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London Silicon Roundabout Weekly Roundup 08-July

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Today in Tech: Startup perks!

Original post by  JP Mangalindan via CNN Money * During Facebook’s big product launch event yesterday at its Palo Alto headquarters, Mark Zuckerberg announced some interesting new stats: users are sharing twice as much content now as they did the same time last year, with its 750 million users — yes, 750 million — sharing 4 billion items a day. Zuck […]

LSR member SocialGo to be introduced by the Duke & Duchess of Cambridge at the VC & New Media Summit in San Francisco

Showcase panel to feature Founder-President Dominic Wheatley, of “Tech City,” London-based company SocialGO, the first “Social Website” maker. LOS ANGELES, July 7, 2011 /PRNewswire/ – Variety’s Venture Capital & New Media Summit, taking place at the Beverly Hills Hilton on Friday, July 8th, will explore how UK innovation is now on course to rival that of Silicon Valley and […]

7 Winning Examples of Game Mechanics in Action

Original post by Gabe Zichermann via Mashable Gabe Zichermann is the author of Gamification by Designand chair of the upcoming Gamification Summit NYC, where top leaders in the field – such as those profiled here – get together to share insight, key metrics and best practices. Mashable readers are invited to register with special savings at GSummit.com using code MASH10. […]

How Cisco plans to spend $500m in East London

Original post by Pete Swabey via Information Age The network equipment vendor hopes to fund entrepreneurs whose ideas can make the captial smarter and more connected. But on what condition? In January 2011, networking equipment maker Cisco announced a goal to invest a staggering $500 million in East London’s technology sector over the next five years. […]

Facebook snubs Silicon Roundabout for Covent Garden UK HQ

Original post by Tamlin Magee via TechEYE Facebook is snubbing the so-called sillicon roundabout – home of start-ups around the Shoreditch area – to move into Covent Garden instead. It will put Facebook in tube-taking distance to the East London Tech City, proposed by the government to be a bustling hub of start-ups and established tech powerhouses. Facebook has […]

LSR July Meetup (Gaming to Gamification) Presenter: Simon Bennett (roll7)

Simon Bennett is a Social Entrepreneur based in London, England. Over the past 10 years, he has started and grown three businesses within the youth, education and multimedia spaces. His current focus is on roll7, a Serious Games Developer and Digital Agency based in London and Coventry. This September, roll7 (in partnership with Neurocog) will […]

MP Ed Vaizey mentions Tech City in his speech ‘The future of Digital entertainment’

Ed Vaizey (Intellect Conference, London) – July 5, 2011 Thank you to Intellect for inviting me back to speak. I came to this conference last year, as a fresh faced Minister with an ambition for digital radio.   That ambition remains, but today I want to share with you the Government’s ambition across the wider digital […]

TechMeetups.com promotes Entrepreneur program PepsiCo10 to London Silicon Roundabout

Calling all tech start-ups! PepsiCo is calling for digital entrepreneurs across Europe to apply to take part in ‘PepsiCo10′, a new programme that will discover and support new and exciting technology innovations. Launched successfully in the United States last June, PepsiCo has expanded PepsiCo10 to Europe. The goal of the PepsiCo10 Europe programme is to […]

Mind Games: The Psychology of Gamification

Original post by Joey Strawn via Business 2 Community  I’m a satisfied customer of Netflix. I’ve been a Netflix customer for about four and a half years and because of that, they have gotten quite good at suggesting movies my wife and I might like. Yet, the last two movies that came in the mail for us […]

Weekly Recap: gamification around the web

Original post by The Gamification Blog  In this week’s recap, Ikea has great flow, social networking platform Gigya announces game mechanics platform, gamification and games for public health, Keas cofounder Adam Bosworth shares his vision for the future, and the Guardian discusses gamification for the public good. Be sure to read the full stories. Gigya […]

Gigya launches gamification suite to make web sites more fun (exclusive)

Original post by Dean Takahashi via VentureBeat  Gigya has made its mark by making web sites more social. Now it’s going to gamify them too. The company is announcing today that it will offer a Game Mechanics software as a service so that companies can make their sites more social and game-like as they seek to engage users […]

London Silicon Roundabout Weekly Roundup 01-July

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Ntrails helps attract business to SME websites using gamification

Original post from The Drum UK games site Ntrails.com is helping SMEs get more traffic to their websites by using an online treasure hunt. Gamification – the use of games online- is one of the new ways that companies are trying to get viewers onto their websites, but many small companies cannot afford to create […]

Everyone has a role to play in this never ending story

Original post by Ruth Mortimer via Marketing Week Brands from every sector are paying close attention to gamification – the latest way of giving content a life beyond its original form, says Ruth Mortimer. Imagine a magical world in which your content never dies, its profit-making ability never comes to an end and no book, […]

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