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Adam Buxton: 'I was called a smarmy, greased-up dwarf'

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Adam Buxton's solo show Bug pokes fun at the casual brutality of online discourse"It's a steep curve in the net age," says comedian Adam Buxton, "learning to deal with a new type of casual, brutal criticism from people you've never met." He remembers, with a queasy smile, somebody once describing...
Adam Buxton: 'I was called a smarmy, greased-up dwarf'
Jim Marshall, guitar amplification legend and 'the father of loud,' dies at the age of 88

London's reliance on the tech scene is growing, think tank claims

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London’s Silicon Roundabout certainly gets a lot of attention (and even jealousy), but that focus has until now largely been on what the city and country can do for the tech sector. Now we have some idea of how important the tech sector can be for the city. And it...
London's reliance on the tech scene is growing, think tank claims

Brian Eno and Peter Chilvers talk Scape, iPad apps and generative music

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'It didn't start out as a bunch of random, funny electronic sounds...'"I might retire, now I've found a way to make myself redundant," chuckles Brian Eno, fairly early on in our conversation in his West London studio.Hold the headlines, though. Eno is neither redundant nor packing in the day job....
Brian Eno and Peter Chilvers talk Scape, iPad apps and generative music

TV takes on tech's roundabout with a triangle

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The UK’s TV industry is so envious of attention being grabbed by technology start-ups in east London’s “Silicon Roundabout”, it is carving out its own zone of the city. The so-called “TV Triangle” “counter-balances the much-vaunted and invested-in east of the city where the Silicon Roundabout and Tech City reside”, writes...
TV takes on tech's roundabout with a triangle

The Europas -- The European Tech Startup Awards -- Is Back. Get Nominating.

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Since 2009 I have thrown together a little celebration of the technology startup scene in Europe. It started out very simply as an opportunity to get the best minds on the business to pour over the scene, pick the companies and people they thought were doing amazing things and give...
The Europas -- The European Tech Startup Awards -- Is Back. Get Nominating.

Londoners Might Be Able To Use Twitter Like A 911 Service During Emergencies

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Twitter may be for jokes, but it's also for emergencies, says the U.K.'s fire brigade. The London Fire Brigade is considering using Twitter as a conduit for emergency calls. The move follows a large fire at the beginning of the year in West London, when a huge industrial site...
Londoners Might Be Able To Use Twitter Like A 911 Service During Emergencies

Alleged British hacker accused of LulzSec attack on CIA website

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Ryan Ackroyd, 25, appears at London court over conspiracy against CIA and Serious Organised Crime Agency sitesAn alleged computer hacker has appeared in court accused of conspiring with three British teenagers to bring down the websites of the CIA and Serious Organised Crime Agency.Ryan Ackroyd, 25, appeared at Westminster Magistrates...
Alleged British hacker accused of LulzSec attack on CIA website

Baked beans spillage leaves M11 motorway drivers fed up

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Traffic brought to a standstill with long delays on southbound M11 near Epping, Essex as lorry sheds its load of tins and cratesTraffic was brought to a halt on a busy motorway after a lorry full of beans shed its load over the road.The driver of the lorry was trying...
Baked beans spillage leaves M11 motorway drivers fed up

Emmanuel Cooper obituary

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Leading potter, energetic advocate for the arts and gay rights campaignerEmmanuel Cooper, who has died of cancer aged 73, was a leading potter, who also became widely known as a writer, editor, critic, biographer, teacher, broadcaster, curator and campaigner for gay rights. His wide cultural and artistic interests and activities...
Emmanuel Cooper obituary

Sofyen Belamouadden stabbing: three jailed for tube station murder

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Obi Nwokeh, Christopher Omoregrie and Samson Odegbune will serve at least 18 years for 'merciless' rush-hour attackThree men have been jailed for at least 18 years each for murdering a 15-year-old schoolboy at a tube station.Sofyen Belamouadden was stabbed nine times after pupils from two rival schools clashed at Victoria...
Sofyen Belamouadden stabbing: three jailed for tube station murder

