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Barclay Ballard
Barclay Ballard

After graduating with a degree in English Literature from the University of Warwick, Barclay worked for a year in outdoor advertising. A keen music fan, Barclay previously reviewed singles for a Midlands-based music website while studying. He quit work to travel around Europe for 6 weeks, before deciding it was time to return to reality. When he isn't freelance writing, Barclay enjoys seeing his hopes and dreams inevitably crushed while supporting Tottenham Hotspur.

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Nintendo's poor financial results continue with disappointing Q2 figures

10 hours ago  by Barclay Ballard
Nintendo's poor financial results continue with disappointing Q2 figures
The Japanese firm has posted a larger second-quarter loss than expected, with the company confirming a £57 million deficit as its Wii U console continues to struggle.

Another blow for Blackberry as Ford switches staff to iPhones

11 hours ago  by Barclay Ballard
Another blow for Blackberry as Ford switches staff to iPhones
Following Apple's corporate software partnership with IBM, the car manufacturer has decided to move its staff away from Blackberry, with 3,300 employees receiving iPhones before the end of the year.

Sense sleep monitor raises $1.2m on Kickstarter in its first week

13 hours ago  by Barclay Ballard
Sense sleep monitor raises $1.2m on Kickstarter in its first week
The kit, which includes an orb that monitors the bedroom, a clip that attaches to the pillow and a smartphone app, has smashed its original target of $100,000 in 30 days.

Instagram launches its own Snapchat rival called Bolt

14 hours ago  by Barclay Ballard
Instagram launches its own Snapchat rival called Bolt
The new app, which allows users to send pictures and videos before they are automatically deleted, has come under-fire from a smaller tech startup that already uses the Bolt name.

Microsoft's re-shuffle continues as Yammer and Office 365 teams merge

29 Jul 2014  by Barclay Ballard
Microsoft's re-shuffle continues as Yammer and Office 365 teams merge
Following its announcement that it would be cutting 18,000 jobs over 12 months, Microsoft has continued to ring the changes with the formal merger of its Yammer and Office 365 teams.

Microsoft goes up against Raspberry Pi with $300 Sharks Cove board

29 Jul 2014  by Barclay Ballard
Microsoft goes up against Raspberry Pi with $300 Sharks Cove board
Microsoft and Intel have teamed up to create Sharks Cove, a developer board with a higher retail price than some of its competitors and a focus on mobile software for the Windows platform.