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Freelance technology journalist; The Guardian's Technology editor 2009-14. Author Digital Wars, on Apple v Google v Microsoft. Speaker, moderator.

Shazam: from text-based service to $1bn app in 15 years

theguardian.com — Call a company "Shazam", and it needs to be doing something magical. Last week, the 15-year-old British business managed that, at least in part: a $30m (£19.9m) investment for just under 3% of its shares.

Start up: where’s Apple’s Hololens?, the Xiaomi copiers, CES or Skymall product?, YouTube’s tough licensing, and more

theoverspill.wordpress.com — Where's Apple in this virtual reality landscape? No iPhones there. A screenshot from the Drax files Oculus Rift view by draxtor on Flickr. A selection of 8 links for you. Can be swapped for Green Shield stamps at participating stores. I'm charlesarthur on Twitter. Observations and links welcome.

Start up: Apple Watch battery life, Amazon Echo reviewed, 3D lightning, dark web buying, Google MVNO only data?, and more

theoverspill.wordpress.com — It's fine, they're all micro-USB. Photo by practicalowl on Flickr. A selection of 10 links for you. Slippery when wet. I'm charlesarthur on Twitter. Observations and links welcome. Apple targets for Apple Watch battery life revealed, A5-caliber CPU inside >> 9to5MacMark Gurman (who has a good track record): According to our sources, Apple opted to use...

Start up: Microsoft’s holodeck (sorta), Amazon stops its wallet, Facebook squashing hoaxes, how to beat the iPhone

theoverspill.wordpress.com — A hologram of the Earth. Perhaps coming to some head-mounted goggles near you in the future? Picture by Kevin M Gill on Flickr. A selection of 10 links for you. Use in ventilated areas. I'm charlesarthur on Twitter. Observations and links welcome. Our exclusive hands-on with Microsoft's unbelievable new holographic goggles >> WIREDJessi Hempel got...

Start up: Deep Mind interviewed, App Store calculated, crapware configured, Windows 10 coming, and more

theoverspill.wordpress.com — Yes, but where's it going to end up? We've got a web tool to help you. Ocean plastic photo by Kevin Krejci on Flickr. A selection of 10 links for you. Contains choking parts. I'm charlesarthur on Twitter. Observations and links welcome. The Deep Mind of Demis Hassabis >> MediumSteven Levy interviewing the-- well, genius...

Start up: Google buying Softcard?, examining Uber’s numbers, why Windows 10 can’t fix Windows Phone, examining Samsung’s loss in China, and more

theoverspill.wordpress.com — Does more Uber mean less of this? Photo of Toyota manufacturing in the UK by Toyota UK on Flickr. A selection of 10 links for you. Tested on humans for irritancy. I'm charlesarthur on Twitter. Observations and links welcome. Google is in talks with mobile payments company Softcard >> TechCrunchThe price may be under $100m,...

Wearable technology: a vision of the future?

theguardian.com — Not so long ago I was skiiing down a slope in France, wearing a pair of ski goggles which, when I looked down and to my right, showed me my precise location, how fast I was going, where the ski run went (useful in a whiteout).

Start up: Samsung’s leukaemia compensation, Glass’s failure dissected, Pinterest v single ladies, unwritten Bitcoin tales, and more

theoverspill.wordpress.com — Encryption (look closely). Photo by iceplee on Flickr. A selection of 9 links for you. Do not apply to sensitive areas. I'm charlesarthur on Twitter. Observations and links welcome. Hutchison may bid $13.6bn for UK's O2, Sunday Times says >> BloombergHutchison Whampoa Ltd. (13), the conglomerate controlled by Hong Kong billionaire Li Ka-shing, is in...

Xiaomi: It's China's Apple, though you've probably never heard of it

theguardian.com — The easy way to think of Xiaomi is as a Chinese smartphone maker which mimics Apple's designs. But that would be wrong. It's a narrative that was enunciated by Apple's head of design Jonathan Ive, who when asked about the company last October was blunt: he "didn't see [the similarities in design] as flattery" and called the superficial similarity in appearance of Xiaomi's phones and software "theft" and "lazy".

Start up: China’s smartphone wall, Glass stops?, PC slowdown ahead, Monument Valley sales stats, and more

theoverspill.wordpress.com — Lots of this, but hard to sell more? Photo by japp1967 on Flickr. A selection of 9 links for you. Use them wisely. I'm charlesarthur on Twitter. Observations and links welcome. Smartphones at tipping point in China >> ForbesDoug Young: The year ahead will be a pivotal one for smartphone makers in China, where around...
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Jan 26, 2015

By me @ Guardian: Shazam: from text-based service to $1bn app in 15 years bit.ly/1zi8QO5

Jan 26, 2015

@getwired @PiotrGoreckiJr and don't forget google has bought a LOT of companies. As has Apple.

Jan 26, 2015

@PiotrGoreckiJr @getwired Motorola was owned by google. Cd have bought Authentec and made finger recognition available across Android..

Jan 26, 2015

@bryanrieger BBC radio 3? Sure there are others findable via Sonos. Or streaming services.

Jan 26, 2015

@bryanrieger its listeners are though. Tons of other classical sources.

Jan 26, 2015

RT @dotuk: We’re talking online brands with @charlesarthur, @HelloFreshUK, @The_Pitch founder @Dan_Martin & more. Join us! https://t.co/KIb…

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