Posts Tagged 'London'

After BT pays up for Ribbit, so Comcast TV firm buys DailyCandy

It’s so simple. Every day, Daily Candy sends out an email featuring one cool thing that a sassy Sex-in-The-City kinda gal might fancy. Looks like they tailor it to a dozen cities. But, they reckon to be making £5m profit this year.

Lovely editorial perspective. Greatly scalable.

Well, a US cable TV firm just bid $125million to buy the thing.

Techcrunch carries the story here.

Hmmm. That’s £5m or $10m per city of coverage. Sweet exit indeed.

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London digital magic continues

The challenge in searching for the Next Big Thing is that so many entrepreneurs are hard at it in Widget World – creating the business of the future. How do you grade them, rate their prospects and see clear water between them?

That task has recently fallen to Chinwag, the digital commentators, who are leading a UK government trade mission – Digital Mission – to take Brit firms to big US events for a spot of exposure. No doubt, with some limelight, passes to Web 2.0 Expo and some air tickets involved, Chinwag had a big field to whittle down.

Those going to the Big Apple with Digital Mission in Sept – and therefore worth a sniff as candidates for Next Big Thing… (Digital Mission has 40 places for Austin, Texas in Mar 09 next up…)
B View – http://www.bview.co.uk 
Harvest Digital – http://www.harvestdigital.com 
Head London – http://www.headlondon.com
Headshift – http://www.headshift.com 
Huddle – http://www.huddle.net 
idiomag – http://www.idiomag.com 
KMP Interactive Marketing and Technology – http://www.kmp.co.uk 
Market Sentinel – http://www.marketsentinel.com 
Mippin – http://www.mippin.com
Littleloud – http://www.littleloud.com 
QuickTV – http://www.quick.tv 
Slicethepie – http://www.slicethepie.com 
Smarkets – http://smarkets.com/ 
Sweemo – http://www.sweemo.com/ 
Tactile CRM – http://www.tactilecrm.com/ 
Tempero – http://www.tempero.co.uk 
UGame – http://www.ugame.net 
UnLtdWorld – http://www.unltdworld.com
Unruly Media – http://www.unrulymedia.com 
Veedow – http://www.veedow.com 
WorldTV – http://worldtv.com

More details on the companies, and their delegates, can be found on the NYC 08 Companies page.
http://www.chinwag.com/digitalmission/nyc08-companies

To quote Chinwag’s website on the selection process: ‘The talent on display was very impressive and we were literally awed by the calibre of business and innovation in the mix! The broad swathe of companies is also testimony to the bouyancy, creativity and profound depth of the UK digital scene.’

Go for it, guys… show ’em what London has to offer!


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