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Spotify-style transport app could be coming to Scotland

A “Spotify of transport” which provides all the travel you need for a single monthly fee is being planned for Scotland.

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New study sheds light on Mars' secrets

Life on mars? Scots scientists think so

Rocks near dried out lakes may show life really did emerge on Mars, according to a team of Scottish scientists.

A satellite image of Scotland. The space sector in the country now supports some 7,000 jobs

Rocket will launch Glasgow-built satellite in Scottish space first

Scotland’s expanding space industry will receive a lift when the countdown begins to the first rocket launch dedicated to a satellite built in the country.

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.


New laws to demand 90% emission cut in Scotland by 2050

Scotland is to legislate for tougher action on climate change, with ministers proposing new laws that would require emissions to be cut by 90% by 2050.

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FanDuel has its roots in Edinburgh. Picture: Malcolm McCurrach

Paddy Power Betfair seals FanDuel deal

Gambling giant Paddy Power Betfair has agreed to merge with FanDuel, the US fantasy sports betting site founded in Edinburgh.

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Verum's Paul Milligan with the firm's accountant, Yoanna Milligan. Picture: Abermedia

Jobs boost on back of tech investment

A Scottish entrepreneur has invested £250,000 in a new cloud-based technology product aimed at helping the oil and gas industry better control costs and quality on projects.

General Data Protection Regulation comes into force on Friday. Picture: iStockphoto/Getty

Insight: The GDPR revolution we can’t opt out of

Data protection deadline has caught businesses on the hop, finds Jane Bradley

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Further growth is name of the game for Dundee studio Outplay

Further growth is name of the game for Dundee studio Outplay

Dundee-based mobile games developer Outplay Entertainment is on track for a solid rise in annual turnover as it gears up for further growth in a booming market.

The winners with host Des Clarke. Picture: Tina Sorensen

Scottish Life Sciences Awards winners announced

The winners of 2018’s prestigious Scottish Life Sciences Awards were announced yesterday in a ceremony in Glasgow attended by many of the industry’s leading players.

Nigel Eccles said the start-up scene in Edinburgh had been transformed in the last eight years

FanDuel sale could prove a boost for Edinburgh start-ups

The sale of fantasy sports business FanDuel could benefit future tech start-ups in Edinburgh, one of its co-founders has revealed.


In pictures: First look at Social Bite homeless village in Granton

One man’s vision has become a reality, but Josh Littlejohn has said Edinburgh’s first homeless village would not have been possible without “phenomenal” public support.

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Katrin Tiidenberg.

“Selfie Scholar” on how pictures we take define our online presence

Every day, millions of selfies are uploaded to Facebook, Instagram and Snapchat. In her new book, author and academic Kat Tiidenberg tries to understand why

The capital was singled out as a key digital hotspot. Picture: Contributed

UK tech booming with Edinburgh scene racing ahead

Edinburgh saw the number of jobs in digital tech grow at more than triple the UK average in the three years to 2017, as the sector proved to be one of the best-performing in the UK, according to a report published today.

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Perhaps Scotlands greatest chance to change the status quo comes via the next generation, says Freer. Picture: Stewart Attwood.

Comment: Entrepreneurs creating impact as well as income

Scotland’s Can Do Fest drew to a close last week with FutureX’s Impact Summit at Glasgow’s Barras with keynote addresses from First Minister Nicola Sturgeon and incoming Scottish Enterprise CEO Steve Dunlop.

Dr Azmy Gowaid of Glasgow Caledonian University has developed a solar tile that could see pavements generate electricity.  Picture: Peter Devlin

Glasgow scientists pioneer pavement that generates solar power

Solar power could move from rooftops to pavements thanks to a team of scientists at a Scottish university.

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

The Scottish company leading the way in Blockchain technology

The sheer scale of the public sector means many elements don’t always connect. But blockchain technology means that’s about to change.

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Ned the Neanderthal has been brought to life with the help of a facial reconstruction expert at Dundee University. PIC: Contributed.

Ned the Neanderthal brought back to life in Dundee

An expert in facial reconstruction from the University of Dundee has helped bring Neanderthals back to life for a major new BBC series.

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Adults lack basic digital skills.

Fifth of adults lack basic digital skills such as uploading CV

A fifth of people in the UK do not have basic digital skills, such as sending emails, uploading a CV or shopping online, a report has claimed.

Brian McCormack has developed a device which has the potential to raise dwindling bowel cancer screening test returns. Picture: JP

Scots inventor aims to improve cancer screening with FlushAway device

He’s a former coal miner turned inventor on a mission to improve ­cancer detection rates while ­helping the environment at the same time.

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