London Silicon Roundabout Weekly Roundup 27-May

London Silicon Roundabout Weekly Roundup 27-May

UPCOMING EVENTS

What:     Techmeetups June meetup (Mobile Apps)

When:     Thursday, June 9, 2011 6:00 PM

Price:     GBP3.00 per person

Where: Seren Partners, 57 Rivington Street, London EC2A 3QA

MORE DETAILS

31-May: Guardian Developer Network Drop-in Finale

Kings Place, 90 York Way, London N1 9GU DETAILS

31-May: In The Brain of Kohsuke Kawaguchi – Continuous Integration with Jenkins

The Skills Matter eXchange London, 116-120 Goswell Road, London EC1V 7DP / +44 (0)207 183 9040 DETAILS

31-May: London .NET User Group – Long Term Value of Acceptance Tests

The Skills Matter eXchange London, 116-120 Goswell Road, London EC1V 7DP / +44 (0)207 183 9040 DETAILS

01-June: LiDG 28 – London iOS Developer Group at the Apple Store

Apple Store – Regent Street,235 Regent Street, London W1B2EL DETAILS

02-June: UKTI Pitch Workshop

Broadgate Tower, 20 Primrose Street, London EC2A 2RS / +44 020 3239 9325 DETAILS

03-June: MC ThinkCamp – mHealth

Wallace Space, St Pancras, 2 Duke’s Road, London WC1H 9PN DETAILS

 

IN THE NEWS

TWEETDECK’S DODSWORTH ON WHAT IT MEANS TO JOIN TWITTER – May 26, 2011

After months of speculation, Twitter has finally completed its acquisition of Tweetdeck, the UK-based desktop software for the micro-blogging site’s more sophisticated and prolific users. READ MORE

LONDON: THE NEW TECHNOLOGY CAPITAL – May 25, 2011

IMEX – The British capital’s new promotional agency London & Partners’ Head of Business Tourism Europe, Barbara Jamison, told an IMEX press conference 25 May that the city was “the best big city on earth”. READ MORE

TWITTER BUYS TWEETDECK FOR $40M – May 25, 2011

Tweetdeck – 3 years, staff of 15 and $40m – not a bad deal! READ MORE

FUNDING PROSPECTS ON THE HORIZON FOR UK’S OTHER TECH CLUSTERS AS DEADLINE LOOMS FOR TSB’S PILOT PROJECT: TECH CITY – May 24, 2011

Just hours remain for digital and creative companies in London’s Silicon Roundabout to submit their entries for the UK Technology Strategy Board’s Tech City Launchpad contest. But for laggards, all is not lost. READ MORE

STOP DREAMING OF A NEW SILICON VALLEY – May 24, 2011

Should we stop dream of a new Silicon Valley? READ MORE

HILL & KNOWLTON TO HELP TURN EAST LONDON INTO TECH HUB – May 24, 2011

Hill & Knowlton has been called in to help establish east London as Europe’s answer to Silicon Valley. READ MORE

ROUNDABOUTS: TRAFFIC BOON OR BANE? – May 23, 2011

Although the article is more about roundabouts and a group of 380 international experts converging in Carmel, Indiana to study & discuss them, glad to see our London Silicon Roundabout picture featured on USA Today. READ MORE

TWITTER STILL COMING TO LONDON DESPITE SUPER-INJUNCTION ROW – May 22, 20 11

Glad to hear Twitter is still coming to London. Didn’t think an injunction or two would frighten them away. READ MORE

DOES EAST LONDON TECH CITY NEED AN ARMY OF STAY-AT-HOME MUMS? – May 20, 2011

I think stay at home mums can play an important role in the Startup community especially in London Silicon Roundabout / Tech City. READ MORE

CARGO, CULTS, ARTIFICIAL REEFS AND THE EAST LONDON TECH – May 16, 2011

Andy Budd writes about East London Tech City. Interesting analogy between Tech City & Marine Biology.READ MORE

 

FUNDING

BSPA: OXYGEN ACCELERATOR PROGRAMME TO FUND TECHNOLOGY STARTUPS, APPLICATION DEADLINE 30 JUNE 2011

 

JOBS

24-May UX Designer with 5+ years exp. working as a User Experience or User Interface Designer (FullTime)

24-May Outstanding Creative Director to lead a team and oversee all Design, 8+ as a designer (agency or in-house) (Full Time)

MORE JOBS

 

READING / VIEWING

HACKER MONTHLY [STARTUP STORIES – SPECIAL ISSUE]

THE KEY DIFFERENCES IN VC FINANCING OF IT STARTUPS IN THE U.S, U.K, GERMANY AND

THREE NECESSITIES FOR START-UP SUCCESS [VIDEO]

DEFINING THE VOICE OF A START-UP [VIDEO]

Have a great Spring Bank Holiday !

Rgds

Shawn

London Silicon Roundabout Group 


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