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New energy

The Vietnam government has made an effort in recent years to bring back Vietnamese people who have gone overseas to study and work. This has resulted in creating a vibrant tech entrepreneur scene, where many start-ups are focusing on solving everyday problems. The country’s young and highly-literate population is providing a big boost to making […]

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Maplin collapses as rescue talks fail

One of the UK’s biggest electronics retailers has collapsed into administration after talks with buyers failed to secure a sale. Maplin, which has more than 200 stores and 2,300 staff, will continue to trade through the process. The business faced the slump in the pound after the Brexit vote, weak consumer confidence and a withdrawal […]

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Facebook news feed changes 'decimated' publisher

Image copyright Getty Images Lifestyle site Little Things says it has had to close after changes to Facebook’s news feed algorithms “decimated” its business. The closure of the female-focused publishing business will result in the loss of 100 jobs. The company focused on a mix of “feel-good news” and videos. Since launching in 2014, it […]

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Is the UK winning the graphene race?

A Manchester University scientist who won the Nobel Prize for his work with graphene has said he’s very concerned about what happens to research funding after Brexit. Sir Kostya Novoselov told the BBC that many scientists were dependent on funding from Europe and the UK needed to be much more proactive in supporting technology companies […]

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Amazon buys 'smart' doorbell firm Ring

Image copyright Ring Amazon has bought a US firm that makes high-tech doorbells in a move expected to help the online retailer improve how it delivers parcels. Ring makes doorbells that record live videos of customers’ doorsteps, then sends the videos to their smartphones. The doorbell could help Amazon customers trust its new service which […]

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MPs grill data boss on election influence

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Alexander Nix answered MPs’ questions about election influence MPs on the Digital, Culture, Media and Sports Committee have grilled the chief executive of Cambridge Analytica over its role in the US election and Brexit. The controversial firm is credited by some with helping Donald Trump win the presidency. Its […]