Tag: coffee

Shall we meet at SXSW?

Once more I’ll be jetting off to Austin in March for another week or so at South by Southwest and I’ll be attending the three main strands (Interactive, Film, and Web). As always I’m going out with a few aims. The first is to meet old friends (and make new ones) so if you want to grab a coffee over some gingerbread pancakes, let me know. The second is to see what’s new in the tech, media, and music world. Be it start-ups, bands, films, ideas in the seminars, products on the show floor, SXSW is a guide to many new ideas. Finally it’s about inspiration and getting

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Trivial Posts #22: Black Coffee, Bridge Of Spies, And 25

It’s been a busy November, bouncing around Europe, from the Web Summit in Dublin, to hosting the Junior Eurovision Song Contest’s international radio coverage (yes, once more I’m ‘A Eurovision Commentator’, never give up on your mad dreams, kids!). I’ve found some nice things online you might like to read about as well – which is what Trivial Posts thrives on! ‘Ted Drank His Coffee Black…’ Put aside your aeropresses, your hand-ground beans, your exotic steamers, what really drives the world is cheap, bad, coffee. Keith Pandolfi makes the convincing argument: The best cup of coffee I ever had was

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A Quick Trip To San Francisco… Who Has Interesting Things To Show Me?

This weekend I’m nipping over to San Franciso and the Bay Area – as you do – with a view to meet as many people as possible for coffee, snacks, lunch, and dinner. If you’re reading this and around between Sunday 27th and Wednesday 30th, let’s meet up, you all know how to reach me. And anyone who has something interesting to show me with my Forbes hat on that pushes new technology in mobile, and social media, reach out to me via email (ewanspence@gmail.com).

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And over there, a teeny-tiny smartphone, selling coffee

If Microsoft are serious in increasing their retails stores in the US from 11 stores to 87, then can I suggest they look beyond retail space and make theme cool places to hang out. Free wi-fi, a little coffee bar, comfy seats, rooms available for free use by clubs, societies and websites to arrange get-togethers. Make them as attractive to people as possible, and those people will over time help the bottom line, even if you might struggle to see the return in the till of the bricks and mortar stores. But seriously, a coffee bar. In every store.

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LOL’ing Over The Morning Coffee

As I do, I sit with my morning coffee and bounce around the web. Sometimes I find articles that are informative, sometimes I find challenging stuff, sometimes I just sit there giggling. But this article on 10 Zen Monkeys about Why Sarah [Palin]’s Sex Life Matters, is priceless coffee over the keyboard moment no matter what side of the divide you’re on…. So here comes Sarah Palin, who apparently is not in menopause at all. She just had a baby a few months ago, so her heterosexuality is just bleeding out all over the place. She’s just rolled out of

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