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The UK's answer to TED, Thinking Digital, announces its 2013 lineup. See you there?

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After attending the Thinking Digital conference last year, I was moved to declare it “The UK’s answer to TED.” The speakers really were of a super-high quality, and even those who weren’t big names had truly fascinating stories to tell. As a way of expanding your mind, there’s little quite like...
The UK's answer to TED, Thinking Digital, announces its 2013 lineup. See you there?

Web users stuck in the slow lane

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Internet providers often charge for speeds that have no resemblance to the connection customers receieveWhen it comes to broadband, a city property is no guarantee of a good connection. While country dwellers can enjoy the view outside their window when their screen freezes, residents from Newcastle upon Tyne to London's...
Web users stuck in the slow lane

Great northern notions: concrete that will last and last

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The Roman Wall's engineers were on to it 2000 years ago. Now Northumbria university is working with bacteria to try to sort out leaks and cracksThe great tradition of invention in Newcastle-upon-Tyne is alive and as well as ever, even if its manifestations sometimes appear in distant and sunnier climes....
Great northern notions: concrete that will last and last

Railway engineering: the nuts and bolts of hidden beauty | Sarah Bakewell

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From Network Rail to the National Gallery, a world of dazzling creativity eludes our attentionOnce I saw merely bridges, tunnels and stations, and mostly I didn't even notice these, so busy was I rushing to get over or through them. Now, I see a delicate ecosystem of rivets, cleats, plates,...
Railway engineering: the nuts and bolts of hidden beauty | Sarah Bakewell

Letters: The web's new world order

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The British people fought wars and went through a great deal of civil strife to construct the form of democracy we currently have. Thus there is nothing wrong with our government seeking to ensure that within its national boundaries activity in cyberspace conforms with its laws. The alternative proposition, that...
Letters: The web's new world order

Thinking Digital: The UK’s answer to TED

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Tech conferences are so commonplace now that barely a day goes by without another event focused around startups, developers, or Web culture being announced. In such a competitive market, it can be hard for organizers to attract the caliber of speakers and volume of attendees to make an event worthwhile....
Thinking Digital: The UK’s answer to TED

The shape of 2013 for UK startups

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The New Year is upon us and most hungry startups are back at the coal face, if they took a break at all over the festive season. So what is there to look forward in tech business and trends for 2013? What are the more practical hopes for startups and...
The shape of 2013 for UK startups

Letters: Taxing dilemma for offshore profits

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In much the same way as Samuel Johnson stated that patriotism is the last refugee of the scoundrel, I think we can safely say fiduciary responsibility is the last refugee of a business leader on the ropes (Change the law and we'd pay more tax, says Google chief, 27 May)....
Letters: Taxing dilemma for offshore profits

Student denies racially abusing Stan Collymore on Twitter

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Joshua Cryer appears before magistrates to deny sending 'grossly offensive' messages to former England strikerA law student denied has denied racially abusing ex-footballer Stan Collymore on Twitter.Joshua Cryer, 21, of Jesmond, Newcastle upon Tyne, faced a public order charge following a complaint from the football pundit.Cryer, a student at Newcastle...
Student denies racially abusing Stan Collymore on Twitter
Accelerator Ignite100 Opens Applications As It Builds Bridge From The UK's North East To The Big Apple
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