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The National Cyber Security Council (NCSC) has launched a new personal internet protection service to increase the digital security of political candidates, election officials and other people at high risk of being targeted ahead of the general elections.
Posted: 17/05/2024
The Cyber Safety Force (CSF) said it will take a data-driven, collaborative approach to “revolutionise” the way that businesses think about and manage threat defence and risk aversion and facilitate a move from “cyber security to cyber safety”.
Posted: 17/5/2024
Sainsbury’s has partnered with Microsoft to roll out AI technology in a bid to boost customer and employee experience.
Posted: 17/05/2024
Microsoft is asking approximately 700 to 800 individuals who are involved in machine learning and other cloud computing-related work to consider relocating
Posted: 17/05/2024
This move allows OpenAI to leverage Reddit's user-generated data to train and enhance its AI models
Posted: 17/05/2024
Standard Chartered Bank’s Hong Kong arm has successfully completed a pilot which tested cross-border transactions with tokenised carbon assets in partnership with Mastercard.
Posted: 16/05/2024
Women in the technology industry are marginally outpacing men with generative AI (GenAI) adoption in the workplace, according to new research from Boston Consulting Group (BCG).
Posted: 16/5/2024
The proposed nationwide class action accused Tesla and Musk of falsely advertising Autopilot and other self-driving technology as functional or "just around the corner" since 2016
Posted: 16/05/2024
A complaint was lodged against the company with the European Commission, alleging a potential breach of the Digital Services Act's rules for online platforms
Posted: 16/05/2024
eBay has embedded a new 'click-to-sell' feature into smart tags to enable sellers to list their clothing on the marketplace in a "couple of clicks of a button".
Posted: 15/5/2024
Santander has announced that one of its third-party managed databases has suffered a breach.
Posted: 15/5/2024
The director of GCHQ has warned that China poses a “genuine and increasing” cyber risk to the UK.
Posted: 15/05/2024
The creators argue that TikTok has had "a profound effect on American life" and provides them with a "unique and irreplaceable means to express themselves and form community."
Posted: 15/04/2024
Selipsky, 57, has had a long association with AWS, spanning 14 years across two stints
Posted: 15/05/2024
The UK Space Agency will invest £9 million in an early-stage technology programme to better understand how space can be used to understand and protect the planet.
Posted: 14/05/2024
Private equity firm Permira has announced an all-cash deal valued at approximately $6.9 billion to acquire the company
Posted: 14/05/2024
MPs have tabled a motion against new legislation that could facilitate the "mass surveillance" of UK bank accounts through the use of AI.
Posted: 14/5/2024
This launch represents the Microsoft-backed company’s latest effort to maintain a leading position in the rapidly evolving AI assistant market.
Posted: 14/05/2024
The government says that the UK has completed commercial flight trials of advanced quantum-based navigation systems that cannot be jammed or spoofed by hostile actors.
Posted: 13/05/2024
Prison leavers are facing neglect when trying to re-enter the workplace due to a lack of digital skills, according to the Digital Poverty Alliance (DPA.)
Posted: 13/5/2024
It had previously been reported that Apple has been in talks with Google about licensing the tech giant's Gemini chatbot
Posted: 13/05/2024
The investment comes as major tech giants double down on the cloud computing market, driven by soaring demand for generative AI capabilities
Posted: 13/05/2024
Currys has partnered with Microsoft and Accenture to build its cloud technology infrastructure to enable the electronics retailer to speed up the adoption of generative AI (genAI).
Posted: 10/05/2024
Ofcom rules state that election-related discussion or analysis, including the results of opinion polls, must stop when polling stations open and may only resume once they close.
Posted: 10/5/2024
The decision comes amid growing concerns from researchers that AI-generated content could be weaponised to interfere with the upcoming US elections
Posted: 10/05/2024
The Financial Transactions and Reports Analysis Centre (FINTRAC) cited Binance's failure to properly register and report thousands of large cryptocurrency transactions as the basis for the fine
Posted: 10/05/2024
Google Wallet has now been launched in India.
Posted: 09/05/2024
Amazon has said that it plans to build a new robotics fulfilment centre in Northampton.
Posted: 9/5/2024
The move comes just over a year after the tech giant established the centre as part of its efforts to foster high-end engineering and innovation solutions
Posted: 09/05/2024
The deal underscores IBM's efforts to strengthen its hybrid cloud computing capabilities
Posted: 09/05/2024
Scale AI has chosen London for the site of its first European headquarters.
Posted: 08/05/2024
Nottingham Building Society has implemented new tech to provide its customers with insurance quotes in as little as 60 seconds.
Posted: 8/5/2024
Ofcom has called on tech firms to “tame toxic algorithms” to keep children safe online.
Posted: 08/05/2024
Sonio, established in 2020, develops IT solutions and AI assistant features for obstetrics and gynecology ultrasound
Posted: 08/05/2024
The Ministry of Defence (MoD) has experienced a cyber-attack targeting an armed forces payroll system, according to a report by the BBC.
Posted: 07/05/202
A British charity has called on brands selling products or advertising on TikTok to use their “collective power” to fight against online harms on the platform.
Posted: 7/5/2025
The company plans to invest S$12 billion in the city-state, adding to the S$11.5 billion it has already invested in the Asia Pacific region. It plans to spend more than S$23 billion in APAC expansion by 2028
Posted: 07/05/2024
Funders include Microsoft and NVIDIA
Posted: 07/05/2024
Vodafone has reinforced its promise to roll out 5G Standalone (5G SA) technology to rural Wales as part of its merger with Three UK.
Posted: 3/05/2024
Mastercard has partnered with Checkout.com to launch virtual cards for online travel agents.
Posted: 3/5/2024
Each of London’s 10,500 black cab drivers could be eligible for compensation of up to £25,000 with the total value of the claim estimated at a minimum of £250 million
Posted: 03/05/24
The number of UK technology companies hit a five-year high at the beginning of this year, despite ongoing economic uncertainty.
Posted: 02/05/2024
The Co-operative Bank has said its IT transformation programme is "materially complete", as it heads towards a merger with Coventry Building Society.
Posted: 2/5/2024
Tesla has claimed to operate over 50,000 Superchargers globally, making it the largest fast-charging network for electric vehicles in the world
Posted: 02/05/2024
The investment, which will see the company expand cloud and artificial intelligence services in Malaysia, is the largest ever investment from the Windows maker in the country
Posted: 02/05/2024
TikTok Shop deactivated over one million seller accounts between July and December 2023 and removed their products due to policy violations.
Posted: 02/05/2024
In total, Ver is alleged to have caused a loss to the IRS of at least $48 million
Posted: 01/05/2024
Novo Holdings has said it will invest €188 million in building a quantum technology “start-up ecosystem” in Demark.
Posted: 01/05/2024
Google will reportedly pay News Corp between $5 million and $6 million to fund its development of new AI-related content and products.
Posted: 01/05/2024
Amazon has announced a 13 per cent increase in sales, with the company attributing growth to success across AI development and advertising.
Posted: 1/5/2024
Luxembourg-based satellite telecoms network provider SES is to acquire rival firm Intelsat for $3.1 billion.
Posted: 30/04/2024
Mastercard has partnered with e-commerce platform PrestaShop to launch a new service that aims to simply the online payment experience.
Posted: 30/04/2024
Tesco is using AI to offer customers personalised challenges that can win them extra points for its Clubcard loyalty scheme.
Posted: 30/04/2024
The company said on Monday that these markets, including the UK, Germany, and the Netherlands, generate only seven per cent of its revenues, adding that the international exit would allow it to focus all of its financial resources on Turkey where it sees the “biggest potential for long-term sustainable growth”.
Posted: 30/4/2024
NOYB, the European Center for Digital Rights based in Vienna, has accused the company of not fixing incorrect information provided by its ChatGPT generative AI program in violation of EU privacy laws
Posted: 29/04/2024
The European Commission is said to be concerned that the company’s moderation practices do not stop the spread of disinformation political advertising
Posted: 29/04/2024
Amazon is facing a legal action which accuses the e-commerce giant "coercing staff" into cancelling their trade union membership.
