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London Silicon Roundabout Weekly Roundup 08-July

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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 […]

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, […]

Gamification – The New Loyalty

Gabe Zichermann presents Gamification is the New Loyalty at the Copenhagen Social Media Conference, 2011.     ————————————————– Follow us on Twitter: @Techmeetups Like us on Facebook: www.facebook.com/LondonSiliconRoundabout   Stay updated with the latest news and events happening around the London Silicon Roundabout! Subscribe to this blog by clicking on the E-mail subscription option on the upper […]

The next phase in social media : real life gamification

Original post by Lauren Fisher via www.simplyzesty.com Fresh out of Brazil comes a new Facebook App that turns your relationship status into a game. The app has been developed by the toothpaste brand ‘Close Up Toothpaste’ and is part of a series of campaigns to encourage people to get up close in new ways. For […]

LSR July Meetup (Gaming to Gamification) Main Presenter: Kam Star of PlayGen

Kam Star – Chief Play Officer, PlayGen Kam Star is a digital media inventor and an award winning games developer. Creating his first computer game in 1986, he studied Architecture and is deeply passionate about innovation in play, social media and influence. Founder of PlayGen, Kam designs and develops playful solutions and platforms for delivering […]

LSR July Meetup (Gaming to Gamification) Presenter: Shawdow Cities (Grey Area)

Grey Area is an ambitious young company out to change the way games are understood as part of the life in the city. Based in Helsinki, Finland, the Company was founded to create a breakthrough gaming experience using real world locations as the context for mobile games. According to Grey Area, they see cities as […]

Hackney Community College and Hackney UTC ties up with Techmeetups.com

Hackney Community College and Hackney UTC ties up with Techmeetups.com to help the Tech Startup community in Tech City – also known as London’s Silicon Roundabout Hackney Community College is an exciting, vibrant and multicultural FE College, based in the heart of Hoxton, and is the lead sponsor of a proposed new University Technical College […]

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