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Business Weekly’s Tony Quested on the companies and issues impacting on Cambridge’s economic growth.


Cambridge tech talkingshop now walks the walk

On the cusp of Business Weekly’s 25th anniversary it was natural to mine the memory banks to assess how Cambridge has evolved as a business and technology cluster vital to the UK economy.

HP Autonomy: From white knuckle ride to train crash

One can appreciate the enduring angst of a major corporation that has cocked up a multi-billion dollar acquisition but the HP management’s character assassination of former Autonomy officials, including Mike Lynch, has lurched beyond legal expediency into the realm of moral indecency.

Young entrepreneurs must be schooled in needs of society

After tiger mums, tiger teachers. The Government's strategy to start educating schoolchildren as young as five in entrepreneurship is laudable if a tad ambitious given prevailing literacy and numeracy rates.

UK must cool Viagra maker's ardour

It is only a matter of time before Pfizer turns officially hostile in its desperation to land AstraZeneca.

Timely homage to Sinclair, the great Cambridge inventor

Edison was generalising but he might well have been epitomising Clive Sinclair in all his anarchic glory when he said: “There are no rules here – we're trying to accomplish something.”

Papworth betrayal cuts out heart of UK competitiveness

The latest incarnation of Robin Hood policy from the Government could have lasting and extremely damaging repercussions for Cambridge, for medical science, for the UK economy and for future generations.

Cambridge torchbearers fan the flames of technology

The term Silicon Valley was first coined by a California entrepreneur in 1971 – around the same time the first buildings were going up at Cambridge Science Park in the UK and the first tenants starting to move in.

UK grounded by aviation policy myopia

Acronyms are a device much loved by governments, pressure groups, pseudo intellectuals and people with limited vocabulary where letters or parts of words prevent having to pronounce them out in full.

HP has handed Lynch the keys to the safe

It was obvious to everyone apart from HP that when they showed Cambridge UK technology entrepreneur Mike Lynch the door following the acquisition of Autonomy they were committing commercial hara-kiri.

Roast Nigella – a new recipe for Christmas

There’s not been too much seasonal goodwill around for the nation’s favourite domestic goddess, Nigella Lawson.

Cambridge technology – foul play suspected

A nationality row has failed to erupt over the ethnic composition of the Cambridge Technology Entrepreneurs First XI – the dream team whose bid to dominate world business is only being blocked by the US All Stars in Silicon Valley.

Oscars for also-rans

Whisper it softly lest the news triggers national hysteria on a scale that makes the Salem witchcraft wailings seem like a Harpo Marx soliloquy.

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