Technology

Developer Mubaloo continues its winning streak at app industry awards

October 24, 2013
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Developer Mubaloo continues its winning streak at app industry awards

Bristol-based Mubaloo has claimed the title of App Developer of the Year for the second year running. The fast-growing firm, launched by Bristol serial entrepreneur Mark Mason, won the accolade at the Appsters, the national awards for the burgeoning UK app industry. Mubaloo was also highly commended in the...

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Bristol’s pioneering ‘posh nosh’ takeaway service expands into Bath

October 24, 2013
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Bristol’s pioneering ‘posh nosh’ takeaway service expands into Bath

The revolutionary online service meals.co.uk, which delivers food from upmarket restaurants direct to customer’s homes, is launching in Bath following a year of success in its home city of Bristol. meals.co.uk uses cutting-edge technology, a sophisticated user-friendly website and delivery logistics to allow customers to place orders from their...

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Middle East’s ‘Silicon Valley’ linked with Bristol’s creative and tech sectors

October 23, 2013
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Middle East’s ‘Silicon Valley’ linked with Bristol’s creative and tech sectors

Bristol’s reputation as a centre for creativity and innovation has been recognised through a new technology partnership in the Middle East’s equivalent of Silicon Valley. The UK Jordan Tech Hub was launched in Amman this week to help drive economic growth through a technology and innovation partnership between the...

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Innovation will be key to unlocking Bristol’s bright future, conference hears

October 16, 2013
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Innovation will be key to unlocking Bristol’s bright future, conference hears

Bristol will have a bright economic future if it harnesses the innovation of its key sectors and the talents of its skilled workforce and also markets itself effectively, a major conference heard this week. But it needs to overcome some serious issues, particularly around transport, and it needs to...

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Bristol’s Bright Future Conference: The speakers

October 15, 2013
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Bristol’s Bright Future Conference: The speakers

Among speakers at this afternoon’s Bristol’s Bright Future conference are: James Durie, executive director of Bristol Chamber of Commerce & Initiative at Business West, the organisation that leads and speaks for business in the Bristol, Bath and wider area. It provides a range of services from business start-up, business...

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Professor Peter Higgs wins Nobel Prize for Physics

October 8, 2013
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Professor Peter Higgs wins Nobel Prize for Physics

Professor Peter Higgs, the former Bristol schoolboy who became a world-renown scientist and after whom the elusive Higgs boson is named, has won the Nobel Prize for Physics. Prof Higgs shares what is recognised as the greatest prize in science with Belgian scientist Francois Englert for their part in...

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Seminar will shed light on tax boost for innovative and creative firms

September 30, 2013
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Seminar will shed light on tax boost for innovative and creative firms

The benefits of the Patent Box tax incentive, which aims to boost innovation in the UK, will be explained at a seminar hosted by accountancy and investment management group Smith & Williamson’s Bristol office. Speakers from Her Majesty’s Revenue and Customs (HMRC) and the Intellectual Property Office (IPO) will...

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Temple Bright makes its mark with first Tech City deal

September 27, 2013
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Temple Bright makes its mark with first Tech City deal

Innovative law firm Temple Bright has delivered the first significant deal out of its new London office in the high-growth Tech City area of Shoreditch. Fittingly, it is a tech-driven transaction: brand engagement agency FM Group has acquired the Shoreditch app and web developer Red C for an undisclosed...

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Landmark for Science Park with royal visit and arrival of US tech group

September 27, 2013
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Landmark for Science Park with royal visit and arrival of US tech group

Bristol & Bath Science Park has celebrated its second anniversary by announcing the arrival of another global technology firm and a visit by the Duke of Gloucester. US-owned Altair, a world leader in engineering technology and services, has relocated its regional office from nearby Aztec West to the Science...

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Contract delays and tough markets reduce half-time profits at SciSys

September 26, 2013
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Contract delays and tough markets reduce half-time profits at SciSys

Shares in specialist IT and software firm SciSys, which has an office in Bristol, have fallen heavily after it revealed a 19.8% drop in interim pre-tax profits yesterday and warned that its markets remained challenging. The Chippenham-headquartered group, whose blue-chip customers include the Ministry of Defence, European Space Agency and...

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Bristol’s bright future to go under the spotlight at conference

September 25, 2013
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Bristol’s bright future to go under the spotlight at conference

A major conference next month will look at how Bristol can harness its innovation and creativity to build on its position as one of the UK’s most economically successful British cities. Bristol’s Bright Future, which takes place on October 15 at Bristol City’s Ashton Gate stadium, will bring together...

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Return to Bristol for mobile tech innovators with latest world-leading business

August 8, 2013
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Return to Bristol for mobile tech innovators with latest world-leading business

A group of former Bristol-based mobile tech pioneers have chosen the city as the first overseas base for the US firm where they now work. The bosses are setting up an office for Chicago-based software developer Velocent Systems, which works with some of the world’s most dynamic mobile networks,...

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Bristol’s Engine Shed innovation centre on track to attract investment to city

July 31, 2013
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Bristol’s Engine Shed innovation centre on track to attract investment to city

The first businesses have moved into the Engine Shed, Bristol’s new innovation hub which is taking shape in part of Brunel’s original Temple Meads railway station. To co-incide with the arrival of the 16 firms – all members of Bristol University’s SETsquared business incubator – minister for culture, communications...

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