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Tech sector news covering latest major IT contracts, people moves, product releases and updates, and company financial results.

UK semiconductor strategy delay criticised by MPs

A committee of MPs has referred to the UK government's delay in publishing a national semiconductor strategy as an "act of self harm"

Government & Public Sector

Development & Programming

How edtech partnerships are boosting the code learning journey

Stack Overflow is partnering with online learning platforms Udemy and Pluralsight, to help budding technologists find the right start to their code learning journey

Major Contracts

Tech Nation to cease operations, following DCMS contract end

Following a decade serving as the UK government-backed tech ecosystem for scale-ups, Tech Nation's contract will end on the 31st March

Major Contracts

Cloud & Edge Computing

BT to migrate mainframe applications to cloud with Kyndryl

As part of a ten-year partnership with Kyndryl, BT Group is moving its mainframes to the cloud, in the aim of reducing costs and energy consumption.

AI & Machine Learning

Radical Ventures $550m fund for AI start-ups backed by market pioneers

Toronto-based investment firm Radical Ventures has received backing from several artificial intelligence leaders, to go towards supporting the innovation of AI start-ups.

AI & Machine Learning

Microsoft and OpenAI enter third phase of AI acceleration partnership

Microsoft has announced a new multi-billion dollar investment in OpenAI, extending the two companies' partnership to accelerate AI computing and research development

Major Contracts

Barclays Eagle Labs awarded Digital Growth Grant to aid regional innovation

The Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS) has awarded its £12.09m Digital Growth Grant to Barclays Eagle Labs, to help boost growth of UK tech start-ups and scale-ups

Healthcare

Talend and Snowflake support patient data management for mental health charity

UK charity Mental Health Concern has been working with Talend and Snowflake to leverage data-driven insights and improved agility for better patient data management.

People Moves

LogicMonitor appoints Taggart Matthiesen as chief product officer

SaaS observability provider LogicMonitor has hired former Lyft and Twitter executive Taggart Matthiesen as its new chief product officer

IT management

Releases & Updates

Salesforce makes first quantum investment, backing Q-CTRL

Global quantum software provider Q-CTRL has announced Series B-1 funding of $27.4m, with participation from Salesforce Ventures

Emerging Technology & Innovation

Manufacturing

Tech leaders call on UK government to deliver semiconductor strategy

In a letter to Prime Minister Rishi Sunak, tech leaders have asked the government to prepare and publish the UK’s semiconductor strategy as a matter of urgency

Cybersecurity

61,000 open source projects, vulnerable to 15-year-old flaw, now patched

Following discovery of a 15-year-old vulnerability affecting open source projects through Python, Trellix has managed to patch over 61,000 of the ventures affected

Releases & Updates

Google to make 12,000 employees redundant

Google CEO Sundar Pichai has announced in a company memo that around 12,000 employees in the US will be made redundant, as big tech continues to take cost-cutting measures

AI & Machine Learning

Microsoft announces general availability of Azure OpenAI Service

Emerging Technology & Innovation

Oxford Ionics secures £30m in funding towards UK quantum innovation

Oxford University-based start-up Oxford Ionics has secured £30m from investors including Arm founder Herman Hauser, to boost further quantum innovation in the UK