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Nick Clayton
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Attended Latymer Upper, Edinburgh University, Moray House
Lived in West London
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Editor's note (9 September, 2014): This story has been updated to reflect the Apple iPhone announcement. Have you set your heart on an iPhone 6? It’s time to sell your old one — quickly. The price of second-hand iPhones had been tumbling for weeks ahead of the 9 September launch of Apple Inc's new  iPhone 6. According to used gadget online retailer Gazelle, old phones drop an average of 20% in the month leading up to the launch of a new model
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Some interesting discussion points in here. I don’t necessarily agree with them. Yes, journalists and photographers haven’t been that keen to co-operate with people who can be seen as undercutting them and taking their jobs.  

Even if they had worked together, the newspaper business model would still be broken. It was clear there were going to be problems as far back as the mid 1990s when broadband didn’t exist and most people didn’t even use dial-up Internet or e-mail. But they would try and get access to the last two if they were looking for a job or a house. 

With recruitment and property advertising bound to shrink fast it was clear that newspapers weren’t going to continue the way they had for the last few decades. That had nothing to do with the journalists.
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So .. in a nutshell: it's your fault then?

I still sometimes get moaned at by hacks convinced that "your beloved internet" is to blame for all our woes.

Still, if they'd listened to us in the nineties, maybe things would be different, hein?
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Hi Nick, great to see you posting (at least publicly) something on G+ after almost a year. I have been wanting to add you to my circles but was not doing so because you were not posting anything. Hope to hear a lot from you now.
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My latest article for BBC Capital
Ryan Schaffer watched the sun rise over the mountains of northern Portugal from the terrace of a refurbished medieval monastery. He sipped his espresso, took his time getting ready, then headed down to join his workmates for their regular morning meeting. Yes, his workmates.
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Interesting thought. I'm not sure about comparing books with video streaming services though. 
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Some interesting links. Check out the NYT's Snow Fall. Amazing use of multimedia to support the written word
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Cheers Nick, thanks for sharing - I look forward to reading through these.

Was blown away by Snow Fall and am a real believer we should be making more efforts to deep dive subjects and use all assets ay disposal to do it. Couldn't help notice it got a lot of negativity as well though, albeit from rivals. I thought it was a triumph.
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Anybody other people outside the UK a bit disappointed that the new international BBC iPlayer is just for iPads and a video-on-demand service rather than for catch-up? I was hoping the UK service could be extended as a subscription service...
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I may get back to you but I've found another couple of quotes. Ta for the offer.
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Education
  • Latymer Upper, Edinburgh University, Moray House
    1966 - 1973
  • University of Edinburgh
    Sociology, 1974 - 1978
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April 16
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Ibiza-based journalist specialising in technology, property and lifestyle
Introduction
I'm a journalist, writer and author specializing in technology and business. Although I live in Ibiza I work for websites, publications and blogs across the world, but mostly in Britain.

Until April I wrote mainly for the Wall Street Journal Europe covering technology and property, Then I was diagnosed with throat cancer which meant I had to take a lengthy break for treatment including radical surgery, radiotherapy and chemotherapy. Hopefully, I'm on the mend and I am definitely looking for work.

Get in touch if you need a writer who is skilled at simplifying complex technological and financial information. I've written white papers, press releases, brochures, search engine optimized website content and blogs. All this is based on decades of experience working as a journalist for leading newspapers, magazines and broadcasters.

For further information contact me or check out my LinkedIn profile.
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Writer, journalist, author, PR consultant
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  • Freelance - need a writer on biz, tech or Ibiza?
    Writer, journalist, author, PR consultant, present
  • The Scotsman, The Sunday Times, Macmillans, The August Club, Municipal Journal Scotland and many others
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West London - Edinburgh, Glasgow, Kilwinning, Kilmarnock