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NewsCred, a marketing technology firm that creates and licenses editorial content for businesses, was today valued at an estimated £120 million after it raised £15 million to expand in London.

Outlook: Clusters

PETER MANDELSON has discovered Clusters. This is not a socially- embarrassing medical condition, nor are they the latest offering from Cadbury's. The clusters that interest the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry are concentrations of companies that succeed because they are, well, clustered together in particular parts of the country.

Mandelson to review laws on bankruptcy

THE GOVERNMENT is to review Britain's bankruptcy laws as part of a drive to create a new "enterprise culture", Peter Mandelson, the Trade and Industry Secretary, announced yesterday.

Silicon Valley put to the test

Despite the job cuts, the hi-tech capital expects to beat the downturn, says Hilary Clarke

Spread of Silicon Valley transforms greenery into `suburban nightmare'

ONE OF THE staunchest barriers to housebuilding in the unspoilt countryside of southern England may come down as a result of a major planning enquiry starting tomorrow.

Network: Nerd's the word as geek becomes chic

A new Channel 4 series honours the heroes of the Internet.

Network: The future? You read about it here first

To be sure, the future is a really big deal here in Silicon Valley

Britain's new silicon valley

Oxford now rivals Cambridge for new technology

Reuters may float off Tibco

REUTERS is looking at floating off its Tibco Software subsidiary in a move designed to give employees of the Silicon Valley-based outfit access to share options, writes Peter Thal Larsen.

California votes for English-only schooling

CALIFORNIA has ditched a 30-year old experiment with bilingual education, making English the only language in a state that will soon have a Hispanic majority. The vote came as a welter of candidates were decided for this year's general election.

The UK's leading hi-tech showplace is served by exactly one 64K Internet connection. I didn't have the heart to tell them there's more bandwidth in my den

So I'm sitting at dinner with the Sheriff of Nottingham, wondering about the future of technology in Great Britain. It's the kind of thing that only happens in the UK.

Smart Moves: Reading the signs of the times

ON shaking hands at the end of a negotiation with a German or Frenchman, you might congratulate yourself on having reached a deal. But in their eyes the handshake may be no more than a polite leave-taking.

IT Contracting: Putting paid to the UK brain drain

America's hi-tech recruitment companies are finding it harder and harder to lure Britain's skilled IT professionals across the water.

Success? It's the name of his game

It's a long way from a Scarborough council estate to Silicon Valley - and a long way from Seventies liberalism to hi-tech capitalism. But Keith Teare has made both journeys. Melanie McGrath talks to him about why he had to leave Britain to pursue a dream

Mr Moonbeam takes a shine to Dullsville

OAKLAND, a city of 400,000 on the eastern side of the San Francisco bay, is deeply sensitive to the fact of being overlooked.

Spring, and a nerd's thoughts turn to Linux

It's Spring in Silicon Valley - El Nino's rains have brought magnificent displays of wildflowers to the oak woodland of the foothills that edge the valley. Cassie, my Australian Shepherd dog, has sensed the change of season. She is even more raring to hit the trail than normal, and normal usually means about 5:15am.
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