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Month: November 2016

Taming Microsoft when you return from Google after 8 years

Thanks to Mark Deakin, we made a decision to start supporting Microsoft (credit also goes to James Akrigg who spent few hours with me early this year. Then the timing wasn’t right for us to act). But returning to Microsoft has not been plain sailing. This post is very much a place to capture how I am navigating through the various hurdles thrown at me. To start with, I seem to have multiple accounts using the same email address. One seem to be called personal, another work and who knows, there could be more. Secondly, there is no real single sign…

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Influential Players of Manchester Tech Startup Ecosystem

I just met a chap from Glasgow and spent two hours talking about the Manchester tech ecosystem. He is keen to get to know others, so here goes a list of players, in no particular order and how the tech ecosystem in Manchester was developed.   Before we get going, I have not included tech entrepreneurs and others unless they are involved in the community development. Usually this means running tech entrepreneur events or involved in activities other than simply building their own companies.   From 2,300 strong Techcelerate Community Richard Gregory – Head of TechNorth Martin Bryant – Part of…

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Profound location for content placement like no other

Today, we are all marketers and salesmen. This is specially true if you work for yourself or a startup. As we all become content generators, getting your target market’s attention to your messages become even more competitive. I have been a fan of Pocket, which allows you to easily save links of importance through a browser plugin. Their latest implementation means that the stories they promote, become the first read before you visit any of other famous news outlets, such as Facebook, Linkedin or Twitter.     This suddenly increases the influence Pocket has on content creators and advertisers. Given that…

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