East London’s 20 hottest tech startups

Original post by James Silver via guardian What: A hosted, real-time visualisation tool-set that enables businesses to see all their data (web analytics, sales figures etc) in one place. Founder: Paul Joyce previously designed and built data warehouses for blue-chip companies, finally quitting his day job two months after Geckoboard’s beta launch. Launched: 2010. Their pitch: Geckoboard is a status board for […]

Caped Koala seeks $100,000 in crowdfunding to develop educational games for kids

Pora Ora (, the ground breaking virtual 3D online universe that is transforming the way that 5-12 year old children learn, has launched an online Kickstarter ( campaign to help raise funds. Pora Ora is made up of themed worlds packed with exciting and engaging games, puzzles and quests, all geared to a global school […]

Samba’s advert-supported 3G data service launches in UK

Original post by BBC A service offering an advertising-supported 3G data service for mobile computers has launched in the UK. Subscribers to Samba must first purchase a sim card – and optional dongle – and then watch video adverts to build up their credit. It describes itself as being the “UK’s first free broadband service […]

Adfonic Sponsors TechMeetups Apps Hackathon:HTML5 & Cloud, London 20-22 Jul.

How can I best monetise the apps I build?  That’s the question every mobile app developer asks themselves whether thinking about their next project or reviewing the success of what they’ve already got out in the market. To help answer that question Adfonic, the global mobile advertising marketplace, will be supporting the TechMeetups Apps Hackathon […]