Eligo Technology news round up, featuring the latest news and updates from the Tech industry- week ending 29/07/2016
London’s tech scene, one month on from Brexit results.
London’s tech community were wholeheartedly against Brexit, making them at odds with the rest of the UK’s vote to leave the EU in June. However, looking one month on companies and professionals in London are determined to turn adversity into opportunity.
(City A.M 24/07/2016)
Pokémon Go: Player claims to have caught all UK characters
Around the world people have been swept up in the Pokémon Go craze, due to mass geek nostalgia and its augmented reality function. After launching on the 6th of July millions of players have been trying to ‘catch them all’ around the world and now a player in the UK has announced that he is the first to catch all the Pokémon in the UK.
(BBC News 28/07/2016)
Teradata Acquires London-Based Big Data Partnership
London-based start-up Big Data Partnership was very recently acquired by Teradata, a big data analytics firm based in the US. Big Data Partnership was set up four years ago with the aim to provide data solutions and training for businesses to manage data effectively. They have expertise in big data technologies such as Apache Hoop and are thrilled to extend their expertise to the companies that trust Teradata with their most valuable assets.
(Tech City News 25/07/2016)
Japan’s Softbank acquires UK’s Arm Holdings for £24.3bn
The news of the acquisition of the British smartphone chip designer Arm’s Holdings was seen as a positive step forward and a vote of confidence in UK tech during its timely departure from the EU. Japan’s Softbank has agreed to buy for £24.3bn in a bid to help Arm’s Holdings become a leader in one of the next big technology markets, the “internet of things”.
(Financial Times 18/07/2016)