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3 UNEXPECTED INDUSTRIES THAT VR COULD TRANSFORM

We’re all aware of the effect that VR and AR technologies are having on industries like gaming and entertainment, but what about elsewhere? Whether it’s teaching self-driving cars ethics of the road, to helping people practice public speaking, industries from real estate to fashion are embracing VR in new and innovative ways. Here’s a few examples… Medicine The potential for …

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HOW TO MAKE YOUR SMART HOME MORE SECURE

Integrating technology into our homes to make it ‘smart’ is becoming the norm. The number of internet connected devices reached 8.4 billion last year, with the consumer sector representing 63% of this. From getting Alexa to order you an Uber, to controlling your heating from your smartphone these devices have made our lives more convenient and enjoyable. However the security …

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ONES TO WATCH 2018: LONDON’S HOTTEST FINTECH STARTUPS

2017 was a momentous year for the UK’s fintech sector. Despite concerns about the impact of Brexit, the market is now worth an estimated £20bn and growing. Venture capital investment in the UK’s tech sector topped the rest of Europe to reach a record-breaking £2.99bn (more than four times the amount received by second-place Germany) and it was London’s fintech …

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MOBILE AD SPEND TOPS €22.2bn

Significant levels of growth were achieved in mobile during 2017. According to a recent IAB report mobile display ads grew by 45.9% while desktop shrank by 1.4%. Daniel Knapp executive director at IHS Markit, was quoted as saying “heightened investment in digital is partly a redistribution of spend from other media, a migration from below-the-line budgets, and new advertisers. But our data …

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HOW SECURE IS YOUR BITCOIN?

Cryptocurrencies and particularly Bitcoin are everywhere. As far back as March 2014 Eric Schmidt, Executive Chairman of Google said; “Bitcoin is a remarkable cryptographic achievement. The ability to create something which is not duplicable in the digital world has enormous value. The Bitcoin architecture is an amazing advancement.” During 2017 Bitcoin looked unstoppable, rising from below $1,000 at the start of …

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WHY IOT, ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE & BLOCKCHAIN WILL RULE 2018

Predicted to make big waves this year are IoT, Artificial Intelligence and Blockchain. All methods of collecting, analysing and storing information. Artificial Intelligence (AI) is undoubtedly the buzzword of the moment. 2018 is the year that understanding AI’s role as the “brain” running IoT systems will spread. As more and more devices become connected and capable of speaking to each …

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expand hosts networking event for the attendees of Capacity Europe!

What an amazing night! Last night we had the pleasure of hosting an exclusive networking event at Sushi Samba. After a long and successful day at Capacity 2017, we got together with some of our favourite people on the 39th floor and celebrated. Along with our guest speaker, Justin Hughes, we enjoyed some spectacular sushi and excellent conversation. Thanks to …

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Chatbots and the future of customer service

Bitten by the chatbot bug? We wouldn’t be surprised. Considering the huge recent investments in artificial intelligence, it seems that everyone wants a piece of the chatbot revolution. Booking.com recently acquired software firm, Evature, based in Tel Aviv which offers natural language and chatbot-related technologies for hotels, airlines, travel agencies and airports. Sabre has also created an AI-powered chatbot for …

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Will AR eclipse VR?

Imagine this; by 2020* augmented reality revenue is projected to reach $90 billion. Where virtual reality feeds entertainment purposes, AR seems to have quietly gone a step further by introducing connectivity between humankind and our everyday lives. Why Will Augmented Reality Overtake Virtual Reality? While VR can provide an amazing educational experience or journey to another world, AR can do …

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expand receives Investors in People Platinum award

We are proud to announce that we are officially Investors in People Platinum accredited. To achieve platinum is a huge accomplishment and indicator of strong business performance, with less than 1% of UK businesses reaching Platinum. Furthermore, expand are the first business in Sussex to have achieved this. Investors in People is an award that Investors in People is an …