About

I’m probably best known as a technology journalist, currently at TechCrunch. I still blog occasionally at last100. Until February 2012, I was CEO of ‘expertise platform’ Beepl.

Last100 was co-founded with Richard MacManus in May 2007 as part of the ReadWriteWeb Blog Network. However, the network was disbanded in November 2008 and I now run the site as an independent property.

Along with TechCrunch and last100, I have written for numerous publications, including The Guardian, Macworld UK, Mobile Industry Review, TES, ZDNet and ReadWriteWeb, on topics ranging from the social web, educational technology to consumer electronics.

From 2006 to 2008 I wrote the ZDNet blog ‘The Social Web’. I also wrote and directed the Silicon Valley documentary ‘In Search of the Valley’, which was released in September 2006.

I’ve advised schools, SMEs and not-for-profit organisations on how to exploit the collaborative and publishing opportunities offered by the Internet. Most recently I consulted for Curverider Ltd., the company behind the open source social application engine Elgg, on product development, UX and market strategy.

In 2002 I was made a fellow of the National Endowment for Science, Technology and the Arts and awarded a bursary to support the development of innovative and practical uses of online technologies in a variety of learning environments. From 2004 to 2005 I served on the board of governors for the University of East London.