Posted: 29/4/2024
The government has announced new legislation which forces internet-connected smart devices to meet minimum security standards.
Posted: 29/04/2024
The spend would represent the state’s largest ever capital investment, and promises to create at least 1,000 jobs
Posted: 26/04/2024
UK law enforcement has been given stricter powers to seize, freeze and destroy cryptoassets being used by criminals.
Posted: 26/4/2024
While women make up a larger percentage of new entrants to the cybersecurity industry, they are still face challenges such as pay disparity and discrimination.
Posted: 26/04/2024
Existing laws need to change before drone delivery can be rolled out in the UK, according to Co-op's head of online last mile and customer service.
Posted: 26/04/2024
The company said that it had agreed a sale price of $7.75 per share, representing a 44 per cent premium on Darktrace’s average share price over the past three months
Posted: 26/04/2024
President Joe Biden signed legislation into law on Wednesday that gives TikTok’s parent company ByteDance nine months to sell the short-form video app or face a ban
Posted: 25/04/2024
The prosecutors said that they want to send a message that "the right choice, every time, is to comply with the law."
Posted: 25/04/2024
UK banks, including NatWest, are the first in the world to implement new AI tech from Mastercard to address scams.
Posted: 25/4/2024
The UK’s Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) has invited comments on a number of tie-ups between major tech firms and artificial intelligence startups
Posted: 25/04/2024
Primark’s chief architect has said that the retailer is exploring how it could use AI to address retail crime-related shrinkage.
Posted: 24/04/2024
The chief information officer (CIO) of River Island has said that the retailer is prioritising self-checkout and RFID in its stores.
Posted: 24/04/2024
The head of global communications and marketing at Google Deepmind has described artificial general intelligence (AGI) as the next frontier after generative AI (GenAI.)
Posted: 24/04/2024
The legislation, which was voted for by a wide margin in the Senate, was passed by the House on Saturday and president Joe Biden has indicated that he will vote it into law as soon as Wednesday
Posted: 24/04/2024
The number of global electric vehicle (EV) sales is expected to hit a record 17 million by the end of this year, a 20 per cent increase compared to 2023.
Posted: 23/04/2024
Microsoft said that the companies will “jointly experiment” with its Azure OpenAI Service to develop innovative generative AI use cases across various business functions
Posted: 24/04/2024
The researcher cautions that not using AI would be a “missed opportunity” and could undermine the value of intelligence assessments
Posted: 24/04/2024
UK Finance has announced what it describes as a "landmark" set of contractual arrangements that can be used between account providers and payment service providers (PSP) who are facilitating Variable Recurring Payments (VRPs).
Posted: 23/4/2024
The lawsuit accuses the company of providing highly sensitive information including HIV status and dates of recent HIV tests to third parties for commercial purposes between 2018 and 2020
Posted: 23/04/2024
Amazon is expanding its drone delivery service in the US and conducting test flights for a new drone.
Posted: 23/04/2024
UK financial watchdog the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) has called for the creation of a strong regulatory framework around the use of artificial intelligence in financial services
Posted: 23/04/2024
The UK’s top regulators are joining forces on a pilot scheme designed to help firms that are developing AI models to meet existing regulatory standards.
Posted: 22/4/2024
European police chiefs have warned that end-to-end encryption undermines law enforcement’s ability to investigate crime.
Posted: 22/04/2024
Market researcher International Data Corporation (IDC) has said that it expects to see a rise in managed services deals in 2024
Posted: 22/04/2024
The offer from the company to settle a four-year investigation would help it avoid billions in fines
Posted: 22/04/2024
Meta has launched a new version of its open-source large language model (LLM).
Posted: 19/04/2024
The Information Commissoner's Office (ICO) has issued a reprimand to a Scottish housing association after personal data was made accessible to residents on an online customer portal.
Posted: 19/4/2024
Citing national security concerns, Beijing banned the two Meta apps along with encryption-focused messaging apps Telegram and Signal
Posted: 19/04/2024
The Windows maker’s $13 billion investment in the Sam Altman-led OpenAI could be subject to EU antitrust scrutiny with regulators building their case
Posted: 19/04/2024
bp is rolling out a crime intelligence platform across its 300 company-owned stores and has provided staff with body cameras at 70 locations.
Posted: 18/04/2024
The Windows maker’s report claims that accounts linked to Russia that are disseminating divisive content towards US citizens have ramped up their efforts over the past month and a half
Posted: 18/04/2024
Amazon has announced it will more than double the number of third-party stores using its ‘Just Walk Out’ technology this year.
Posted: 18/04/2024
The company said that the investment would meet the growing demand for cloud computing and AI infrastructure in the country
Posted: 18/04/2024
Innovate UK, which provides funding to companies developing products and services, has opened a new UK AgriTech Centre.
Posted: 17/04/2024
Home Office plans to digitalise the UK’s immigration system are in their next stages with a move towards eVisas for most visa holders by 2025.
Posted: 17/4/2024
The company had around 140,000 staff globally as of December 2023
Posted: 17/04/2024
Meta is launching new educational features for its virtual reality (VR) headsets aimed at those over the age of 13.
Posted: 16/04/2024
Walmart is introducing autonomous forklift trucks in four of its “high-tech” distribution centres following a 16-month trial of the technology in Florida.
Posted: 16/04/2024
The Software as a Service (SaaS) arm of Starling Bank has announced the launch of what it describes as Romania's first digital-native bank.
Posted: 16/4/2024
Under the new legislation, which will form part of the Criminal Justice Bill, people that make these kind of hyper-realistic, doctored images could be hit with a criminal record or a fine
Posted: 16/4/2024
Landesbank Baden-Württemberg (LBBW) has partnered with crypto platform Bitpanda to provide “Investing-as-a-Service" infrastructure for corporate clients.
Posted: 15/04/2024
Lloyds Banking Group has warned customers to be vigilant when booking their holiday as the bank releases figures revealing online scams have risen seven per cent in the past year.
Posted: 15/04/2024
Ikea will has said it will provide AI literacy training to around 3,000 employees and 500 senior staff.
Posted: 15/04/2024
It discovered the breach while conducting a separate investigation into a separate attack that affected 15,000 user accounts earlier this year
Posted: 15/04/2024
The appointment of Ng to the Amazon board underpins the company’s commitment to generative AI development
Posted: 15/04/2024
Quantonation Ventures, a VC firm which has invested in multiple UK quantum technology start-ups, has raised £60 million (€70 million) for its new fund.
Posted: 12/4/2024
The AI Seoul Summit will be held on the 21st and 22nd of May, with the UK set to co-host the event.
Posted: 12/4/2024
Amazon says it will have spent £600million on robotics and AI-powered technologies across its European fulfilment network between 2019 and the end of 2024.
Posted: 12/4/2024
The Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) has raised concerns about AI foundation models (FMs) and the “whirlwind pace” of their development.
Posted: 12/04/2024
Former deputy prime minister Nick Clegg has said that AI can be a “sword and shield” against election misinformation.
Posted: 11/4/2024
The company’s app uses map data to allow blind people to navigate independent of GPS, WiFi, or mobile data, for example in areas like the London Underground where reception isn’t available.
Posted: 11/4/2024
UK customers using Pret A Manger's subscription service have complained about significant issues with their mobile payments following recent technical changes to the company's app.
Posted: 11/4/2024
Instagram is introducing new tools to prevent sextortion, when scammers use private messages to trick children and teenagers into sending explicit images.
Posted: 11/04/2024
The Payments Association has said that AI is key in combatting the biggest fraud threat for 2024 – APP scams.
Posted: 10/4/2024
Around half of businesses and a third of charities have experienced some form of cyber security breach over the past 12 months.
Posted: 10/04/2024
This makes the company the most profitable Chinese tech firm, outperforming its domestic rivals such as Tencent and Alibaba, despite the regulatory scrutiny it is facing in the W
Posted: 10/4/2024
Jamie Dimon, boss of banking giant JP Morgan, has said that AI could be as transformational as electricity, the steam engine, and the internet.
