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Martin Bryant

The Next Web

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Past articles by Martin:

I miss blind, dumb enthusiasm for new tech

Today marks 10 years since Google stoked great excitement in the tech community by unveiling a new product called Wave. I remember it clearly, because that day I sat down on my sofa 5,000 miles away from Google’s developer conference and wrote my first ever post as a paid tech journalist, trying to make sense […] → Read More

8 things I learned in 7 years writing for

Today is my last day writing for The Next Web. I've learned a lot in my time here so here are eight lessons I'll take with me into the future. → Read More

Turns out Poncho is a really ambitious weather cat bot

While some found him bad at telling you what the weather is going to be like, a group of investors has put $2 million into Poncho to help him become better. → Read More

Wheel is a fun social video app that could win where Facebook failed

Wheel launches today on iOS to pick up the collaborative social video baton from Facebook's Riff, and it's already looking pretty promising. → Read More

Chatbots and chat interfaces: Fad or the next big thing in tech?

Journalists and investors are being overrun with pitches for chatbots and conversational interfaces But is this a fad or a genuine step forward? → Read More

No, don't call the police when Snapchat isn't working

West Midlands Police in the UK occasionally posts inappropriate emergency calls on its SoundCloud account and the latest is a doozy. → Read More

Tara the chatbot hires freelancers so you don't have to

Tara is a chatbot designed to help small businesses get jobs done that require freelance contractors, from website and app design to writing marketing copy. → Read More

How scientists can make copies of memories,

Dr Ted Berger is working on a brain implant to make life better for people who have problems with long-term memory. The science behind it is fascinating. → Read More

We went to a wake for dead startups at SXSW – it was brilliant

I don’t like to use words like ‘brilliant’ lightly, but seriously, the Irish Startup Wake at SXSW really was that. Failure is something that has become fetishized in the startup world. At some point in the past few years ‘it’s okay to fail’ became ‘failure is cool.’ But there’s still a lot that can be learned from … → Read More

Unanimous A.I. treats humans like bees to make better decisions

Can a group of humans outsmart the best A.I. by using their collective knowledge and intuition? That's the idea behind Unanimous A.I. → Read More

ZCast makes podcasting insanely simple

ZCast is a new app out today for iOS and the Web that makes live podcasting about as easy as it can possibly be. → Read More

Wikipedia's most-edited page of all time is... George W. Bush

Tomorrow Wikipedia celebrates its 15th birthday, and to mark the occasion the Wikimedia Foundation has revealed the encyclopedia's most-edited pages. → Read More

Your next Samsung TV could also be the hub for your connected home

Samsung has announced that all of its 2016 smart TVs will be 'Internet-of-Things ready,' meaning that they can acts hubs for connected home devices. → Read More

Bloggers and social media pros will love Shutterstock’s new image editor

The new feature lets you crop, resize and add filters to an image before you download it. → Read More

There are two apps called ‘Yo!’ and another called ‘Yo’ – that’s just silly

Remember Yo? Launched in the summer of 2014, it simply sent a 'Yo!' push notification to a friend of your choice. And yet, thanks to raising $1 million before it went live, it became ... → Read More

When are we going to get REALLY ANGRY when our data is stolen?

We all need to do more than sigh, shrug and carry on when our data is stolen. → Read More

Jobspotting helps recruiters hire the right candidates with a new analytics dashboard

Jobspotting has launched a product to help employers discover more about the competitive recruitment landscape. → Read More

Klear for iOS gives you handy insights to up your Twitter game

Klear has launched a new iOS app that gives you easy-to-parse Twitter stats and account recommendations. → Read More

4 of the best hacks from the TNW USA Hack Battle

A weekend of busy hacking is over at Alley NYC Chelsea in New York City, and the TNW USA Hack Battle has come to a close. Here's our pick of the projects. → Read More

Extending the copyright of Anne Frank’s diary is wrongheaded and a disservice to humanity

The foundation that controls Anne Frank's diary is extending its control of the work through to the end of 2050. → Read More