Great day today at Digital Doughnut event at the RGS in Kensington. I missed the start and end due to diary clashes, but managed to see the bulk of it. The theme was Inspiration: The Life Cycle of Ideas My highlights from the day are ... Tom Ollerton from We are Social reminds us that … Continue reading Digital Doughnut – with sprinkles and everything!
I was at Social Media and the Law 2012 today, which was a really great event. First of all big thank you to Luisa Edwards from Google for managing the day so well - always nicer when a conference chair makes it fun instead of a relentless clock watch! Also some really great comments about Google's … Continue reading Social media and the law (and a bit of Leveson, well, needs must …)
Late last night - in fact while I was merrily consuming some nice wine in the garden bar at The Sanderson, Facebook's first set of public results were published. It's really not a bad effort despite what many in the press are focussing on. The high level picture is that revenue is up, hitting 1.18 … Continue reading Facebook first public results – don’t be a Grinch
Jimmy Wales, what a legend in his own lunchtime. To sum up today, in true cryptic style: - there are four screens now and we need to treat them all the same (but slightly differently) - data rocks, it's not the new financial services, it's the new rock and roll - privacy matters, but there … Continue reading FT Digital Media Conference – four screens and a Joan Collins
Tomorrow the EU will announce the most far reaching reforms to data protection law ever (well, you know, other than when data protection was actually born, but that doesn't count). Viviane Reding, a 'let's get stuck in' EU Commissioner, will announce plans to reform data protection laws across Europe and finally remove the many and varied versions … Continue reading MASSIVE day for digital privacy
I was at the Walpole luxury e-commerce event yesterday and Guy, Julia and the team put on a great event with really high quality speakers. There were speakers from many fashion and publishing brands as well as speakers from the technology and social media industries. Interestingly - and perhaps a sign of the times - … Continue reading Walpole – where luxury meets ecommerce
Anyone that knows me will know that I'm not a Tory, but when Tories do good things, then even Tories deserve credit for it. So well done Dave for your Blueprint for Technology committment today and for believing that we can be an economy where growth is focussed on more than just the financial services sector. In Dave's … Continue reading Cameron wants a UK version of Silicon Valley – bring it on Dave!
It's like groundhog day with Facebook ... every couple of months a story about how there isn't a Ceops button. Today it's about the jailing of Peter Chapman who met his victim Ashleigh Hall via Facebook. Come on Facebook, get with the programme please! http://www.ceop.police.uk/mediacentre/films/ceopreport.asp Big shout out to Toby Beresford who I caught on … Continue reading Come on Facebook, put a Ceops button on!
There are still some folk that don't get the value in tweeting and poking. It's a shame, because there's money in them there social networks - have a read of this: http://www.businessinsider.com/facebook-wont-be-a-multi-billion-dollar-company-for-many-years-2010-3 Wake up and smell the roses (virtually or not ... but that's for another day!)
A report published on FT.com in the middle of the night is a good read this morning: http://tinyurl.com/ncaabf Power.com are suing Facebook in a tit for tat piece of litigation, alleging that Facebook is anticompetitive because users cannot freely move their data around and - more importantly - that "they are blocking companies that are … Continue reading Does Facebook have all the Power.com?