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How technology will challenge fake news and reviews in 2020

by: Startacus Admin ~ 9th December 2019
Hollabox are all about helping people have better experiences in the real world. Their app aims to give you an inside look at the best experiences through video reviews, filmed by real people exploring your city. With 'real' being the key theme here, we asked the Hollabox team to share their top predictions on how technology will challenge fake news and reviews in 2020... " The internet...
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London-based startup Perlego raises £7 million

by: Startacus Admin ~ 19th November 2019
Funding success will see this startup's development and expansion plans move forward Great news from London-based startup, Perlego who have announced that they’ve closed their Series A fundraising round at a total of £7 million.The funding has been backed by Charlie Songhurst, Dedicated VC, Thomas Leysen (Chairman of Mediahuis and Umicore) as well as further financing from Perl...
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Bookaxe makes book discovery easy with machine learning

by: Startacus Admin ~ 27th April 2018
In the US and UK alone, an estimated 500,000 books were published last year. Yet for readers, finding one you truly love is incredibly hard. Step forward Bookaxe, a book discovery platform that solves serious pain points for both readers and traditional publishers. How? Machine learning techniques of course. Read on (sorry) for all the details... In the bookselling industry, publishers and bookse...
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Compass News wants you to be smarter than your newsfeed

by: Startacus Admin ~ 15th April 2018
Compass News - the innovative journalism startup that'll help you navigate the world of news from the publishers you can trust. Consuming news is both easier and harder these days than ever before. Some outlets even put their news on paper, an idea they saw in a chip shop, we’re guessing. Print? Is that what it’s called? That doesn’t sound right. Either way, a dozen news so...
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Startup Van launches ‘Behind the Curtain’ with Global Giant WeWork

by: Startacus Admin ~ 23rd February 2018
Entertainment company for entrepreneurs The Startup Van will collaborate with WeWork, the global network of workspaces to launch a new evening chat show called ‘Behind The Curtain’ which will be broadcasted via Facebook Live. The deal will allow The Startup Van to build on the success of its daily Facebook Live breakfast show ‘The Roundup’, to launch an evening chat show c...
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Dog Ears Acclaim Continues to Grow in Leaps and Bounds

by: Startacus Admin ~ 20th October 2017
From local beginnings, children’s media company Dog Ears continues to grow, with acclaim now coming from as far as China, with a potential Emmy Kids Award to boot... "From little acorns, mighty oak trees grow" (said someone similar, somewhere).  Which leads nicely-ish into our introduction to Dog Ears, a small but growing children's media company based in Derry, Northern Ireland. Acco...
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What the UK & Ireland edition of Mashable on Snapchat Discover means for digital content & startups

by: Startacus Admin ~ 22nd June 2017
There is now a UK and Ireland edition of Mashable on Snapchat Discover.  So what you may say! And that’s perhaps a fair comment. However any doubts that this is just a pie-in-the-sky collaboration, marketing ploy and clever joint marketing campaign, should be immediately dismissed - this launch could be a further sign that traditional publishing and written digital cont...
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Echobox wants to be your dedicated, AI Social Media assistant and Poll Tracker

by: Startacus Admin ~ 23rd April 2017
There’s a fair bit of stuff going on at Echobox - so forgive us if we try to summarise. Firstly, Echobox uses AI to intelligently automate content distribution on social media for media companies and publishers - taking over the logistics and legwork of social media management. Basically, it is an AI tool and it takes on the role of your social media assistant. They've even given it a name...
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A self interview with Emma Coles of Adlet

by: Startacus Admin ~ 15th May 2014
Back in 2008, Emma Coles aunched Ji Ji Kiki, a then-small website selling vintage and handmade jewellery. Fast forward to 2013 and after many, many hours each month of searching around the internet to find bloggers to work with and new places to advertise, Emma just thought there had to be an easier way for both the bloggers and the businesses wanting to work with the publishers to be connect...
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Courier Paper - An interview with the London Startup champions

by: Startacus Admin ~ 9th March 2014
Courier is a London based newspaper title about startup culture. Launched a year ago as a quarterly publication, Courier focuses amongst other things on the people, passion and the psyche of small business and startups around EC1 and the whole of the big smoke. We picked up a copy a few months back and after reading it front to back, we thought it’d be great to interview founders Soheb Panj...
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