Texts, tweets and posts have replaced letters. Is our history becoming transitory? | Culture- Tempemail

In the process of removing the final vestiges of my things from my parents’ house this year I find a letter from my nana – Big Nana (because she was tall), not Little Nana (who wasn’t) – written in her familiar curly script. “Last Sunday I went to D’s 80th Continue Reading

In Greece, ‘vaccination selfies’ anger unions, opposition Vaccination ministers shot opposition Social Media- Tempemail

Greece’s center-right government says senior state officials will no longer be given priority for the COVID-19 vaccination after posts on social media by Cabinet ministers receiving the shot triggered a backlash from health care unions and opposition parties. Aristotelia Peloni, a deputy government spokeswoman, said Wednesday that a plan to Continue Reading

Obsolete software from 1990s features in Brexit deal text | Politics

The EU-UK Brexit deal refers to defunct decades-old computer software such as Netscape Communicator as “modern”, raising suspicions that some of the text may have been copied and pasted in. Online commenters gleefully shared the observation that page 921 of the painfully birthed trade agreement refers to Netscape Communicator – Continue Reading

Apple pulls Vybe Together party app from app store | Coronavirus

Apple has pulled an iOS app that encouraged users to meet at secret underground gatherings during the pandemic. The app, called Vybe Together, promoted private parties during the Covid-19 pandemic and has been removed from the Apple App Store, had its account on TikTok banned, and scrubbed most of its Continue Reading

UK tech firms attract record $15bn in venture capital funding | Venture capital

UK technology companies attracted a record $15bn (£11.2bn) in venture capital funding in 2020, including the creation of seven “unicorn” firms valued at more than $1bn. The firms raised more money from VC investors than the rest of Europe combined, according to research by the data provider Dealroom. The $15bn Continue Reading

UK chipmaker Graphcore valued at $2.8bn after it raises $222m | Business

Graphcore, the UK maker of chips designed for use in artificial intelligence, has raised $222m (£164m) from investors, valuing the company at $2.8bn. The Bristol-based company’s latest round of funding was led by the Ontario Teachers’ Pension Plan as well as investors including Fidelity International and Schroders. Existing Graphcore investors, Continue Reading