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Tuesday, December 8th, 2015


Expansion into US and Asia

Games analytics firm to double headcount

A games analytics company intends to double its headcount to 50 next year as it expands operations into the US and Asia. DeltaDNA, based in Edinburgh, has developed a real-time analytics platform that allows games developers to understand player behaviours in detail and adapt the game play to improve player experience. In the last year registrations have increased by more than 1,000% and it now collects some 20,000 events every second from players around the world. With more than 36,000 new games released every month on iOS and Android mobile platforms, playerRead More

Rival proposal revealed

Music school plan submitted for Royal High

Music school

Plans to transform Edinburgh’s former Royal High School into a new music school have been submitted. READ MORE

Duo join Scott Logic’s Edinburgh team

Scott Logic, the Edinburgh and Newcastle consultancy, has hired a number of software developers who will help take its payroll from 140 to almost 190 this year. Joining the Edinburgh office are Robert Sherwood (far left) as a senior developer and Tiago Martins as a software developer. Recruitment Manager John Wright said: “We’ve seen talented applicants come forward, not just for technical roles at Scott Logic at all levels of seniority, but also to join our vital support functions.” For more information on the latest vacancies at Scott Logic, visit:

Brewery hands over keys

Tennent’s van delivers help to islanders


Island shopkeeper Michael Fitzpatrick has received a surprise boost after launching a crowd fund campaign to buy a van to serve communities along the 20 mile coastline between Lewis and Stornoway. When brewery managers at Tennent Caledonian saw how he was trying to help communities with no shop they decided to give him a helping hand. They have provided Michale’s Shawbost Shop and Café with a Renault Trafic Swb diesel – fully stocked, of course, with Tennent’s lager. Michael said: “We’re tremendously grateful to Tennent Caledonian for donating the van which we’ll have so manyRead More

Newspaper MD steps down

Herald boss Blott to retire at end of year

Tim Blott

THE managing director of Newsquest Scotland, publisher of The Herald, Sunday Herald and Evening Times, is retiring at the end of the year. READ MORE

Stocks rebound as oil edges off lows

London Stock Exchange

Tue: Oil stocks rebounded in afternoon trade with BP and Royal Dutch Shell edging higher as crude prices rose. Brent crude was up 0.6% to $40.98 per barrel while West Texas Intermediate increased 1.2% to $38.12 per barrel at 1632 GMT. There were sharp losses on Monday after Brent and WTI reached a six-year and a near seven-year low, respectively. The fall was due to concerns over an oversupply in the market after OPEC decided to keep production unchanged on Friday. The UK economy grew 0.6% in the three months to November, according toRead More

Seven hires at HBJ Gateley as profits rise

Malcolm McPherson

Law firm HBJ Gateley has announced seven appointments, including six partners, as it reports profit growth of 16% in the first half of the financial year. READ MORE

Government will consider ‘a number of strong proposals’ from business for altering travel plans over Forth Road Bridge closure

Agency to pay living wage

Media boss hits out over ‘slave labour’ interns

Alex Barr

The head of Scotland’s largest communications agency The Big Partnership has criticised other operators in the industry for using interns as “slave labour”. READ MORE

Water company finds way to cut bill

Distillery’s ice brings welcome price freeze

Marcus Pickering Kevin Dunnian

A water company has found that an Edinburgh business can cut its bill because it uses so much ice. READ MORE