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Sky Bet is preparing to play key role in big Leeds event

Sky Betting & Gaming’s Head of Corporate Communications, Adam Smith, writes for Digital City and previews some of the company’s plans for the upcoming Leeds Digital Festival.

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Erica Lewis.

Leeds community gets better connected with help from Diva

Small businesses and farms in a rural part of north Leeds have hooked up with telecoms provider Diva Telecom to install their own private pure fibre internet connection.

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Pupils get switched-on insight into digital careers at Leeds event

Just the job – that was the verdict on an event giving girls from schools across West Yorkshire an introduction to the world of digital work.

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Kay Brown.

‘Fake news’ is driving our appetite for data, says Leeds expert

Kay Brown, PR and social manager at Leeds digital marketing agency Blueclaw, writes for Digital City about the phenomenon of ‘fake news’ and its impact on her industry.

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Cyber crime

Hacking costs city businesses £57m in a year

CYBER criminals cost Leeds businesses £57m last year, the highest figure outside of London, a report claims.

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Tom Hudson.

Sky Bet aims to switch people onto coding during Leeds Digital Festival

An initiative encouraging people to think about a career in coding has been launched by Sky Betting & Gaming.

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Multi-million pound scheme helps Leeds firms join the digital revolution

Millions of pounds in funding is being made available to help businesses in and around Leeds tap into the city’s digital boom.

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Richard Flint.

Children’s charity is a winner thanks to Leeds’s Sky Betting & Gaming

Sky Betting & Gaming chief executive Richard Flint spoke to Digital City about the company’s new charitable partnership.

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Sunny Bank Mills.

Sunny digital outlook for Leeds mill complex

The fastest internet technology in the world is being installed at the award-winning Sunny Bank Mills complex in Farsley.

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IN TUNE: Music Vine co-founders Matt Russell (left) and Lewis Foster.

Leeds platform’s film music strikes the right note

A Leeds-based business startup has made a hugely successful start to life by getting in tune with the needs of creative talents worldwide.

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Matt Hughan.

Digital innovation helps Sky Betting & Gaming in recruitment process

Sky Betting & Gaming has introduced an artificial intelligence aspect to its recruitment process. Head of Recruitment, Matt Hughan, spoke about the innovation in the hiring process.

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Jayne Clarke.

Software specialist bags accreditations

A software specialist company has secured two top information security accreditations.

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Coun James Lewis.

Leeds tech grant applications pass the £20m mark

The recipients of a share of game-changing multi-million pound grants for technology projects in Leeds are being selected.

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Tech firms soaring in Leeds says banker

Tech firms soaring in Leeds says banker

Tech firms must be at the heart of the Northern Powerhouse initiative, with investors increasingly seeing Leeds’s digital companies as a ripe source for investment, the boss of a large investment bank has said.

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TEAMING UP: Parallax director James Hall.

Leeds Digital City: Firm teams up with Amazon

A Leeds digital agency has joined forces with a cloud computing company to keep on top of industry developments.

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WINNER: Aaron Gibbon took graduate tester of the year.

Leeds Digital City: Graduate claims top honour at awards

A software testing engineer working for a Leeds-based IT firm has been named graduate of year at an industry awards ceremony.

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Stephen Blackburn, senior information governance officer at Leeds City Council who  manages the Data Mill North project.  PIC: Jonathan Gawthorpe

Leeds Digital City: Real life problems with online solutions

Developers in Leeds are using a huge vault of gathered data to make life easier for city residents.

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Tech

Tech firm bosses fear distruptive innovation impact

Senior managers at technology companies are becoming increasingly perturbed about their firm’s ability to cope with disruptive technology, it has been claimed.

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Ashley Bolser and the team at Bolser's Leeds offices.

Leeds digital agency Bolser is a Microsoft marvel

A Leeds digital agency is making waves across the Atlantic after landing a global project deal with Microsoft.

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