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Great features: checking battery drain on Android

February 13, 2012

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I hadn’t looked at the battery usage chart on my Android for months. I was moaning at my battery life to my CTO, who has the same phone (Sony Ericsson Arc). He didn’t have any problems with his. So I checked it out again. Oh look, an app is killing my battery… I thought the […]

UK tech accelerator programs

February 10, 2012

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Accelerator programs are becoming increasingly popular for tech startups to apply to, and there an increasing number in cities across the UK (and Europe). Generally heavily over subscribed, accelerator programmes offer start ups intensive mentoring, product and business development and access to contacts – all over a short period. While the structure of each one […]

London area angel networks and pay to pitch

February 8, 2012

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Pay to pitch angel networks are always sure to get tech startups’ heckles up. But the reality is they often  represent the only channel for early stage businesses lacking a good network of contacts. At a recent talk on angel investment I was interested to discover that UK angel networks are only estimated to cover 20-30% […]