Facebook Live: What skills do I need to future-proof my career?

In the fast-paced technological age, it’s important to keep your skillset up-to-date to remain an attractive prospect to employers.

Reg Varney  makes the first withdrawal from a Barclaycash machine, at the Enfield branch of Barclays Bank in 1967. Picture: PA

Scottish invented ATM celebrates 50 years in operation

It is the brainchild of Scottish inventors which transformed everyday banking for millions of people around the world.

Ministry of Defence handout photo of HMS Queen Elizabeth. Picture; PA

HMS Queen Elizabeth ‘not vulnerable’ to cyber attack

Britain’s most powerful warship is not vulnerable to a cyber attack, the Defence Secretary has insisted, after fears were raised about its software.

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Electric vehicles will soon become the norm on city streets. Picture: John Devlin.

Brian Brotherston: The rise of electric cars will fuel the debate on how to power them all

The continuing use of hydrocarbons to ­power internal combustion engines has a finite limit.

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Axis has also expanded its Glasgow studio to accommodate up to 180 people. Picture: Mike Scott

Glasgow animation outfit Axis flaunts brand overhaul

A Glasgow-based animation studio that has worked on some of the world’s biggest video game franchises has unveiled a new brand as it eyes further growth.

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Turtle Pack hopes to make a splash with its swimming aid for children. Picture: Ian Waldie/Getty Images

Start-up behind revolutionary child swim aid gains funding

A Stirling-based entrepreneur who developed an alternative to traditional swimming aids for children has secured a six-figure funding injection.

The research, conducted by consumer organisation Which?, found the Orkney Islands, Shetland Islands and Highland local authorities all averaged the lowest speeds. Picture: Rui Vieira/PA Wire

Scottish areas have slowest broadband in UK, research claims

Three Scottish local authority areas have been ranked the worst in the UK for broadband speeds, according to a consumer publication.

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Nicola Sturgeon said the jobs are "fantastic news"

Computershare creates 300 new tech jobs in Edinburgh

About 300 new tech jobs are to be created in Edinburgh after  Australian financial services giant Computershare unveiled expansion plans today.

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ScotSoft is being held at the Edinburgh International Conference Centre on 5 October. Picture: Jane Barlow

Details unveiled for Scotland’s biggest tech event

ScotSoft has announced its “biggest speaker line-up yet” ahead of the technology extravaganza in October.

'We have a university sector renowned for its data science capabilities,' says Robin Huggins of MBN Solutions. Picture: John Devlin

Robin Huggins: Managing data key to commercial progress

Last weekend, I flew to Dublin with my 15-year-old son and his friend to attend CoderDojo where the boys were presenting a game they have developed – Asteroid Dodge – to an international audience gathered to compare notes on coding software.

EY said that one in three 'digitally active' consumers now use fintech on a regular basis. Picture: Shutterstock

Fintech set for further surge after leap in take-up

Levels of financial technology adoption among the general public have surged globally over the past 18 months, with the UK leading the way among developed nations, according to a new study.

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We should limit state access to personal data. Photograph: Getty

Matthew Rice: Devolved voice vital for data security

The role of technology in Scotland is more important than ever. According to recent reports, the digital technology sector is Scotland’s fastest growing sector, providing opportunities for jobs and innovation. Technology is also driving solutions for delivery of public services and for communities. There are great opportunities for a positive, inclusive, digital society to be fostered in Scotland.

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Professor Wayne Powell: Food for thought at the biggest agricultural event on the calendar

Between 22 and 25 June, around 180,000 visitors are expected to visit the Royal Highland Show at Ingliston, near Edinburgh.

Premier Punt is also revamping its website for the new football season. Picture: Scott Louden

Fantasy sports firm Premier Punt secures casino licence

Premier Punt, the Edinburgh-based fantasy sports operator, has been awarded a remote casino licence from the Gambling Commission.

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Mark Donald is chairman of the New Generation Committee at NFU Scotland.

Scotland’s economy: agricultural innovation key to secure farming future

Innovation will be key as tomorrow’s farmers take on the challenges of the land.

SFE chief executive Graeme Jones, left, with Burness Paull partner Callum Sinclair. Picture: TSPL

Scottish fintech body to be established to drive growth

A new body is to be created with the aim of promoting growth in Scotland’s burgeoning financial technology (fintech) sector.

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The Oil & Gas Technology Centre is led by chief executive Colette Cohen. Picture: Ross Johnston/Newsline Scotland

Oil & Gas Technology Centre pumps £1.6m into projects

Aberdeen’s Oil & Gas Technology Centre has approved investment of more than £1.6 million in new projects, just four months after opening for business.

Government Communications HQ. Picture; SWNS

Passwords of senior UK figures ‘traded by Russian hackers’

Passwords belonging to British politicians, diplomats and senior police officers have been traded by Russian hackers, it has been reported.

Eva with her owner, Fiona Kirkland, and surgeon William Marshall. Picture: Martin Shields

Experimental bone growth treatment saves dog’s leg

Scientists and veterinarians at a Scottish university have helped save a dog from losing its leg thanks to a pioneering bone growth treatment.

Reputation is one of the key factors to gaining the trust of investors.

How to get people to invest money into you or your company?

For many a small business or new start-up, attracting external investment from a business angel or group of investors marks a crucial stage in their development. With extra funding, ambitions can become concrete realities and a small-scale operation can really start thinking big.

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