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World Finance interviews Hanadi Jabado, Director of Accelerate Cambridge, to discuss whether the government's Silicon Roundabout incubators have any intrinsic value

Entrepreneurs are ‘drowning’ in incubators, says tech expert of government’s Silicon Roundabout | Video

World Finance interviews Hanadi Jabado, Director of Accelerate Cambridge, to discuss whether the government’s Silicon Roundabout incubators have any intrinsic value

Has the government's Tech City initiative - otherwise known as Silicon Roundabout - helped entrepreneurs realise their dreams? One silicon-sceptic is Hanadi Jabado, Director of Accelerate Cambridge and a technology expert. World Finance speaks to Jabado t...

Facebook’s $19bn acquisition of WhatsApp became its 45th buyout. We count down eight other young companies that the social media giant quickly snapped up

Zucker Punch: 8 Facebook acquistions to remember

Facebook’s $19bn acquisition of WhatsApp became its 45th buyout. We count down eight other young companies that the social media giant quickly snapped up

2005 What’s in a name? An awful lot, it seems, when you’re dealing with Facebook. It all started with a domain name called AboutFace. Well, that was too close for comfort, so in August of 2005 Facebook site snapped up the Boston-based firm for $2...

World Finance interviews This Is My Jam Co-founder Hannah Donovan on how expensive rent is eroding the start-up culture of London's Silicon Roundabout

Sky-high rents force tech start-ups to leave London’s Silicon Roundabout | Video

World Finance interviews This Is My Jam Co-founder Hannah Donovan on how expensive rent is eroding the start-up culture of London’s Silicon Roundabout

Hannah Donovan, Co-founder and Design Director of This Is My Jam, speaks about the changing vibe of London's Silicon Roundabout. With rents reaching extortionate prices and the government pushing its own agenda, is the Old Street tech hub losing its allur...

Despite being the youngest and smallest car manufacturer in the US, Tesla is currently valued at more than General Motors and Fiat. What sets the company apart from the rest?

What’s Tesla’s secret?

Despite being the youngest and smallest car manufacturer in the US, Tesla is currently valued at more than General Motors and Fiat. What sets the company apart from the rest?

Tesla Motors is a Palo Alto, California-based automobile manufacturer, a 10-year-old start-up that only rang up its first profit in the first quarter of last year. Its total array of models comes to just two, with two more in the offing, and 2014 sales ar...

The mobile developers behind runaway success Candy Crush Saga have announced their intent to go public. King Digital Entertainment is not short for cash, but it may find it difficult to attract serious investment

The Candy Crush touch: from obscurity to IPO

The mobile developers behind runaway success Candy Crush Saga have announced their intent to go public. King Digital Entertainment is not short for cash, but it may find it difficult to attract serious investment

In the fast moving, boom-and-bust business of mobile app development, it’s virtually impossible to retain control over the market’s notoriously fickle consumer base. Similar to speculative investors, app users are constantly on the lookout for the nex...

Struggling smartphone maker has revealed the extent of this past year’s losses alongside better than expected fourth quarter results

BlackBerry suffers $5.9bn annual loss

Struggling smartphone maker has revealed the extent of this past year’s losses alongside better than expected fourth quarter results

BlackBerry’s recently released end of year results reveal revenue to have fallen 64 percent year-on-year and annual losses to have reached some $5.9bn, as the Canadian company still struggles to instigate a return to once impressive form. Nonetheless, B...

Acquisition-happy social media company looks to snap up Oculus VR in the near future, but not without inciting criticism from some of the VR firm’s long-time supporters

Facebook to acquire Oculus VR for $2bn, fans express concerns

Acquisition-happy social media company looks to snap up Oculus VR in the near future, but not without inciting criticism from some of the VR firm’s long-time supporters

Facebook has unveiled its plans to acquire Oculus VR for approximately $2bn, in an effort to preempt the various ways in which social engagement will evolve over the coming years and gain a precious foothold in the emerging virtual reality (VR) market. Fa...

Could cloud be the silver lining to Oracle’s share slump?

US computing giant sees five percent fall in share price after disappointing earnings announcement, but could the company’s cloud operations help it turn things around?

One of the most dominant computing companies for the last 30 years, Oracle’s recent difficulties continued with news that its earnings and revenues were worse than expected. The company reported revenues of $9.3bn for the third quarter of last year, ...

Telecom giant continues European expansion push with acquisition of Spanish firm after selling stake in US giant Verizon

Vodafone snaps up Ono in €7.2bn deal

Telecom giant continues European expansion push with acquisition of Spanish firm after selling stake in US giant Verizon

Months after UK telecom multinational Vodafone announced it was retreating from its US operations, the company has made an effort to refocus its expansion plans on Europe. This morning a deal to buy Spain’s Ono telecom firm added to a number of strategi...

The Chinese internet giant looks set to boost its international presence and bolster its reputation on home soil

Alibaba looks set to become largest US IPO of all time

The Chinese internet giant looks set to boost its international presence and bolster its reputation on home soil

Alibaba, the world’s largest e-commerce company, is readying itself for what many believe could be one of the largest US IPOs of all time. Realistically, analysts expect the Hangzhou-based internet group to seek approximately $15bn as part of the share ...

Path Solutions: ‘Technology essential to Islamic banking’

For Islamic banking to reach its full potential, it must first ensure that it invests substantially in technology in order to keep pace with an increasingly complex marketplace, says Path Solutions CEO Mohammed Kateeb

Having seen a significant uptick in recent years, (see Fig. 1) Islamic banking is forecast to more than double in the next half decade or so, according to Mohammed Kateeb, Group Chairman and CEO of Islamic and investment banking software solutions provide...

Fears of mass layoffs have prompted over 1,000 workers to gather outside China's IBM facility to protest against Lenovo's $2.3bn takeover deal

“Give us back our respect”, cry Chinese workers in IBM strike

Fears of mass layoffs have prompted over 1,000 workers to gather outside China’s IBM facility to protest against Lenovo’s $2.3bn takeover deal

Over 1,000 Chinese workers have gone on strike at an IBM factory in China, close to the border with Hong Kong, citing objections over the changes in their contracts ahead of a takeover of the facility by Lenovo. The takeover is part of a $2.3bn deal where...

ICS: taking the stress out of core banking replacement

Core replacement is considered one of the costliest IT projects a bank can take on. ICS provides creative technology solutions to take the stress out of the process

Nowadays, the current competitive environment coupled with increasingly demanding customers is forcing banks, regardless of size, to use the latest banking technology. This core banking replacement process can either result in the bank leapfrogging to a h...

Unify CEO: ‘millennials are changing communication’

By 2020, millennials are expected to account for 50 percent of the workforce. Integrated communications solutions can help workplaces adapt to this change, says Unify CEO Dean Douglas

“It used to be that you’d work in a fixed location of some sort, and people were tethered to that environment, whereas today it’s entirely untethered,” says Dean Douglas, newly appointed CEO of Unify – formerly Siemens Enterprise Communications....

Tarmin CEO Shahbaz Ali on the benefits of big data for FSOs

Financial services organisations are in a good position to reap the benefits of big data, writes Tarmin CEO Shahbaz Ali

By now most individuals have heard of ‘big data’ in some shape or form at a business level, and key decision makers have been busy determining what value they can derive from an organisation’s data, and how much budget should be allocated to manage ...

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