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news – Roo Reynolds

Moving on from W+K

Today is my last day at W+K London. Starting next week, I join the Government Digital Service. You might already have heard of GDS and the single government domain (GOV.UK beta) project, which is rather exciting. If not, here’s Danny O’Brien writing about poacher turned gamekeeper, Tom Loosemore, which should set the scene nicely. I’m […]

Moving on from the BBC

I’m excited to announce that I’ve accepted the position of Head of Emerging Platforms at Wieden+Kennedy London, where I start on the 1st of December. Wieden+Kennedy are an advertising agency with an amazing track record. You’ll know them for Honda ‘Cog’, Nokia ‘Dot’, Nike ‘Write the Future’ and (of course) lots more. Recently, you might […]

This is why we need more photographers at public events

Regular readers will know that I don’t often mention news stories here. This can’t go unmentioned though. Duncan Campbell’s piece in ‘Comment is free’ points out the very patchy reporting that the death of Ian Tomlinson has had thus far in much of Britain’s press. I think that’s about to change. Please take a couple […]

Guardian Open Platform

The Guardian today announced the Open Platform, comprising two products: a Content API built on top of their existing search engine allowing other people to build applications on top of the Guardian’s content, and the Data Store which is a collection of public and Guardian-owned data sets made freely available for reuse. I was invited […]

Eye Eye

Thanks to Jem for casually mentioning this morning that I’m in this fortnight’s Private Eye. It’s taken from last week’s edition of the BBC’s staff newspaper, Ariel, which ran a nice welcome-to-the-machine piece describing my new role. Here’s how the full thing looked. Birtspeak 2.0 it may have been, but I was only unhappy with […]

Moving on from IBM

Having been an IBMer for more than 10 years, I’m moving on. I’ve accepted the position of Portfolio Executive, Social Media at BBC Vision. What that means is that I’ll be helping to define, develop and execute BBC Vision’s strategy in relation to social media. Simon Nelson gave a speech in September 2007 about some […]

Ask not what an Information Revolution can do for you

Ask.com’s latest attempt at wresting “sleep searchers” from Google: the Information Revolution. I saw the posters on the tube and thought “looks interesting” and made a note to visit the website. Although the site now displays the Ask.com logo, it initially didn’t declare who was behind it (and I wasn’t sharp-eyed enough to spot the […]