London Silicon Roundabout Weekly Roundup 20-May

UP COMING EVENT

What:     Techmeetups June meetup (Mobile Apps)

When:    Thursday, June 9, 2011 6:00 PM

Where:   Seren Partners

.                57 Rivington Street

.                London EC2A 3QA

MORE DETAILS

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IN THE NEWS

LONDON’S MAYOR HOLDS FIRST EVER TWITTER SESSION – May 19, 2011

The Mayor of London, Boris Johnson, held his first ever interactive Q&A session with Twitter followers today, and TechCrunch Europe was the only external party allowed in to witness the event. READ MORE

428 MILLION MOBILE COMMUNICATION DEVICESSOLD WORLDWIDE IN FIRST QUARTER 2011, A 19 PERCENT INCREASE YEAR-ON-YEAR – May 19, 2011

Apple, Samsung and HTC Reported Strongest Results in an Increasingly Smartphone-Dominated Market. READ MORE

KPMG TO OFFER DISCOUNTED SERVICES TO SILICON ROUNDABOUT STARTUP – May 17, 2011

Professional services firm KPMG is in talks with representatives of London’s Silicon Roundabout technology hub about ways in which it can help tech startups in the area grow into successful businesses. READ MORE

WONGA’S HIGH APR SPARKED CONTROVERSY – May 17, 2011

Insiders claim paper overruled judges’ decision due to concerns over controversial payday loans company. READ MORE

STARTUPS UNITE TO POACH THE SMARTEST GUY IN THE ROOM – May 16, 2011

In the middle of a crowded bar in East London, Joel Marty was thumbing through a little white pamphlet to figure out which booth he should push his way towards next. READ MORE

TECH CITY’S KEVIN EYRES: SHORT PROFILE – May 6, 2011

Kevin Eyres is the first mentor appointed to London’s Tech City. Who is Kevin Eyres? READ MORE

ANDROID TO SURPASS APPLE’S APP STORE IN SIZE BY AUGUST 2011: REPORT – May 5, 2011

There’s no doubt Android Market will at some point offer more applications for download and/or purchase than Apple’s App Store, as the latter’s growth has been slowing down of late, while the Android application store’s growth rate has been accelerating. READ MORE

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FUNDING

Kickstart 2011 by Oxford Entrepreneurs have extended their deadline till the end of May and increased Funds available. CLICK HERE

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JOBS

We have compiled a list of all open Jobs (90+ so far) and will be putting that up on our new website shortly.

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READING / VIEWING

10 LESSONS FROM THE 2011 WEBBY WINNERS – Oliver Milman

“JUST GO FOR IT” – Justine Moore

“DON’T TRY TO GET IT PERFECT THE FIRST TIME” – Jim Pitkow

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Have a great weekend !

Rgds

Shawn

Techmeetups.com

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