Nick Freer: You don’t need to be a geek to succeed in coding

There’s an American HBO series called Silicon Valley where young coders write computer programme language or “code” in the hope of being the next tech start-up stars, smoke impressive amounts of cannabis and end up making millions of dollars through VC funding rounds, acquisitions and IPOs.

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Many tasks are now being performed over the internet, so a functioning connection is important (Picture: PA)

Keith Brown: Superfast broadband for all Scots is coming

In an age of burgeoning technological advancements, digital connectivity is playing an increasingly influential role in Scotland’s economic success, writes Keith Brown, Cabinet Secretary for Economy, Jobs and Fair Work.

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Fabio the robot gives a huge. Picture: Contributed

Margiotta shoppers say farewell to first robot worker

The first robot to work in retail in Scotland reduced one worker to tears when it was removed from a Margiotta branch.

John Swinney visits CodeClan, the Edinburgh-based digital skills academy, in 2015. The Scottish Government views tech as a key growth sector in the coming years. Picture: Julie Bull

As Scotland’s tech sector grows, what will the jobs of 2020 be?

Scotland’s digital technology sector has experienced strong growth in recent years, with business and political leaders confident the upward trend will continue in the long-term with sufficient support and investment.

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Keith Brown visits the Eagle Lab

Scotland’s first Eagle Lab will use technology to help businesses fly high

An innovation hub which will allow businesses to rapidly produce and test prototypes without having to import them from overseas was opened this week in Edinburgh, the first of its kind in Scotland.

The Edinburgh-based start-up has won a lucrative contract from Shell. Picture: PA

Edinburgh-based start-up Cognitive Geology wins Shell contract

Cognitive Geology, an Edinburgh-based technology start-up, has secured a $1.2 million (£872,000) contract with oil giant Shell for its geological mapping software.

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ScotlandIS CEO Polly Purvis flags the study's unprecedented detail. Picture: Lisa Ferguson.

Report to help digital tech businesses tap into public sector

ScotlandIS has compiled a comprehensive study of the public sector that launches ­later this week and aims to boost Scotland’s digital technologies industry.

Stephen Ingledew will head up FinTech Scotland

FinTech Scotland eyes growth with new chief executive appointment

The chief executive of a new body set up to boost growth in the financial technology sector has been named.

The Glenfiddich distillery in Dufftown, Moray, which produces the biggest selling single malt in the world. Picture: SWNS

Scotch whisky distillers follow Silicon Valley’s lead with Hackadram

The art of making whisky is famously steeped in ­tradition, but one of ­Scotland’s leading distillers is now taking inspiration from the disruptive world of digital technology as it looks for new ways of promoting its products and engaging customers in the 21st century.

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Previse will work with academia and the business community as it launches a data base in Glasgow

B2B specialist Previse to create 37 data science jobs in Glasgow

A start-up specialising in business-to-business payments is to open a development centre in Glasgow, creating 37 data science jobs in the process.

"Bitcoins". (Photo by George Frey/Getty Images)

Ethereum, Litecoin, Monero? Inside the next big cryptocurrencies

Bitcoin’s dizzying gains in 2018 have attracted a new generation of investors to cryptocurrency.

Polly Purvis, chief executive of ScotlandIS

Entries wanted for 2018 ScotlandIS digital technology awards

Pioneering tech businesses based in Scotland have been invited to submit their most innovative and disruptive products in a prestigious industry competition.

NEC see significant technological advantages.

Software firm serving public sector bodies sold for £475m

A UK IT firm with an office in Glasgow and clients including the Scottish Government, Scottish Parliament and Police Scotland has been snapped up by Japanese tech giant NEC in a £475 million deal.

CFO Andy Laing.

Seven-figure funding boost for ambitious Edinburgh sensor firm

An Edinburgh-based infrared sensor specialist has secured seven-figure funding spearheaded by a renowned venture capitalist.

Dr Siobh�n Jordan, Director, Interface

Dr Siobhán Jordan: What a good idea – sharing knowledge can break down the challenges facing us all

“Many ideas grow better when transplanted into another mind than the one where they sprang up” – so said the US writer Oliver Wendell Holmes.

Concerned parents could be able to monitor babies through technology Photo: Andrew Matthews/PA Wire

Parents could track heart rate of babies at risk of cot death on phones

Parents concerned about the risk of cot death could keep track of their babies’ heart and breathing rates with updates to their phones thanks to a scientific breakthrough.

Experts have a theory to predict when rogue waves might occur which could damage oil platforms

Rogue wave research to help with oil rig design

New understanding of the “dangerous phenomenon” of unusually large ocean waves could help inform the design of oil platforms and other offshore structures, researchers have said.

The CAN DO Innovation Challenge Fund is looking for solutions to improve electric vehicles, vulnerable people's lives, CCTV, drinking water and surgical equipment.

Cash boost for new ‘can do’ attitude in Scotland

The new fund aims to match private sector talent with public bodies

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Scottish aquaculture is a social and economic success story

Scotland’s underwater success story to thrive in 2018

COMMENT: Alex Adrian on the value of Scotland's seabed and coastline

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

Polly Purvis: The tech trends that will dominate 2018

Scotland has the talent, the raw material and the track record to grow its tech sector in 2018, says Polly Purvis

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