London council to install 14,000 iPad-controlled street lights that tell engineers when they need replacing

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After a successful pilot scheme earlier in the year, a London council is to replace all 14,000 of its street lights with smart alternatives, with bulbs that are able to be controlled using an iPad and will alert engineers when they are broken or are coming to the end of...
London council to install 14,000 iPad-controlled street lights that tell engineers when they need replacing

Shazam taps into small-screen potential with 'companion app' for TV audiences

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The company behind the hugely popular smartphone tool is turning its focus on viewers' consumption with a 'one-click' information serviceWhen a brand name becomes a verb, you know it has hit the big time. Hoover did it, as did Google. More recently, "Shazaming" has entered the vernacular, with it is...
Shazam taps into small-screen potential with 'companion app' for TV audiences

How Google will court startups at London ‘Campus’

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When the news broke a few months ago that Google was taking up a lease on a seven-storey building in East London, it wasn’t exactly clear what the Internet giant wanted the space for. There were some vague mentions of a “creative space” and “hackathons” but in reality it all...
How Google will court startups at London ‘Campus’

Apple Comments On Maps Debacle, Compares It To A Fine Wine

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Apple has commented on the furor about its Maps software and has said that the service "will improve." Although some of the more hysterical tech commentators are relishing in the firm's discomfort, it doesn't seem to be threatening today's launch of the iPhone 5-- a Loch Ness Monster-sized queue snaked...
Apple Comments On Maps Debacle, Compares It To A Fine Wine

Home Cleaning Service Teddle Raises £255K, Hailo Founder Ron Zeghibe Joins As Non-Exec Chairman

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Dust off that cheque book. Teddle, the UK startup that lets you easily find and book a home cleaner, has closed a £255,000 (~$391k) funding round from a group of entrepreneurs-cum-angel investors, including Open Table founder David Pritchard. In addition, the Springboard alumni has managed to persuade Hailo founder and...
Home Cleaning Service Teddle Raises £255K, Hailo Founder Ron Zeghibe Joins As Non-Exec Chairman

Dressing-room unrest at Chelsea lands Roman Abramovich in awkward seat | David Hytner

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André Villas-Boas is playing a risky game at Stamford Bridge in banking on his owner's support in conflict with playersFor André Villas-Boas the question has come to involve whom he would rather have in his corner: the Chelsea owner, Roman Abramovich, or the squad's most influential players? With push coming...
Dressing-room unrest at Chelsea lands Roman Abramovich in awkward seat | David Hytner

Take a tour of London's Digital Peninsula

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From Boris Johnson to Joanna Sheids, there’s no shortage of support for Londons’s Tech City. With employment in East London projected to grow 31 percent by 2031 compared with nine percent for inner West London, the incubator area near Old Street-better known as London’s “Silicon Roundabout” is regularly cited as...
Take a tour of London's Digital Peninsula

Drama at BBC HQ | Media Monkey

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High drama at the BBC's White City HQ in west London, which has been overshadowed – quite literally – by smoke from a fire at the back of the Unigate factory just the other side of Wood Lane. Fears of gas cylinder explosions prompted a hastily thrown-up exclusion zone and...
Drama at BBC HQ | Media Monkey

The Independent+ ça change | Media Monkey

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Evgeny Lebedev's attempts to build a multimedia empire out of the Independent continue apace. The latest innovation from the Indie's Northcliffe House base in west London involves a rather newfangled concept called "augmented reality", letting readers see picture galleries and videos by hovering an app called Blippar over an icon...
The Independent+ ça change | Media Monkey

Amazon's London development house points to global content roll-out

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News Amazon is forming a London multi-platform digital development centre out of two recently-acquired companies suggests it is preparing to offer its digital content line-up outside the U.S.. The outfit announced it will locate “teams of software development engineers, user-interface experts and graphic designers” on the eighth floor of a...
Amazon's London development house points to global content roll-out
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