Chancellor pledges £200m for research into medical lasers and gene technology

Philip Hammond will use spring statement to support hi-tech industry in Cambridge, Edinburgh and OxfordshirePhilip Hammond will boost public spending on genetic research and laser technology by £200m in this week’s spring statement to support some of B…

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Nine jobs George: Osborne adds new role at venture capital firm

Ex-UK chancellor and austerity architect adds job as adviser to brother’s tech fund to portfolioGeorge Osborne has added a ninth job to his already bulging portfolio, joining his brother’s Silicon Valley venture capital fund.The former chancellor and c…

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‘This is Wakanda’: the black tech entrepreneurs taking on Silicon Valley

In the 2000s, most investors would hear that a tech company was from Atlanta and immediately say, ‘No.’ But great universities and a strong black middle class have turned the tablesIt’s just past 6pm when the conversation at the coworking space turns t…

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‘Tech tax’ necessary to avoid dystopia, says leading economist

Exclusive: Jeffrey Sachs warns AI could lead to wealth being concentrated in the hands of a few thousand peopleA “tech tax” is necessary if the world is to avoid a dystopian future in which AI leads to a concentration of global wealth in the hands of a…

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‘Everyone I know buys vintage’: the Depop sellers shaking up fashion

The fast-growing social media app combines Instagram-style image creation with digital market bargainingCaitlin Young is one of millions of teenagers and 20-somethings who are shaking up the fashion industry by digging out their parents’ cast-offs, rai…

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