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TEDGlobal 2011 kicks off in Edinburgh

This year’s TEDGlobal conference is under way in Edinburgh and promises not to disappoint in showcasing some of the world’s leading thinkers and expert public speakers. The usual format is that the speakers are given a maximum of 18 minutes to present their ideas in the most innovative and engaging ways they can. Past presenters

“Everything will be alright”

Brian Eno, legendary pioneer of electronic music, has never been known for his sunny outlook. True, he did co-found Roxy Music; yes, he has produced a back catalogue of widely acclaimed solo projects, and indeed, he has worked with a roster of pop giants, from Talking Heads and David Bowie to U2 and Coldplay, that would make most other producers green

Assange appears on panel discussion at London’s Frontline Club

Last week the Frontline Club in London hosted a panel discussion with WikiLeaks’s Julian Assange and extroverted Slovenian philosopher Slavoj Zizek; Democracy Now!’s Amy Goodman was the moderator. Zizek, an expert speaker on politics and philosophy, argued that the leaked documents provided people with concrete evidence of what was long tacitly accepted; governments engaged in

Meet Facebook: our new baby!

James Taylor reports on Facebook’s EMEA marketing office in London in the latest issue of Management Today. On the 22nd of Februrary 2011 there was an Egyptian baby named Facebook to celebrate its role in the revolution. There are 600 million Facebook users and the average user spends 23 minutes on each visit to Facebook. Can

Want to be a billionaire? Easy, says David Rowan. Just master ‘SoLoMo’…

This morning, Chartwell attended “Mobile World”, a conference organised by Editorial Intelligence that explored the implications of the digital information age for business and society. During the opening discussion, Mark Rogers (CEO & co-founder, Market Sentinel) argued that the internet has opened up ‘private’ conversations to the public domain; it is now possible to track

Can Google make a business out of being late?

In light of Malcolm Gladwell’s recent comments on Steve Jobs (“this is a man who made a business out of being late”), Google are hoping their second arrival on the social networking scene may prove a smart move. Malcolm Gladwell made the above comment during a panel discussion seminar at the Cannes Lions 58th International

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