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Dubai's robotic firefighters

You often see articles and opinion pieces about how robots are going to take all our jobs. The scope and downsides of such a chance are...

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WhatsApp and $19 billion. How!?

For me, this article hits the nail on the head.

Facebook have purchased the future of mobile messaging by acquiring WhatsApp. People...

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In Flight Technology - Just Give us an iPad!

In flight entertainment of the future is apparently going to be a screen that you can control with your eyes and there will be no need...

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Today's Lunchtime clip

Viral video of the week on The Drum - very well done - get out the hankies - bit of a tear jerker

The film is made to raise awareness of the situation for children in Syria, and to raise funds to SOS Children's Villages is their...…

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An idea that can cure cancer

Collective Intelligence is in many ways the basis of science - Newton "standing on the shoulders of giants" was crediting all the...

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Are mobiles replacing our memories?

Given that smartphones are replacing maps, dictionaries, diaries, address books, calculators, even iPods, it's really not that...

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When to cut out vs when to help out

The Bitcoin foundation seems to be distancing itself from Mt Gox.

To me this is yet another case of the currency needing an insurance /...

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Joint Statement regarding MtGox

This is great news - the industry working together to restore confidence. I just hope there is a way to make individual's whole. However...

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Does Social Media stop you thinking?

This makes sense; social networks enable people to rely on the views and thoughts of others so they can supply right answers to...

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Cycling helmets bad for safety

There seems to be a connection between having cyclists wearing helmets and the incidence of head injuries.

This is a really odd...

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Bitcoin insurance

In many lights the reason for this loss is irrelevant. Stories like this affect confidence and thus the core of Bitcoin. There is...

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Urban bike light forewarns drivers

I ride only in the countryside but having commuted daily to work in SF, NY and London, I can see this might work well.

The question is...

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VC funds out-of-step with the Market

This is excellent data that shows a clear trend of increasing competition for Venture Capital.

The trend could be driven by many...

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We should fight for more immigrants

It seems that the US policy allowing immigration based on skills enabled Silicon Valley to rise above the rest of the world.

The...

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What Apple's results say about you.

This article shows something rather phenomenal; that Apple's R&D costs have fallen as a percentage of Sales whilst rising rapidly....

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Mission or self-select?

Marc Andreesen argues that being on a Mission helps bring great staff and that is a large component of success - certainly we all...

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Bitcoin DDoS

This is pretty big news - all currencies are built on confidence and Bitcoin has been making good steps to build it but I guess this...

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Facebook "Fraud"

A very convincing video from Veritasium video blog suggesting that advertising on Facebook actually damages your presence online.

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Great Packaging + Great Product Placement = Great Work

One of the age old questions of marketing a new product is how can I convince people to buy something they don't yet know they...

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Great Example of Brand Transparency

Maybe still a bit disgusting, but it's certainly not pink goop. It's a brave move for McDonalds to open their doors so candidly, but...

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The Importance of Culture in a Start-up

Brett Martin writes very thoughtfully about the demise of Sonar, his start-up that stopped. Most of his advice is sensible but his...

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800,000 year old footprints found in Norfolk

It seems the endless flooding and storms in England have an upside.

The footprints have been described as "one of the most important discoveries, if not the most important discovery that has been made on...…

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Shodogg

I recently came across Shodogg - they are targetting a very real problem that is painful for technology vendors; the diversification...

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Facebook & Instagram

Put like this, FB got a steal.

I really did not get the purchase at the time, I thought FB had got caught up in it's own pre-IPO...

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The Conversation

Interesting new site....

A new journalism project featuring content from the sharpest academic minds. The Conversation UK is a pilot site, and we welcome your...…

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