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  • Chaos as global IT failure takes out all British Airways flights out of London

    Chaos as global IT failure takes out all British Airways flights out of London

    British Airways has a problem. Its new IT system has completely crashed five times inside a year, and today it added a sixth global crash to the roster. All flights from Heathrow and Gatwick have been cancelled until at least 6pm in London tonight, affecting all BA flights globally. The airline is asking passengers not to come to the airports. The system failure also took out the BA website… Read More

  • UK wants G7 to take collective action on online extremism

    UK wants G7 to take collective action on online extremism

    The UK Prime Minister is using the annual G7 summit of seven of the world’s major industrialized democracies to push for more to be done about online extremism, including co-ordinating on ways to force social media platforms to be more pro-active about removing and reporting extremist content to authorities. Read More

  • Pickle is a TaskRabbit-style app for Generation Z

    Pickle is a TaskRabbit-style app for Generation Z

    Share economy startups which allow someone to ‘share’ their labour or skills have proliferated over the last few years. Even simple ‘share your skills’ communities with no commercial model have appeared such as Impossible. Now these companies are joined by Pickle, a peer-to-peer mobile app that enables users to do ‘jobs’ for one another. Founder Daneh… Read More

  • Raspberry Pi Foundation and CoderDojo to code club together

    Raspberry Pi Foundation and CoderDojo to code club together

    The Raspberry Pi Foundation has announced it’s merging with another code club charity, Dublin-based CoderDojo. The aim is to advance shared goals around furthering the march of computing education for young people. Read More

  • Mogees picks up seed funding to put audio-based gesture recognition tech into new devices

    Mogees picks up seed funding to put audio-based gesture recognition tech into new devices

    Mogees, the London startup behind the Mogees Pro and Mogees Play contact microphone and machine learning-based music and gaming devices, has raised $1.1 million in seed funding — capital it plans to use to embed its “gestural recognition tech” into new devices and applications. Read More

  • Octopus Ventures hits 10, with an international push and a healthy rack of exits

    Octopus Ventures hits 10, with an international push and a healthy rack of exits

    Back in the mists of 2014 we revealed how one of the UK’s most active venture investment funds operated. To this day Octopus Ventures continues to rub shoulders with the most active institutional VC funds at the early stage, even though it’s technically an evergreen fund attached to the stock market. It’s backed hits like LoveFilm, Zoopla through to IPO, Graze as well as… Read More

  • Harry Stebbings and more join #PathFounders at #TheEuropas, June 13, London

    Harry Stebbings and more join #PathFounders at #TheEuropas, June 13, London

    In partnership with TechCrunch, PathFounders is the exclusive, invitation-only, event for startup Founders at The Europas Conference & Awards. With this, Founders get a special ‘founders and investors only’ half-day, on the day before The Europas (which they also join, for the whole thing), where they have dedicated sessions on building their company, fund-raising and also get… Read More

  • Gatwick Airport now has 2,000 beacons for indoor navigation

    Gatwick Airport now has 2,000 beacons for indoor navigation

    Complex indoor environments such as airports and shopping malls can be a nightmare to find your way around. And while Google is eyeing smartphones with 3D sensors as one potential fix for places GPS won’t accurately reach, another approach is to kit out an interior with lots of Bluetooth beacons — giving smartphone users located-locked pings to fix onto to know where they are. Read More

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