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Martyn McLaughlin: Facebook must lift the veil over its censorship policies

The social media firm’s culture has not kept pace with its explosive global growth, writes Martyn McLaughlin

'$1bn valuations are becoming less frequent and less fashionable,' says Jim Duffy. Picture: Ian Howarth

Jim Duffy: Unicorns don’t exist in real world for start-ups

I was delighted this week to read that (at last!) many in the serious start-up world are shunning the term “unicorn”.

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Common Scoter. Picture: RSPB

‘Floating islands’ set to save rare duck at Highland lochs

A partnership of organisations from industry and the conservation sector has come together in a bid to save the common scoter as a breeding bird in the Highlands of Scotland.


Global cyber attack strikes heart of NHS in Scotland

NHS services across Scotland were plunged into chaos on Friday after being caught up in a global cyber attack.

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Dr Gabriela Medero of Heriot-Watt University. Picture: Lesley Martin

Gabriela Medero: Change in perception could help tackle STEM inequality

It’s no secret the number of women studying and working in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) subjects is woefully low.

4G connection "varies wildly" across the UK, which lags behind Estonia and Peru for overall availability. Picture: PA

4G mobile coverage in UK lags far behind Estonia and Peru

Mobile 4G connection “varies wildly” across the UK, which lags behind Estonia and Peru for overall availability, latest figures show.

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Insomnia X Resonate is billed as Scotland's biggest ever gaming event. Picture: Contributed

Scotland’s ‘biggest ever’ gaming festival heading to Glasgow

Up to 10,000 visitors are expected to attend what is being billed as Scotland’s “biggest ever” gaming festival when it opens at the SEC in Glasgow later this year.

Nicola Sturgeon visits Clyde Space, Scotlands first micro satellite company. Glasgow is the hub of the country's growing space sector. Picture: John Devlin/TSPL

Scotland’s space sector lifts off thanks to funding boost

Scotland’s space industry has received a boost after a research centre in Glasgow secured a major funding deal that will prolong its work by three years.

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Edinburgh is highly rated as a base for tech start-ups. Picture: Steven Scott Taylor

Edinburgh ‘best city in the UK to launch a start-up’

Edinburgh has been named as the best city in the UK to launch a start-up - ahead of London, Bristol and Glasgow, a survey has found.

Dr Colin Adams, director of commercialisation at Edinburgh Universitys school of informatics from 2006-2016

How to make your money work by investing in Scottish tech

Ahead of the 2017 Engage Invest Exploit (EIE) investor showcase at the Edinburgh International Conference Centre, three industry experts explain why the time is right to back the growing tech sector.

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Engineers clear cones from the M8 'missing link' before its opening this month. Picture: SWNS

Infrastructure projects worth £6.4 billion underway in Scotland

Infrastructure projects worth almost £6.4 billion will be under construction throughout Scotland in 2017, a report has found.

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Nathan Brown in action for Scotland Under-18s. Picture:  Grenville Dawson.

Scotland Under-18s sign off with mixed fortunes

The Scottish Schools’ FA Under-18s suffered heartache when two late goals snatched away a victory against Northern Ireland at the Solitude Stadium in Belfast.

Lucas Thomson competes at the Olympic diving pool in Barcelona

Lucas aims for Commonwealth Games standard

When the 2014 Commonwealth Games were in Glasgow, Lucas Thomson had just taken up diving.

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Harvey Wheaton, CodeClan CEO. Picture: Jane Barlow

CodeClan hopes more employers will link with digital academy

The 12th intake of students at the UK’s first fully accredited digital skills academy began their intensive four month programme of training last week to turn them into fully-fledged software engineers.

Kishorn dry dock was last used in 1994, but will be brought back to life for a floating windfarm project. Picture: Contributed

Kishorn dry dock reopens after 23 years for wind farm project

A dry dock last used in 1994 will reopen after an agreement was signed today to use the site for the construction of the world’s largest floating wind farm.

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Callum Sinclair, partner and head of technology at Burness Paull. Picture: Donald MacLeod

Brexit could be hurdle to Scots FinTech firms’ expansion

Brexit could negatively impact Scotland’s growing FinTech sector unless EU passporting rights are continued, an industry report has warned.

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Brian Limond, creator of the hit BBC Scotland series Limmys Show, will release his second book of short stories next month. Picture: John Devlin/TSPL

Interview: Limmy reveals how coding skills made him famous

The creator of the hit BBC Scotland series Limmy’s Show followed an unconventional route to stardom, writes Chris McCall

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The bank has invested in numerours green initiatives (Pic Ian Rutherford

Jobs pledge as £2.3bn sell-off of Edinburgh bank confirmed

Westminster has agreed a £2.3 billion deal to sell the Green Investment Bank to an Australian financial giant.

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The extension to Dunfermline's Carnegie Library houses a gallery, museum and exhibition space. Picture: Contributed

Dunfermline’s Carnegie Library named building of the year

A multi-million pound extension to the world’s first Carnegie Library in Dunfermline has been named building of the year in a prestigious architectural competition.

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Edinburgh University Medical School. Researchers will join a UK-wide team investigating dementia. Picture: TSPL

Edinburgh researchers join £250m dementia project

Researchers from Edinburgh University are part of a £250 million project to combat dementia.

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