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Rising rents drive agents of change

PROPERTY TECH: Juliette Morgan, head of property for Tech City UK and a partner at Cushman Wakefield says higher rents are helping drive change in the way the property market itself operates.

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Clicks to bricks and back with Boxpark

RETAIL TECH: Since opening two years ago, pop-up shopping mall Boxpark has been busy connecting the online and physical worlds. Now its omni-channel Marketplace offering is being extended beyond its Shoreditch base. Founder Roger Wade explains.

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Does Bitcoin float your boat?

LONDON TECHNOLOGY WEEK: Is Bitcoin the money of the future or is it just, as the Washington Post put it, “the currency of choice for seedy online activities”? We hopped on board a boat with some of the biggest names in the world of cryptocurrency to find out.

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Russ Shaw

Why London Tech Week counts

LONDON TECHNOLOGY WEEK: As London Technology Week kicks off, Russ Shaw, the founder of Tech London Advocates and a founding partner of the week, answers our questions.

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Manchester Media City

The UK’s 14 key tech clusters

BEYOND TECH CITY: Where are the UK’s most important technology business clusters – and how many are there? We look at what the experts say – and this suggests that there are 14 key startup clusters.

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Roy Azoulay

Oxford’s silicon spires

BEYOND TECH CITY: Oxford, home of the UK’s oldest university, is fast developing a reputation for innovative digital startups. Roy Azoulay of the university’s Isis Software Incubator, offers some startup highlights.

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Eddie copeland

Policy matters for UK clusters

BEYOND TECH CITY: Two years ago, George Osborne told us he planned to take London’s tech prosperity nationwide. How has he been getting on? Eddie Copeland of Policy Exchange offers an overview.

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Jonny Rose

Is Croydon south London’s Silicon Valley?

BEYOND TECH CITY: Croydon in south London is now the capital’s fastest-growing tech cluster, says Jonny Rose, the founder of Croydon Tech City – ahead of the business alliance’s inaugural summit in the borough in June.

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Raf Keustermans

Stop UK-ifying the London tech scene

BEYOND TECH CITY: Raf Keustermans believes that, if the UK is to keep growing as a global tech cluster, we must focus on one, strong, globally recognised and loved brand – London – and that to ‘UK-ify’ the London startup scene is both dangerous and naive.

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Bhav Singh

Time to learn with startups

Language education provider Pearson English has linked up with social learning network busuu to help grow their offering – and tap in to startup culture. PE president Bhav Singh argues that large corporations and the education sector should embrace startup philosophy.

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