DeepMind Technologies bought by Google

DeepMind Technologies reportedly fetched more than 400 million dollars (£242 million) to make it Google’s largest ever European acquisition

Newcastle's Laing Art Gallery opens online to viewers around the world

The Laing Art Gallery in Newcastle has joined the Google Cultural Institute so art lovers around the world can enjoy a virtual visit

Linking online behaviour to those offline purchases

Technology is helping retailers adapt to changing consumer behaviour believes the general manager of a North East town shopping centre

Strong turnout for first Newcastle innovation conference

Newcastle University Business School joins forces with Thinking Digital to draw in top speakers at Innovation day

Return on Innovation conference comes to Tyneside

Google guru Steve Vranakis will be among those speaking at the Return on Innovation conference

IT has helped UK office output soar by 84%

Modern technology has helped to boost office workers’ productivity by 84% over the past four decades, research shows

Google Juice Bar supports Go ON UK with 50th event

Google brought its 50th Juice Bar to Tyneside, bringing advice to more than 200 people, after the Go ON UK official launch

Learn how to be the next Google

A new annual event designed to inspire innovation and commercial success in business is coming to Newcastle

Colin George: Internet porn clampdown brings mixed reactions

David Cameron’s new measures ostensibly to control the internet has been hailed and scorned in equal measure. The Journal's Colin George was not impressed

Sarah Pittendrigh: 'Website is like a shop window'

Many businesses spend thousands of pounds on advertising and Search Engine Optimisation, but as I had no funds for a marketing budget when I started Simply Bows and Chair Covers I had to work smart

Ignite100 scheme looking for ambitious North East start-ups

THE hunt is on for ambitious start-ups that stand to secure £100,000 towards their business.

Redknapp's game will not work with Mapgies

TAP the words ‘Harry Redknapp’ and ‘Wheeler Dealer’ into Google and you get a pretty succinct answer from the Tottenham manager to accusations that he plays the spiv in the transfer market.

Tim Krul hoping to benefit from long FA Cup run

TIM Krul is hoping to benefit from an extended Newcastle United run in the FA Cup this season.

Winning the FA Vase the Whitley Bay way

TONIGHT, Lee Kerr and Paul Chow will take a stroll around St James's Park.

Creative industries as big in the North as ICI once was

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DIGITAL trend-setters are just part of the many creative firms in the area which are set to generate more than 9,000 jobs in the region as a glamorous new sector emerges.

Tech Notes: How to avoid getting blogged down.

SLING streamers over your server, spray your screen with Champagne and give your laptop a hug.

Angelfysh in seventh heaven at award win

A SMALL internet marketing business has beaten an international competitor to a coveted industry award, despite having its turnover dwarfed by the rival.

Entrepreneur joins fast-growing firm

ABLOSSOMING IT company has welcomed a prominent entrepreneur to its board.

No jail for drunken bus theft gang trio

A GANG of drunken youngsters stole a school bus and led police on a five-mile chase through North Tyneside and Northumberland, a court was told yesterday.

Internet television – are we there yet?

FOR years now, the media industry has been talking about convergence – the ability to use any device, be it your television, computer, PDA or mobile phone, to access any type of media.

Thrilling time as business expands

Name of business – Platform One, Location – Atmel Building, Silverlink, Newcastle upon Tyne.

North-East IGNITEs excellence in regeneration

CREATING an attractive environment with high-quality housing and business premises, and healthy, clean, safe, sustainable communities, is vital to the economic vitality and social wellbeing of the North-East.

Drawing the future

SCHOOLCHILDREN in the region have moved closer to seeing their designs for the Google logo displayed on the search engine’s homepage.

Tech Notes with Gareth Rushgrove

EVERY Tom, Dick and Harry has a website these days – but when was the last time you stopped to consider how your site works on mobile devices?

Tech Notes with Lewis Harrison

WHEN you tell people you work in public relations (PR), you usually get one of two reactions.

Tech Notes with Herb Kim

A FIERCE argument about the distinctly unsexy issue of “net neutrality” is rumbling on in the US right now – and it could spell the end of the internet as we know it.

How to get the most from your site

AFTER research that found North-east business leaders now view a website as an essential marketing tool, Darlington-based Geo-net Solutions is offering advice on getting the most from your company website.

New market leaderseeks 50% growth

AN ONLINE marketing company has announced plans to increase sales by 50% in the next year, after its first acquisition.

Tech Notes

I GOT off the plane in Heathrow on Tuesday from the Fortune Magazine ‘iMeme Conference’ and queuing in front of me was none other than Star Wars creator George Lucas.

Ticking boxes in fog

After five years of controversy and debate, Baltic prepares to celebrate its first significant birthday tomorrow.

Tech notes

The first on-stage meeting of Bill Gates and Steve Jobs in 20 years might've been top billing at last week's D: All Things Digital (D5) conference, but it was a catfight between media giants that provided the real entertainment.

Th_nk of number, double it

Crowned the 2006 Culture and Creative category winner, TH_NK is a business that has undergone substantial growth in the competitive world of new media.

Takeover on cards for music group EMI

Bid speculation over EMI, Yell and Emap will be put to the test this week when the trio join a clutch of heavyweight companies reporting results.

Neighbours for gig

Girls Aloud are back at Newcastle's Metro Radio Arena tomorrow - but be sure to get there early to catch support act Rogue Traders.

City news

Power companies were on the front foot today after speculation linked French utility EDF Energy to a possible takeover move for Npower owner RWE.

Google is the nation's favourite

Google is the UK's favourite brand while Pot Noodle is the "most hated", according to a new poll out today.

Tech notes

A colleague of mine has a beautiful batik sign hanging on his office wall which reads `Rich man.

Catering world has Microsoft similarity

Sitting here at my computer, staring at the blank screen that seems sometimes to be much too close a companion as I make my pathetic efforts to please The Journal's editor, I discovered, like a bolt from the blue, a rather satisfying link between Microsoft's marvel, Word, and my chosen industry, restaurants.

Tech notes

The world of Web 2.0 - notes from San Francisco - Around seven years ago, crazy sums of money were speculatively being splashed out for small dotcom companies only for many of them to crash and burn in spectacular fashion.

Yahoo and FLi give IT company jobs boost

It company Infoserve has stepped up growth plans and is looking to take on 250 telesales staff after clinching major deals with Yahoo and the Football League.


David Whetstone
Culture Editor
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Business Editor
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Newcastle United Editor
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Sports Writer