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Connect at mine free Wi-Fi! I would knew what I is do! I is cafe boss!

Something for the Weekend, Sir? There's no security on holiday when you're a bellend
Alistair Dabbs, 01 Sep 08:33

Pre-order your early-bird pre-sale product today! (Oh did we mention the shipping date has slipped AGAIN?)

Something for the Weekend, Sir? Or just wait and buy it when it's ready
Alistair Dabbs, 28 Jul 10:32

BOFH: Oh go on. Strap me to your Hell Desk, PFY

Episode 10 Special tables with special chairs for special people
Simon Travaglia, 28 Jul 08:00

Confessions of an ebook eater

Stob In which Chronicles of Delphi scribe Verity gives praise to post-book world
Verity Stob, 26 Jul 12:24

Firefox doesn't need to be No 1 – and that's OK, 'cos it's falling off a cliff

Open Source Insider Mozilla runs counter to Valley narrative
Scott Gilbertson, 25 Jul 08:52

In the Pearl River Delta's electronics souks, AI lets the haggling happen

With three different forms of Chinese spoken across one mega-city, smartphone translation is essential
Mark Pesce, 25 Jul 07:03

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Steve Bong

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Steve Bong is the founder of Bong Ventures, an early stage investor and incubator focusing on innovative new technology start-ups, based in Shoreditch, London.

Project Gollum: Because NHS Caring means NHS Sharing

¡Bong! Even over Skype, the weeping of the National Health Service's Chief Transformation Officer could be heard even over the sound of the breaking waves here on Seven Mile Beach, Grand Cayman. No, there was no mistaking it, even over the pops and crackles from my prototype Microsoft Surface 5 Azure Edition (“always helping you by …
Steve Bong, 22 May 2017
EU egg timer, photo via Shutterstock

Don’t let the Barmy Brexiteers wreck #digital #europe

¡Bong! I have always considered myself an internationalist. Expensive Swiss private school. Los Angeles rehab clinic. East London loft workspace and incubator. My assistant มาลัย (which means "Garland of Flowers" in Thai) is from somewhere in Indo-China. My refreshments are Colombian. I am a borderless child of John Perry Barlow, of …
Steve Bong, 10 Jun 2016
Tesla was a bright spark

The Bong Diaries, Pt.94: Bowie, Martha... and where's my knighthood?

¡Bong! “Here in my Car. I can only receive I can listen to you It keeps me stable for days In Cars" - David Bowie and Brian Eno: “My Life in a Bush of Ghosts” Jan 1st Grand Cayman I scan the New Year’s Honours with some dismay. Previous years have been studded with digital recognition. Past recipients have included an MBE …
Steve Bong, 15 Jan 2016

Steve Jobs, The (real) Movie

¡Bong! I have been dismayed but not surprised to hear complaints that the movie by my friend Danny Boyle misrepresents the life of Steve Jobs, and contains numerous factual inaccuracies. Following our highly successful partnership on the 2012 Olympic opening ceremony, Danny and I worked closely developing the movie. Indeed, at one …
Steve Bong, 23 Oct 2015
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Bong Ventures LLC: We've been cyberhacked

¡Bong! Recent press reports have appeared suggesting that Bong Ventures LLC suffered a serious sustained cyber-attack resulting in the release of petabytes of confidential data onto the internet. We can confirm reports are true. In order to maintain the confidence of investors and partners, BongVentures LLC has decided to disclose …
Steve Bong, 12 Dec 2014

Seven Great Moments in World Wide Web History

Web @ 25 + Bong [I am grateful to my assistant มาลัย (which means 'Garland of Flowers' in Thai) for scraping the BBC website to bring us these facts, which I have then curated. If you can remember any of this, you can't have been there – sb] 1. 1989: Nuclear beginnings At CERN in Switzerland, humble English white-coated lab assistant Tim …
Steve Bong, 12 Mar 2014

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