ISSUE 12 AUGUST 2011

UPCOMING EVENTS London Silicon Roundabout September Meetup – Cloud Base September 8, 2011 (Thursday) 6:00 PM Open Kitchen – Hackney Community College, 40 Hoxton Street, London N1 6LR [ RSVP HERE ] 15-August: London JS: Testing & Large Scale Javascript 20-August: Encampment London If you have an Event you would like to promote let us know …

IN THE NEWS Microsoft GFS Datacenter Tour – July 24, 2011 This video will provide a deeper look at how Microsoft uses secure, reliable, scalable and efficient best practices to deliver over 200 cloud services to more than a billion customers and 20 million businesses in over 70 countries. Nokia’s Losses Become Finland’s Gains – August 4, 2011 A few weeks ago Microsoft’s European chairman told TechEurope that the average amount of venture capital per head across Europe was just $7. Cloud Computing Not Always Cheaper: Zynga Case Study – August 3, 2011 Consultant David Cahill has published a ground-breaking case history of online game developer Zynga, famous for such games as “Farmville”, with a focus on how it handles the huge volumes of valuable data it harvests from the games. Facebook shuns Tech City, takes up office space in London – August 4, 2011 After shunning the government-backed ‘Tech City’, social networking giant Facebook has announced it will be moving to office space in London to facilitate growth. Police planning major switchover to cloud computing – August 7, 2011 Police across the UK are considering a major move to cloud computing, dumping onpremise IT in an aggressive bid to cut costs, ComputerworldUK.com can reveal. We have also created subject specific Newspapers on Mobile Apps, Gaming, Startups, Cloud Computing, & London Silicon Roundabout

JOBS We’re looking for members that would like to get involved running the London Silicon Roundabout Group! So please drop me an Email if you’re interested. 09-Aug: Chief Technical Architect (Full-Time) Creating technical requirements specification from existing user journeys and wireframes. Working closely with developers to manage the delivery process and successful deployment of cquence 08-Aug: Lead Developer / Architect (Full-Time) Understand existing platform, collect new requirement and devise proposed new architecture. Lead development of new platform and its roll-out. 03-Aug: Frontend Developer (Full-Time) Working closely with all members of the product, UX/UI and dev teams, you will be responsible for implementing the frontend of our product experience – as well as conceptualizing and planning new features. 03-Aug: Lead Developer (Full-Time) We are looking for a senior/lead developer to drive development, the team, and execution for company and launch. Candidates will ideally have expertise with frontend and backend technologies and considerations, and will also be able to conceive of architecture and requirements with a small team. If you have a job you would like to promote post it at TechStartupJobs

READING & VIEWING Are Startups Better as Single-Gender Affairs? – BNET Ten startups spring up at Springboard Investor Day – The Next Web Six Ways Corporations Can Kill Your Startup Dream – Business Insider Gaga and Kanye Hook Up Turntable – Loot 32 Questions Developers May Have Forgot to Ask a Startup Founder – MyVenturePad Movirtu to Launch Cloud Phone Service for the Poor – Benzinga More Startup info at TechStartHub

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Have a great weekend & those who are off early Happy Holidays! Rgds, Shawn London Silicon Roundabout