An algorithm ….a bidding war? ‘Silicon Valley’ is the brand new US comedy from Mike Judge and we have the trailer!


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We are thrilled that you can now listen to Monocle magazines fantastic weekly show ‘The Entrepreneurs’ on the blog now!


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As part of our philosophy to make our fast growing Silicon Fen platform an invaluable resource in the technology ‘ecosystem’ we are delighted to now bring you Monocle Magazines weekly show ‘The Entrepreneurs’. Enjoy!

 

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Your Seven Days in the World of Technology courtesy of the Wired.co.uk Podcast!


Wired podcast

Listen this week for an entertaining 30-minute look at the most interesting technology and science stories from the last seven days, with Wired.co.uk’s Olivia Solon, Liat Clark and Nicholas Tufnell.

Once again Care.data is proving to be a hot mess. Remember all that sensitive personal information they promised they wouldn’t give to insurers? They gave it to insurers. Liat takes a look at how medical professionals are trying to treat the strange phenomenon of phantom limbs, and we discuss the news that the European Union and Brazil have agreed to lay a fibre-optic undersea communications cable across the Atlantic in an attempt to “guarantee” net neutrality — is this the beginning of a balkanised web?

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We asked Alex van Someren of Amadeus Capital Partners, ‘How different is Silicon Fen from Silicon Roundabout?’




The fifty-year-old Cambridge high-tech cluster is widely recognised as one of the world’s most significant and successful technology regions. The helpful data mashup CamClusterMap currently lists around 1,600 companies in the area, with total annual revenues of £13 Billion. As it happens, this website was created following the TechCity map project, which logs the Twitter interactions between almost 1,400 companies near the ‘Silicon Roundabout’. So, if these two clusters are so similar in scale, what makes them different?

Besides the obvious contrast between the concrete urban setting vs. the ancient buildings and bucolic rural geography, there is a perceptible difference in the kind of businesses that evolve in the two locations. Creatively-driven sectors such as Digital Media, Mobile apps and AdTech seem to proliferate around the Silicon Roundabout. Cambridge companies are more often built around Intellectual Property in sectors including the Healthcare/Life Sciences, Materials Science, heavy Engineering, Mobile telecoms and Semiconductors, as well as Enterprise software.

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