Brussels aims to become an insurtech hub

Proximity to regulators, a rich mix of nationalities and its location make Brussels an attractive proposition for fintechs – and those disrupting the insurance sector are in particularly high demand. Download this free guide 7 ways you can benefit from a diverse workforce This collection of 7 articles features tech leaders discussing the lack of […]

Cloud sales stoke Microsoft’s strong growth

Microsoft sales increased by 17% in the final quarter of its current financial year, with cloud sales driving growth. The software giant reported total sales exceeding $100bn for the full year. Sales for the three-month period to 30 June 2018 reached $30bn, compared with $25.6bn for the same period last year. Sales of Microsoft Office to businesses increased […]

Cisco and UCL to open AI research unit in $100m digital economy boost

Cisco has announced a $100m (£76.8m) funding commitment to accelerate digital innovation around the UK, supporting a number of new initiatives including the opening of one of the world’s largest artificial intelligence (AI) research centres at University College London (UCL). Download this free guide AI: Going beyond the hype Check out the latest findings on […]

Confusion reigns over value of 5G, says report

Confusion and uncertainty over the value of 5G mobile networks, an unclearly defined national strategy, and a lack of awareness of 5G priorities at local government level all pose a risk to national network roll-out if not addressed in the short-term, according to a Broadband Stakeholder Group (BSG) report researched and authored by Analysys Mason. […]

Facebook, Google and more unite to let you transfer data between apps

The Data Transfer Project is a new team-up between tech giants to let you move your content, contacts, and more across apps. Founded by Facebook, Google, Twitter, and Microsoft, the DTP today revealed its plans for an open source data portability platform any online service can join. While many companies already let you download your […]

CloudHealth adds support for Google Cloud amid growing demand

CloudHealth, a startup that enables customers to manage a multi-cloud environment, announced today it was adding support for Google Cloud Platform. With today’s addition, CloudHealth now supports AWS, Azure, VMware and Google, giving customers a fairly comprehensive view of their cloud usage. Company co-founder and CTO Joe Kinsella says the company has been seeing inbound […]

Global trading infrastructure firm opens office in Ireland because of Brexit

Financial trade processing infrastucture provider the Depository Trust Clearing Corporation (DTCC) is opening an office and recruiting staff in Ireland’s capital city, Dublin, to ensure it can continue to provide its services to customers in the European Union (EU) after the UK leaves the trading bloc. Download this free guide 2018 UK IT Priorities survey results […]

How Facebook configures its millions of servers every day

When you’re a company the size of Facebook with more than two billion users on millions of servers, running thousands of configuration changes every day involving trillions of configuration checks, as you can imagine, configuration is kind of a big deal. As with most things with Facebook, they face scale problems few companies have to […]

Here’s what Facebook employees were saying about Holocaust denial … in 2009

Mark Zuckerberg has been in hot water this week thanks to comments he made during an interview with Kara Swisher about the kinds of content that should and shouldn’t be removed from the platform. Zuckerberg brought up Holocaust deniers as an example, saying he found them “deeply offensive,” then added, “But at the end of the day, […]

Heathrow flights grounded by IT failure

Passengers flying from Heathrow Airport face uncertainty after an IT problem caused flights to be cancelled and delayed, and the air traffic control tower to be closed. Download this free guide UK IT Priorities results 2018 The forecast for the future is in and, in typical British fashion, it looks like it’s going to be […]

CloudHealth adds support for Google Cloud amidst growing demand

CloudHealth, a startup that enables customers to manage a multi-cloud environment, announced today it was adding support for Google Cloud Platform. With today’s addition, CloudHealth now supports AWS, Azure, VMware and Google, giving customers a fairly comprehensive view of their cloud usage. Company co-founder and CTO Joe Kinsella says the company has been seeing inbound […]

Facebook and Instagram change to crack down on underage children

Facebook and Instagram will more proactively lock the accounts of users its moderators encounter and suspect are below the age of 13. Its former policy was to only investigate accounts if they were reported specifically for being potentially underage. But Facebook confirmed to TechCrunch that an “operational” change to its policy for reviewers made this […]

Report: Google’s new Fuchsia OS could replace Android — or not

A Fuchsia flower. DEA/V. Giannella via Getty Images It’s no secret that Google has been quietly working on Fuchsia, a new experimental OS for tablets and phones. Here’s the secret, according to a Bloomberg report Thursday: Fuchsia could replace Android and Chrome OS within the next five years.  Mind you, that’s just the ambition, according […]