The Telegraph has launched a bid to become the leading UK authority on technology journalism with the opening of a five-strong office in Silicon Valley.

The newspaper announced Technology Intelligence during TechX, part of the Advertising Week Europe conference, claiming it is “a large-scale investment in the greatest story of our time”.

“Technology journalism used to be about devices. Now it is the story of everything, and is the greatest story of our time,” said Sunday Telegraph editor Allister Heath.

“Everything we do is governed by the technology that surrounds us all.

“Technology Intelligence will be at the forefront of campaigning in the technology space, pressing for policies that unleash an entrepreneurial revolution to spread the opportunities of capitalism more widely to build a Britain of all the talents.”

The new California office, which is the paper’s biggest foreign bureau to date, will be led by technology editor James Titcomb. Nine London-based journalists will be part of the Technology Intelligence team, led by Heath.

In a statement, The Telegraph wrote: “Technology Intelligence offers global tech journalism with a British voice, chronicling the technological revolution which affects us all.

“Combined with a campaigning ambition to unleash Britain’s entrepreneurial spirit and establish the most diverse and vibrant networking organisation for the tech community, Technology Intelligence will report on five distinct journalism themes: companies; the political and social effects of technology; the UK start-up scene; technological breakthroughs and setbacks in the world of AI, VR, AR, cyber security, driverless cars and cryptocurrency; and devices.”

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