Profile of a teenage tech millionaire – Nick D’Aloisio sells Summly app to Yahoo! for £20 million

Having just bagged a monstrous amount of money after selling his Summly app, 17-year old Nick D’Aloisio explains that although his bank balance has changed, he remains the same. The Summly app summaries web articles of all kinds into three concise paragraphs for easier reading whether studying, catching up on news or just browsing through general interest …

Facebook ranked ‘Best place to work’ by Glassdoor employee poll

If you envisaged the hallowed halls of Facebook to be the domain of an egotistical, slave-driving CEO.  Count yourself very wrong.  Facebook was ranked the ‘best place to work’ this year by U.S. job site Glassdoor.com. A review of job satisfaction and Chief Executive approval ratings found Mark Zuckerberg to have the highest rating this year at 99.3%. …

Tablet technology adapted for the blind

We’ve already seen countless examples of how technology, particularly cheaper hybrids like tablets, have helped healthcare and business for the under-resourced developing world.  Now there’s much promise for visually-impaired people to unlock the assistance of the world of technology that was previously unavailable to them. Bloomberg Business Week recently covered a story detailing intensive iPad training for teaching blind students, undertaken by a …

‘Social Me’ app uses your Facebook activity to gauge your personality

Depending how much time you spend on Facebook, for how long and how much activity you’ve had, it’s completely feasible that this information builds a pretty interesting picture of your personality, interests and character.  The question is, can you handle the truth? Researchers from the University of Cambridge developed the Social Me app based on …

Taking technology to bed – Are you a tech cheater?

Comparing constant use of technology to cheating on your partner may be over-stating things slightly but when we consider how many of us sleep with our smartphones, it’s not that far-fetched. In a recent article titled ‘Is your technology keeping you up?’, beauty blogger ‘Miss Budget Beauty’ examined the impact her constant tweeting, vlogging, blogging …