Interview: Jon Richards from Compareit4me.com

Native Welshman Jon Richards is the CEO of Dubai-based financial comparison site Compareit4me.com. We talk to him about his start-up, the industry and region in which he works, and himself as an entrepreneur. He was recently shortlisted as Expat Entrepreneur of the Year 2015 in the Entrepreneur Wales Awards. The award ceremony for the latter is...

Cardiff app firm expands to the US

Cardiff-based app developer Rantmedia has opened a new office in Cupertino, California, in a bid to expand its presence in the US market. The firm, which was founded in 2003, has developed a variety of apps and games running on major mobile platforms such as iOS, Android and Windows Phone. One of its most recent...

Cardiff University computer scientists develop advanced digital assistant

Computer scientists at Cardiff University have developed a digital assistant capable of helping people communicate more effectively. Sherlock, which has been unveiled by the university’s school of computer science and informatics, can be harnessed by people in situations such as emergencies and festivals. The mobile and tablet PC assistant allows users to ask questions and...

Superfast Cymru reaches half a million mark

The Superfast Cymru project has connected more than half a million Welsh premises to superfast broadband, deputy Minister for Skills and Technology Julie James has confirmed. Wales was recently named the UK developed country with the highest availability of superfast broadband, with 79 per cent of premises now able to access it. According to Ofcom’s...

Caerphilly affordable hardware provider named in Small Biz 100

Caerphilly-based affordable hardware provider Happus has been included among another South Wales business in this year’s Small Biz 100. The Small Business Saturday initiative is an annual occurrence, profiling 100 flourishing small businesses across the UK to promote the role they play in the UK economy. It’s the UK’s most successful small business campaign. A...

Interview: John Francis from Venturefest Wales 2015

With innovation and enterprise conference Venturefest Wales set to take place tomorrow in Cardiff’s SWALEC stadium, we talk to its organiser John Francis about what it’s all about. TD: Can you tell us a little more about yourself? JF: I’m a fellow of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers and entered the university sector in 2003...

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