Tim Bradshaw

Tim Bradshaw


Global tech correspondent @FT. Back in London after six years in California. ???????? tim.bradshaw@ft.com (Views mine, RTs not endorsements)

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"Give a child a hammer and they will discover that everything needs to be pounded. Give Japan a crisis, and its engineers will see it as the great breakthrough moment for robots." @Urbandirt 's latest @FTMag  column examines the ethics of robo-self-defence

UK gov argues Google/Apple API "does not yet present a viable solution" as it "does not currently estimate distance in the way required". After testing, Italy and Germany this week rolled out their A/G-based apps nationwide

Gibraltar started work on its contact tracing app on May 6. It used Ireland’s open source code, based on Apple/Google API, and launched it on June 18. Total cost: under £100,000. The UK’s contact tracing app cost £12m and never launched. Full story here:

ICYMI: the @FT  took a deeper look at what went wrong with the UK's ill-fated contact tracing app, with @helenwarrell  @SarahNev  & @pilitaclark 

NHSX is considering the tagline “PPE in your pocket” to sell its new Covid contact tracing app to a sceptical British public - when (if?) it finally launches. Full story has more details on the “plan B” app @FT 

Shopify's GMV overtook eBay's for the first time in Q2. $SHOP stock up 11% ahead of the open, market cap closing in on $130bn

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Read this story which @PatrickMcGee_  and I bashed out in the last five minutes

for your weekend reading: a profile of @TimSweeneyEpic , who sucks at playing Fortnite but seems to have a better kd ratio when it comes to taking on Silicon Valley

Apple is making App Store developers swallow the controversial new digital services taxes in the UK and France, per email to iOS devs today. Despite most headlines describing them as a tax on “Big Tech”, it’s the little guys that end up paying.

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Out of office... for a month! Amazing@FT  perk: a four-week sabbatical for every 4 years of service. (This is my third.)

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FT exclusive: NHSX has asked its software developers to "investigate" switching its centralised contact tracing app to Apple and Google's decentralised system, according to contracts seen by @FT . w @SarahNev  @helenwarrell 

Nestle is buying Blue Bottle Coffee, in a deal that values the hipster-friendly California company at over $700m

Tesla fans mob its surprise new supercar. 0-60 in 1.9 seconds. “Driving a gasoline sports car is going to feel like a steam engine with a side of quiche,” says

A deal with McLaren could accelerate Apple's automotive plans. If it happens, it would be its biggest since Beats.…

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How Facebook accounts for its WhatsApp buy: $2bn for users, $448m for brand, $288m for tech, $15bn in "goodwill". $FB

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Great talk by @kenwongart  at #BWDesign2016 : here's how Monument Valley inverted traditional approaches to game story

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