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Bobbie Johnson
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Attended Queen Mary, University of London
Lived in haverhill, suffolk
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What do you think of Wonga? People seem wildly divided, but I can't make my mind up either way.
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I think it is a good service for people who want to save their time.
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I love this so much that I wrote about it: A clever chap called Martin O'Reilly used some number crunching to build a model of who would win Eurovision. He was right... but the citizens of Malta got a little miffed when they didn't finish as well as predicted.

http://gigaom.com/europe/big-data-eurovision/
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What's happening with Facebook and Lightbox? The London-based team behind the photo-sharing app has been bought by Facebook, but it seems that users and investors may be left out in the cold.

http://gigaom.com/europe/so-who-got-hosed-when-facebook-bought-lightbox/
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With the Facebook IPO just a few days away, I think people buying shares -- and Silicon Valley in general -- should be sending a letter of thanks to Russian investor Yuri Milner.

http://gigaom.com/europe/why-facebook-and-silicon-valley-owe-it-all-to-moscow/
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Just-Eat has raised another $64m for further expansion. They're likely to buy up more rival companies and expand into new countries.

Anyone use it regularly? (I don't)

http://gigaom.com/europe/just-eat-64m-funding/
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+Bobbie Johnson Aha, so it's not telephone based after all. I suppose the restaurants pay for the screens as part of set up costs? Don't suppose you have a picture of them?
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Here +Loic Le Meur tells me that he's running LeWeb London because British prime minister David Cameron 'made him an offer he couldn't refuse'.

Reports of a horse's head in the Frenchman's bed are currently being investigated:

http://gigaom.com/europe/leweb-london-almost-happened-in-san-francisco/
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great post!
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This is crazy. Not content with copying everyone's ideas, Rocket Internet's latest venture -- a Nigerian copy of Zappos -- was hastily taken down after it turned out the code was lifted directly from Fab.com!

http://gigaom.com/europe/rocket-nigeria-copies-fab/
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Is Free Mobile's rapid acceleration proof that it's possible for a business -- even one in a market as competitive as mobile -- to go from zero to 60 pretty quickly, if it's interesting?

http://gigaom.com/europe/france-free-mobile-subscribers-unprecedented/
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I love disruption! Lets hope they can make it work and stick.
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If you're a European broadband addict, where should you live?

Romania might not be the place that comes to mind, but perhaps you should take another look -- it's right up there with the Netherlands and Sweden in terms of broadband capability.

http://gigaom.com/europe/dutch-top-euro-broadband-table-but-things-are-slowing/
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Vodafone is buying Cable & Wireless for £1bn -- but look at how much C&WW boss Gavin Darby (a former Vodafone executive who joined the company just a few months ago) is going to make from the deal. He's probably not even going to stick around once the deal goes through.

Is this just good business? Or is it profiteering?
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  • GigaOM Media
    European correspondent, 2011 - present
  • Secret
    2011 - present
  • Guardian Media Group
    Technology correspondent, 2005 - 2010
  • Guardian Media Group
    Deputy editor, Technology, 2004 - 2005
  • Guardian Media Group
    Deputy production editor, MediaGuardian, 2002 - 2004
  • Daily Mail and General Trust
    Journalist, 2000 - 2002
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haverhill, suffolk - london - brighton - san francisco
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Gadabout, troublemaker, cyborg, writer.
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I write things.
Education
  • Queen Mary, University of London
    English, 1997 - 2000
  • Castle Manor Upper
    A-levels, GCSEs, 1993 - 1997
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