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Arjun Kharpal

Arjun Kharpal is a News Assistant for CNBC in London. He took on the role after interning at the company for three months. Arjun has previously written for the Times, the Telegraph, the Guardian and the Mirror in London.

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Tech -PC shipments suffered their biggest yearly decline ever in 2015 due to headwinds ranging from the China stock turmoil to fierce competition, according to a new report.Global PC shipments totaled 276.2 million in 2015, a 10.4...
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Cool Tech - When Dale Messenger was left paralyzed following an incident while he was serving in the British Army, he thought he would never walk again. A gunshot wound caused a major spinal cord injury and left him wheel chair-bound -- until...
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Op-ED - The proportion of women working in technology is "disastrous" for the sector, Wikipedia's founder told CNBC. Jimmy Wales criticized the industry, when major tech companies continue to come under fire for the lack of diversity in...
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Security - Israeli researcher Yosi Dahan told United Airlines that he had found a security flaw in its website. He thought the company would be quick to act. He was surprised when, two weeks later he had still not received a response from the...
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Startups - Struggling with your luggage while on a trip could soon be a thing of the past. One British startup is looking to handle your luggage from your door to the airport without you having to lift a finger. U.K.-based AirPortr is a...
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Finance - Open University has launched a course in financial technology, or "fintech", aimed at educating top executives about the booming area and addressing concerns of a skill gap in U.K. The term fintech already covers a broad area: from...
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Tech - Smartphones have overtaken laptops as Britain's most popular device for getting online, according to a new report from the country's telecoms and media watchdog.One in three people (33 percent) say that their smartphone is the...
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Venture Capital - The "unicorn,” or a company with a valuation of $1 billion, used to be a mythical being in Europe. Now the region has more of them than ever before. Europe has 40 unicorns, and up from 30 this time last year. Thirteen new names were...
Hated As Bankers
Apps - A top U.K. lawmaker warned that, people who work in technology could become as hated as bankers, as employees in the sector get richer and asset prices rise. Nat Wei, a member of Britain's second chamber, the House of Lords,...
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Advice - Mark Pearson knows a thing or two about investing. He sold his company Markco Media, which owns MyVoucherCodes, to Monitise last year for up to £55 million ($85.4 million). The original investment back in 2006 was just £300.Now...
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Finance - Mobile payments are set to explode over the next few years and while tech companies might be excited by the profits to come, there is a another group of people also looking forward to the technology — restaurant waiting...
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Business - Europe has produced 13 "unicorns," startups with $1 billion valuations – in the past 12 months, according to tech investment bank GP Bullhound, in a sign that the region's technology scene is gaining strength. The continent now has...
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Cool Tech - Hyperloop, the transportation brainchild of Tesla boss Elon Musk which plans to take you from San Francisco to Los Angeles in 30 minutes, could be free to use, according to the CEO of the project.Comparing the business model to...
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Apps - Getting a package delivered to your house may seem easy and uncomplicated, but for large swathes of the world even receiving a letter is impossible.Four billion people across the world lack an address and 135 countries have...
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Cool Tech - For investors, finding the right hedge fund can be a lot like dating. Which one matches your goals? Do your personalities connect? Is it worth investing time…and money?Well, one startup is trying to make the process easier by...
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Business - Imagine sitting at home on your tablet looking for a new coffee table for the front room. You open an app, choose the piece of furniture you like, and place it in the room to see how it looks - all on your tablet. This is augmented...