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Starlink “making 100,000 dishes per month”

Geo-satellites will be resilient, but Starlink is winning the broadband connectivity battle and making 100,000 dishes per month, acording to Dr Tim Farrar, president of TMF Associates. Speaking at the 2023 Milsat Symposium (as part of the Silicon Valley Space Week), Farrar compared and contrasted the position of the well-established geostationary satellite operates such as […]

October 23, 2023By Chris Forrester

XL8 joins Microsoft for Startups Founders Hub

XL8, a Silicon Valley tech company providing AI-powered machine translation technology, has announce its acceptance into the Microsoft for Startups Founders Hub programme. This significant milestone positions XL8 at the forefront of innovation in the language translation industry, opening new horizons for the company’s growth and the future of AI-driven language solutions. Being selected for […]

June 27, 2023

XL8 selected by Google for Startups Cloud Programme

XL8, a Silicon Valley tech company providing AI-powered machine translation technology, has announced its selection for the Google for Startups Cloud Programme. This partnership with Google represents a significant milestone for XL8’s future growth and development. By joining this programme, XL8 says it gains access to a wide array of invaluable resources that will greatly […]

June 20, 2023

XL8 unveils real-time AI-based interpretation app for Zoom

XL8, a Silicon Valley tech company that provides AI-powered machine translation technology optimised for media content and dialogues, is expanding its interpretation engine into the online video conferencing world, with a new app delivering accurate real-time translation during multi-language Zoom meetings. “Zoom is now a permanent part of our lives for work and social interaction,” […]

February 21, 2023

Canela appoints Banerjee as CPTO

Canela Media, the digital media technology company, has announced the appointment of Dr Shampa Banerjee as its first ever Chief Product & Technology Officer (CPTO). Prior to joining Canela Media, Banerjee served as an Executive Vice President at ViacomCBS and the Chief Product Officer for Pluto TV. The announcement was made by Isabel Rafferty, Canela […]

May 4, 2022

Research: TV shows featuring most product placement

Brands use product placement in movies and TV shows as a way to capture their target market and promote their products in a more subliminal way, but which TV shows have been used the most for product placement? Research carried out by Sortlist has revealed the TV shows which have featured the most instances of […]

March 23, 2022

Rakuten Symphony to acquire

Rakuten Symphony has announced an agreement to acquire Silicon Valley-based cloud technology start-up, Rakuten Symphony says that the addition of’s multi-cloud mobility, hyper automation and orchestration capabilities to its portfolio allows the creation of highly efficient, consistent high performance cloud infrastructure and operations, from edge to central data centre. Collaboration between Rakuten and […]

February 28, 2022

Cunk on Earth coming to BBC, Netflix

Philomena Cunk’s latest mockumentary series Cunk On Earth will see the return of pioneering documentary-maker Cunk on her most ambitious quest to date. Made by Broke & Bones, Cunk On Earth will see Cunk (played by Diane Morgan) attempting to unlock the mystery of human civilisation and discover humankind’s greatest achievements across five episodes. From […]

January 4, 2022By Nik Roseveare

Hutton joins Professional Triathletes Organisation’s Board of Directors

The Professional Triathletes Organisation has appointed Peter Hutton, Director of Sports Partnerships at Meta, to its Board of Directors. In Hutton’s Silicon Valley based role at Meta, he is in charge of the company’s sports strategy and partnerships worldwide, helping rights holders, broadcasters, agencies, athletes and producers leverage and make the most from Meta’s suite […]

December 21, 2021

MoffettNathanson acquired by SVB Financial

Industry research body MoffettNathanson (MN) has been acquired by SVB Financial Group, the parent company of Silicon Valley Bank. MN, in a statement, said: “At the heart of our combination is Silicon Valley Bank’s unique position as the premier banker to the innovation economy. Gaining a deeper understanding of the innovators in TMT will help […]

December 14, 2021By Chris Forrester