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Digital marketing agency sees 50% revenue jump after run of client wins

An Edinburgh-based digital marketing consultancy has seen year-on-year revenue growth of nearly 50 per cent and boosted its ranks as it looks to grow at home and abroad.

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Blockchain technologies are now well recognised for managing digital identities and making online transactions secure and efficient

Scottish companies driving forward the Blockchain revolution

Scotland has worked hard to establish a reputation for being a hub for business in the Financial Technology (or Fintech) sector.

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Yvonne Dunn is a financial services tech specialist. Picture: Contributed

Legal heavyweight Pinsent Masons getting on board at FinTech Scotland

Law firm Pinsent Masons has been appointed as a global “strategic partner” to industry enabler FinTech Scotland.

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RBS pushes button on chief digital officer role

RBS pushes button on chief digital officer role

In a sign of the changing times within banking, Royal Bank of Scotland had appointed a chief digital officer.

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You can make money from your data.

How can I take control of my own personal data and make money from it?

If you want to take better control of the data that you share, willingly or otherwise, with companies and other third parties, there has arguably been no better time to do so.

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A customer uses a 'modest comission' Bitcoin vending machine in a CeX store in Glasgow. Picture: John Devlin

Should I invest in bitcoin or has the bubble burst?

The value of cryptocurrencies can fluctuate wildly but the blockchain technology they utilise is here to stay, writes Chris McCall

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Financial services revolution will help every Scot

Scotland’s fintech community is committed to delivering wider public benefit and can use this “social good” agenda to be a global force.

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Alistair Sergeant, Paul Forrest and Michael Young. Picture: submitted

Purple Vantage launches to help companies with big data

MBN Solutions and Purple Management Consulting have launched a new venture to help companies make the most of their data and take full advantage of the opportunities afforded by blockchain technology.

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Wanted: Creative solutions to fill tech talent gap

Wanted: Creative solutions to fill tech talent gap

David Lee hears how businesses can overcome the shortfall caused by an exponential rise in demand for fintech skills and a fall in supply

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Scientists hope technology can go on to save many lives. Picture: Contributed

Food safety project nets £6.5m funding from Europe

A project that is using nanotechnology to improve food safety and protect the health of vulnerable patients has received a seven-figure funding injection.

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SHE Software helps businesses achieve and demonstrate health and safety compliance.

SHE Software expansion drive focuses on US

An East Kilbride health and safety software firm is aiming to more than double turnover within the next two years, nearly triple headcount and significantly scale up its US presence after launching in the country in May.

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The �56m Renfrewshire facility includes backing from GSK and AstraZeneca. Picture: Contributed

Drugs innovation centre looks to tap into £100bn global market

A £56 million innovation centre that promises to revolutionise how medicines are manufactured and which has the backing of two industry giants is to be located in Renfrewshire.

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Technological advances should be seen as complementary rather than competition, says Williamson. Picture: contributed.

March of the robots can’t replace human touch

There are many areas of the working world where technology just can’t compete with people, argues Brian Williamson of Kissing With Confidence Training.

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The new base is located in the Atlanta Tech Village. Picture: Contributed

QikServe fattens up stateside

QikServe, the Edinburgh-based food ordering and payment innovator, has opened a North American headquarters in Atlanta as it guns for more business in the US.

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Experts say we are on the cusp of an AI and blockchain revolution. Picture: Contributed

Hundreds of jobs in pipeline as button pressed on capital AI hub

Scotland’s first artificial intelligence (AI) and blockchain accelerator is to be launched in Edinburgh in a move expected to create almost 400 jobs.

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Craig Donnelly, Neil Logan, Jennifer Adams and Stuart Kerr of Incremental. Picture: Stewart Attwood

Tech business bolsters UK reach through takeover deal

Digital technology business Incremental Group has accelerated its expansion drive with a deal to buy a Cheshire-based firm in a move which takes its workforce up to 125.

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The south rotunda which is home to Cleanship Solutions. Picture: submitted

Glasgow marine engineering firm Cleanship Solutions eyes growth

A company based in an iconic symbol of Glasgow's shipbuilding past is positioning itself for the future by helping  to cut harmful emissions from ships.

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The free programme uses a customer's existing debit or credit card to award them points for local purchases

Scottish fintech firm launches cardless rewards programme for town centres

A Scottish fintech firm has launched a consumer rewards programme in Perth which encourages shoppers to spend locally.

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Graeme Smith of Amazon with Elyssa Ross, winner of Rising Star in 2017. Picture: Contributed

Awards to recognise ‘trailblazing’ women in Scottish tech sector

Scotland Women in Technology has today launched its second national awards scheme with internet giant Amazon revealed as the programme’s headline sponsor.

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Andrew Seaton (left), Angus MacSween (middle), Richard Logan (right). Picture Peter Devlin

Iomart revenues close in on £100m mark

Cloud computing and web hosting specialist Iomart has seen its annual revenues rise to almost £100 million while hiking its dividend by a fifth.

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