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The challenges facing cities in the 21st century are greater than ever. A new focus is required to overcome the emerging social, technological, economic, environmental, and political forces exerting pressure on cities. This new focus must address how to create cities that are sustainable– for citizens, for business and for

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New research from PlaceILive.com, the Yelp for Neighborhoods, has visualized where in London most businesses make it through their crucial first two years. Using open data, which they use to calculate their signature Life Quality Index, they ranked London’s boroughs according to the 2-year business survival rates. Two year business

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With passengers once again left frustrated by rail delays and disturbance over the Easter period, UK rail operators will no doubt face further scrutiny over the quality of service they are providing commuters. With services frequently disrupted by signalling problems, broken-down trains and congestion, the industry, the Government and, of

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Sisense, the business analytics software company that offers business intelligence products has revealed in a new study, an increase in “confidence” in the UK tech sector through 2014. Analyses of a decade worth of startup data on 12,000 UK companies against data on approximately 300,000 companies in the CrunchBase database

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BBC has launched an initiative across UK to spawn a digitally aware generation that would be more proficient in coding, programming and digital technology. The initiative, entitled Make it Digital, intends to address the requirement of 1.4m digital jobs in the next five years. “BBC Make it Digital is hugely

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Apical, the tech company that has been innovating with camera and display subsystems over the years, has launched a unifying person-centric platform for the smart home, dubbed ART, to better integrate human behaviour with the environment utilizing latest breakthroughs in machine vision intelligence. An announcement that came earlier this week

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A Great Opportunity to Network and Learn about Behavioural Analytics at the Barclay’s Escalator (Mile End, London) about creating the ultimate behavioural funnel (RSVP here). What is funnel analysis? Well, it is a useful tool for analyzing user success in completing a certain flow or process, understanding where users are churning

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The Market Practitioner Panel (MPP), an advising panel assisting the Bank of England has revealed that in the near future, Big Data could be utilized by financial institutions to detect illegal trading practices carried out by City traders. The MPP noted that current methods of spotting trading malpractices like  ‘key

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A laboratory automation system that harnesses artificial intelligence (AI) techniques in order to glean and understand scientific data constant experimentation is called a Robot Scientist. Eve is such a Robot Scientist and if certain U.K. researchers have it right, then Eve might have stumbled upon a possible fighting chance against

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It has come to light that Google will change its privacy policy following a settlement with the UK data watchdog, the Information Commissioner’s Office. Disucssing the incident, BBC news stated the ICO termed Google’s 2012 70-policy overhaul as “too vague when describing how it uses personal data gathered from its

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