Sam Shead

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1 month ago

Mustafa Suleyman’s Leave Casts Questions Over Google's DeepMind

Suleyman has been one of the main public faces of the company since its inception, and has championed the role of AI in solving some of the world’s most pressing problems. 
By Sam Shead 7 min read
1 month ago

Billionaire Backs U.K. Startup Trying To Extend Human Life Spans

The average human life span is around 72 years, and billionaires are investing heavily in a handful of life science startups that hope to help people live longer.
By Sam Shead 9 min read
2 months ago

Tencent In Talks To Buy 10% Of Universal From Vivendi For $3.3 Billion

Universal is the largest music group in the world, with artists such as Taylor Swift, Queen, Rihanna, and Jay Z.
By Sam Shead 3 min read
2 months ago

Here’s What Europe’s Top Tech Investors Are Reading This Summer

It’s holiday season in Europe and venture capitalists are carefully planning which books they want to get through while they’re away from the office.
By Sam Shead 18 min read
2 months ago

Investors Confirm Babylon Health Set To Become Europe’s Next $1 Billion Tech Startup

Founded by eccentric British-Iranian entrepreneur Ali Parsa in 2013, Babylon Health is an app that allows people to talk about their symptoms with a chatbot via their smartphone.
By Sam Shead 6 min read
2 months ago

Twice As Many People Watched London's Wireless Festival In VR As They Did Live

Some 250,000 people watched the festival live on virtual reality app MelodyVR, which works on smartphones and VR headsets like Oculus and Samsung Gear VR.
By Sam Shead 3 min read
3 months ago

U.K. Competition Watchdog Probes Amazon’s $575 Million Bet on Deliveroo

The probe from the CMA is somewhat unusual given Amazon is only a minority shareholder in Deliveroo. 
By Sam Shead 9 min read
3 months ago

Amazon Plans To Hire 2,000 Extra U.K. Staff And Bring Total U.K. Workforce To 29,500

Of the 2,000 new recruits, just 170 will be tasked with building new technologies for Amazon though. 
By Sam Shead 6 min read