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UK Met Supercomputer Weighs Same As 11 Double Decker Buses, Costs $128M

Supercomputer company Cray has been awarded a contract to provide the Met Office in the United Kingdom with multiple XC supercomputers and Sonexion storage systems....

Amazon Hiring 1000 People In UK

Amazon is hiring a staff of about 1,000 in the UK. The staff will not be on its list of seasonal workers, but on the company's permanent payroll. The retail giant is Britain's biggest online retailer, and employs roughly 6,000 people in its warehouses. According to a report by Sean Farrell at The Guardian, Amazon permanent employees get £7.39 an hour on an average, and can earn about £8.90 an hour after two years.

Dovetailed 3D Printer Can Print Edible Fruits

Cambridge UK-based design studio Dovetailed has developed a 3D printer that can print edible fruit. The company is using spherification at the backend, which is a molecular gastronomy technique that can turn liquids into spheres.

Prince Harry Sends His First Tweet

Britain's Prince Harry send out his first tweet on Thursday, sending a message on Twitter supporting the upcoming Paralympic-style games for injured and sick servicemen...

Salesforce To Open Data Centers In Europe, Add Jobs

Salesforce says it plans to open new data centers in U.K., France and Germany. The company also plans to add more than 500 new...

Google Buys Artificial Intelligence Company DeepMind For $400M

Google is buying artificial intelligence company DeepMind for a reported $400 million. Founded by Demis Hassabis, Shane Legg and Mustafa Suleyman, DeepMind is based in London. DeepMind...

Alan Turing Granted Posthumous Pardon

Renowned mathematician Dr Alan Turing, the man behind the hypothetical Turing Machine and referred to as the 'father of computing', was granted a posthumous...

ARM Acquires Geomerics

ARM has acquired Geomerics, a software company based in Cambridge, UK, that specialises in creating lighting technology for the video game industry. The terms of the deal were not disclosed.

Exchange Lab Raises $8M

Programmatic digital media marketplace Exchange Lab has raised $8 million in funding from UK growth capital provider, Business Growth Fund (BGF). BGF is an...

PGi Acquires Powwownow For $52 Million

PGi has acquired Via-Vox, trading under the name Powwownow, an European conferencing and collaboration provider focused on small and midsize businesses. The transaction was...

DataSift Raises $42 Million

U.K.-based startup DataSift has secured $42 million in Series C financing led by Insight Venture Partners, with participation from existing investors Scale Venture Partners,...

BT Launches Virtual Chief Security Officer Managed Service

BT has launched a virtual Chief Security Officer (vCSO), a new managed service that provides development, management and operation of an enterprise information security...

IBM Acquires Daeja Image Systems

IBM has acquired Daeja Image Systems, a privately held software company with headquarters in Milton Keynes, UK. Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed.  Daeja...

95 Per Cent Of UK Consumers Have At Least One Loyalty Card

A study by SAS recently found that nearly 95 percent of UK consumers have at least one loyalty card. Most use them regularly. SAS and...

British Kids Getting Mobile Phones By Five, Finds Study

More than a million British kids get their first mobile phone by the time they’re five years old, according to research from UK-based price...