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Month: July 2014

London’s Mayor Misses Window To Spend £50M On Startup Building

London’s Mayor has missed an opportunity to spend a £50 million fund set aside by the UK government to create a public building dedicated to both technology startups, events and public education around technology. The Prime Minister’s office has confirmed an earlier report that the large sum of money it had allocated to City Hall to create a building which would serve tech startups and local people would now go back into general government spending. A spokesman told us: “Given that a permanent solution for the roundabout will be technically difficult and some way off that money has gone back to general expenditure. It is normal practice for any money that hasn’t been spent to return to the Treasury to help reduce the deficit.” TechCrunch understands the Mayor’s team are now “seeking alternative funding for a landmark proposal in Tech City and are collaborating on alternatives that might achieve the original objective over a shorter timeframe.” No further detail appears to be available. The Greater London Authority, over-seen by Mayor Boris Johnson, was put in charge of the £50 million fund in late 2012 to create a new “civic space” dedicated to start-ups and entrepreneurs in East London. The project was also set out by the Tech City Investment Organisation, which oversees London’s high tech cluster on behalf of the government. The building was to have hosted “classrooms, co-working...

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adidas Originals EQT Guidance ’93 Black/Yellow

Adding to its EQT lineup, adidas Originals has rereleased the adidas Originals EQT Guidance 93 in a bold mix of black and yellow. This version of the classic trainer features a black and yellow upper composed of suede and mesh with white ribbon Three Stripes branding. Rounding out the design is the shoe’s stark white midsole, which is broken up by the contrasting Three Stripes running down the midfoot. Look for these now at Spanish retailer sivasdescalzo. Article source:...

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size? x PUMA "Wilderness Pack" Part Two

size?‘s successful “Wilderness Pack” enjoys a second round as two models emerge, the Blaze of Glory Jungle and the Disc Blaze Mountain. Each embody a heavy dosage of their respective inspirations. The Disc Blaze features a mountain-inspired execution with a heavy waxed canvas upper and evergreen trees serving as the catalyst for the front of the shoe. A speckled midsole represents blizzard conditions you’d typically see on a mountain. The Blaze of Glory sees the warm climates of the Amazonian serve as its colorway direction. A mesh base layer provides breathability as you would imagine to provide comfort in humid conditions while a “mossy” suede layer is combined with a rubberized waterproof leather. The PUMA x size? ‘Wilderness Pack’ Blaze of Glory Jungle Disc Blaze Mountain will be released on Saturday, August 2 at 8:00am GMT. Article source:...

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PacSun x Been Trill Athletic Pack Lookbook

Known to draw motifs from ’90s athletic apparel and internet iconography, Been Trill continues to take the fashion world by storm with its upfront designs. For 2014 spring/summer, the all-encompassing art collective expands into a selection of athletic pieces as seen in the lookbook above. Set to release exclusively at PacSun, Been Trill’s athletic pack consists of jackets, tees, baseball and football jerseys, sweatshorts and joggers, all of which are upheld by the label’s bold branding. Shot by Nicholas Maggio and modeled by Jasmine Sanders, also known as Golden Barbie, enjoy the lookbook here and look for the collection at select PacSun stores and online from August 1. Article source:...

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Facebook Forces Users Worldwide To Download Messenger For Mobile Chat

Over the next few days, Facebook will stop allowing messaging in its main iPhone and Android apps, and force all their users around the world to download its standalone Messenger app. Facebook first started requiring users in Europe to use Messenger back in April, but after seeing “positive results” in terms of engagement, its rolling out the plan to the everyone. Facebook tells me people on Messenger reply about 20% faster, and not supporting multiple version of mobile chat will help it make both its main apps and Messenger better. Mobile web, iPad, feature phone, Windows Phone, Paper, and desktop users can still message in their main Facebook apps or sites like before, and will be spared from this forced migration for now. Previously, people could chat from a Messages tab in Facebook’s smartphone apps. They also had the option to download Messenger, which would turn the Messages tab into a notifications hub and shortcut that would fast-switch users into Messenger when tapped. Soon, though, iPhone and Android users will be forced into this bouncing around. They’ll get a few optional notices to download Messenger before chat eventually stops working in the main apps. Facebook will also send an email to people the change will impact that explains why it’s happening. That little clock-wielding otter in the notification about the switch is cute, but he’s definitely going to annoy...

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