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A chat about UK deep tech and spin-out success with Octopus Ventures

A chat about UK deep tech and spin-out success with Octopus Ventures New research commissioned by UK VC firm Octopus Ventures has put a spotlight on which of the country’s higher education institutions are doing the most to support spin outs. The report compiles a ranking of universities, foregrounding those with a […]

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ckbk pulls a ‘Spotify for recipes’ out of the beta oven

ckbk pulls a ‘Spotify for recipes’ out of the beta oven Cooking may be under sustained attack by a wave of on-demand food delivery startups, with names that can double as gluttonous calls to action (oh hey Just Eat!), but that hasn’t stopped London-based startup ckbk from pushing in the opposite direction […]

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WebKit’s new anti-tracking policy puts privacy on a par with security

WebKit’s new anti-tracking policy puts privacy on a par with security WebKit, the open source engine that underpins Internet browsers including Apple’s Safari browser, has announced a new tracking prevention policy that takes the strictest line yet on the background and cross-site tracking practices and technologies which are used to creep on […]

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Facebook urged to give users greater control over what they see

Facebook urged to give users greater control over what they see Academics at the universities of Oxford and Stanford think Facebook should give users greater transparency and control over the content they see on its platform. They also believe the social networking giant should radically reform its governance structures and processes to […]

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Turns out the science saying screen time is bad isn’t science

Turns out the science saying screen time is bad isn’t science A new study is making waves in the worlds of tech and psychology by questioning the basis of thousands of paper and analyses with conflicting conclusions on the effect of screen time on well-being. The researchers claim is that the science […]

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Study flags poor quality working conditions for remote gig workers

Study flags poor quality working conditions for remote gig workers An Oxford University study of remote gig economy work conducted on digital platforms has highlighted poor quality working conditions with implications for employees’ well-being. The research comes at a time when political scrutiny is increasingly falling on algorithmically controlled platforms and their […]

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Interiors marketplace eporta raises $8M, led by Canvas Ventures

Interiors marketplace eporta raises M, led by Canvas Ventures In this day and age of higher expectation in offices, sourcing your furniture from Ikea no longer cuts the proverbial mustard. But the furniture industry is notoriously old fashioned, forcing buyers to leaf through hundreds of paper catalogues, most of which are outdated […]

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GV co-leads $27.1M Series A in Oxford Uni life sciences spinout Vaccitech

GV co-leads .1M Series A in Oxford Uni life sciences spinout Vaccitech  Leaning on its in-house life sciences expertise GV has backed another biotech startup in the UK, co-leading a £20 million ($27.1M) Series A in Oxford University spinout Vaccitech, which is developing a universal flu vaccine. Read More Source: techCrunch

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