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Editor at Large — The Next Web
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Editor-at-Large at The Next Web, member of Manchester Digital council. Making music as @TheStarFighterP. I say 'Yes' a lot.

It's grim up north for UK startups, but things are changing — Mention the UK technology startup scene to anyone outside the country and they'll probably think of London's vibrant scene around the Old Street roundabout, or maybe clusters in places like Cambridge, or at a push the northeast of England around Newcastle. One area that won't get a look-in is the northwest.

10 startups are 'leading lights' as the North of England rises — When Tech North kicked off its government-backed quest to make the North of England a better-known and more appealing place for technology startups (read our earlier in-depth report for more on that), it wanted to find a small group of companies to act as 'leading lights' that it could show off to the rest of the world as highlighting the talent and potential in the region.
Nov 25, 2015

So, Tech North's #NorthernStars were chosen yesterday. Here's what I made of it all. The North is rising...…

Anker's batteries are a gadget addict's dream — I use a LOT of power. People praise the iPhone 6 Plus for its big battery, but I still need to charge mine during the day to last through to bedtime. Maybe it's me working hard to beat Natt Garun at Two Dots, but whatever the reason, a portable battery is a must-carry accessory for me every day.
Nov 23, 2015

We're offering gift recommendations at TNW over the next fortnight, and I've chosen my favourite portable batteries:

Nov 23, 2015

The TL;DR version of @martinsfp's gift guide post: Get a power bank bc Natt's too good at TwoDots

Nov 23, 2015

RT @nattgarun: The TL;DR version of @martinsfp's gift guide post: Get a power bank bc Natt's too good at TwoDots

Landr's new Mac app makes your own music sound louder — Landr has emerged over the past year as a quick and easy way of making your own music match up to the loudness and impact of the tracks you hear on the radio. Previously only available via a Web interface, the service is now available as a Mac app.
Nov 23, 2015

Music producers either love it or hate it, but Landr has brought its auto-mastering service to a Mac app

Jobspotting launches a new analytics dashboard for recruiters — Jobspotting launched in January this year with the aim of taking on the Monsters of the online recruitment world (if you see what I did there), taking a data-focused approach to matching candidates with vacancies. Now it's launched a product to help employers discover more about the competitive recruitment landscape.
Nov 18, 2015

Jobspotting's new analytics dashboard for recruiters is an interesting development

Klear for iOS gives you handy insights to up your Twitter game — Making the most of your Twitter presence can be tough. There are so many people you could be engaging with and it's hard to rate how effectively you're using the platform. To address this, Klear has launched a new iOS app that gives you easy-to-parse stats and account recommendations.

4 of the best hacks from the TNW USA Hack Battle — A weekend of busy hacking is over at AlleyNYC Chelsea in New York City, as the TNW USA Hack Battle comes to a close. The teams have just presented the fruits of their labor and here's my pick of my favorite four projects.

Anne Frank 'copyright hack' is bad for humanity — Anne Frank's diary is one of the most powerful historical texts of the 20th Century. It documents the persecution of Jews in Nazi-occupied Europe in a way that is both incredibly detailed and (rare for such pieces) easy for children to relate to.
Nov 14, 2015

A few more words about the Anne Frank thing because it really got to me >

Nov 14, 2015

RT @MartinSFP: A few more words about the Anne Frank thing because it really got to me >

Nov 15, 2015

RT @tnwmedia: Extending the copyright of Anne Frank’s diary is wrongheaded and a disservice to humanity

Karrot cleverly helps UK shoppers save on mobile bills — 'Earn rewards by shopping' is a business model almost as old as shopping itself, but Karrot is an app that uses some smart technology to offer a fresh take on the idea.
Nov 11, 2015

I'm impressed by the way Karrot is put together. Really slick mobile rewards for UK shoppers

First Draft for Mac wants to help your writing flow — I recently wrote about Ilys, a Web app focused on helping writers write rather than edit. It was all about creative flow over granular perfectionism. First Draft is a Mac app with a similar goal but a slightly less extreme approach to achieving it.
Nov 11, 2015

First Draft helps your writing flow by being more like a typewriter than a Mac word processor

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Nov 26, 2015

@wardrox stop winning awards and get back to work :)

Nov 26, 2015

The first Snapchat Discover post I've actually enjoyed: @voxdotcom has a good one about FDR moving Thanksgiving

Nov 26, 2015

@khaxan @RichStanton you don't have to watch it all. 15 minutes was enough for me to relive childhood glory

Nov 26, 2015

Nostalgia! A tweet by @RichStanton earlier prompted me to seek this longplay video of Starfox on the SNES. Beautiful

Nov 26, 2015

@kirstystyles1 @holt_michael @WeeklyEconPod ah! I thought the same, but thought you must know something I didn't

Nov 26, 2015

RT @felixsalmon: This is the future of content marketing: buying FB traffic not for your own site, but for third-party validators.

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