Paul Sawers on Muck Rack

Paul Sawers Verified

Apps and Media Editor — The Next Web
As seen in:  The Next Web

Writer and reporter @TheNextWeb. A misfit among misfits. Email me: Paul(at)

Jolla Smashes $1m Crowdfunding Barrier — Jolla has smashed the $1 million mark for its new Sailfish OS tablet, which is quite a remarkable feat given the crowdfunding campaign kicked off less than 48 hours ago. Founded by a group of ex-Nokia employees who wanted to give MeeGo a second chance, Jolla was the first smartphone to offer a fresh take on the forgotten platform, which is called Sailfish OS.

Print Photos on Your Adidas Sneakers. Why not? — Just because you CAN print photos on your shoes, doesn't mean you should. But that hasn't stopped Adidas from continuing on its mission to bring the mi ZX FLUX customizable sneaker to millions more people. As noted by PetaPixel, the hitherto Europe-only service was quietly rolled out to the US last week.

Western Union Gives Away Skype Credit With Money Transfers — Western Union is giving customers a little added extra for the next six months, with everyone who transfers money from a store given $2 worth of Skype credit for international calls. This equates to around an hour's worth of conversation through the omnipresent VoIP service, though will vary depending on where the call is going to.

How Much is Music Worth? Lets You Decide — A lot has been said and written about Taylor Swift and her reasons for culling her music on Spotify. Ultimately, it's all about the perceived value of her tunes - she doesn't want people on a free, ad-supported service listening to her music on-demand.

Google Rolls Out Merchant Promotions Internationally — Two years after Google launched its Merchant Promotions product to US retailers, the internet giant has announced it's rolling the program out internationally this week, kicking off with the UK, Germany, France, Australia and India. With Merchant Promotions, online advertisers can basically offer special promotions alongside their Product Listing Ads in Google Search and through Google Shopping.

Google's Introduces New Bookmark Manager for Chrome — Google is rolling out a new beta version of Chrome today, one that sports a new Bookmark Manager that lets you append an image and note to help you hunt down a bookmark more quickly.

The Reddit Scavenger Hunt is On — One month after sending out an SOS for volunteers from every US state and a handful of international cities, Reddit has announced a real-world scavenger hunt that involves you seeking out hidden boxes. Redditors have hidden a gift box in 52 locations around the US, as well as Sydney (Australia), London (UK), Amsterdam (Netherlands) and Singapore.

Uber is at a Crossroads — Another day, another scandal at Uber HQ. As if fighting legislative battles in courts around the world wasn't time-consuming enough, the online taxi firm is increasingly using resources dousing the flames caused by disgruntled cabbies, hacked-off customers, and now its own execs.

Google's Hobbit Chrome Experiment Gets Peer-to-Peer Battles — Remember when Google unveiled a new Chrome experiment last year that was inspired by the movie The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug? To recap, A Journey through Middle-earth features an interactive map of Middle-earth built with HTML, CSS, and JavaScript. You can zoom in to explore locations, learn their history and meet the characters.

Google Tech Describes Photos Using Natural Language — Putting pictures on the Web may have many potential uses, be it for personal purposes or for the greater good of the online masses. But tagging said images with useful information for searching purposes can be a lengthy process, especially if you have thousands or millions of photos.
More Articles →
Nov 22, 2014

I'm sure there are more inconvenient things in life than a house removal Van cancelling on the day, but struggling to think what.

Nov 21, 2014

When I agreed to make the bed, this isn't what I was expecting.

Nov 20, 2014

@lisainouye Hey Lisa - we don't cover funding news! Thanks though.

Nov 20, 2014

HuffPost Greece launched today, can't make head nor tail of it. It may as well be written in Gr...oh never mind.

Learn how to connect with Paul on social media by joining Muck Rack Pro

Are You a Journalist?

Make a Portfolio

Create a free Muck Rack account to customize your profile and upload a portfolio of your best work.

Share This Profile