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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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Venture Capital - In an extremely rare move for a venture capital (VC) firm, Draper Esprit went public on the London Stock Exchange Wednesday, raising some £103 million ($146.1 million) - and giving retail investors access to investing in high-tech...
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Tech - Google remains the most attractive first job for U.S. computer science graduates for the seventh year in a row, a survey shows.The search giant held on its place at the top of the rankings compiled by Universum Global, a Swedish...
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Bitcoin -Australian entrepreneur Craig Wright says he's the inventor of the digital currency bitcoin.Wright told the BBC that he is Satoshi Nakamoto, the shadowy creator of the cryptocurrency, in a move that could end the years-long...
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-Investing in "unicorns" – or start-ups valued over $1 billion – has become a "substantially more dangerous and complicated practice", top venture capitalist Bill Gurley warned on recently, highlighting emerging trends...
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Bitcoin -Bitcoin may have risen over 35 percent so far this year, but it's the underlying technology behind the cryptocurrency that is exciting the world's major banks.Called the blockchain, it has been heralded as a potentially...
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Mobile -Smartphones could be obsolete in five years' time, according to consumers polled in a new survey.Swedish network infrastructure firm Ericsson questioned 100,000 people across 40 countries, and one in two smartphone users "think...
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Publishing -Every single science textbook in the world is now out of date after four new elements were added to the periodic table, finally completing the seventh row.Elements 113, 115, 117 and 118 were added at the very end of 2015,...
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#NYCTech - An app that pays you $6 a month to display ads on your smartphone's lock screen is preparing to push into Europe.Startup Slidejoy, fresh off the back of a $1.2 million funding round earlier this year, thinks it has the solution to...
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Cool Tech -A startup claiming that it can predict how much money a movie will make before it is made by running its script through a program is set to launch next year.ScriptBook runs an algorithm on a script that it says will determine a...
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Tech -With eye watering valuations, top investors have sounded the alarm over a bubble in the private technology market, and now it seems the founders of startups are also pretty worried too.In a survey of over 500 venture-backed...
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Funding - Going public is the new so-called "down round" for private technology companies, the chair of a top Silicon Valley venture capital (VC) firm, told CNBC on Monday.A "down round" is an industry terms for financing a company where...
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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...