Small pools offer big advantage to Scotland’s oil industry

Learning to exploit the potential of untapped ‘small pools’ of oil and gas could offer a lifeline to Scotland’s offshore industry, experts predict.

FreeAgent, led by chief executive Ed Molyneux, is to offer its services to small business customers of RBS and NatWest. Picture: Contributed

FreeAgent inks accounting software tie-up with RBS

FreeAgent, the Edinburgh-based accounting software specialist, has fought off competition from more than 30 rivals to land a deal with Royal Bank of Scotland.

Vice chairman of Samsung Lee Jae-Yong leaves after attending a court hearing at the Seoul Central District Court. Picture: Getty Images

Court to decide on arrest of Samsung boss over bribery charges

A South Korean court is considering whether to approve the arrest of Samsung Electronics vice chairman Lee Jae-yong, one of the country’s wealthiest business leaders, on charges of bribery and other offences.

Tradespeople such as locksmiths are being muscled out of Google's search results, said Craig Sibbald. Picture: Rob McDougall

Offshore firms ‘lock out’ local traders from Google ads

The boss of an Edinburgh-based digital marketing agency has hit out at overseas companies that he claims are “distorting” online competition for local tradespeople.

EE users calling its customer service number from the EU were charged as if they had called the US. Picture: Chris Jackson/Getty Images

Mobile giant EE fined £2.7m for overcharging customers

EE has been fined £2.7 million by Ofcom for overcharging tens of thousands of its mobile phone customers.

Vert Rotors founder Olly Dmitriev says the Scottish Government should learn from the history books to help boost Scotland's start-up sector. Picture: Contributed

Olly Dmitriev: Scotland must help start-ups sail to success

When it comes to investing in start-ups, Scotland could learn a lesson from history.

MRC Technology is moving to Edinburgh BioQuarter from its current base at the city's Western General Hospital. Picture: Dan Phillips

New occupant for Edinburgh’s BioQuarter life sciences hub

A medical research charity is relocating to Edinburgh’s BioQuarter campus as part of a £7 million-plus investment programme.

Even tech-savy Gmail users are falling foul of phishing techniques. Picture: John Devlin

Gmail users being tricked by sophisticated phishing scams

Even tech-savvy Gmail users are falling victim to hackers who steal their login credentials, according to a security expert, who notes that increasingly sophisticated phishing techniques are being employed.

Craneware chief Keith Neilson said the Edinburgh software firm has built up a 'healthy' sales pipeline. Picture: Neil Hanna

Edinburgh tech firm Craneware eyes healthy rise in earnings

Craneware, the Edinburgh-based software company, today said it was on track to deliver a 15 per cent rise in revenues and underlying earnings for the first six months of its financial year.

CityFibre said most of Stirling's 3,000 businesses will benefit from its fourth 'gigabit city' project in Scotland. Picture: Ian Rutherford

Stirling in line for superfast broadband network

The bulk of Stirling’s business community is poised to benefit from superfast broadband speeds following a deal between the city council and network specialist CityFibre.

The University of Strathclyde is the only UK member of the 71-strong Internet of Food & Farm consortium. Picture: Contributed

Strathclyde Uni chosen for high-tech farming initiative

Academics from a Scottish university are to spearhead a multi-million pound international research project looking to bring the farming industry firmly into the 21st century.

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Scotland warned to embrace Fintech or risk consequences

New university course set to bring Scotland up to speed with very latest in innovative financial technology

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David Pike and Karin Sode, a couple fed up with the performance of energy suppliers who are launching a crowdfunding campaign to start their own company. Picture; PA

Crowdfunded energy firm plans to take on the Big Six

A Scottish couple fed up with the high prices charged by the Big Six energy firms have launched a crowdfunding site to set up a new publicly-owned energy company.

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CodeBase in Edinburgh is home to more than 60 start-ups. Picture: Contributed

Number of business start-ups falls in Scotland

A young entrepreneur has insisted Scotland remains “a great place for start-ups” despite the number of new businesses falling in the last five years.

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Nintendo reveals launch date and price for new console

Nintendo’s new Switch console, which alternates between a home and mobile gaming system, will go on sale in the UK on 3 March priced at £279.99, the gaming giant said today.

The Trainspotting sequel, starring Ewan McGregor and Ewan Bremner, hits the screens this month. Picture: Jane Barlow/PA Wire

Start-up in the spotlight with Trainspotting 2 role

A Glasgow-based film industry start-up is set to hit the big screen after its lighting technology was used in the production of the hotly-anticipated sequel to Trainspotting.

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Polly Purvis, chief executive of ScotlandIS. Picture: Lisa Ferguson/TSPL

Annual survey of Scots digital tech industry launched

Digital tech firms are being urged to complete an annual survey which takes the pulse of the industry in Scotland.

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