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Tech Market Snapshot: Wearable owners unimpressed with apps, UK firms shifting to hybrid IT

Tech Market Snapshot: Wearable owners unimpressed with apps, UK firms shifting to hybrid IT We roundup the latest news from IT analysts and firms to see which tech categories have been doing well, which haven’t, and what’s forecast to be big in the near future. Wearable tech owners unimpressed with corresponding apps A new report from Argus Insights shows that ... Read More »

The market for tech IPOs hasn’t been this awful since the Great Recession

The US market for tech IPOs has totally frozen over. Zero Internet or tech companies went public on US exchanges in the first quarter of 2016. The last time that happened was in the first quarter of 2009, during the depths of the Great Recession, according to data from Dealogic. Just two years ago, the picture looked quite different. In ... Read More »

How to trade big tech in choppy market

After technology stocks helped a choppy market rise Tuesday, “Fast Money” traders debated whether some growth names were worth their cost. The major U.S. averages closed the session higher, recovering from a lower open after Fed Chair Janet Yellen took a cautious tone on policy in an afternoon speech. Facebook, Microsoft and Netflix shares rose more than 2 percent each ... Read More »

The Canadian tech market: boom or bust? Six things your CIO should know

Image from Shutterstock.com When it comes to IT spending, a recent research report reveals that Canadian tech spending is relatively flat, topping $93 billion this year. According to Forrester Research Inc., this represents an increase of only 3.3 per cent, compared to five per cent in the 2015. The report, titled The Canadian Tech Market Outlook For 2016-2017, reveals that this ... Read More »

Tech Market Snapshot: 3D printer market up, semiconductor revenue down, ‘huge opportunity’ for mobiles

Tech Market Snapshot: 3D printer market up, semiconductor revenue down, ‘huge opportunity’ for mobiles We roundup the latest news from IT analysts and firms to see which tech categories have been doing well, which haven’t, and what’s forecast to be big in the near future. Global 3D printer market up 19% in Q4 2015 Worldwide shipments of 3D printers rose ... Read More »

The crossover is (almost) over: Public-market investors bail on tech startups

Image Credit: Lumen Photos / Shutterstock Historically, mature private companies relied on “growth” or late-stage venture firms for their last round, or rounds, before filing for IPO. That ecosystem has been disrupted over the last few years as large public market focused investors entered the space. But just as the big money players flooded into the market, current economics are ... Read More »

Global tech companies see India’s vast offline population as untapped market

Only about a fifth of India’s roughly 1.2 billion people are online, according to a recent Pew Research Center report, and the world’s biggest technology companies are clamoring for this large, untapped user base. Facebook recently tried (and failed) to implement its“Free Basics” internet program, and Google is also vying for the vast Indian internet market. India lags behind other ... Read More »

Toptal Buys Skillbridge to Advance Freelance Tech Market

Freelance developer entity Toptal announced it has acquired Skillbridge, a firm that focuses on providing top freelance business talent to companies. Toptal, a company that provides freelance software engineers and designers for hire, has announced its acquisition of Skillbridge, an online platform for elite business freelancers, in a move aimed at creating a scalable network for top freelance developers, designers, ... Read More »

Australian stock market becomes haven for tech startups

Image Credit: Passion Images / Shutterstock.com The Asia-Pacific region has been picking up some of the slack we’ve been encountering lately within the technology merger and acquisition (M&A) landscape. While US capital markets are tightening, tech M&A activity in the Asia-Pacific region reached a three-year high during this first quarter. A growing number of early stage tech companies are setting ... Read More »

IIIT-Hyderabad starts accelerator focused on AI, deep tech

A file photo of a computer lab at IIIT Hyderabad. Photo: Mint Hyderabad: Computer science focused educational research institute International Institute of Information Technology (IIIT)-Hyderabad is starting a new accelerator focused on technologies such as artificial intelligence, natural language processing, machine learning, augmented reality and virtual reality. These technologies, incidentally, are focused around research areas of the premier educational institute. ... Read More »