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Fred Wilson visits Google's Mountain View, CA headquarters to discuss disruption. This event took place on May 13, 2009, as part of the Marketing Talks@Google series.

As 'media' has become disruptive - are there other industries that can be end-to-end digital: created, distributed and consumed - without every becoming atoms.

Fred suggests:

Consumer Finance - money is already just bits. Why do we still use cash?

Education -… Continue

Added by Matt Johnston on August 12, 2009 at 13:30 — No Comments

iPhone Dev Days in Dublin and Belfast:

The end of April is bringing us a lot of tech goodness.

On the 23rd and 24th of April, Digital Circle, in conjunction with the Digital Media Forum are holding an iPhone developers workshop in Dublin and Belfast.…


Added by Matt Johnston on April 1, 2009 at 16:30 — 2 Comments

ARGs where it's at.

As it says in this BBC News post:

A small British company has been named Best in Show at the South by Southwest Web Awards, in Austin, Texas.

Six to Start won the top prize for We Tell Stories, an interactive approach to retelling literary classics and redefining modern online story-telling.


The website held off competition from the likes of Hulu - the popular on-demand online TV site - Flickr and geo-location company BrightKite.


Founded by Mr Hon and… Continue

Added by Matt Johnston on March 23, 2009 at 8:00 — 1 Comment

Stuff that happens... ... in Ireland....

We've got quite a few things happening over here so this is a little micro-link blog post about the sorts of things you can see if visiting sunny Ireland.

On Wednesday the 15th January, the Northern Ireland Science Park are holding a "Seed Capital" event about how to attract early stage funding for your venture.

On Monday the 19th Jauary, Mobile… Continue

Added by Matt Johnston on January 12, 2009 at 13:35 — 2 Comments

Looking East Across the Irish Sea....

One of the opportunities for 38minutes and the whole 'ning-based' network is the shortening of these distances - isn't that what the internet is all about (apparently it's not just about porn and advertising).

When I look at a map, I like to draw a line circle from where I am to around 75 miles...

and I find myself wondering what is across the Irish Sea, what new… Continue

Added by Matt Johnston on January 5, 2009 at 14:08 — 5 Comments

Kids and Computers apparently good for each other.

SAN FRANCISCO -- Rather than wasting their time, children who gab on Facebook or play online games are gaining valuable social skills and learning some technology basics, according to a study to be released today.

The report, sponsored by the MacArthur Foundation, contradicts the idea held by many educators, parents and policymakers that children should be blocked from online social networks…

Added by Matt Johnston on November 21, 2008 at 15:50 — 2 Comments

The Great Game

[I've copied a chunk of this over from my LateGaming Blog)

Michael Douglas played “The Game” in this 1997 film where an ARG went wrong and involved all sorts of violence. I kept wondering during the movie whether or not the twist in the tail would be I expected. Would everything in the film just be part of the Game? Or did the Game start and his actions make it spiral out of control?

Hollywood loves disasters. Look at Jurassic Park.… Continue

Added by Matt Johnston on November 15, 2008 at 17:30 — No Comments


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