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Octopus launches $140m fund, Snowden revelations, tech and the arts & much more in your week in tech

VC investment in London hits $1.6bn and beats 2014, Octopus launches a $140m fund, Nesta announces results of a £7m digital R&D fund for the arts and Edward Snowden reveals more in a BBC interview.

Georgie Barrat presents all this and more in your Week in Tech.

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Now, In the UK we waste 7 million tonnes of food and drink every year, our download of the week, Olio, is here to help ease that problem. The app connects neighbours and local shops to share surplus food and cut down on waste. So get sharing! It’s available to download on iOS and Android.

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