Posted: 10/4/2024
Multiverse, a UK education technology 'unicorn', has purchased Californian AI-based talent screening platform Searchlight.
Posted: 9/4/2024
The start-up’s flagship devices look to treat insomnia and general anxiety disorder (GAD) using non-invasive electrical stimulation of the brain.
Posted: 9/4/2024
The European Central Bank (ECB) has said it will begin trialling distributed ledger technology (DLT) to settle wholesale transactions in central bank money.
Posted: 9/4/2024
Microsoft is to build a new AI hub in London to advance large language models such as OpenAI and the supporting infrastructure.
Posted: 09/04/2024
The Canadian government has said it will invest $2.4 billion in the country’s AI industry to boost job growth, productivity and responsible adoption of the technology.
Posted: 08/04/2024
Workers based in London are more concerned about the impact of AI on their jobs than any other region in the UK, according to new research.
Posted: 8/4/2024
Crédit Agricole has partnered with French multinational payment services firm Worldline to launch a new payment services brand for merchants in France.
Posted: 08/04/2024
UK start-ups have called on the government to reconsider its visa immigration rules in order to attract high-skilled workers for the tech industry.
Posted: 08/04/2024
The Post Office has announced the roll out of a new international customs data capture platform which will allow its customers to fill in relevant forms online.
Posted: 5/4/2024
Apple has reportedly axed more than 600 roles after deciding to wind down its smartwatch display and car projects.
Posted: 5/4/2024
Samsung has estimated that its operating profit for the first quarter of 2024 will rise by over 900 per cent.
Posted: 05/04/2024
Google is considering putting some features powered by generative AI behind a paywall, according to a report by the Financial Times (FT).
Posted: 04/04/2024
The Bank of England (the Bank) and the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) said that the five-year-long sandbox will modify regulation to allow firms to use new technology, including distributed ledge technology (DTL), in the trading and settlement of digital shares and bonds.
Posted: 4/4/2024
The CMA had asked the parties to provide “meaningful solutions” to concerns that the merger would lead to higher prices for consumers and businesses
Posted: 04/04/2024
The company on Wednesday said that its sales, marketing and global services division and its physical stores technology team would be impacted by the cuts
Posted: 04/04/2024
Around 200 artists including Zayn Malik and Billie Eilish have signed an open letter calling for the end of the “predatory” use of AI.
Posted: 03/04/2024
The move comes as the regulator sets out its 2024-2025 priorities for protecting children’s personal information online and meets with international regulators and online services this week.
Posted: 3/4/2024
Nuvei, the Canadian payments processor, has said it is going private as part of a takeover deal with Advent.
Posted: 3/4/2024
The UK and the US have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) that will see the two countries work together to develop tests for the most advanced AI models.
Posted: 02/04/2024
Dune London, the fashion footwear brand, has rolled out a new order management system (OMS) to improve its omnichannel strategy.
Posted: 2/4/2024
Amazon has launched an app which lets customers sign up for its palm recognition service using their phone instead of visiting a physical location.
Posted: 02/04/2024
The ASEAN Growth Fund will provide lending to companies that are scaling up via digital platforms across the region
Posted: 28/03/2024
Amazon was looking to suspend rule which requires it to tackle illegal and harmful content on its platform
Posted: 28/03/2024
Around 8 million jobs could be lost to artificial intelligence in the UK in a “jobs apocalypse” with women, younger workers and those on lower wages most at risk from the technology.
Posted: 28/03/2024
Science and technology startups in the UK received more investment in 2023 than their global counterparts, according to new research Barclays Eagle Labs.
Posted: 27/03/2024
On Monday, state officials from either side of the Atlantic filed charges and imposed sanctions against China on grounds of a suspected mass cyberespionage campaign that impacted millions of people
Posted: 27/03/2024
The company had previously announced a cost-cutting in programme in 2023 which will ultimately lead to 11,000 full-time roles being eliminated
Posted: 27/03/2024
Amazon prevented over 700,000 bad actors from setting up vendor accounts in 2023 and seized over 7 million counterfeit goods before they were sold worldwide.
Posted: 26/03/2024
The campaign was carried out by the Advanced Persistent Threat 31 (APT31) hacking group, which has been classified as an arm of the Chinese Ministry of State Security by the White House and Downing Street
Posted: 26/03/2024
Swift has been able to facilitate transactions across simulated tokenised assets, digital trade, and FX networks during testing for its central bank digital currency (CBDC) interlinking solution.
Posted: 26/3/2024
Dell said that while near-term challenges will persist, it remains optimistic about the 2025 financial year
Posted: 26/03/2024
Investment in technology firms in Northern Ireland reached a record £143.2 million in 2024, according to data from Catalyst.
Posted: 25/03/2024
The use of the app has been temporarily suspended from Monday, following complaints from media companies
Posted: 25/03/2024
The company had agreed a deal in May 2023 worth an estimated $350 million, but regulatory roadblocks have now led Qualcomm to ditch the deal
Posted: 25/03/2024
Amazon has partnered with Stripe to provide payments for retailers using its ‘just walk out’ technology in Australia and Canada.  
Posted: 25/03/2024
The Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) has raised concerns that the planned merger of Vodafone Three could leave customers and businesses worse off.
Posted: 22/03/2024
BT Group is launching iPhone contactless payments and BT Tap to Pay for small businesses.
Posted: 22/3/2024
In a statement on Thursday, the African nation’s interior minister Kithure Kindiki said that the platform had been used to spread propaganda, fraud and sexual content
Posted: 22/03/2024
The suit alleges that Apple has and continues to “selectively” impose contractual restrictions on developers to drive up prices for consumers and businesses
Posted: 21/03/2024
Amazon has signed a renewable energy power purchase agreement (PPA) with Iberdrola, one of the world's largest clean energy companies.
Posted: 21/03/2024
A new AI tool developed by King’s College London could predict the health trajectory of patients by forecasting future disorders and symptoms.
Posted: 21/3/2024
German embedded finance platform Solaris has raised €96 million in a Series F funding round.
Posted: 20/3/2024
Mustafa Suleyman has joined Microsoft as chief executive of Microsoft AI where he will lead all consumer AI products including Copilot, Bing and Edge.
Posted: 20/03/2024
According to the New York Times, the Public Investment Fund (PIF) of Saudi Arabia has discussed a partnership with potential US backers over the past few weeks
Posted: 20/03/2024
The fine stems from a copyright dispute in the country in a case that was triggered by complaints from local news organisations
Posted: 20/03/2024
AI startups led by female founders are failing to secure funding despite an influx of finance into the industry.
Posted: 19/03/2024
Revolut's business arm has launched a new Point of Sale (POS) system.
Posted: 19/3/2024
Two investment advisors have agreed to pay hundreds of thousands of dollars in fines over false and misleading claims about their use of AI
Posted: 19/03/2024
The regulator launched an investigation into Meta in December "on suspicion of abusing its dominant position by connecting Threads and Instagram applications"
Posted: 19/03/2024
Around 44 councils across the UK are set to receive funding from the government to provide charge points for electric vehicles.
Posted: 18/03/2024
TransUnion, the US consumer credit reporting agency, has launched a new AI-driven tool designed to help financial institutions manage their data.
Posted: 18/3/2024
Prosecutors on Friday said that Bankman-Fried, who has consistently pled not-guilty to all charges levied against him, should spend up to 50 years in prison and forfeit $11 billion to account for investor losses
Posted: 18/03/2024
The report notes that Apple had also held talks with the Microsoft-backed OpenAI
Posted: 18/03/2024
Deliveroo saw a 13 per cent jump in gross profit in 2023 after losses of £294 million in the previous year.
Posted: 15/03/2024
The company's group chief executive Margherita Della Valle said the move was its "third and final step" in the reshaping of its European operations after selling its Spanish unit for €5 billion last year.
Posted: 15/3/2024
The Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT) has warned that unless legislation is passed before the next general election the rollout of self-driving cars could be delayed by around four years.
