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Bizarre: Oscar and the Wolf blocked in home country
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UK moving forward fast to leverage the productivity, social and environmental opportunities of the sharing economy
This review makes recommendations on how the UK can become the global centre for sharing for the sharing economy.
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It's been a while, but I'm blogging again. An intro to data mining starts with recommendation systems
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DevFest Belgium 2014 - DayTwo
Sat, November 15, 2014, 9:30 AM GMT+1
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Vidcode is pretty cool. http://ow.ly/BQpYL
Vidcode uses video editing to hook girls on creative coding--and doesn't mind if boys come along for the ride.
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A ‘DIGITAL’ NARRATIVE FOR ‘STRUCTURAL REFORMS’
Gutenberg’s printing press took over a century before its true impact began to be felt. At a hearing today organised by the Industry Committee of the European Parliament today, my message was that, despite upheaval in the entertainment and news industries, the true contours of the ‘Digital Economy’ are still to emerge. But as we think about future policy my advice to policy makers was: “think less about digital, and more about the economy".
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Spanish publishers persuaded politicians to adopt a supposedly anti-Google 'links-tax'. Google claims it makes no revenues from News, and announced the closing of  its News service in Spain. What was more interesting to me was the second comment on their blog:

It is disaster for the PR sector, as Google News is our main tool to collect pieces of coverage from our clients.

So Google News was creating value for someone, by substantially eliminating costs for the PR industry, and as such creating cheaper clippings for all Spanish businesses. Newspapers will no doubt claim that that value was accruing without any benefit to them, not least as neither the PR employees nor their corporate customers are so receptive to advertising when working.

Newspapers would prefer to charge according to value created, but that's pretty much what DRMs sought to do for the film industry, with little success.

But it does perhaps explain why paywalls have succeeded for some. News coverage is valuable for those at work, and this is a way to get them to pay. Meanwhile the humble citizen can make do with all the other news content online (unless big media get laws passed that make every publisher invisible).

No doubt +Jeff Jarvis will have better ideas for how to grow publisher revenues.
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Great news. Google should pull out of Europe where it makes sense to teach these idiot governments a lesson
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Making graphine in food blender - one of the lighter moments of todays #tedxbrussels  
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  • Technology policy advocacy
    Founder, 2014 - present
    Consultant available to work with technology companies facing policy challenges
  • Google
    Director, 2008 - 2013
  • Time Warner
    Director, 2002 - 2008
  • AOL
    Director, 1998 - 2002
  • Belgacom
    Manager, 1996 - 1998
  • European Commission
    Administrator, 1993 - 1996
  • Foreign and Commonwealth office
    Economist, 1991 - 1993
  • Swiss Bank Corporation
    Analyst, 1987 - 1989
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Introduction
Disruption evangelist
Education
  • Coursera
    Computer Science, 2013 - present
  • Katholieke Universiteit Leuven
    Computer Science, 2013 - present
  • University of Bristol
    BSc Maths, 1984 - 1987
  • University of Oxford
    MPhil Economics, 1991 - 1993
  • King's College London
    Competition Law, 1997 - 1998
  • Coursera
    Computer Science, 2013 - 2014
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Europe's fear of progress
blog.ecipe.org

In these days when the whole of Europe files less patents than Japan; when precautionary principle rules over science, and turns into one of

Amazon Mobile per Android
market.android.com

L’applicazione Amazon Mobile permette ai clienti di cercare, confrontare i prezzi, leggere le recensioni e acquistare su Amazon.it direttame

Jeffrey Katzenberg Predicts 3-Week Theatrical Window in Future
variety.com

DreamWorks Animation chief Jeffrey Katzenberg thinks the windowing model of feature films will become a “pay by the inch you watch.” During

Amazon Kindle
market.android.com

The Kindle app puts over a million books at your fingertips. It’s the app for every reader, whether you’re a book reader, magazine reader, o

Chromecast
market.android.com

Chromecast is the easiest way to enjoy online video and anything from the web on your TV. Plug it into any HDTV and control it with your exi

Functional Programming Principles in Scala
www.coursera.org

Functional Programming Principles in Scala is a free online class taught by of École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne

The Sharing Economy Lacks A Shared Definition
www.fastcoexist.com

Sharing economy, peer economy, collaborative economy, and collaborative consumption. What does it all mean? Collaboration thinking pioneer R

c:geo
market.android.com

c:geo ~ Lasst uns Geocaches finden!c:geo ist eine umfangreiche, jederzeit einsatzbereite open-source Geocaching-Anwendung für geocaching.com

CodeCombat: Multiplayer Programming
codecombat.com

Learn programming with a multiplayer live coding strategy game. You're a wizard, and your spells are JavaScript. Free, open source HTML5 gam

PRESS RELEASE: Vicky Hampton’s Working Lunch launched today! » Amsterdam...
www.amsterdamfoodie.nl

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE. Vicky Hampton's Working Lunch recipes for your office kitchen. Written by Vicky Hampton Published by Uitgeverij Mooi

It's Finally Dawning On Tech Companies That All This NSA Stuff Is Bad Fo...
feedproxy.google.com

We've been arguing since the beginning of the Snowden leaks, that the tech industry should be much angrier than it is about all of this, bec

EUobserver.com / News In Brief / French footballers to go on strike over...
feeds.euobserver.com

France's top football clubs are threatening to go on strike in protest over a 75% tax on the rich recently introduced by the Socialist gover

MindMup
chrome.google.com

Free online mind mapping. Google Drive or Dropbox mindmap storage, realtime collaborative mindmapping and Freemind mind map import

Loud Like Love
market.android.com

Shop Google Play on the web. Purchase and enjoy instantly on your Android phone or tablet without the hassle of syncing.

Maps
market.android.com

Explore new places, discover local favorites, and navigate your world with Google Maps. Available on Android phones and tablets with a simpl

Set Java 7 as default JVM on Mac OSX Mountain Lion
www.mattgifford.co.uk

I recently had an issue where an application I wanted to run on Mountain Lion needed Java 7 as the default JVM on the machine. The install f

The Ashes will be shown live on YouTube this summer in mainland Europe -...
www.telegraph.co.uk

The England & Wales Cricket Board have agreed a deal for a live feed of the five Ashes Tests to be screened on the YouTube site in an attemp

Friendly and often pleasant but ultimately not quite right: fish soup for vegetarians, super oily wok, unpalatable pasta.
Public - a week ago
reviewed a week ago
What a fun evening. Jokes need to join the 21st century though
Public - 2 months ago
reviewed 2 months ago
We keep on coming back. Says it all really
Food: ExcellentDecor: Very GoodService: Very GoodQuality: Excellent
Public - 4 months ago
reviewed 4 months ago
the sort of brasserie that makes Brussels such a Sogdian town
Public - 8 months ago
reviewed 8 months ago
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One curry was ok, the other not at all. Good naans though
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reviewed 3 months ago
count on waiting an hour for your food!
Public - 6 months ago
reviewed 6 months ago
Very disappointing. Attempts to offer tastes from all around the world but results were unconvincing
Public - 9 months ago
reviewed 9 months ago