Newport IT firm launches child-friendly PC

A2Z Computing has developed and launched a hybrid PC capable of being used as a tablet and a laptop for accelerated learning among young people. The Fizzbook Duo has taken six years to develop, with initial plans drawn up in 2009. In that time, numerous prototypes have been developed and tested, with the final model...

Cardiff-founded Box UK set for ambitious growth

Box UK has announced substantial revenue growth, alongside ambitious growth plans, as clients look to it for innovative web and software solutions as part of an increasing drive towards digital transformation. The business, founded in 1998 in Cardiff, has seen record turnover in 2015 and has now revealed an ambitious five-year growth plan designed to...

Tech usability organisation championing £11m social enterprise funding project

Technology usability organisation the Digital Accessibility Centre is championing a new £11m project aimed at increasing the number of social enterprises in Wales. Jane Hutt, the Welsh minister for finance, visited the DAC in Neath yesterday to launch the Social Business Wales project. It’ll be operated through the Wales Co-Operative Centre and consists of £6m from...

Cardiff’s Roath Park turned into mobile game

Mobile application developer Rant Media has created a mobile game set in Cardiff’s Roath Park. In the game, called Parclings, players visit different areas of the park to collect tiny paper-based creatures. There are a series of iBeacons – which are based on Bluetooth technology – spread across the park that act as markers for...

Funding boost for Welsh medtech companies developing next-gen products

Six small, early-stage Welsh medtech companies have been selected for a £600,000 R&D funding boost from the UK’s innovation agency Innovate UK. The aim of the fund is for the selected companies to develop and commercialise the next generation of medical technology devices and products. The companies took part in a £1m launchpad for the Welsh...

Microsoft executive to speak at Carmarthen business conference

Microsoft UK chief envisioning officer Dave Coplin will speak at Spotlight West Wales business conference in Carmarthen on Friday. The one-day conference, run in association with the University of Wales Trinity Saint David, will take place in the Hailiwell Centre at UWTSD’s Carmarthen campus this Friday. With the theme this year being about a bright future,...

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