Kayleigh Haywood accused ‘told girl he wanted to kidnap her for Christmas’

Kayleigh Haywood's body was found in undergrowth near a lake five days after she went missing last November An online predator accused of holding a teenager captive in the hours before her murder told another girl he wanted to kidnap her "for Christmas" and keep her as a slave, a court has heard. Luke Harlow is alleged to have threatened to hold the girl hostage a month before he started communicating on Facebook with Kayleigh Haywood.

Researchers pack massive amounts of data into a stream of light

srep27674-f4 If you’re hungry for a little holographic data storage and transfer this morning have I got a flapjack for you. Researchers at the University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg have packed 100 times more data into a light stream by using a pair of holographic Spatial Light Modulators to encode and decode transmissions. Their paper, which has been published in Nature, details a… Read More

PE/VC Investments in Education spike up in 2016

Education related companies have already attracted PE/VC investments worth $184 million (across 11 deals) in the first 4.5 months of 2016 – 2.75 times compared to the $67 million across the whole of 2015 (17 investments). The sector is well on its way to surpass the highest ever figures ($235 M reported in 2012). Recent Deals The month of May has already witnessed three

The new age of alcohol

booze Never before has Europe seen an app dedicated to the late-night delivery of alcoholic beverages until the launch of Bevy, one of London’s emerging tech startups. With operations running until 5 a.m., plans to become a 24/7 business and a model ready for rapid scale, Bevy is redefining on-demand services through increased access to liquor. Read More

Messaging app Line files for IPO on NYSE on July 14, Tokyo July 15, trading as LN, to raise $1B

Screen Shot 2016-06-10 at 09.25.35 Two years after the first reports of an IPO emerged, Japan’s Line Corporation — the company behind the popular messaging app Line, and possibly the first of the big messaging apps to go public — today announced that it has filed to go public on the New York Stock Exchange in the U.S. and the Tokyo Stock Exchange in Japan, trading as LN. The company today said in a news… Read More

Atom Factory’s Troy Carter on Diversity in Startups: “The VC World Is …

The new Spotify executive spoke at CAA's third annual You're Up conference for emerging diverse executives on June 4. Two days before Atom Factory CEO Troy Carter announced he was adding Spotify global head of creative services to his many roles, the music manager-turned-venture capitalist spent his Saturday at CAA, speaking at the agency's third annual You're Up conference for promising diverse up-and-coming executives in the industry. "Forget inclusion at the Oscars.

Ex-Stanford swimmer expected to leave jail 3 months early

This January 2015 booking photo released by the Santa Clara County Sheriff's Office shows Brock Turner. The former Stanford University swimmer was sentenced last week to six months in jail and three years' probation for sexually assaulting an unconscious woman, sparking outrage from critics who say Santa Clara County Judge Aaron Persky was too lenient on a privileged athlete from a top-tier swimming program.