UK to create the European Silicon Valley

November 5th, 2010

The UK’s Prime Minister David Cameron announced the ambitions of the UK government to create a new technology center in the eastern part of London. The East London Tech City, as the project is called, is going to be an innovation and high-tech business incubator, rivaling the Silicon Valley in San Jose, California. Although there are certain questions and concerns, the technology and financial worlds seem to be excited about the idea. Support has already been declared by tech companies like Google, Facebook, Cisco and Intel, academic institutions and R&D centers like Imperial College London, University College London and Loughborough University, and financial institutions like Barclays, Vodafone and Silicon Valley Bank. Building a world-class technology hub right next to the one of the world’s financial capitals is definetely a strong move.

The plan is also backed by a very clear message to the brightest minds on the planet:

In every classroom or laboratory where a bright idea is born, every bedroom where a business case is put together, if you’ve got an idea, if you want to create jobs, and if you have the ambition to build a world beating company here in the UK, We want you; we’ll make it easy for you; we’ll put out the red carpet for you. With our new Entrepreneur Visa we want the whole world to know that Britain wants to become the home of enterprise and the land of opportunity.

YouTube Video Volunteers

April 28th, 2010

YouTube Video Volunteers Video Volunteers is a simple way for you to help raise awareness for causes you care about, and compete for recognition of your work on the YouTube homepage.

Each month, the channel will feature a different relevant issue on the Video Volunteers channel with a new guest curator, and you could have the opportunity to showcase your work (and your favorite org) to a huge audience. [YouTube]

Earth Day

April 22nd, 2010

Earth Day 22nd of April is the Earth Day and this year it is the 40th anniversary of the celebration of this day.

It is a celebration, meant to inspire awareness and appreciation for the Earth’s environment. It was started by U.S. Senator Gaylord Nelson as an environmental teach-in held on April 22, 1970.

YouTube has put it in the spotlight for today:

The Bay vs. The Bag

The Unravelling: Eggs, String, & Climate Change

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