Weekly Tech Round-Up | #1

With the first week of 2021, we are seeing lots of developments in technology news and some exciting innovations to watch out for this year.

Read on for this weeks round-up of exciting tech news, trends and innovations.

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The UK tech sector is booming as investment reaches a record high

After job vacancies in the tech industry dropped sharply back in July at the height of the crisis, they have now climbed by 50% and according to data from Tech Nation, they are now accumulating at a rate of 2.6% per month.

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How have large tech platforms kept their promises to address racial equality?

After the death of George Floyd, Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, Google and Amazon issued statements in response to Black Lives Matter and vowed to making commitments to diversity and antiracism. Take a look at how they have followed up on their promises.

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Could extended reality be the future of technology?

By combining Virtual Reality (VR), Augmented Reality (AR) and Mixed Reality (MR) you would get Extended Reality (XR). This is an upcoming trend highlighting the move towards creating more ‘enveloping digital experiences’. Find out more about how XR could be used by businesses.

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The technology trends to watch out for in 2021

With the challenge of Covid-19, organization’s have adapted and responded in various ways. ‘As we head into 2021, we have seen tech trends fall into a few categories’. Gartner’s top tech trend report suggests these are; people-centricity, resilient delivery and location independence. Take a look at the top trends expected to have a big impact in 2021.

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