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Locked out of TechCrunch

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Share this postI hope to get time (today’s hospital visits allowing) to post more fully about this whole TechCrunch UK & Ireland debacle. However, in the mean time, one thing is clear: I have been locked out of the TechCrunch … Continue reading

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TechCrunch UK and Ireland – tomorrow

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Share this postThose who know me personally will know that today I was out of action accompanying someone from my family to hospital. That meant I wasn’t online most of the day, and the reason I couldn’t attend “Le Web … Continue reading

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A piece for the New Statesman

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Share this post I wrote an article for The New Statesman on the business and economics of the video games industry, and one on Alternate Reality Gaming. It’s in this week’s edition, but there is also a free download PDF … Continue reading

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New gig

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Share this post I have a new gig editing TechCrunch UK. Fairly soon I’ll be outlining what I plan to do with this blog next and some other ideas, assuming it’s of any interest to anyone, which I doubt!

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Amis on Islamism

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Share this postI heartily recommend this Orwellian analysis of what is going on in the world – and where it all started – by the author Martin Amis: “The age of horrorism: On the eve of the fifth anniversary of … Continue reading

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Alarm sounds on US population boom

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Share this postInteresting: “While some researchers focus on alarming fertility rates in poor countries, which grew by 16.3 percent from 1995 to 2005, the US population grew by 10.6 percent in that period, or 29 million people, the report noted. … Continue reading

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Tokyo Diary

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Share this postSo, a little more on my trip here. I got here Sunday, contending with the now familiar terror scare , to find Tokyo sweltering in heat and humidity. Luckily the evening was bearable enough to venture out for … Continue reading

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Blog in Japan

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Share this post How can you be dynamic and conservative at the same time? Tokyo seems to pull off both, at least from the outside. First impressions are of a hustling, bustling city at the forefront of modernity. But come … Continue reading

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Hell trip to Tokyo

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Share this postRemind me never to go to Heathrow when there is a security scare on. It took about 4 hours of chaos and queueing to get to the departure gate, then another hour to get through the takng off … Continue reading

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Reflections on AlwaysOn and Silicon Valley

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Share this postAlwaysOn is not your typical conference. During the two and a half days it was on, it ranged from discussions about data to user generated content to venture capital to mobile. Quite a range. This was both a … Continue reading

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