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Editor-in-Chief at The Next Web, member of Manchester Digital council. I say 'Yes' a lot.

Singapore's Infocomm wants to invest in European startups and prepare them for business in Asia — Singapore's Infocomm Investments is expanding the scope of its $200 million fund to include European startups. Establishing a base in London, the firm will look to co-invest in high-growth tech companies that want to expand into the Asian market.

Compass Monitor Helps Investors Track Startups — Compass, the company that crowdsources data on startups' growth, has today launched a new product aimed at helping investors, accelerators, incubators and consultants better track the health of companies they work with. Compass Monitor 's launch coincides with the announcement of a new $2 million round of funding from ex-Thomson Reuters CEO Tom Glocer, NEA, Profounders and Crosslink.

TNW is Hiring a Reporter in Europe — We're looking for someone to join our team in Europe, helping The Next Web's readers make sense of the world of technology. Based in London, Amsterdam or elsewhere in Europe, you'll be able to write and report to a professional standard and demonstrate a passion for the technology industry.

Rocket Internet Launches ShopWings for Speedy Groceries — The first new startup launch for incubator/clone factory Rocket Internet following its recent mega-IPO is a step into a model that has already proved popular in parts of the USA - fast delivery of grocery orders. Launching first in Munich, Germany, ShopWings will use a network of 'personal shoppers' to deliver from local stores within two hours of an order being placed.

Sexy or Insufferable? — They have one of the sexiest job titles of the decade, but are data scientists really all that? Vooza - a video comic strip about the tech world regularly shares a... Keep reading →

Report Explores the Past, Present and Future of UK VC — How are British VC firms adapting to a shifting funding landscape and the challenges of a constrained talent market? It's the lifeblood of the UK's technology industry and yet the country's venture capital sector doesn't get anywhere near as much analysis as it perhaps should.

Don't Tell Designers How to Do Their Own Job — We all know that there's a secret craft that only designers understand, and that it's best to just leave them to their jobs lest you incur their wrath.

Chartbeat's New Certification May Help Kill Pageview Addiction — Sick of websites desperately trying to make you click on more and more pages? Recent times have seen a drive from some quarters to make attention, rather than pageviews, the primary way of measuring the success of online content.

Sony's PlayStation Home to Close — Sony has announced that it's closing the PlayStation Home virtual world in the USA on March 31, 2015.

A roadtrip with the iPhone 6 Plus: Is this the ideal phone for traveling? — Following on from my first impressions of the iPhone 6 Plus on launch day, here are some thoughts based on using Apple's mega-phone during a four-day trip away from home this week. With its big screen and purportedly great battery life, is this the device for people who want to use an iPhone as part of a rigorous travel schedule?
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Oct 21, 2014

Going through applications for our European reporter vacancy. The number of applications doubled in the final 12 hours before the deadline.

Oct 21, 2014

UK’s GCHQ staff would rather quit than be involved in mass surveillance, says its outgoing chief

Oct 21, 2014

Singapore’s Infocomm wants to invest in European startups and prepare them for business in Asia

Oct 21, 2014

@willfthompson @totmac I suppose it's like lots of vinyl releases now - more for the fact it exists than an expecatation of it being played

Oct 21, 2014

@totmac My first music system was an Alba in 1989 - vinyl, double tape and radio.

Oct 21, 2014

@totmac I might - if I still had a tape player anywhere.

Oct 21, 2014

Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy soundtrack will be released on cassette tape (because that makes perfect sense)

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