Posted: 15/03/2024
Amazon Web Services (AWS) has announced that AI models from Anthropic will now be available on Amazon Bedrock, allowing users to test, build, and implement AI applications.
Posted: 14/03/2024
Nationwide Building Society is rolling out new software to modernise and improve security across its UK ATMs.
Posted: 14/03/2024
NatWest has announced a new strategic minority investment in Icon Solutions.
Posted: 14/3/2024
The announcement will provide British semiconductor researchers and businesses with enhanced access to a UK government and Horizon Europe-backed funding pot worth €1.3 billion
Posted: 14/03/2024
The EU AI Act, which has been in the works for three years, “aims to protect fundamental rights, democracy, the rule of law and environmental sustainability from high-risk AI, while boosting innovation and establishing Europe as a leader in the field”
Posted: 14/03/2024
Mastercard has launched an Open Banking-powered subscription management tool that financial institutions can plug into their consumer banking applications.
Posted: 13/03/2024
Cryptocurrency exchange OKX announced that its Singaporean subsidiary has received in-principle approval for a payments licence to operate in the city-state
Posted: 13/03/2024
The company on Tuesday said that Fox-Martin, who has been on its board since 2020, will succeed current boss Charles Meyers effective late in the second quarter of 2024
Posted: 13/03/2024
Inditex has announced plans to invest €1.8 billion on technological integration and improving its online platforms.
Posted: 13/03/2024
The UK government has said it will invest £1.1 billion in training over 4000 students in future technologies such as AI, 6G, and quantum computing.
Posted: 13/03/2024
The UK government has announced a new agreement to boost science and research ties with Germany.
Posted: 12/03/2024
Three authors have sued the company for allegedly using their works as part of a dataset of over 195,000 books that were used to help train Nvidia’s NeMo AI framework.
Posted: 12/03/2024
FatFace and Next have helped to develop a new generative AI platform designed to improve employee mental health for retailers.
Posted: 12/3/2024
Klarna had not complied with GDPR rule around how it informs users about its handling of their personal data
Posted: 12/03/2024
The UK Space Agency has announced funding for six companies working on space-related projects at the Space-Comm Expo in London.
Posted: 11/3/2024
The financial watchdog said that these products would only be available for professional investors that are authorised or regulated to operate in financial markets, like investment firms or credit institutions.
Posted: 11/3/2024
VOXI by Vodafone is understood to have become the first British telco to develop and deploy a large language model (LLM) chatbot for its digital customer services.
Posted: 11/3/2024
The European Commission’s usage of Microsoft 365 is in breach of EU privacy rules, the European Data Protection Supervisor (EDPS) said on Monday
Posted: 11/03/2024
Oxford Nanospore has launched its DNA, RNA, and cDNA sequencing device PromethION 2 Integrated (P2i) into open early access.
Posted: 8/3/2024
Deputy attorney general Lisa Monaco said that Ding “stole from Google over 500 confidential files containing AI trade secrets while covertly working for China-based companies seeking an edge in the AI technology race.”
Posted: 08/03/2024
The UK's main retail trade association has said that while the sector supports reform to e-waste policy, any changes to current legislation should not "blur the line" of responsibility for producers and distributors.
Posted: 8/3/2024
The DSA brands sites visited by more than 45 million Europeans each month as ‘very large online platforms’
Posted: 08/03/2024
BBVA has signed a five-year tech agreement with Cisco to further its digital transformation.
Posted: 7/3/2024
The UK government and Saudi Arabia have agreed to a deal designed to support a range of endeavours from food security and clean energy to improved R&D connections.
Posted: 7/3/2024
The Center for Countering Digital Hate has warned that generative artificial intelligence (GenAI) tools can be used to spread election-related disinformation
Posted: 07/03/2024
Amazon has lost an appeal against a 2022 ruling against its practice of targeting UK shoppers on its US website
Posted: 07/02/2024
Phagenesis, the Manchester-based MedTech specialising in the treatment of swallowing disorders, has announced the close of a $42 million Series D financing round.
Posted: 6/3/2024
The company said that the funding raise would go towards its expansion plans, with the latest round securing a £4 billion valuation
Posted: 06/03/2024
The change is in line with the European Union’s incoming Data Act which will force cloud providers to make it easier for customers to switch to competitors
Posted: 06/03/2024
There were over 590,000 reports of Facebook being down between around 3-5pm GMT on Tuesday
Posted: 06/03/2024
Co-op has partnered with Uber Direct, a white label delivery platform that lets retailers offer on-demand delivery via their own website or app.
Posted: 5/3/2024
Reports of AWS looking to invest in Saudi Arabia stretch back as far as 2017
Posted: 05/03/2024
Four former Twitter executives are suing the social media giant’s owner Elon Musk for over $128 million in unpaid severance
Posted: 05/03/2024
The tech giant broke EU antitrust rules by "restricting" streaming app developers from informing iPhone and iPad users about alternative and cheaper music subscription services available outside of its App Store.
Posted: 5/3/2024
The News Media Alliance (NMA) has praised a coalition of more than 30 European media companies for filing a lawsuit seeking €2.1 billion in damages against Google for “anti-competitive practices” in the advertising technology marketplace.
Posted: 4/3/2024
The British fashion and homeware business said that the move was a first for the retail industry.
Posted: 4/3/2024
In an advisory, the IT ministry said that such tools’ "availability to the users on Indian Internet must be done so with explicit permission of the Government of India.”
Posted: 04/03/2024
The bank has laid off about 2.7 per cent of its US workforce from a base of close to 12,000.
Posted: 04/03/2024
Science Creates Accelerate, the engineering biology accelerator launched last year in partnership with government agency UK Research and Innovation (UKRI), has announced the second round of its flagship programme with the support of leading European and US venture capitalists.
Posted: 1/3/2024
The tech, dubbed Microsoft Copilot for finance, is part of the Windows maker’s strategy of tailoring new software to industries, professionals and individuals
Posted: 01/03/2024
The trial, which ended in December last year, tracked the GPS location of up to 600 migrants on immigration bail via ankle tags.
Posted: 1/3/2024
The Financial Conduct Authority has granted real-time payments platform Volt an Electronic Money Institution (EMI) licence.
Posted: 29/2/2024
It said that it would not step in because of potential unintended consequences, “such as on the availability and quality of data, in a market relied upon by investors worldwide”
Posted: 29/02/2024
Cook said that there would be more explicit AI features for its products later this year
Posted: 29/02/2024
Chair of the Social Affairs and Employment Committee Dragoș Pîslaru confirmed that as of 27 February, it had been decided that 14 long-term access badges for representatives of Amazon would be revoked, noting no new access badges would be issued until further notice.
Posted: 29/2/2024
The payroll technology company said for small business owners, CFOs and accountants, Sage Copilot will act as a “trusted member of their team, handling administrative and repetitive tasks in real time”.
Posted: 28/2/2024
The decade-long effort was one of the most ambitious plans in the iPhone maker’s history, but the decision was made in a memo sent by Lynch and chief operating officer Jeff Williams
Posted: 28/02/2024
The European Commission is looking specifically into Microsoft's Entra ID software, formally known as Azure Active Directory
Posted: 28/02/2024
The Scottish Parliament has announced a pilot Techscaler hub in Silicon Valley for promising start-ups.
Posted: 27/2/2024
With new hardware releasing from March, Dell said that the new offerings have been designed to bring organisations and employee productivity into the AI era.
Posted: 27/2/2024
Anne Boden, the founder of digital challenger bank Starling, has released her third book.
Posted: 26/2/2024
NVIDIA and digital workflow company ServiceNow have announced an expansion of their existing partnership with the introduction of telco-specific GenAI.
Posted: 26/2/2024
MIIT said that the new scheme would help it to effectively contain “major risks”, at a time where Beijing and Washington frequently accuse the other of cyberattacks and industrial espionage
Posted: 26/02/2024
In a blog post, Meta head of EU affairs Marco Pancini said: "As the election approaches, we'll activate an Elections Operations Center to identify potential threats and put mitigations in place in real time."
Posted: 26/02/2024
techUK has said that Britain's district heating networks, known for their low-carbon heating solutions, could potentially reuse the surplus heat generated by data centres.
