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THING OF THE WEEK

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Building sites across the UK, ready yourselves for the arrival of Sam the semi-automated mason, a robot making a name for itself laying 3,000 bricks a day compared to the human average of 500.

Tech Report Table

Tech study finds NW playing catch-up

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Unsurprisingly, Manchester is leading the North West in the tech industry, according to the Tech Nation 2017 report published this week, with £2.9bn of digital turnover annually. But why do Reading, Bristol and Bath have much larger digital turnovers than Manchester, asks Laura Storey.

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Leese heads NW tech trip to SXSW

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While Manchester City Council chief executive Sir Howard Bernstein made his annual voyage to the south of France for property convention MIPIM, leader Sir Richard Leese led a separate delegation to South by Southwest in Austin, Texas, to promote technology businesses in the region.

Digital Opportunities | Summary, slides + photos

Barriers to entry into the real estate market for tech start-ups, and the challenges around updating archaic systems for property companies, formed a large part of the discussion at a proptech event delivered by Place North West and Virgin Media Business.