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Investments in UK tech startups hit record levels in 2019, despite looming Brexit

Tech Nation is partially funded by the UK government and was announced by former UK Prime Minister Theresa May in 2017. Mitsubishi took a 20% stake in Ovo Energy for $200m in February to help expand its business in Germany, France, Spain and Australia.

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Curve, the ‘over-the-top’ banking platform, raises $55M at a $250M valuation

Curve, the London-based “over-the-top banking platform,” has raised $55 million in new funding. The startup lets you consolidate all of your bank cards into a single Curve card and app to make it easier to manage your spending and access other benefits.

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移民唔係一天光哂

很多人移民英國後,都有各種抱怨,種類包羅萬有,小至伙食不習慣、沒有 TVB、處事方式不一樣,大至政治問題、種族問題。很多網友都曾 inbox 問我為甚麼,我的答案是︰移民唔係一天光哂。

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【圖輯】從搖籃到墳墓──英國公共醫療免費優質能撐到何時?

雖然英國公醫受到歡迎,但人們也為此感到擔憂。人口老齡化帶來的財政壓力,讓英國社會開始討論,是否要繼續將醫療以免費形式提供給需要的人。

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Britons less trusting of social media than other major nations

Britons trust social media platforms less than any other major nation and favour stronger regulation of Silicon Valley’s technology companies, according to a survey of 23 countries.

Read more: http://bit.ly/2VllBbW

Colorized Historical Footage of London in 1967

Filmmaker Guy Jones (previously) has taken historical British Pathé footage of London in 1967 and updated it with appropriate color and ambient sound. With the exception of the clothing and cars, this footage looks like it could have been taken in the current day.

Read more: http://bit.ly/2IxOv1s

UK government adds ‘12,000 pieces of information’ to Google Assistant and Alexa

Smart speakers are great for answering basic questions, like “what’s the weather tomorrow” or “what’s the population of Brazil” (it’s 209.3 million, in case you were wondering).

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為何脫歐派不逼退文翠珊

還以為英國保守黨內「脫歐派」的逼宮行動會有進一步發展,甚至令首相文翠珊下台,誰知玩了不過三天就鳴金收兵,沒有再發酵,教政治花生友甚為失望。當然,事情並未真正告一段落,「脫歐派」在暑假過後特別是脫歐談

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英國脫歐加入EFTA?

英國公投脫歐後,近日終於與歐盟達成過渡期的初步協議,但過渡期之後的英國何去何從,則依然未有方向。英國加入歐盟前身歐共體前,本來是歐洲自由貿易聯盟(European Free Trade Association, EFTA)成員,若脫歐後重新加入,

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移民英國的日子

去年這個時候,寫了一篇「朋友移民了」,一位認識多年的基金經理朋友,事業如日方中,但卻相信香港已經爛到一個地步,在幾經掙扎之下,最後為了小朋友,終於還是決定放下香港的事業,舉家移民英國坐移民監。 對於一

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Billionaire Li Ka-Shing Warns Against Brexit as Referendum Looms

Hong Kong’s richest man stepped up his calls for Britons to vote in favor of staying in the European Union as the world braces for the outcome of this week’s vote. “If Brexit happens, it will be detrimental to the U.K.

Read more: http://bloom.bg/28Ocp5s

UK Economy: GDP Shrinks By 0.3% As Figures Show Double Dip Recession Worse Than Thought: via HuffPost http://huff.to/Ls2lcp

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