Posted: 26/2/2024
The Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) has ordered Serco Leisure to stop using facial recognition and fingerprint scanning to monitor staff attendance.
Posted: 23/2/2024
The Houston, Texas-headquartered company said the move marks the first time a US-made vehicle has touched down on the lunar surface since the Apollo programme, which ended over five decades ago.
Posted: 23/2/2024
The company will also be banned from selling user data for advertising purposes, the FTC said
Posted: 23/02/2024
US president Joe Biden has signed an executive order giving the US Coast Guard (USCG) "express authority" to deal with malicious cyber activity facing the country’s Marine Transportation System (MTS)
Posted: 23/02/2024
Napier AI has announced the receipt of a £45 million investment.
Posted: 22/2/2024
Revolut has announced the launch of a robo-advisor designed to automate investing for customers across the European Economic Area.
Posted: 22/2/2024
The company described the introduction of the post-quantum cryptographic protocol PQ3 as “the most significant cryptographic security upgrade in iMessage history”
Posted: 22/02/2024
News and some currency trading platforms run by LSEG went down briefly on Thursday morning
Posted: 22/02/2024
The India-based technology company and consultancy’s Wipro Enterprise AI-Ready Platform will use IBM’s watsonx AI and data platform designed to accelerate AI adoption.
Posted: 21/2/2024
Lockbit has been in operation for four years, during which criminals have attacked thousands of victims around the world using the the group's ransomware-as-a-service.
Posted: 21/2/2024
The company announced Zuckerberg’s impending visit on Wednesday without providing further detail
Posted: 21/02/2024
US House of Representatives leaders on Tuesday announced the creation of a bipartisan task force to explore potential ways to legislate artificial intelligence technologies
Posted: 21/02/2024
Prezzemolo & Vitale, Italian delicatessen brand, has launched digital shelf labels across its London stores.
Posted: 20/2/2024
The UK government has launched a new campaign to draw attention to its free bootcamps, which offer digital skills including cybersecurity, cloud computing and software development.
Posted: 20/02/2024
Breton said that the EU had analysed TikTok’s risk assessment report and its replies to requests for information
Posted: 20/02/2024
Microsoft vice chair and president Brad Smith announced that the company would expand its artificial intelligence (AI) and cloud infrastructure in Spain
Posted: 20/02/2024
Visa has launched Detected’s Know Your Business (KYB) platform to help improve the onboarding process for SMEs in North America.
Posted: 19/2/2024
Partech, the global technology investment business, has closed its second Africa fund at €280 million.
Posted: 19/2/2024
Cosmetics giant L'Oréal has rolled out a new AI-powered digital assistant for customer service.
Posted: 19/2/2024
The fine is expected to be announced early next month and is the culmination of a European Commission investigation into whether the iPhone maker has used its own platform to favour its service over those offered by competitors
Posted: 19/02/2024
20 companies have signed the “Tech Accord to Combat Deceptive Use of AI in 2024 Elections”
Posted: 19/02/2024
Google has announced the next version of its large language model (LLM) Gemini, which it said represents a “breakthrough” in long-context understanding.
Posted: 19/02/2024
PayPal Ventures has co-led a $30 million funding round in Rasa, a generative AI (GenAI) platform.
Posted: 16/02/2024
Beauty band Revlon has partnered with Redecor, a home design game, to allow players to use shades from its lipstick collection to decorate their virtual spaces.
Posted: 16/02/2024
The Department of the Treasury in the US has sanctioned a procurement network responsible for illegally exporting technology to the Central Bank of Iran (CBI).
Posted: 16/2/2024
OpenAI has launched an AI tool that can create video of up to a minute in length from a text prompt.
Posted: 16/02/2024
Insurance provider Admiral has partnered with Google Cloud roll out cloud for its core insurance operations and digital systems.
Posted: 15/02/2024
Lidl will switch from paper pricing tags to electronic shelf labels (ESL) following a successful trial in over 35 stores.
Posted: 15/02/2024
Revolut has launched an advanced scam detection feature to help protect customers from card scams.
Posted: 15/02/2024
The Tech Transparency Project (TTP) says it found more than a dozen X accounts for US-sanctioned entities that had a blue checkmark, which requires the purchase of a premium subscription.
Posted: 15/2/2024
Romance scams targeting male victims have risen by 40 per cent in the past year, while those aimed at women saw a drop of two per cent.
Posted: 14/02/20024
The news comes after two million new customers joined the banking platform last year.
Posted: 14/2/2024
The UK government has announced a £10 million investment for eight companies to help bring their medical technology products to market.
Posted: 14/02/2024
The UK Space Agency has said that new funding means that scientists and engineers in Britain will play a role in major global missions to the Moon, Mars and Venus.
Posted: 14/2/2024
Waymo has recalled software previously used in its autonomous vehicle fleet after two cars crashed into the same pickup truck.
Posted: 14/2/2024
On Tuesday, the British telecoms company said that the vast majority of its services had been restored following an issue with its network that started the day before.
Posted: 13/2/2024
Venture capital firm Founderful, previously called Wingman Ventures, has raised $85 million for a new fund to back Swiss tech start-ups.
Posted: 13/02/2024
Revolut has said it is launching an eSIM – a digital SIM built directly into a mobile phone – and global data plans for its customers in the UK.
Posted: 13/2/2024
The EU AI Act, proposed last year, is the first formal legislation for the use of the emerging technology
Posted: 13/02/2024
It said that the investment would help prepare for pandemics, innovate farming, and protect against floods.
Posted: 12/2/2024
Virgin Media O2 has launched an AI-powered service to fight spam calls and give customers more information about callers before they answer the phone.
Posted: 12/02/2024
Google said that AI will have a “transformative impact on Europe’s” economy and that it is “committed to ensuring that this opportunity is available to all”
Posted: 12/02/2024
The company is said to be refocusing its business around high-growth areas
Posted: 12/02/2024
HSBC is to finance companies developing ClimateTech as part of a new partnership with Google Cloud.
Posted: 9/2/2024
Amazon has joined the US Artificial Intelligence Safety Institute Consortium, established by the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), as part of its efforts to increase collaboration on making AI safe and secure.
Posted: 09/02/2024
While currently State Attorneys Generals can target the outcome of an unwanted AI-voice generated robocall—such as the scam or fraud they are seeking to perpetrate—this action now makes the act of using AI to generate the voice in these robocalls itself illegal.
Posted: 9/2/2024
Google is also folding the Duet AI features in Google Workspace into the Gemini brand, and launching a standalone app for Android devices via which users can set Gemini as their default assistant
Posted: 09/02/2024
Microsoft has partnered with generative AI startup Sarvam AI to make its Indic voice large language model (LLM) available on Azure.
Posted: 08/02/2024
The Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) has urged all app developers to prioritise user privacy following its review of period and fertility apps.
Posted: 8/2/2024
Resolving the issue directly with the trade body could help Microsoft avoid an EU investigation that could lead to a possible fine and an order to change its business practices
Posted: 08/02/2024
Powered by Unreal Engine, Epic Games’ real-time 3D creation tool for photoreal visuals and immersive experiences, gamers will be able to share content with eachother and create their own stories and experiences.
Posted: 8/2/2024
The UK government has announced it is investing £22 million in two new innovation and knowledge centres to help bring new semiconductor chips to market.
Posted: 07/02/2024
UK clothing brand Lucy & Yak is rolling out an AI platform to help its customers pick the right size when buying from the company online.
Posted: 7/2/2024
Google has consistently denied wrongdoing and said that there was no evidence of misused data
Posted: 07/02/2024
The Facebook operator will start identifying images created on services run by Adobe, Google, OpenAI, Microsoft, Midjourney and Shutterstock in the coming months
Posted: 07/02/2024
London department store Liberty has said it is updating its POS technology across its 125 tills.
Posted: 6/2/2024
Ikea has launched an AI-powered home design tool on the OpenAI GPT store to enable users to plan and design their space.
