Spyn, the “Uber for dry cleaning”, became the latest start-up to win TechPitch 4.5. The runner up was invoice chasing solution Chaser, with betting app MySportingMouth and Flowify, a sat nav for waiters, in shared third place in the Judges’ vote. The audience vote was won
On a bright November day data experts and neophytes from the music, tech, law and advertising industries dodged a massive student demonstration in central London and gathered at the Lewis Silkin offices for the fourth annual Music 4.5 data event. This time the speakers explored
On the 19th of November 2Pears held their fourth annual Music 4.5 Rich Data event in London. The #dataissexy series started in 2011. This year we looked at putting context into data and Big Data into context. Focusing on content monetisation and rich data. Music
In his book “The anatomy of buzz“, author Emanuel Rosen, compares the flow of information online to a highway system. In one chapter he examines how the traffic spreads through that system. What makes something viral? And how is that viral-ness shared? How does buzz
By Juliana Koranteng Will.i.am, the US hit-making rapper and technology entrepreneur, and internationally renowned architect Zaha Hadid recently stood on the stage at a WIRED2014 event to discuss their collaboration on a new smartwatch called PULS (pronounced “pulse”). Shortly after, UK digital music service provider
In a couple of previous posts we’ve looked at Rolling Stone editor Steve Knopper’s excellent book “Appetite for self-destruction – the spectacular crash of the record industry in the digital age” (2009). Previously we’ve seen how the music industry recovered after disco died and how
According to a recent article in the Financial Times the rising demand for big data expertise in retail, banking and finance has created a skills shortage that’s allowing tech professionals to command more than double the average national wage for their services. In other words.
In a previous entry we looked at how time starved customers can make it difficult for a product or business to be seen and heard. In her book “The 24 hour customer” (published in 2010) CEO and founder of a top Silicon Valley–based consulting firm, Adrian C. Ott,