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Nike’s Vaporfly Elite FlyPrint leans hard into computational design

Computational design is the hottest phrase in manufacturing and 3D printing at the moment. It’s changing the way people make all kinds of goods, and Nike used it to design and manufacture its new V

Bolt Threads joins Modern Meadow in the quest to bring lab-grown leather to market

There’s a new world of lab-grown replacements coming for everything, from the meat department in your grocery store to a department store near you. Lab-made leather replacements will soon join v

UK report urges action to combat AI bias

The need for diverse development teams and truly representational data-sets to avoid biases being baked into AI algorithms is one of the core recommendations in a lengthy Lords committee report lookin

Ad king Sir Martin Sorrell steps down from WPP following misconduct investigation

There’s big news in the world of advertising. Sir Martin Sorrell has stepped down from WPP, the world’s largest ad business. Sorrell had been in the midst of an unspecified investigation a

Interiors marketplace eporta raises $8M, led by Canvas Ventures

In this day and age of higher expectation in offices, sourcing your furniture from Ikea no longer cuts the proverbial mustard. But the furniture industry is notoriously old fashioned, forcing buyers t

As UK fires-up private space industry, Space Camp Accelerator launches

The UK government recently passed the Space Industry Bill, covering the basics like spaceflight licensing, insurance requirements and safety commitments. It didn’t make much of a splash when it was

London proposes stricter vetting for ride-hailing drivers

London’s transport regulator is asking for public views on a series of new proposals aimed at boosting the safety of private hire vehicles (PHVs), such as cars served via ride-hailing platforms

Notes from Shenzhen — the next Greater Bay Area

I just walked into Shenzhen, and boy, is my mind boggled. Let me just get all my knee-jerk chorus-line reactions out of the way, before we get to the weird stuff: yes, this place is amazing. Yes, the

The dinner that destroyed Gawker

This is an excerpt from Ryan Holiday’s new book Conspiracy: Peter Thiel, Hulk Hogan, Gawker, and the Anatomy of Intrigue, available now. Peter Thiel’s vague idea to do something about Gawker, the

TechVets launches to offer UK military veterans a route into cyber and startups

There’s a problem in the UK tech industry and it’s staring us in the face. The tech industry is growing at twice the rate of the wider economy and now contributes around £97bn a year, up 30pc in

HMD/Nokia’s smartphones join Google’s Android One program ‘leading the charge’

Alongside HMD’s big bet on reviving the legendary Nokia brand and business through a licensing deal and a new wave of handsets that it is unveiling today at MWC in Barcelona, the company also an

London sets out safety-first plan for regulating ride-sharing

After London sent ripple's of shock through Silicon Valley last year, by denying Uber a renewal of its private hire vehicle license, the city's transport regulator is doubling down on its scrutiny of

Passport, the technology business for city transit systems, raises $43 million

Passport, company that's managing much of the technical aspects of how people pay to use public transportation resources in cities like London, Miami and Los Angeles, has just raised $43 million. The

Education technology meets its limits

Developing skills-based online courses and credentials is the easy part. The hard part is getting employers to pay attention.

Uber files appeal against London license loss

Uber has today filed notification of its intention to appeal the London transport regulator's decision to withdraw its license to operate in the market.

No quick win for Uber in London over license loss

Disappointment for Uber today if it was hoping an apology and a personal visit from its new CEO would quickly reboot relations with the local transport regulator in London, which last month stripped

How “anonymous” wifi data can still be a privacy risk

The thorny issue of tracking of location data without risking individual privacy is very neatly illustrated via a Freedom of Information (FOI) request asking London's transport regulator to release th

One Night, the boutique last-minute hotel app, is expanding internationally to London

One Night, the last-minute booking app for boutique hotels, is expanding internationally — starting today with London. One Night was created by Standard International, which is the parent compan

Uber’s Northern Europe chief departs after London license loss

Uber's regional general manager for Northern Europe, Jo Bertram, is leaving the company. The news was reported earlier by Reuters and confirmed by an Uber spokesman who forwarded the departure email s

Uber CEO to meet London transport chief after license loss

Uber's new CEO Dara Khosrowshahi will go to London to meet with the city's transport commissioner following the regulator's decision to withdraw licensing.
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