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

Was: @TheNextWeb, soon: @TechNorthHQ, member of Manchester Digital council. Snapchat: martinsfp. Making music as @TheStarFighterP. I say 'Yes' a lot.

8 things I learned in 7 years writing for The Next Web — Today is my final day writing for The Next Web before I embark on something new. Late May will mark seven years since my first ever article was published. It was about the launch of Google Wave, and thankfully my career here outlived that once hotly-anticipated piece of technology.

Gone for Good is 'Uber for charities' — You know those old clothes, DVDs or books you've been meaning to give away to charity? I bet you haven't done it, because it's such a hassle when you've got other priorities in life. An app called Gone for Good means that if you're in the UK, you no longer have an excuse - it's basically 'Uber for charity.'

Turns out Poncho is a really ambitious weather cat bot — When Facebook recently announced bots for Messenger, one of the most talked-about examples was Poncho, the cat that tells you the weather forecast. While some found him to be frustratingly bad at telling you whether to expect rain or shine, a group of investors led by Lerer Hippeau Ventures has put $2 million seed funding into Poncho to help him become a better weather cat.

Martin Bryant's Nuzzel Newsletter on Thu, Apr 28 2016

Depression and anxiety are real threats to startups. This accelerator is tackling them — Startup accelerators are traditionally tough places where long hours are worked and everyone is keen to show that they're 'killing it.' With demo days looming, few people stop to consider the mental health implications of operating in the high-pressure tech world.

"The battle of emojincourt "

Travel Startup Tripomatic Wins the Latest API Mashup Contest — The API Mashup Contest, an event designed to celebrate API culture by letting developers show off their best creations, has just completed its third cycle and declared trip planning startup Tripomatic the overall winner.

Trov may have just made insurance something you'll enjoy — Insurance is dull, right? Trov is a service that might change your mind. It makes the process of protecting your treasured items easy and flexible... and maybe even fun. Trov's mobile app lets you list items that you own, like gadgets or bicycles, and then switch insurance cover for each of them on and off as you need.

Hear for iOS turns the world into a surreal, useful soundscape — RjDj has made a name for itself by producing mind-bending mobile audio experiences. All has been quiet from the company in the past few years but now it's back with Hear, an iOS app it hopes will transform your relationship with the sounds around you.

All the best apps have a 'wow moment' — The best apps have a key 'wow moment' - whether it's when Uber transforms the way you think about travel forever, when Amazon Prime Now gets that item you need to your door within an hour, or simply the moment you get addicted to your new favorite game.
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Apr 30, 2016

@mgsiegler I actually thought that was a bit longer until I checked

Apr 30, 2016

@brokenbottleboy Syro by Aphex Twin. I'll never tire of listening to it.

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