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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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Yahoo set for new homepage again, after latest image leak

24 Oct 2014  by Barclay Ballard
Yahoo set for new homepage again, after latest image leak
The redesign is expected to launch officially next month, with the latest internal screenshots indicating it will push digital magazines and focus on more of a mobile-first approach.

Amazon takes $170m writedown following disappointing Fire Phone sales

24 Oct 2014  by Barclay Ballard
Amazon takes $170m writedown following disappointing Fire Phone sales
Following its third-quarter financial report, the firm announced that it would take the charge, as its flagship smartphone continues to struggle in terms of sales.

GT Advanced Technologies and Apple reach agreement to end partnership

24 Oct 2014  by Barclay Ballard
GT Advanced Technologies and Apple reach agreement to end partnership
The sapphire glass manufacturer, which filed for bankruptcy earlier this month, has officially announced its settlement with Apple, but will continue to research sapphire glass production.

Ello, the social network that won’t sell your data, gets $5.5m investment

24 Oct 2014  by Barclay Ballard
Ello, the social network that won’t sell your data, gets $5.5m investment
The platform, which launched back in August, has also become a Public Benefit Corporation, meaning that its promise to never display advertising must be kept even if purchased.

UK police arrest couple selling pirated music worth thousands of pounds

23 Oct 2014  by Barclay Ballard
UK police arrest couple selling pirated music worth thousands of pounds
City of London Police revealed that the couple are from the Greater Manchester area and the value of the music on just one of the hard drives is estimated to be in excess of £350,000.

Christian Bale confirmed for Steve Jobs role in upcoming biopic

23 Oct 2014  by Barclay Ballard
Christian Bale confirmed for Steve Jobs role in upcoming biopic
Oscar winning screenwriter Aaron Sorkin announced the news during a Bloomberg television interview with Emily Chang earlier today, revealing that Bale did not have to audition for the role.