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Private copying legalised as part of wider IP reforms

Legalising the copying of music and media from a CD to a digital device is one of a raft of reforms announced today by the government that are designed to modernise copyright and intellectual property laws.

QR codes can add a personal touch

The benefits of QR codes

A little barcode on your promotional material or even business card can work wonders for marketing.

Fears VC in technology sector ‘land grab’

A growing sense of optimism in technology investing across the US and Europe may be leading investors to ‘drop all notion of capital efficiency in exchange for sheer land grab’, warns venture capital firm Go4Venture.

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Northstar funds Newcastle film

Northstar Creative Content Fund backs Tyneside-based film

Venture capital firm Northstar Ventures has injected £50,000 into I Am Nasrine, a film backed by actor Sir Ben Kingsley, through the Finance for Business North East Creative Content Fund.

SeeSaw bought by consortium of investors

Bebo backer Criterion Capital buys SeeSaw stake

UK-based online television and entertainment platform SeeSaw has been acquired by a consortium of investors led by Adam Levin, managing director of Criterion Capital Partners.

Technology can help retain customers

Rethink role of business technology

Businesses should banish perceptions of technology as a bolt-on to existing processes and instead appreciate that it can actually distinguish a company.

Silicon Roundabout competition now £2m

Tech City Launchpad doubled to £2 million

The Technology Strategy Board has doubled the amount to be invested in a ‘Silicon Roundabout’ funding competition to £2 million after strong initial interest.

Mike Soutar co-founder ShortList Media

Mike Soutar: Customers are shortlist to success

Publishing powerhouse Mike Soutar is chief executive of ShortList Media. He explains why putting the consumer first is the secret to success.

How to be Brave in Business and Win

Be Brave in Business and Win

The Phoenix Partners's Rachel Hargrave puts aside her cynicism and discovers a challenging read.

Debbie Klein, chief executive, Engine

Leading a management buy-out

Debbie Klein, chief executive of marketing communications agency Engine, explains that despite needing to take a deep breath before leading a management buy-out, it was her best business decision.

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UBM sells some of its UK print magazines

UBM sells entertainment titles to Intent Media

Media company UBM has agreed to sell its UK entertainment and technology product portfolio to Intent Media for £2.4 million in cash.

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DFJ Esprit takes stake in CloudApps

CloudApps, a developer of energy management applications, has secured an undisclosed investment amount from technology venture capital investor DFJ Esprit as the business ramps up its international sales operations.

Shazam secures $32 million for further TV expansion

Mobile music specialist Shazam has secured $32 million (£19.9 million) in a fresh funding round as the company moves into television, five months after signing a partnership with online music provider Spotify.

Chelsea Apps Factory's Mike Anderson

The App Chap: Mike Anderson

As divisional director for Rupert Murdoch’s News International, Mike Anderson felt a growing frustration. He reveals why he left and what fuels his passion for application – or ‘app’ – development.

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The living wage movement gathers momentum

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