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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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Government in £100k Tech City PR agency spend

The government is paying a marketing agency close to £100,000 per year to promote David Cameron’s Tech City overseas, a Whitehall department has confirmed. In the same week that saw ministers applaud major reductions in government advertising and the axing of around a quarter of in-house government communications jobs, business minister Mark Prisk told MPs that PR […]

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