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Facial recognition cameras will be deployed throughout London, according to police

London’s Metropolitan Police have announced plans to deploy live facial recognition cameras across the city, according to The Guardian, to detect individuals on watchlists “for serious and violent offences.” The Met says the technology will go into use next month, and will be deployed in popular locations for shopping and tourism.  While facial recognition has been met […]

Sketchfab accepted into TechStars NYC, so why would anyone apply to TechStars London?

Sketchfab accepted into TechStars NYC, so why would anyone apply to TechStars London?

Last week TechStars announced their Spring 2013 class of startups for their New York program – 11 startups which will receive $18K in funding and a $100K convertible note. Among those announced was LeCamping alumnus Sketchfab, who recently raised a small seed round to continue the growth of its YouTube for 3D website. With 20K+ users […]

Fed up with French Tax?  MOVE Guides can move you to London!

Fed up with French Tax? MOVE Guides can move you to London!

The following is an approved guest post by Brynne Herbert Mon dieu! Much to the chagrin of France’s business and start-up community, Francois Hollande announced his foreboding tax changes this fall, including a disturbingly high 75% tax rate on incomes above £800,000 per year and 62.2% capital gains tax rate.  The outcry of the business […]

A detailed breakdown of the 16 startups competing at LeWeb London

This week, LeWeb’s Loic & Geraldine announced the semi-finalists for the LeWeb London startup competition. These startups will compete throughout the two-day event, and the final three will pitch on stage in front of an all-star jury panel. For those who won’t be able to attend, we thought we’d give you a look at each […]

Loic & Geraldine announce LeWeb London theme: "Faster than Realtime"

Checking in from Coachella today, Loic & Geraldine announced their theme for LeWeb London – Faster than Real Time. Drawing inspiration from Jeremiah Owyang (most likely from this blog post). Citing Highlight and Voxer as examples, the theme discusses being ‘fast’ in two senses – not only connecting people quicker than ever, but the entrepreneurial swiftness […]

A Better Mousetrap: Analysis of the Startup Genome Project

Digging into the Startup Genome Project's recentl publication, Trista Bridges explores the implication behind the statistics, as well as the implications, necessities, advantages and woes of copycatting in Europe.

Paris's LeWeb conference to invade London and rival London Web Summit

LeWeb is hands-down France’s biggest tech conference. With the last edition in 2011 hosting over 3,500 participants from over 76 countries and speakers like Karl Lagerfeld, Eric Schmidt and Her Majesty Queen Rania of Jordan, there are very few conferences in Europe that measure up. At most, some would say the only other conferences on […]