This week I was at Quartz’s event “The Next Billion”. Here are my notes from a session which featured Jason Mander wondering if there are a billion people missing from our analytics. “A sobering look at global online traffic” –…

I’m spending the day at Quartz’s event “The Next Billion”. Here are my notes from a session which featured Leo Mirani from Quartz interviewing Jambu Palaniappan, Uber’s GM for Eastern Europe, the Middle East & Africa. Leo said that when…

“Inspiring computer hardware for young people in the developing world” – Yonatan Raz-Fridman at #qznextbillion

I’m spending the day at Quartz’s event “The Next Billion”. Here are my notes from the talk by Yonatan Raz-Fridman, looking at giving kids the building blocks to make computers. “Inspiring computer hardware for young people in the developing world”…

I’m spending the day at Quartz’s event “The Next Billion”. Here are my notes from the talk by Nathan Eagle, looking at ad-financed internet connectivity. “Providing free mobile internet access for the next billion” – Nathan Eagle Nathan Eagle is…

“What makes video go viral in emerging markets?” – Cat Jones at #qznextbillion

I’m spending the day at Quartz’s event “The Next Billion”. Here are my notes from the talk by Cat Jones, looking at viral video. “What makes video go viral in emerging markets?” – Cat Jones Cat Jones is Product Director…

A week is a long time in politics. This time last week I was hammering out story after story for Mirror Online, UsVsTh3m and Ampp3d, covering the General Election in a shift that lasted from 6pm on the Thursday night…

All change again for the BBC News website

The BBC News website will be getting a redesign today, as the desktop version is switched off, and everybody gets served the mobile/responisve site. Dave Lee has written a piece about the likely reaction to the change, which includes some…

I realise that writing this blog post makes me a hypocrite and part of the problem, but tough. I’ve drafted it enough times in my head that not publishing it will make me explode. Men, on the whole, you are…

Terry Pratchett died and we had no words

An odd day today. Terry Pratchett died. I’m not a fan myself – never read one of his books – but my sister has been an avid reader over the years and it was obvious from the outpouring on social…

5 reasons I can’t get myself worked up about that Gawker MailOnline piece

Gawker have published an interesting article about what it is like to work for the MailOnline in the US – “My Year Ripping Off the Web with the Daily Mail Online” It’s getting retweeted a lot in my timeline but…