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Simon Bisson
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Hopefully this will help fix mine. I have gone for the Panasonic equivalent for the capacitors, as they're a match for fit, and have 10000h life.
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"Write something". The picture I took of the Facebook wall is kind of apt for a piece on Facebook's Hack language I wrote for +CITEworld  "Write something? Write code".
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A long piece looking at how - and why - Box builds its service the way it does. Now live on +CITEworld 
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My thoughts on the Salesforce .NET libraries at +CITEworld 
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Microsoft addresses the fears of the post-Snowden world with its latest Azure update, announced at TechEd 2014.
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Is there any such thing as a free cloud? I take a look at +CITEworld 
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+Mary Branscombe and I think about phones some more at +***** 
Summary: With the announcement of new ranges of low cost devices at this year's MWC in Barcelona, it's time to ask: what is the difference between a smartphone and a featurephone in today's market?
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Journalist/Writer
Employment
  • Freelance Technology Journalist
    Writer, 2003 - present
  • Marconi Communication Systems Ltd
    1988 - 1990
  • University of Bath Applied Electromagnetics Research Centre
    1990 - 1993
  • GEC Hirst Research
    1993 - 1995
  • UK Online
    1995 - 1997
  • ECsoft
    1997 - 1999
  • Scient
    1999 - 2002
  • Ciber
    2002 - 2003
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London, UK
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Jersey - Jersey - Chelmsford, Essex, UK - Borehamwood, Hertfordshire, UK - Bath, Avon, UK - Putney, London, UK
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London-based freelance technology journalist and blogger
Introduction
Simon prefers to think of career as a verb rather than a noun, having worked in academic and telecoms research, run the the technical side of UK Online (the first national ISP with content as well as connections) and moved into consultancy and technology strategy. He’s built plenty of large-scale Web applications, designed architectures for multi-terabyte online image stores, implemented B2B information hubs, and come up with next generation mobile network architectures and knowledge management solutions. In between doing all that, he’s been a freelance journalist since the early days of the Web and writes about everything from enterprise architecture down to gadgets.

He lives in South West London with his wife, technology journalist and editor Mary Branscombe, two cats, two robots, thousands of books, and an ever changing selection of house guests.
 
Mary and Simon's first book will be out shortly,
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Author: Windows 8 Executive Summary (FairTrade DX 2012)
Education
  • Victoria College Jersey
    1977 - 1984
  • University of Bath
    Electrical and Electronic Engineering, 1984 - 1989
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December 21
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Microsoft COO Kevin Turner: We're making hard choices | CITEworld
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Microsoft is changing. But can it change quickly enough to recapture past glories?

Windows 8 Consumer Preview | Desktop OS | ZDNet UK
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The Consumer Preview is a major milestone for Windows 8. Microsoft's fine-tuning makes more sense of its Metro user interface, and the resul

Windows 8 Release Preview date leaked: 31st May 2012 | ZDNet UK
www.zdnet.co.uk

In what was obviously an accidentally posted blog entry, Microsoft Windows VP Chuck Chan revealed that Windows 8 would be released later tod

Two GeekWire weeks, three entrepreneurial lessons
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Twice in the span of one month I did something I hadn't done for a decade — worked in a newsroom. Those two partial weeks that I spent e

TechEye - All the latest technology news unfit for print
www.techeye.net

We aim to dig deeper than other tech news sites, to bring you the latest chips, hardware and software news. We have a network of corresponde

The complete business guide to Windows Server 2012 RC
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We look at what's coming in the forthcoming Windows Server 2012

Hands on: Microsoft Surface tablet review
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Black, bevelled and beautifully designed; has Microsoft actually got a decent iPad competitor?

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Microsoft unveils its Surface tablet range - with a twist | Mobile Compu...
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Stepping into tablets and going up against Apple's iPad, Microsoft has introduced a pair of tablets with combined cover and keyboard as it a

Outlook: Cloudy (with a chance of email) | ZDNet UK
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I've spent much of the last week moving our mail from our own Exchange server, up to Microsoft's Office 365 service. It's been an interestin

TechRadar: Microsoft in 2012: what to expect
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Microsoft has had plenty of successes in 2011, from record-breaking sales for Kinect and Xbox to the positive reaction to Nokia's Windows Ph

Rumour control: Windows 8, WPF and Metro | ZDNet UK
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Imitation is the sincerest form of flattery and the Windows Phone 7 version of the Metro interface should feel very flattered; we've seen th

First Take: BlackBerry Dev Alpha | ZDNet UK
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If you're about to reboot a platform, you really need developers on-board and ready before it's released to the general public. That doesn't

Plane fantastic | ZDNet UK
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I grew up on a small island. It was a quiet place, full of bankers and farmers all watching their crops grow: potatoes in the spring, touris

What System Center can do for Server 2012 | Cloud | ZDNet UK
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Microsoft expert Brad Anderson explains how the company is preparing System Center for Windows Server 2012 and adding trust and identity to

A tour of Windows 8 Release Preview: In pictures | Desktop OS | ZDNet UK
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Microsoft has ironed out many of Metro's rough edges in the Release Preview of Windows 8, and made it a lot easier to use with a keyboard an

Right time, right now | ZDNet UK
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There's one idea I've been coming back to again and again, over pretty much the last decade. It's what I like to call "right time informatio

Book review: Liars and Outliers | ZDNet UK
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During the 2003 London march to protest the beginning of the Iraq war, we shuffled very, very slowly over a clogged Waterloo Bridge. Monitor