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

FullContact for iOS Cleans Up Your Contacts — FullContact has today released an iOS app designed to keep Gmail users' iPhone's contacts in sync and up-to-date. In fact, it's not quite a new app - it's a rework of the old Cobook app that the company acquired a year ago.

You Can Buy Art Made by Legend of Zelda Enemies — Can digital 'lifeforms' be recognized as artists? That's the question raised by, a project set up to recognize enemies from Nintendo classic The Legend of Zelda as a creative force.

DigitalBridge Visualizes your Home After a Makeover — There's no shortage of tech on hand to help you plan a home makeover, but UK startup Shortbite has come up with one of the best solutions that we've seen - DigitalBridge. The technology allows you to take a photo of a room and then work with that photo to change the wallpaper and flooring, hang pictures and even add new furniture.

Super-Simple Podcasting App Opinion Comes to the iPad — We were impressed when the oddly-named Opinion landed on the iPhone, with a simple approach to recording and editing podcasts on the go. Now, it's gained iPad support. As with the iPhone version, Opinion for iPad lets you record snippets of audio and easily edit and rearrange them.

Synth memories | — I first got into synthesizers when I was 11 years old. I could't afford a 'proper' synth at the time, but I had received one of these little babies for Christmas when I was 10... ...and I was hungry for more...

A Community of Startup Founders Grows on Slack — Although it's primarily a workplace collaboration tool, Slack is becoming a popular platform for wider communities, too. For example, #Nomads has received attention for connecting digitally minded people visiting unfamiliar cities. #Startup, meanwhile, is a growing platform for startup founders who want to exchange information and experiences.

Imagine There's No Google — I've recently been reading Nicholas Carlson's book Marissa Mayer and the Fight to Save Yahoo. While it's a really interesting read about the past, present and future of the troubled internet giant, what struck me was how the choices of Yahoo's management could have affected the fortunes of another giant - Google.

Job Search as Easy as Netflix Recommendations — Looking for a job online is often a pain, with search sites that haven't seen a major update in approach for years. Jobspotting is a new Berlin-based startup that wants to make finding relevant vacancies as easy as it is to use recommendation engines from the likes of Netflix and Pandora.

TNW is Hiring a Comissioning Editor and London Reporter — The new year brings new opportunities - could one of our current editorial vacancies be for you? Right now we have two spots available: one reporter role based in London and a Commissioning Editor spot. You will have some experience under your belt and be able to report technology news to a professional standard while working remotely.

How (Not) to Pitch Me — I first published this yesterday on my personal blog. Although it's all about my personal preferences, I'm pretty sure the message would remain the same no matter which journalist you speak to - there's a time and a place for pitches.
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Jan 30, 2015

@Psychobel @BBCNews Yeah, to be fair - I've been called a journalist and they've mentioned TNW - just depends who writes the script.

Jan 30, 2015

RT @charlesarthur: The hidden hit makers: how indie singers become pop songwriters… surprising sources behind the big names

Jan 30, 2015

@adepledge had a conversation in the green room about Rhodesway school, strangely

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