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2.75 million available for 'Collaborative Feasibility Studies' -

The
Technology Strategy Board, Invest Northern Ireland (Invest NI) and the
Highlands and Islands Enterprise (HIE) are to invest up to £2.75m in collaborative
feasibility studies to stimulate technology inspired ideas across four key
technology areas:

Scotland's new Data Lab to exploit data science opportunities -

A new £11.3 million innovation
centre dedicated to helping Scotland capitalise on the growing market in analytics
and ‘big data’ technology is set to open later this year.  
The Data Lab, the name for the
new centre funded by the Scottish Funding Council (SFC)  with support from in

Kiltwalk 2014 - ScotlandIS need your help! 19 days to go! -

At 9am on the 11th of May the ScotlandIS team will be donning their tartan and powering around a 21km circuit of Greater Edinburgh as part of th

IT recruitment drive to staff CGI software hub -

The executive in charge of recruiting 250 IT workers in Scotland for industry giant CGI is confident an open source software hub will attract customers from around the world.

Public sector business opportunities via WEConnect International -

WEConnect
International is a corporate-led non-profit and their goal is to connect more
majority women owned businesses (those that are at least 51% owned, managed and
controlled by one or more women) into the corporate supply chain.

Other Industry News

UK science to get £200m polar ship -

UK scientists are to get a £200m icebreaker, which will be one of the biggest, most capable polar research vessels in the world.

Tech giants settle hiring court case -

Four of the biggest technology firms – Apple, Google, Intel and Adobe – settle a class action case alleging they conspired to hold down salaries.

How to mint your own virtual money -

How easy is it to coin your own virtual currency?

VIDEO: Did Pixar make Steve Jobs funny? -

Ed Catmull, President of Pixar, explains how Steve Jobs use of humour in presentations was influenced by his time at the animation firm.

Big data dividend for small firms? -

Can small firms compete with big business on data analytics?

Amazon profits thin as expenses jump -

Internet retailer Amazon reports a 32% jump in profit to $108m in the first quarter, but investors worry over increasing expenses.

Microsoft earnings beat estimates -

Microsoft earnings decline to $5.66bn, but beat market estimates as new chief executive Satya Nadella’s push into cloud computing pays off.

Mystery of dazzling supernova solved -

An exceptionally bright supernova that baffled scientists has been explained – its light is amplified by another galaxy acting as a "lens".

France mulls GPS car-sharing app ban -

The French government has moved to quell growing tensions between the taxi industry and private car-sharing rivals.

Human skin grown in laboratory -

Skin grown in the laboratory could replace animals in drug and cosmetics testing, according to UK scientists.

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