A bulletin from the technology frontline
Great to catch up with a jet lagged David Rowan the other day. Few have their finger pressed as firmly on the pulse of technology innovation. The WIRED UK Editor had just been hanging out with Jack Dorsey (the man behind twitter) at the DLD conference in Munich. It sounds like the European technology scene (which includes Israel and Turkey) is alive and kicking, and beginning to generate new firms with serious potential. Off the cuff, David ranked Europe’s fastest growing technology hubs in the following order: London, Berlin, Stockholm / Tel Aviv, Istanbul, Paris … David also told us about an eye-opening trip he made to Africa last year with a delegation of British CEOs led by David Cameron. Submarine fibre optic cables running down the east and west coast of Africa now mean the the continent is plugged into the world wide web, and technology entrepreneurs in places like Lagos and Nairobi are flourishing.