I retweeted a request from Monty Munford on the use of M-Pesa in Kenya this morning. Chris Locke who runs Caribou Digital responded with a link, and I thought it was worth threading all his responses together.
I’m not at Cannes this year but yesterday techno-philosopher Jason Silva took to the stage there with PHD to speak about the exponential leaps and opportunities in biotech, genomics, nanotech and robotics that we should expect in the years to come. The Atlantic has called Jason the “Timothy Leary of the viral video age”. He hosts Brain … More .@JasonSilva on cognitive ecstasy, shots of awe & more @cannes_lions yesterday
Very proud of my old alma mater Made by Many. They’ve been working with Sugata Mitra, Microsoft, TED and IDEO to launch the School in the Cloud, formally announced at TED 2014. Read their blog post about the design process here and the TED Prize blog post here. The School in the Cloud genuinely is ‘an … More Well done @madebymany on @schoolincloud
I’ve been a fan of Quartz for a while. It is a news property that is creating journalistic content really thoughtfully tweaked for mobile consumption, keeping in mind modern content consumption patterns. One of their team came in to talk to us at work late last year and gave us a great look at their business principles, … More Impressed with what I’m seeing of @qz
A sort of combination of Google’s ‘I’m Feeling Lucky’ (which I just checked is now an archive of Google Doodles – how misleading – after Google Instant effectively made the feature redundant years ago) and the usual marketing emails.
I’ve contributed to Issue 2 of Hack Circus with a story about my bot alter-ego on Twitter, created kindly by Henry Cooke. Henry’s explanation of the tech behind it in the article is what makes it way more interesting, if you ask me. He spoke about bots and suchlike at the Hack Circus event in … More You guys! Buy @hackcircus Issue 2!
Advertising isn’t just the disruption of aesthetics, the insults to your intelligence and the interruption of your train of thought. At every company that sells ads, a significant portion of their engineering team spends their day tuning data mining, writing better code to collect all your personal data, upgrading the servers that hold all the … More WhatsApp, circa 2012 (via @andjelicaaa)