe, but it doesn’t quite fit in the alcove? Or you’ve spotted a nice dining table, but it would be better if it was a bit longer? Young east London start-up company Opendesk have invented an ingenious online platform for open-source furniture designs that can be customised, downloaded and made locally, anywhere in the world, cutting out the middle-man supplier and reducing waste, transport and storage costs. ...
Drone company Lily shuts down owing $34m image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Thursday 12th of January 2017 01:29:18 PM
....Lily, the company behind an autonomous camera drone that had amassed $34m (£27m) in pre-orders, has announced that it is shutting down. In an email to customers the start-up said it had failed to raise additional funds to start production of the drone. ...
Wales sees 26% drop in new businesses over five years image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Wednesday 11th of January 2017 06:02:44 AM
....The bank said the downward trend was likely to be in response to the "uncertain economic environment". Across Wales, 23,195 new business start-ups were recorded in the 12 months to November 2011, compared to 17,089 in the year to November 2016. ...
Cash car image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Tuesday 10th of January 2017 12:21:21 AM
.... . This is why Turo, and a handful of other recent start-ups like easyCar, Getaround, and Rentecarlo, are hoping to unlock all this unused capacity sitting idle in the street. ...
Tech's bad bromance image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Monday 9th of January 2017 12:18:10 AM
. Silicon Valley is so male-dominated that there's a name for the young, brash men who populate the region's many start-ups and high-tech firms: "brogrammers". ...
Battling the 'brogrammers' image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Monday 9th of January 2017 12:17:54 AM
. Silicon Valley is so male-dominated that there's a name for the young, brash men who populate the region's many start-ups and high-tech firms: "brogrammers". ...
Flying high image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Sunday 8th of January 2017 01:02:39 AM
....But British billionaire Sir Richard Branson is looking to usher in the age of the supersonic flight once again; and make it affordable to the masses. His company Virgin Galactic is working with US start-up Boom to develop the XB-1, which is being plugged as the world's fastest civil aircraft ever made. ...
Digital minister defends support for tech image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Friday 6th of January 2017 08:05:13 AM
. The UK's digital and culture minister says the CES tech show's chief was wrong to claim the government is doing too little to support its start-ups at the Las Vegas event. ...
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