Data Science Investment Counter —Funding raised by UK data science companies in 2017 as of today
£ 231.660 Million
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The public is not ready to board on self-flying airplanes, a survey by bank UBS revealed. It is widely believed that pilotless planes would be cheaper —some estimates project they would save airlines over $30 billion (£23 bln) a year in fuel, salaries and training— and recent technological advances could make them a reality sooner than expected. […]

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Edinburgh-based flight comparison website Skyscanner has been acquired by its Chinese equivalent Ctrip.com for £1.4 billion. Founded in 2001 by Bonamy Grimes, Gareth Williams and Barry Smith, Skyscanner allows users to compare the prices for plane tickets, holiday accommodations and rental cars from a vast number of websites;  it reportedly clocks up 60 million active users every […]

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