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

Pearltrees Develops its New Interface Further with 'Meaning' — Content and file curation and sharing platform Pearltrees has been updated today with new features that include 'Meaning', a new organization system that breaks away from the service's traditional 'tree' interface. 'Meaning' is based on a traditional grid and allows users to drag and drop content into collections that can be shared with others and collaborated on with real-time synchronization.

A Professional Hub for Creators and their Crew — While services like SoundCloud, Vimeo and YouTube allow content creators to share their work with the world, Clowdy is a relatively new service that aims to provide more of a network to help them develop their careers. Audio, video and photography can be uploaded and sold directly to fans in what the founders hope will become a thriving social hub for discovering creativity.

Rocket Internet's SpaceWays Launches in the USA — Although Rocket Internet has (or has had) presences in lots of countries around the world, the USA has never been much of a market for the business-model-cloning incubator. It does make occasional exceptions, though, for example Glossybox and HelloFresh, and now, weeks after its IPO, another Rocket-backed startup is launching there.

YouTube is Considering Offering an Ad-Free Subscription Package — If those preroll ads before YouTube videos annoy you, there's some good news - the Google-owned service could one day let you pay to switch them off. At the Recode... Keep reading →

Tech Conference Bingo — Mention of the cloud - check! Mention of big data - yep. Someone wearing Google Glass - of course... Tech conferences are so predictable... Vooza - a video comic strip... Keep reading →

Can a 'TechNorth' Cluster Boost the North of England? — The UK government is backing a new agency to promote technology companies in a cluster of cities across the North of England. It's news that will no doubt be met with the same derision and apathy as any other attempt for politicians to get involved in the 'trendy' tech sector.

3D Mobile Camera Tech Gets a Boost from Metaio — Google's Project Tango is just one of the inititives currently aimed at bringing cameras that can 'see' the world in 3D to mobile devices. It's an area that Intel and Occipital are investing in too. Now augmented reality specialist Metaio has announced an updated SDK that will support depth-sensitive cameras.

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.
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Oct 31, 2014

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Oct 30, 2014

Will be interested to see the effect on Google's robotics efforts now that Andy Rubin has gone >

Oct 30, 2014

Quantified death. Well that's just dandy > Deadline for iPhone taps HealthKit to predict when you’re going to die

Oct 30, 2014

RT @GroomB: Gtr Manchester to get 'metro mayor' and new powers over skills, schools, housing. Leeds and Sheffield next @BethRigby…

Oct 30, 2014

RT @jbenton: the news singularity will be when we all just write curated morning email newsletters of other curated morning email newsletters

Oct 30, 2014

@alex Nadella's singing is a bit squeaky in places but Elop is solid on bass.

Oct 30, 2014

RT @MattNavarra: TNW is throwing a virtual #Halloween party tomorrow via @plugdj. Any requests?* *@taylorswift13 is pre-approved.

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