Posted: 06/02/2024
Investment in the UK FinTech industry dropped from $18.7 billion in 2022 to $12.3 billion in 2023, a fall of 34 per cent.
Posted: 06/02/2024
Snap told CNBC on Monday that it would lay off roughly 500 employees in a bid to “promote in-person collaboration”.
Posted: 6/2/2024
The lawsuit accuses the Alphabet owned company of abusing its dominance in digital advertising technology
Posted: 06/02/2024
The government said that the money would go towards supporting regulators and advancing research and innovation on AI
Posted: 06/02/2024
The study, which surveyed 2,900 business leaders across eight markets globally, also found that 86 per cent of firms are looking at how these technologies can help to advance employee skillsets.
Posted: 5/2/2024
The UK government is investing £45 million in the country’s quantum sector as part of its plan to turn the UK into a “quantum-enabled economy” by 2033.
Posted: 05/02/2024
FBI director Christopher Wray said that critical infrastructure, such as water treatment plant and transportation systems, are being targeted to cause “real-world harm” to US citizens
Posted: 05/02/2024
Shadow technology secretary Peter Kyle has laid out Labour’s approach to AI, which he said is necessary in order for the UK to avoid being as “behind the curve” as it has been with social media
Posted: 05/02/2024
Mango StartUp Studio, a fashion start-up accelerator created by the clothing retailer Mango, has made an investment in Flipflow, a market analytics and business data monitoring company.
Posted: 02/02/2024
Amazon has launched a new generative AI-powered shopping tool for customers using its app
Posted: 02/02/2024
Cloud tech firm Cloudflare on Thursday said that a group of hackers attempted to burrow into its global network in late 2023
Posted: 02/02/2024
The central bank’s top decision maker said that UK financial institutions are seeing the “great potential” of the tech
Posted: 02/02/2024
The UK government has announced a panel of over 30 experts from around the world to produce a report on the capabilities and risks of AI.
Posted: 01/02/2024
Deliveroo has partnered with Ann Summers to bring a range of sexual wellness products to consumers on demand ahead of Valentines Day.
Posted: 01/02/2024
The new voluntary scheme, backed by EU member states, is envisioned as a long-term replacement for national certification schemes
Posted: 01/02/2024
The company’s lawyer said that FTX had been negotiating with potential bidders and investors for months but none were willing to put in enough money to rebuild the exchange
Posted: 01/02/2024
Payments giant Mastercard is implementing new generative AI (GenAI) technology to help banks combat fraud.
Posted: 1/2/2024
Amazon has rolled out a new feature which allows shoppers to seek opinion from friends and family before making a purchase.
Posted: 31/01/2024
PayPal has announced it is cutting around 2,500 jobs across the business.
Posted: 31/1/2024
The Dresden Public Prosecutor's Office on Tuesday in a statement said that it had seized 50,000 stolen Bitcoin worth over $2.1 billion
Posted: 31/01/2024
The EU revealed the so-called AI Act in December, with the proposed law establishing a regulatory framework for the development of the tech
Posted: 31/01/2024
Amazon has signed a corporate power purchase agreement (CPPA) with ENGIE, increasing its share of output from an offshore wind farm in Scotland when it becomes operational later this year.
Posted: 30/01/2024
PayPal Ventures has announced that it has invested in embedded finance firm Mesh using its own digital currency.
Posted: 30/1/2024
The Italian Data Protection Authority Garante has said that OpenAI’s popular ChatGPT generative artificial intelligence (GenAI) product breaches data protection rules
Posted: 30/01/2024
The deal was announced in 2022, with Amazon looking to increase its presence in the smart home market beyond its Echo smart speakers and Ring home security products
Posted: 30/01/2024
The Scottish government has funded five technology blueprints to help local authorities implement Internet of Things (IoT) technology to improve public services.
Posted: 29/01/2024
Personal styling service Stitch Fix has partnered with music streaming service Spotify to offer an interactive experience whereby personalised outfit recommendations are matched with playlists.
Posted: 29/01/2024
The US is falling behind other central banks around the globe on progress for the development of a central bank digital currency (CBDC), according to American think tank Atlantic Council.
Posted: 29/1/2024
Volvo-owned electric vehicle (EV) maker Polestar on Friday said that it plans to cut around 15 per cent of its global workforce.
Posted: 29/1/2024
US tech giant Salesforce will reportedly lay off around 700 employees in the latest swathe of BigTech job cuts.
Posted: 29/1/2024
The UK government has launched the AI Opportunity forum to increase the adoption of AI in the private sector.
Posted: 26/01/2024
The move would see the companies’ telecoms operations under one single network provider.
Posted: 26/1/2024
PayPal has announced it is trialling six new features in the US which use AI personalisation for both merchants and consumers.
Posted: 26/01/2024
Months after closing the $69 billion takeover of Activision Blizzard and becoming the second ever $3 trillion company, Microsoft is laying off 1,900 staff within its gaming business
Posted: 26/01/24
Hugging Face said that it will collaborate with Google across open science, open source, cloud, and hardware
Posted: 26/01/24
King’s has a long history of scientific breakthroughs, including the discovery of the structure of DNA.
Posted: 25/1/2024
Parents are increasingly worried about the impact of their children spending time online, with new research suggesting 63 per cent of families believe it negatively impacts their kid’s health.
Posted: 25/01/2024
Members of the Florida House of Representatives passed the vote 103 to 13
Posted: 25/01/24
Hackers of cryptocurrency platforms were far less successful than in 2022
Posted: 25/01/24
A recent analysis of several social media platforms over the past month has found more than 300 posts denying or distorting Hamas' 7 October attack on Israel.
Posted: 24/1/2024
AI could increase the threat of global ransomware over the next two years, according to GCHQ’s National Cyber Security Center (NCSC).
Posted: 24/01/2024
In a letter sent to staff, eBay chief executive officer Jamie Iannone confirmed that about 1,000 roles would be cut
Posted: 24/01/24
The lawsuit representing more than 1,500 app makers alleges that Apple charged third-party developers unfair commissions on purchases of apps or other content
Posted: 24/01/23
The UK government has launched new guidelines to help businesses boost their cyber resilience and take advantage of digital technologies.
Posted: 23/01/2024
The move means that around 530 roles will be axed globally.
Posted: 23/1/2024
The company on Monday said that it had raised $80 million in Series B funding from investors
Posted: 23/01/24
The news was announced by Russia’s Federal Antimonopoly Service (FAS), which said that Apple paid the fine on 19 January and that the funds had been transferred to Russia’s federal budget
Posted: 23/01/24
Amazon has appointed John Felton as chief financial officer at Amazon Web Services (AWS).
Posted: 22/01/2024
The Ministry of Defence has said a new upgrade to the UK’s naval air defence system will make it the “most capable” ever developed for the Royal Navy.
Posted: 22/1/2024
Deliveroo saw overall gross transaction value (GTV) jump by four per cent in the last quarter of 2023 despite food inflation.
Posted: 22/01/2024
The cuts will impact approximately 900 employees, of which approximately 500 are from the company’s various manufacturing sites
Posted: 22/01/24
The company said that the hacker group known as Nobelium was able to access "a very small percentage" of its corporate email accounts, including accounts belonging to some members of its senior leadership team
Posted: 22/01/24
Smart money app Plum has launched a new spend tracker to help its customers budget.
Posted: 19/1/2024
Worldwide spending on IT is expected to reach around $5 trillion in 2024, an increase of 6.8 per cent compared to the previous year.
Posted: 19/01/2024
The company, which has been eyeing an IPO for more than three years, would represent the first public offering from a social media company since Pinterest in 2019
Posted: 19/01/24
The 33-acre site in Waltham Cross, around 15 miles north of central London, was purchased by Google in 2020
Posted: 19/01/24
According to the latest Worldwide Quarterly Mobile Phone Tracker from IDC, Samsung’s 12-year run atop the smartphone pyramid ended in 2023 with Apple commanding a 20 per cent market share against the South Korean company’s 19.4 per cent share
Posted: 18/01/24
UK bank TSB has said that over a third of ads on Facebook Marketplace are scams.
