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Weekly Newsletter 29-Jun 2012

From: Olga P.
Sent on: Friday, June 29, 2012 1:35 PM

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Dear LSR Member,

Hope you're all doing well and thanks to those of you who have responded to our recent call for Gurus - we look forward to announcing the plans for our new program very soon and the line-up is looking great so far :)  There's still time to get involved if you are, or know someone who is, a Guru in any of the following areas: Business Models, Dev Platforms, UX/UI or Marketing.  If you'd like more info on getting involved, then just get in touch with me!

Enjoy the weekend!



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TechMeetups App Hackathon: HTML5 & Cloud #tmuhack

July 20, 2012, 6:00 PM

Venue: City University London


TechMeetups London Silicon Roundabout Summer Party #tmudrinks

Aug 09, 2012, 6:00 PM

Venue: Coming Soon


02-July: Brixton Book Jam

02-July: Mobile Web Meetup - High Performance Mobile Web

02-July: Udi Dahan's Advanced Distributed Systems Design with SOA

02-July: TechHub Mobile Meet Up Lunch - Big Fat Soft Key

02-July: In The Brain of Udi Dahan: Commands, Queries, and Consistency

02-July: Lean Startup Machine - Alumni Dinner

03-July: Fundamentals of Entrepreneurial Finance

05-July: Introduction to Programming for Non-Techies

03-July: IPA Strategy Group - Modern Briefing

03-July: The code doesn't tell the whole story


04-July: London Emberjs User Group

04-July: MongoDB for Developers

04-July: Propaganda Factory 2012

04-July: The Public Services Network: An Efficient and Connected Future

04-July: Simon Brown's Software Architecture For Developers Workshop

04-July: TechHub and GFK Workshop - Understand your consumer!

04-July: TechHub Pearson 'Innovate or Inhibit' Debate

04-July: Combatting Tenancy Fraud: Detection, Prevention and Enforcement

04-July: Marketing Software as a Service

05-July: Big Society 2012: Accessing Funding, Delivering Change

05-July: Big Data: Exploiting Next Generation Analytics

05-July: Talking Business: Strategic User Experience and Digital Excellence

05-July: Free Schools: Extending Choice for Pupils, Parents and Teachers

05-July: Information Literacy Executive Briefing 2012

05-July: Scripting Nginx with Lua

05-July: Riak Meetup London: Distributed Systems Performance

05-July: Free talk: Case Study Involving Strategic Design And Established Formalisms. Jul 5.

05-July: Introduction to Programming for Non-Techies

06-July: dev4good

06-July: Mad About Mobile Learning

06-July: Wild Thing

06-July: YouTube Mobile / Google TV London Hackathon

16 July: Second Meetup: Talks and Networking


Apprentice loser Nick Holzherr gets funding for food site

A runner up in television series The Apprentice has secured funding for his food website after being turned down by Lord Sugar.

Visit the "Tech City Central" tent

Over on Shoreditch High Street a few weeks ago, an expensive-looking tent popped up, with little pomp and ceremony, apparently as part of the Government’s “Tech City” project, anoften controversial attempt to boost the technology companies in Shoreditch and East London.

Now Everyone Can Make Marketing Videos: PowToon Launches DIY Presentation Tool

We’re so over PowerPoint presentations, right? Well, that’s the common refrain, at least. And we haven’t even been super-enthused about the new-fangled PowerPoint alternatives in a while – not since companies like PreziAnimoto, and(VMWare-acquired) SlideRocket were making the rounds in the startup scene, that is.

London startup Makie puts toy-making power in consumers’ hands

Smart toys customized to each user’s individual requirements may sound like a children’s fantasy but they’re now reality thanks to MakieLab, a small London startup which has developed a next generation doll that straddles the digital and physical worlds by harnessing the potential of 3-D printing with the ease of user generation of content online.

Google TV service launches in UK with Sony tie-up

Sony and Google have announced a tie-up that will see Google’s interactive TV service made available outside the US for the first time.

With $1.2 Billion Yammer Buy, Microsoft’s Social Enterprise Strategy Takes Shape

The actual price tag is exactly what had been reported by the Wall Street Journal more than a week ago. According to Microsoft, the Yammer team will be folded into its Microsoft Office division while continuing to report to Yammer’s CEO and co-founder David Sacks.

We have also created subject specific Newspapers on Mobile Apps, Gaming, Startups, Cloud Computing, & London Silicon Roundabout


Sales & Business Development Ninja @ OpenBrand

We are looking for a passionate like-minded sales ninja who is ready for the next big challenge.


Marketing and PR Guru @ OpenBrand

We are building a unique platform that chages the way designers and agencies collaborate with brands.


Java Developer @ Sentience Technology Ltd

An exciting opportunity to join a team in developing a semantic system leveraging unstructured data in the enterprise.


Hacker Superstar @ OpenBrand

We are looking both for backend and frontend specialists, the stack is LAMP, Zend and Backbone.js on top of AWS, scaling like crazy!


Back End Developer @ Mind Candy

Mind Candy is seeking exceptional Back End Developers to join its creative and technically gifted engineering team based in London.


Chief Evangelist – Marketing and Social Media Intern@ Driveway Software

The Marketing & Social Media Intern reports to CEO to assist with spreading the word about Driveway and its products.


Software Engineers @ Knowsis

We’re looking for experienced software engineers with a passion for and proficiency in big data solutions.

Data Scientists @ Knowsis

Data Scientists at Knowsis are responsible for helping us to understand the large quantities of data we are retrieving from all across the web.

Computational Linguists/NLP Researchers @ Knowsis

We’re looking for passionate Computational Linguists to join our growing team who can help lead the development of our systems’ Natural Language understanding.

An Amazing Web & App. Developer @ Agile Ether

There’s a position for you if you’re an amazing and reliable developer with a good sense of humour, to buid a new platform to revolutionise online lecturing / teaching using telepresence.

If you have a job you would like to promote post it at TechStartupJobs


Blog: Setting up in London? Here’s three tips from a start-up new to Tech City – TechCityuk

Leading tech firm sets up in London – Fresh Business Thinking

Britain hopes to cash in on legacy of Games – ChinaDaily

Behance – From Bootstrapping To $6.5 Million – KillerStartups

Does Every Startup Need a Slogan? – ReadWriteWeb

More Startup info at TechStartHub


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EC1 Capital

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Kingsley Napley LLP

Kingsley Napley LLP is a London based and internationally recognised law firm with a specialist team advising technology companies on a range of legal issues


DataArt is a custom software development firm that builds advanced solutions for the financial services, healthcare, hospitality and other industries.

Jeffreys Henry LLP

Based in the heart of Silicon Roundabout, Jeffreys Henry specialise in working with entrepreneurial technology and digital companies to startup, develop and grow.

For a limited time, Jeffreys Henry is offering free company formation and initial finance/accounting/tax advice to local technology/digital startups. Click here


Radford has provided compensation market intelligence to the technology and life sciences industries.

HR Insight

HR Insight is a London Silicon Roundabout based Human Resource & Employment law specialists

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