Laptop on my knee at the local bar, I intended to write a post about the potentially positive
impact social media has on addiction. Perhaps I'd cover how forums, niche networks and
even public posts might assist in the recovery and support of those alienated
It’s a topic that fascinates me because it may well be an area in
which the online social engine has made a positive impact on life expectancy
(or at least longevity). However, on posting my intentions to Facebook, friends
immediately steered me to the subject of social media itself as an addictive pastime.
The biggest spenders on mobile content? According to recent reports, Japan leads the world in paying for mobile content. Spend in Japan and Korea has grown 40% since 2012.
Monument Valley from London-based ustwo has been a huge hit, reaching number 10 in Japan's April 2014 download charts. There's clearly an appetite for British content amongst Japanese mobile consumers.
Is your startup targeting the Asian market? The 2014 StartmeupHK Venture Programme offers a US$500,000 package of support for the 12 competition winners looking to setup in Hong Kong, recently cited as number one for startups by Forbes.
So Facebook messed with our mojo and never told us about it.
you’ve been living under a rock – or at Glastonbury – for the past few days,
you might be forgiven for having missed the breaking news that Facebook conducted
an experiment for one week in 2012, skewing nearly 700,000 users’ newsfeeds to
be either happier or sadder than normal by making some sneaky adaptations to
Alongside the sporting elite headed to Glasgow for the Commonwealth Games, UK Trade & Investment are launching a series of high-profile international business sessions including Digital Health and Space/Satellite Applications.
The sessions taking place at the City Chambers, which for 23-25th July will be transformed into the British Business House. Other sessions include agri-tech, global sport, energy, rail, transport, security, and opportunities in the growth of African cities as well as showcases of British expertise.
Wimbledon has a reputation for embracing technology and using its troves of data to engage their online audience, during tennis' highest-profile fornight. Dan McLaren, founder of UK Sports Network interviewed Alexandra Willis, Content and Communications Manager at the All England Lawn Tennis Club to find out more.
If you're a startup looking at the US market, there's plenty of hurdles. High on the list is immigration and which visa will be the best fit...if you can get it.
Today's morning session of the Robotics Mission, organised by Chinwag for the Technology Strategy Board and UKTI, visited Squire Patton Boggs who put together a very handy slide from immigration expert Beth Seal that summarises the options.
Twitter must have seen it coming… with the World Cup in full
swing Twitters “mute” button couldn’t have come at a better time for me (and
anyone else who dislikes the spot).
It’s a great feature, but I’d be keen to see
Twitter allow you to block out words and hashtags from your timeline. Never
again will I have to see #JustinBieberForLife.