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Manchester, UK
Editor at Large — The Next Web
As seen in:  The Next Web

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

No reordered timelines next week

thenextweb.com — In a move designed to reassure the people who made the #RIPTwitter hashtag trend around the world today, Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey has gone on a charm offensive in a tweetstorm. He says "we never planned to reorder timelines next week." Hello Twitter! Regarding #RIPTwitter: I want you all to know we're always listening.

I ALMOST managed a week using only my iPad for work

thenextweb.com — When my trusty 12-inch MacBook went in for repair last Saturday, I decided to try a week using just an iPad Air as my main computer. While Apple's tablet may be 'good enough' for most people's general work tasks, dig into the niche cases and there's still a lot of refinement needed.

The incredible story of CNET founder Halsey Minor

thenextweb.com — Halsey Minor has had remarkable entrepreneurial career by any standard. He was an early business partner of Jeff Bezos; practically invented the online tech media business when he co-founded CNET in 1994; led innovative telephony startup GrandCentral to a $45 million acquisition by Google that in turn led to the launch of Google Voice, and he's invested in and started many companies besides that.
Feb 06, 2016

Honestly, CNET founder Halsey Minor's entrepreneurial journey has been incredible. Please read my feature about it: tnw.to/f4y85

Feb 06, 2016

RT @TheNextWeb: The incredible story of CNET's founder: He beat bankruptcy, now he wants to beat the banks tnw.me/jImsMIg pic.twitter.com/jfnvgTe4xY

algorithmic tweets won't ruin Twitter

thenextweb.com — The Twitter-sphere has got itself into a tizzy over a report from BuzzFeed that algorithmically-sorted tweets could be switched on as soon as next week. We knew Twitter was testing the idea but it looks like it's coming to us all soon.
Feb 06, 2016

Four reasons addition of algorithmic feed won't ruin Twitter, imo. Article screengrabs from tnw.me/YXOoh0G pic.twitter.com/4sOCxrpKF8

Feb 06, 2016

Interesting post by @MartinSFP#RIPTwitter? Calm down – algorithmic tweets won’t ...” tnw.to/i4xle via @thenextweb

Feb 06, 2016

Dorsey's charm offensive is interesting, but doesn't deny algorithmic elements are coming: thenextweb.com/twitter/2016/0…

Citymapper now makes your daily commute less painful

thenextweb.com — Citymapper, the much-loved urban journey-planning app, has just rolled out a new feature on iOS and Android that should make that painful daily commute on public transit a little less... painful. Smart Commute currently works best on Android, where a live-updating lockscreen notification will pop up each day as you start your journey to work.
Feb 03, 2016

Smart Commute is another useful feature from Citymapper: tnw.to/g4xtG

Ceco Home keeps your smart home connected via 3G

thenextweb.com — Each week we're profiling one company that has been selected for Boost - our early-stage startup growth program. Catch up with these companies in person at The Next Web Conference in Amsterdam on May 26-27. The 'smart home' has made great strides forward in recent years, but there are still basic problems that can leave you in two minds about embracing the Internet of Things.

Toneapi helps your writing pack an emotional punch

thenextweb.com — Language analysis is a rapidly developing field and there are some interesting startups working on products that help you write better. Take Toneapi, for example. This product from Northern Irish firm Adoreboard is a Web-based app that analyzes (and potentially improves) the emotional impact of your writing.
Feb 02, 2016

I love language analysis stuff like this > Toneapi helps your writing pack an emotional punch tnw.to/h4yIC

Feb 02, 2016

This looks pretty cool but Toneapi sounds like a Pokemon's name tnw.me/RFnz1A9 pic.twitter.com/zBrvfKn6aq

Comcast's reply to our tweet about them was hilarious

thenextweb.com — Earlier today we brought you news about a frustrated Comcast customer who set up a bot to tweet every time his connection with the US ISP dropped in speed. As usual when we publish an article, we tweeted about it on our @TheNextWeb Twitter account. Comcast's repsonse was just too perfect.

What's holding the on-demand economy back? Too many atoms

thenextweb.com — We're used to seeing exciting new internet companies going global either instantly not too soon afterwards. The on-demand economy - companies offering everything from taxis to food to laundry services fast - will take a long time to reach anywhere near the same ubiquity.

An engine to power on-demand startups

thenextweb.com — Think about it - in order to quickly deliver hot meals, groceries or anything else, the growing legion of on-demand startups need either a huge staff base on standby or a flexible workforce available when needed. The latter makes a lot more sense, but how do you find workers at short notice when you need them?
Jan 28, 2016

It's an on-demand startup for on-demand startups > BuzzHire wants to be the engine that powers on-demand startups tnw.to/f4y0O

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Feb 06, 2016

@MrVikas did I see you in Grindsmith earlier? I was in a rush.

Feb 06, 2016

@JoshConstine indeed. People have such an instinctive fear of change when it comes to social media.

Feb 06, 2016

@Kantrowitz have your mentions calmed down yet? I was praying for them.

Feb 06, 2016

RT @TheNextWeb: The incredible story of CNET's founder: He beat bankruptcy, now he wants to beat the banks tnw.me/jImsMIg pic.twitter.com/jfnvgTe4xY

Feb 06, 2016

RT @Aerocles: @MartinSFP @NateSwanner for me too. Check out my argument (spoiler: spin out moments into standalone app) - medium.com/p/522b9f0bc0eb

Feb 06, 2016

@NateSwanner terrible confession - I prefer Twitter's own iOS app

Feb 06, 2016

@ITredux @NateSwanner that's what we're talking about. Also, he hasn't confirmed that. Just that real-time is important.

Feb 06, 2016

I don't use the @TheStarFighterP account much. Twitter sends SMS messages about popular tweets from people the account follows. Algorithm!


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