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Takeover target tech firm Arm Holdings boosts Q2 profits

ARM Holdings, the British technology business about to be bought by SoftBank of Japan, today reports healthy profits and revenues for its second trading quarter.

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BT Openreach worker and van

BT under pressure from rivals after Ofcom Openreach ruling

BT faced fresh flak yesterday after the one-time telecoms monopoly avoided a break-up of its Openreach broadband division.

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The Japanese electronics company last year produced 750,000 VCRs  in 2000 it made 15 million. Picture: AP

Japanese electronics firm pulls plug on world’s last video recorder

Japanese electronics maker Funai Electric is pulling the plug on the world’s last video cassette recorder.

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Paul Wheelhouse MSP, Minister for Business  and Innovation will visit both companies today. Picture: Lisa Ferguson/TSPL

Scots software firms receive £19m grant to secure jobs

Two Scottish software firms have been given £1.9 million in Scottish Enterprise grants which have helped to secure more than 50 jobs.

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MBN Solutions chief executive Michael Young. Picture: Contributed

MBN Solutions backs £7,000 place on data ‘boot camp’

Specialist data science recruiter MBN Solutions has provided £7,000 to fund a place on a three-week “boot camp” aimed at helping to plug Scotland’s data skills gap.

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From left, Skyscanner global design director Steve Pearce, Snook managing director Sarah Drummond and On-Off chief executive Russell Morgan. Picture: Contributed

Travel tech firm Skyscanner goes on Design Safari

Skyscanner, the Edinburgh-based travel search engine, is to take part in a programme aimed at showcasing the benefits of investing in user experience (UX) design.

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LendingCrowd chief executive Stuart Lunn. Picture: Contributed

Stuart Lunn: The developing market for SME finance

Two days before the UK’s EU referendum on 23 June, a significant announcement was made by one of the world’s leading peer-to-peer lenders.

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Andy Murray has become an ambassador for a leading digital healthcare organisation

Andy Murray backs digital health sector

Two-time Wimbledon champion Andy Murray has signed up as an ambassador for Scotland’s Digital Health & Care Institute, aiming to highlight the positive impact of technology on global healthcare.

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BTs Openreach has previously been criticised by watchdog Ofcom. Picture: Malcolm Cochrane

MPs tell BT to invest more or face having business broken up

BT needs to invest more in its infrastructure arm – or risk having its business broken up, a committee of MPs has warned.

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Assure APM chief executive Doug More. Picture: Alex Hewitt

Edinburgh IT outfit aims to reduce costly downtime

An automated monitoring provider has launched to tackle the problem of IT system failures, estimated to cost UK businesses more than £10 billion a year.

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Ideagen counts Virgin Trains among its clients. Picture: David Parry/PA Wire

Software group Ideagen posts 58% surge in profits

Annual profits at Ideagen, the software group with a sizeable Scottish presence, have soared by more than half.

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Commsworld chief executive Ricky Nicol. Picture: Phil Wilkinson

Commsworld rings up more legal sector clients

An Edinburgh-based IT business has the legal sector firmly in its sights after cornering a fifth of the market to date.

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Arm's tech is found in more than 95% of smartphones. Picture: Jung Yeon-Je/AFP/GettyImages

Japan’s SoftBank in £24bn swoop for chip designer Arm

A British chip designer that supplies components for nearly all of the world’s smartphones looks set to be swallowed in a bumper £24 billion deal that could spark further takeover activity in the wake of the Brexit vote.

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Brian Smillie found that getting an app produced was  a slow, expensive process and this gave him the idea for Beezer, an app equivalent of the blog site WordPress. Picture: Contributed

Interview: Brian Smillie, founder and chief executive of Beezer

Software-as-a-service platform works across all mobile systems and devices

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Cristiano Ronaldo celebrates after Portugal's Euro 2016 final victory over hosts France. Picture: Jean Catuffe/Getty Images

FanDuel cheered by Euro 2016 trial ahead of UK launch

Fantasy sports operator FanDuel today said it received “amazing” feedback for a trial of its UK service during the Euro 2016 football championship campaign.

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Collagen Solutions chief executive Jamal Rushdy. Picture: Contributed

Collagen Solutions grants boss 2.7m share options

Glasgow-based life sciences firm Collagen Solutions has handed options over 2.7 million shares to new chief executive Jamal Rushdy.

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ShareIn co-founder and chief executive Jude Cook. Picture: Chris Watt

ShareIn closes crowdfunding bond deals worth £3.2m

Edinburgh-based crowdfunding technology provider ShareIn has announced its latest deals, helping to raise £3.2 million for a range of projects across the UK.

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PureLifi co-founder Harald Haas. Picture: Contributed

Future looks bright for PureLiFi after cash injection

Edinburgh technology spin-out PureLiFi has raised more than £7 million to date following its latest round of funding.

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From left: CodeBase boss Jamie Coleman, Turing Festival director Brian Corcoran, Skyscanner product manager Hilary Roberts and Administrate chief executive John Peebles. Picture: Stewart Attwood

Scotland’s tech scene prepares for Turing Festival

Edinburgh is gearing up to host Turing 2016, the international festival featuring key figures from the Scottish, UK and international tech scenes.

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