Payments app Zapaygo surpasses £500,000 crowdfunding target

Zapaygo Investments, a Staffordshire-based ordering and payment mobile app, has successfully surpassed its initial equity crowdfunding campaign’s £500,000 funding target on Crowdcube. The company launched the funding round earlier month and has so far attracted more than 160 investors. Founded in 2015, Zapaygo is described as a smartphone application that allows users to pre-order & […]

Nottingham firm Esendex set to test new Google technology

Nottingham telecommunications company Esendex has been selected by Google to support its development of a new generation of mobile technology so advanced that most companies using it won’t need mobile apps. The system is being rolled out on Android phones from early 2018 and is being hailed as a huge leap forward in smartphone technology. For […]

10 Embedded Systems Industry Predictions for 2018

2017 certainly was another eventful year in the embedded systems industry – 2017 saw far-reaching DDoS and ransomware attacks such as WannaCry; the continuing forward momentum of driverless cars, with greater uptake of trials around the world; further mega-mergers of semiconductor companies and much more… So, what can we expect over the next twelve months? […]

Ideagen signs deal providing software to global packaging firm

Nottinghamshire-headquartered Ideagen has signed a deal to provide its software to global packaging business, Multi Packaging Solutions, which has its UK headquarters in Nottingham, in support of MPS aiming to standardise its quality management processes across each of its 70 global sites. MPS is a part of the US-based WestRock Company and has contracts with brands including Nike, […]

Birmingham Airport service for real-time flight news via Twitter

Birmingham Airport sees more than 13 million people fly through it every year and, at this busy time of the year, passengers and those expecting them will be pleased to know that they can access and keep track of flight departures, and arrivals, in real-time thanks to a new service called FlightSmart. Using the @FlyBHX handle, […]

Non-executive directors hired by Birmingham start-up Swoopos

Tech start-up Swoopos has appointed four new non-executive directors to help guide the national rollout of its mobile point-of-sale technology and mobile ordering app. Currently available throughout a range of restaurants, bars and coffee shops across Birmingham, including Second Cup Coffee, Costa, and Subway, Swoopos and its accompanying mobile ordering app, Swoope, provide venues with technology […]

Tech entrepreneur crowned Future Face of Greater Birmingham

A technology entrepreneur who founded an app aimed at helping tourists get to know cities better has been crowned the Future Face of Greater Birmingham. Tom Charman took home the technology and innovation category before being crowned overall Future Face winner at the third annual awards run by Greater Birmingham Chamber of Commerce. Mr Charman, […]

New games company launches in Leamington’s Silicon Spa

Well Played Games has been by colleagues who were all previously at Exient in Leamington. Adam Wells and Rich McClaughry have managed the new business set up, but the formation of the company as very much a team effort by colleagues who were all made redundant when the firm scaled back its UK operation. After […]

Cyber-security theme to lead agenda at Channel Live event

Leading security experts will be present at industry event, Channel Live, at the NEC Birmingham between September 12 and 13. Experts from IBM, Larato, Lyon Leeming, HighNet and the Fraud and Cyrbercrime Prevention office will discuss implications of attacks and how the channel can defend itself. Larato managing director Dr Lucy Green will lead a […]

Rant & Rave announces double-digit revenue and team growth

Rant & Rave, the real-time customer engagement technology specialist, has announced double-digit business growth and team expansion, fuelled by a growing customer base and strategic expansion plans. Rant & Rave provides services to half of the FTSE, including Barclays, easyJet and Sky, and has increased revenue by 40% over the past financial year. The UK […]

Major expansion at Leamington gaming company

Playground Games, a Leamington company behind successful video game – Forza Horizon – has announced a major expansion at its headquarters. The company is growing its workforce from 150 to 300 before the end of the year after winning a new project. It has taken on an extra 3,000 sq ft in Leamington town centre and […]

Nottingham tech firm wins access to £5m open banking prize

Nottingham’s Bizfitech is celebrating as its Handle product has been selected from over 150 global applicants to be one of just 20 finalists for the £5 million Nesta Open-up Challenge. The Open-up Challenge was born out of recommendations by the Competition and Markets Authority that UK banks should help create more competition in the financial […]

Selecting a mobile application development company for your project

Mobile Application Development Series – Part 2   Welcome to part 2 of our 5-part series on mobile application development.   Part 1 looked at the essential breakdown of your mobile application development budget, and how to financially plan carefully for project success. And here’s part 2 – read on as we drill down into […]

Portech implements new stock take system for Webster and Horsfall

Webster and Horsfall, a 297-year-old Birmingham company at the forefront of wire manufacturing, has transformed its stock taking with a new stock management system from mobile computer solutions provider Portech Systems. Responsible for the first ever transatlantic cable and based in the city of Birmingham, Webster and Horsfall combines its wealth of experience with state […]

£2 million deal for Birmingham social network Wambiz

A Birmingham tech firm has sold the intellectual property and distribution rights to its social network to a education specialist for £2 million. Established in 2013, Wambiz is a social network for students to connect, communicate and collaborate with peers, teachers and institutions with the aim of increasing engagement with young people while outside of […]