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LSE identifies £1.1bn broadband rollout shortfall

The UK's fast broadband rollout needs an extra billion pounds in private investment if government targets are to be met, academics from the London School of Economics have calculated.The government wants 90 percent of the country to have access to super-fast broadband by 2015, with everyone getting at least some broadband access by that date.

May 7, 2012 by

Boris reaches for Tech City reins

Boris Johnson wants to take control of the development fund responsible for promoting tech investment in 'Tech City', East London, according to a report.The mayor announced his desire to take control of the Tech City Investment Organisation (TCIO) on Friday at the InnoTech summit taking place in the capital.

April 13, 2012 by

Westpac hiring spree coming to an end

Westpac added another 482 staff to its Technology team in the half to 31 March 2011, mostly for its Strategic Investment Priorities program, but the bank has indicated that it will be slowing its recruitment.

May 3, 2011 by

HTC invests more than £50m in gaming and video

HTC has acquired new gaming and video-on-demand content delivery expertise by buying into two companies, OnLive and Saffron Digital.On Monday, the smartphone manufacturer said in a statement that it was making a "strategic investment" in London-based Saffron Digital, which specialises in multimedia content delivery technology.

February 8, 2011 by

Tech spending headed for a slump?

There's an old investment adage: When Wall Street sneezes, London catches a cold and some of my UK colleagues are already complaining about 'man flu.' Economic indicators coming out of the UK suggest the technology sector could be in for a rough ride during 2008.

January 1, 2008 by

Recruitment heavyweight says outlook bright for tech jobs

IT&T recruitment heavyweight Hudson has issued an optimistic prediction on the job front for the rest of the year, despite concerns about the impact of offshoring.In a report released today, Hudson said the increased investment in business transformation projects, mainly in the financial services sector, has boosted the number of IT job placements across Australia by more than 40 percent compared to the same January to June period last year.

July 25, 2004 by

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