Posted: 18/1/2024
Sheryl Sandberg, former chief operating officer of Meta, has stepped down from the company’s board of directors.
Posted: 18/01/2024
Google on Wednesday said that it will alter how it delivers search results to give comparison websites more prominence in an effort to comply with new EU rules
Posted: 18/01/24
The AI Verify Foundation (AIVF) and Infocomm Media Development Authority (IMDA) have developed a draft framework for the use of generative AI (GenAI) in Singapore.
Posted: 17/01/2024
Uber Direct is a white label delivery solution that enables retailers to offer on-demand delivery from within their own website or app.
Posted: 17/1/2024
JPMorgan Chase has led a $300 million funding round in Quantinuum, an integrated quantum computing company.
Posted: 17/01/2024
Google is set to lay off hundreds of employees in its advertising sales team, the company said on Tuesday
Posted: 17/01/24
The money will go to developing software, hardware and chip design at its sites in Ulm and Nuremberg
Posted: 17/01/24
The UK and Ukraine have launched a new initiative to support Ukraine’s recovery following Russia’s invasion of the country.
Posted: 16/01/2024
Danske Bank is rolling out new technology to support its multi-asset trading, pricing, and position management.
Posted: 16/1/2024
Mastercard has announced it is developing an “inclusive” generative AI (GenAI) tool to support small business owners.
Posted: 16/01/2024
Holland & Barrett has announced a new fulfilment partnership with UK e-commerce company THG.
Posted: 16/1/2024
Discount supermarket chain Netto has launched a new system which allows shoppers to pick products and walk out without having to stop at a checkout.
Posted: 16/01/2024
British semiconductor wafer maker IQE has announced the appointment of Jutta Meier as its new chief financial officer
Posted: 16/01/24
Vodafone will invest $1.5 billion over the next 10 years in cloud and customer-focused AI services developed in conjunction with Microsoft
Posted: 16/01/24
BCS, The Chartered Institute for IT is calling for an end to the legal presumption that computer systems data are always correct, with no burden on the prosecution to prove it.
Posted: 15/1/2024
The country began offering large tax breaks to semiconductor companies investing in domestic business in January 2023
Posted: 15/01/24
The Smart Charge business will give drivers access to ultra-rapid EV charging points across its stores, with the supermarket saying that its 150kW Smart Charge bays will allow users to fully charge their vehicle in as little as 30 minutes
Posted: 15/01/24
The International Monetary Fund (IMF) has warned that AI will affect almost 40 per cent of jobs around the world, in a move that could simultaneously boost growth and deepen inequality.
Posted: 15/01/2024
A team at Columbia University have used AI to challenge the belief that every fingerprint is unique.
Posted: 12/01/2024
Around 91 per cent of financial services companies are either assessing AI or already using it, according to a new report from Nvidia.
Posted: 12/01/2024
Danske Bank is implementing new technology to help boost its digital customer experience.
Posted: 12/1/2024
The competition watchdog said that firms designated as having Strategic Market Status (SMS) in relation to one or more digital activities will have to adhere to 11 principles
Posted: 12/01/24
The company, which specialises in robotics, machine automation and digital services, said that the acquisition would boost the mobility of industrial robots
Posted: 12/01/24
British footwear chain Office has introduced a new app which enables employees to check the availability of shoes in store.
Posted: 11/1/2024
X has announced plans to introduce peer-to-peer (P2P) payments to its platform in 2024.
Posted: 11/01/2024
OpenAI, the company behind the large language model (LLM) ChatGPT, has launched a store where paid ChatGPT users can buy and sell chatbots for specific tasks.
Posted: 11/01/2024
The most notable casualties of this latest round of cuts are James Park and Eric Friedman, the co-founders of fitness tracker company Fitbit
Posted: 11/01/24
The Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MHRA) announced plans for a new roadmap for the development and use of medical devices in the UK.
Posted: 10/01/2024
Instacart has partnered with Google to place its consumer packaged goods (CPG) customers’ adverts on Google Shopping.
Posted: 10/01/2024
Revolut, the UK neobank and FinTech, is facing a lawsuit in the US over its collection of biometric data.
Posted: 10/1/2024
Hewlett Packard Enterprises (HPE) has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire Juniper Networks for around $14 billion.
Posted: 10/01/2024
The European Commission said that it “is checking whether Microsoft's investment in OpenAI might be reviewable under the EU Merger Regulation”
Posted: 10/01/24
Neos Networks, a UK connectivity provider, has upgraded its Managed Dedicated Internet Access (DIA) service from 1Gps to provide 10Gbps as standard.
Posted: 09/01/2024
Iceland has rolled out new headsets across its 1,000 UK stores.
Posted: 9/1/2024
Walmart has partnered with game development platform Unity to allow players to buy products without leaving their game or virtual world.
Posted: 09/01/2024
NVIDIA has announced the introduction of its GeForce Ray Tracing Texel eXtreme (RTX) desktop general processing units (GPUs) for “supercharging” GenAI performance on computers.
Posted: 09/01/2024
The company, along with backer Microsoft, is facing a lawsuit from the New York Times, which has accused the AI tech company of “unlawful use” of its work to create its products
Posted: 09/01/24
First launched in 2006, Pour Moi is a size inclusive lingerie brand that over the years has expanded into swimwear, sportwear, and women's clothing.
Posted: 8/1/2024
NASA and the United Arab Emirates (UAE) have announced plans for the nation’s Mohammed bin Rashid Space Centre (MBRSC) to provide an airlock for Gateway, the first space station that will orbit the moon.
Posted: 08/01/2024
Etc., the startup and digital incubation arm of telecoms firm BT Group, is building electric vehicle (EV) charging units from street cabinets which are traditionally used to store broadband and phone cabling.
Posted: 08/01/2024
The meetings will take place in San Francisco on Thursday and Friday, with the executives to discuss digital regulation and competition policy
Posted: 08/01/24
The US government has announced it will grant $162 million to microchip technology to boost chip production in the country.
Posted: 05/01/2023
BioTech venture fund 4BIO Capital has received an investment into its third fund from the Development Bank of Japan (DBJ).
Posted: 05/01/2023
TikTok is aiming to increase the size of its e-commerce business in the US to $17.5 billion, according to a report from Bloomberg.
Posted: 05/01/2024
The dedicated ‘Copiliot key’, which will summon Microsoft’s Bing-powered AI assistant of the same name, will begin rolling out on a variety of new PCs and laptops from Microsoft and its partners
Posted: 04/01/24
The country, which has emerged as the world’s biggest market for EVs, is looking to manage its power demand as it transitions to renewable energy, with the creation of initial technical standards to govern new EV integration into the grid by 2025
Posted: 05/01/24
The Institute for Strategic Dialogue (ISD) said that the technology has the potential to be exploited by extremists who could overwhelm platforms through coordinated online campaigns that produce similar or identical messages to flood social media platforms.
Posted: 4/1/2024
The spreadsheet is taken from a 24-page document included as part of a November amendment to a class-action complaint against companies including Midjourney, Stability AI and DeviantArt that was first filed in January 2023
Posted: 04/01/24
NewSpace India Limited (NSIL), the commercial arm of the country’s space agency, said that the high-capacity satellite would boost India’s broadband communication in remote and unconnected regions of the country
Posted: 04/01/24
Intel has partnered with global investment firm DigitalBridge Group to launch a new AI software company.
Posted: 04/01/2024
The zero-emission vehicle mandate (ZEV), which supports government targets for all new cars and vans to be zero-emission by 2035, is now law.
Posted: 03/01/2023
According to a new securities filing, Fidelity believes the shares it holds of X are now worth 71.5 per cent less than when Musk completed his $44 billion takeover in October 2022
Posted: 03/01/24
Asda has appointed its first chief digital officer as part of plans to expand its use of data to improve services for customers.
Posted: 03/01/2023
Aerospace firm Airbus is reportedly working on an offer to buy the big data and cybersecurity unit of French IT services company Atos
Posted: 03/01/24
Around half of British teenagers report feeling addicted to social media, with many users feeling like they have lost control over their usage.
