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Cisco buying location-based software firm

Cisco Systems plans to acquire July Systems, a maker of location-based software for an undisclosed amount. Target use cases include retailers and the wider enterprise market.

World's fastest supercomputer goes live

The ORNL Summit supercomputer, designed with Nvidia's GPUs and IBM’s CPUs, is now operational and the fastest supercomputer in the world.

SeaBubbles offer glimpse of transportation future

Earlier this month, the futuristic water taxi was demonstrated in Lake Geneva, expanding to Switzerland following tests on the river Seine.

Survey highlights capital’s tech talent shortage

One in three London startups suffer from shortage in technology talent, according to a new survey.

EU to invest EUR 9n in AI, cybersec, supercomputers

European Union has shed light on its first pan-regional programme focusing on innovative technology including supercomputers, artificial intelligence and cybersecurity. Common European libraries of algorithms will be created under the AI drive.

First female UK fintech CTO

Fintech business MarketInvoice has today appointed a CTO from Silicon Valley’s Wealthfront. Rija Javed is believed to be the first female fintech CTO in the UK.

Drones set for major uplift of UK economy

A new PwC report predicts 76,000 drones in use across UK skies by 2030, bringing billions in savings for construction & manufacturing and the public sector industries. The impact on jobs will also be substantial.

Scotland houses Microsoft’s new subsea data centre

Microsoft’s latest underwater data centre has been submerged near the Orkney Islands off the Scottish coast.

Red Hat launches Fuse 7 for enterprise cloud

Red Hat Fuse 7 is the company’s latest release of its distributed, cloud-native integration solution for enterprise cloud migration.

Google and Orange to jointly invest in tech startups

French telco Orange has formed a partnership with Google to invest in technology startups in Europe, the Middle East and Africa.

GM driverless car legal suite “settled”

General Motors has settled a legal action that resulted after one of its self-driving vehicles knocked over a motorcyclist in California.

Nest Hello and Changi are tip of new facial recognition wave

Facial recognition technology has been making the news recently with several larger project underway globally, and new research now predicts that face and iris recognition will soon cannibalise on fingerprint.