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  • Malta to get its own digital cluster come October

    Malta to get its own digital cluster come October

    A digital cluster made up of stakeholders in academia, government, NGOs, SMEs and start-ups will launch in October with the aim of driving Malta’s digital development forward, Paragon Europe have announced. The cluster will focus discussions on...

  • Facebook Messenger could soon allow you to send 'secret messages'

    Facebook Messenger could soon allow you to send 'secret messages'

    Facebook is testing a new messenger app which automatically deletes messages sent in a "secret conversation". Messages included in the "secret conversation" are end-to-end encrypted and can be scheduled to be permanently deleted, although...

  • Malta’s Microsoft Innovation Centre linked to London accelerator programme

    Malta’s Microsoft Innovation Centre linked to London accelerator programme

    Fourteen years are not a lot. But in IT terms, 14 years is history. And Microsoft has a long history when it comes to start-ups. It was in fact in 2002, that Microsoft started opening its first Microsoft Innovation Centres to deliver world-class...

  • Sophisticated travel

    Sophisticated travel

    Whoever said getting to your destination shouldn’t be as enjoyable as being there? There’s no reason the journey can’t be half the fun. Guest experience is a priority for Malta International Airport, which is partly why it consistently ranks among...

  • Encouraging entrepreneurship

    Encouraging entrepreneurship

    It is our duty to support public policy and encourage students and aspiring entrepreneurs to give digital entrepreneurship a try, Alex Borg, manager of the Mita Innovation Hub, says. What do you do differently at the Mita Innovation Hub? We’re an...

  • Digital transformation is disrupting everything... faster

    Digital transformation is disrupting everything... faster

    Digital transformation is disrupting most industries, economies, jobs and lives faster than most people realise, Reinhold Karner says. Technology and society are evolving faster than businesses can adjust. Such is the pace of innovation that it...

  • A unique opportunity to tap funding

    A unique opportunity to tap funding

    €50 million of EU grants are now available to Maltese businesses, Stefano Mallia, Grant Thornton partner, business and EU advisory, says. During the period 2014-2020, Malta will be benefitting from just over €1 billion of EU funding. This will be...

  • We do need this education

    We do need this education

    Technology helps you on your learning journey, anywhere, anytime, TheStudentCampus co-founders say. What elements have contributed to the increasing popularity of EdTech? EdTech is playing a crucial role in the technology-driven future of education.

  • The potential for talent

    The potential for talent

    Our focus on relationships has contributed to our success, Etienne Gatt, IT and i-gaming recruitment manager at Konnekt, says. What growth has Konnekt achieved in recent years? Konnekt was established in 2007, starting off as a recruitment project...

  • Working smarter

    Working smarter

    We provide genuine innovation, Dr Angelo Dalli, CEO of Bit8, says. When was Bit8 launched and with what aims? The company was founded six years ago in July 2010. The aim was to equip betting and gaming operators with the best technology platforms...

  • No start-up is an island...

    No start-up is an island...

    … especially in Malta, where a strong economy, increasing support and an excellent quality of life are boosting the island’s start-up credentials. When most people think of start-up hubs in Europe, their thoughts will wander up north, to the...

  • A new learning platform for Malta International Training Centre (MITC)

    A new learning platform for Malta International Training Centre (MITC)

    TheStudentCampus is proud to welcome the Malta International Training Centre to its family of brands which have now finalised implementation of this cutting-edge technology in their educational entity or enterprise. TheStudentCampus is a powerful...

  • Getting off the ground

    Getting off the ground

    Start-ups are most likely to earn angel investment if they’ve already built a business that shows strong traction and validation, Tugce Ergul, co-founder and CEO Angel Labs tells Ian Vella. At the Zest conference, local and foreign entrepreneurs...

  • The value of disruption

    The value of disruption

    Embracing change is better than resisting it, Didem Un Ates, global partnerships director at Microsoft Accelerators, says. In what ways are start-ups disrupting traditional set-ups? Disruption can happen in every business dimension one can think...

  • Malta - an ideal breeding ground for start-ups

    Malta - an ideal breeding ground for start-ups

    Investing in start-ups can be risky. However, when start-ups take off, the potential return is huge, Patrick O’Brien says. Investing in start-ups is trending as 2016 takes a massive turn towards expediting innovation and entrepreneurship. We hear...

  • Google Maps gets a 700 trillion pixel upgrade

    Google Maps gets a 700 trillion pixel upgrade

    Google Maps has received a massive 700 trillion pixel upgrade, allowing users to see the world clearer than ever before and without any clouds obstructing their view.  The upgrade comes courtesy of NASA's Landsat 8 satellite, which replaces the...

  • YouTube crashes, sending #YouTubedown up on Twitter

    YouTube crashes, sending #YouTubedown up on Twitter

    Global video sharing website YouTube crashed briefly today, with ticked-off users rushing to Twitter in dismay.  Visitors browsing to YouTube's desktop site were met with a 500 Internal server error page. The page assured users that "a team of...

  • A more robust cloud-based software environment

    A more robust cloud-based software environment

    Databyte has launched Fusion, a web-software platform, which will enable the company to take its software products to a new level thanks to a more robust new cloud-based software environment. The web-based software platform integrates user...

  • Are you prepared?

    Are you prepared?

    Perceived and unforeseen threats to operations are a continual concern to business owners. This shows how disaster recovery and business continuity planning need to form an integral part of the overall risk management plan for an organisation. In...

  • Thinking ahead

    Thinking ahead

    What growth has the local start-up scene experienced in recent years? Andy Linnas: Malta has had a few successful digital start-up stories, however it lacked a sense of community and recognised support was little. The entrepreneurs disrupting...

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