Posted: 02/01/2024
UK bank HSBC has announced plans to roll out a new international payments platform.
Posted: 2/1/2023
Chinese tech giant Baidu has abandoned its planned $3.6 billion acquisition of domestic rival JOYY’s live-streaming business in the country
Posted: 02/01/24
In his 13-page year-end report, Roberts said that he was “confident that technological changes will continue to transform our work”
Posted: 02/01/24
Some AI models are being trained using images of child sexual abuse material (CSAM), according to an investigation by Stanford Internet Observatory (SIO).
Posted: 21/12/2023
The Intellectual Property Office (IPO) had previously denied Stephen Thaler two patents for inventions which were designed by his “creativity machine” dubbed DABUS
Posted: 21/12/23
As 2023 draws to a close and we approach the new year, the team at National Technology News crunched the numbers to reveal the top five most-read stories of the year.
Posted: 21/12/2023
As we head into the new year, the editorial team at National Technology News spoke with a range of experts to hear their predictions on what developments we can expect to witness in 2024.
Posted: 21/12/2023
The online delivery platform will carry out on-demand deliveries for the supermarket chain’s convenience store network.
Posted: 20/12/2023
The number of homes in the UK which have access to full fibre broadband has increased from 42 per cent in 2022 to 57 per cent this year.
Posted: 20/12/2023
Around 95 per cent of domestic victims experience some form of economic abuse, where an abuser controls money and the things money can buy. This form of abuse makes it harder for victim-survivors and their children to leave abusive partners.
Posted: 20/12/2023
Dutch neobank bunq has launched a generative AI (GenAI) assistant for its users to help them carry out a range of tasks.
Posted: 20/12/2023
Bestseller, which owns brands including Vero Moda and Jack and Jones, is opening a new logistics centre powered by 1,400 robots.
Posted: 20/12/2023
Comcast said that the data breach was due to a Citrix software vulnerability and that the risk had now been resolved
Posted: 20/12/23
The US Federal Trade Commission (FTC) on Tuesday produced a damning report which accused the retailer, which operates about 2,000 retail pharmacies in 17 US states, of “reckless” use of the tech that “disproportionately impacted people of colour."
Posted: 20/12/23
The UK’s largest telecoms providers have agreed to pause their digital landline switchover for vulnerable customers following “serious incidents” where some telecare devices stopped working after the upgrade.
Posted: 19/12/2023
TomTom has partnered with Microsoft to launch a generative AI voice assistant for drivers.
Posted: 19/12/2023
In October, the US International Trade Commission (ITC) filed an order which could bar Apple from importing the devices after finding that they violated a patent held by MedTech company Masimo
Posted: 19/12/23
The deal, initially announced in September 2022, would’ve seen Adobe acquire one of the major challengers to its design tool dominance
Posted: 19/12/23
In a post on the platform, European commissioner for internal market Thierry Breton said that the EU suspects the company has breached obligations to counter both illegal content and disinformation.
Posted: 18/12/2023
BPI, the Portuguese subsidiary of CaxiaBank group has launched a game on Roblox to teach young people about sustainability and finance.
Posted: 18/12/2023
Electronic signature and contract leader DocuSign is reportedly exploring a sale in what would be one of the largest recent leveraged buyouts
Posted: 18/12/23
The company said that the all-cash acquisition of StreamSets and webMethods – Software AG's so-called Super iPaaS (integration platform-as-a-service) unit – demonstrates “further evidence of IBM's deep focus and investment in AI and hybrid cloud”
Posted: 18/12/23
Virgin Media O2 has developed a 5G connected drone to help search and rescue teams establish reliable communication in the most remote areas.
Posted: 15/12/2023
Less than a tenth of UK DeepTech companies are founded solely by women, according to new research.
Posted: 15/12/2023
Fnality, a UK organisation developing DLT-based wholesale payment systems, has announced the completion of its first live blockchain payments in sterling using an account at the Bank of England.
Posted: 15/12/2023
British bank TSB has launched a new customer rewards portal on its mobile banking app.
Posted: 15/12/2023
In his annual message for the Roman Catholic Church’s World Day of Peace on 1 January, the pope made the technology the focal point of his statement, entitling the message “Artificial Intelligence and Peace”
Posted: 15/12/23
NATO has selected IBM to help strengthen the alliance’s cybersecurity posture with improved security visibility and asset management across all NATO enterprise networks.
Posted: 14/12/2023
Retail payments provider PayPoint has announced that Netflix is the latest digital voucher to be added to its range.
Posted: 14/12/2023
Amazon set up two subsidiaries in the country in 2003 in order to capitalise on Luxembourg’s famously low corporate tax rates
Posted: 14/12/23
Etsy has announced 225 job cuts as part of a new structuring programme.
Posted: 14/12/2023
Ofcom has issued new guidance to internet services providers (ISPs) to ensure consumers are given clear information about their service when signing up to a new deal.
Posted: 14/12/2023
To enter one of the stores, a customer needs to tap their debit or credit card on the payment terminal at the entry gate.
Posted: 13/12/2023
The Department for Science, Innovation and Technology (DSIT) has announced plans to establish its second headquarters in Salford, Greater Manchester.
Posted: 13/12/2023
The Ministry of Defence (MoD) is facing a £350,000 fine for disclosing the personal information of people seeking relocation to the UK after the Taliban took control of Afghanistan in 2021.
Posted: 13/12/2023
The UK’s Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) on Tuesday said that it is in no rush to introduce specific regulations on the use of artificial intelligence (AI) in finance
Posted: 13/12/23
There is a high risk that the Government will face a “catastrophic ransomware attack” at any moment, according to a new report by the Joint Committee on the National Security Strategy.
Posted: 13/12/2023
A new imaging spectrometer developed by NASA has produced its first global maps of surface minerals in arid regions of Earth from space.
Posted: 12/12/2023
Fastweb has said it will develop the first large language model (LLM) natively trained in the Italian language following the purchase of technology from NVIDIA.
Posted: 12/12/2023
Adidas has launched pop-up stores on the gaming platform Roblox allowing users to buy user-generated digital clothing and accessories for their avatars.
Posted: 12/12/2023
The US Commerce Secretary Gina Raimondo has said that the Biden administration was in talks with Nvidia about its sales of artificial intelligence microchips to China
Posted: 12/12/23
Santander has completed the migration of its Corporate & Investment Banking (Santander CIB) business to Gravity, its new digital banking platform.
Posted: 12/12/2023
X has reinstated the account of Alex Jones following a user poll by billionaire owner Elon Musk.
Posted: 11/12/2023
Google Ads holds a 28 per cent share of the global ad market and represents more than three quarters of the company’s revenues, amounting to $224.5 billion in 2022
Posted: 11/12/23
The move comes after TikTok Shop withdrew from Indonesia in October following the country's decision to ban sales on social media in a bid to protect local businesses.
Posted: 11/12/2023
The Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) has faced criticism from the National Audit Office (NAO) over a delay to ensuring crypto asset firms comply with anti-money laundering (AML) regulations.
Posted: 11/12/2023
The Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) says it has been closely monitoring the impact of partnerships and strategic agreements which could result in a weakening of competition in the development or use of foundation models (FMs)
Posted: 8/12/2023
The Department for Science, Innovation and Technology has launched a new prize that grants the winner £1 million every year for a decade for devising a solution that uses AI for public good.
Posted: 08/12/2023
Ajax Health has announced the receipt of a $90 million investment into Cortex, a MedTech it has developed for treating atrial fibrillation (AFib).
Posted: 08/12/2023
Gene Levoff, the former Apple corporate secretary and head of corporate law, pleaded guilty in a New York court to six securities fraud charges
Posted: 08/12/23
McDonald’s is planning to roll out generative AI (GenAI) technology across its restaurants around the world through a new partnership with Google Cloud.
Posted: 07/12/2023
The company has also called for the government’s digital inclusion strategy, which was published in 2014.
Posted: 7/12/2023
A UK government body which develops secret technologies to support national security has announced a new drive to work more openly with technology firms and academics.
Posted: 07/12/2023
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