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Tom Phelan
Tom Phelan

After graduating with a Management & Organisational Innovation MSc from Queen Mary University of London, Tom was editor of a music website. He brings his interest in business history and innovation strategies to ITProPortal, along with a love of challenging and creative journalism. He’s a recent iPhone convert and will happily tell you all about the experience.
Away from the multi-coloured décor of the office, Tom teaches English, reviews gigs and chooses his beer wisely.

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Articles by Tom

Startup of the Week: Taking on the big dogs with Tapdaq

24 Oct 2014  by Tom Phelan
Startup of the Week: Taking on the big dogs with Tapdaq
This week, 23-year old enterpreneur Ted Nash tells the story of his startup Tapdaq, a community driven mobile ad exchange for app developers.

Privacy? ‘What’s that?’ says Mozilla Foundation exec

24 Oct 2014  by Tom Phelan
Privacy? ‘What’s that?’ says Mozilla Foundation exec
MozFest, Mozilla's 1,600-strong hackathon kicks off Friday 24 October and in the build-up, Mark Surman, executive director of the Mozilla Foundatio shared his take on privacy and self-expression.

Nokia sheds Windows Phone to Microsoft, soars back into profit

23 Oct 2014  by Tom Phelan
Nokia sheds Windows Phone to Microsoft, soars back into profit
After years of difficulty and company restructuring, Nokia's quarterly earnings have shown the former mobile giant to be back in profit.

CEO of Etc Venues to speak at Startup Grind this October

22 Oct 2014  by Tom Phelan
CEO of Etc Venues to speak at Startup Grind this October
Alastair Stewart, founder and CEO of Etc Venues, is to host the October edition of Startup Grind, offering attendees guidance, advice and a wealth of business knowledge.

Terrorists, paparazzi, poachers: Report flags nefarious use of drones

22 Oct 2014  by Tom Phelan
Terrorists, paparazzi, poachers: Report flags nefarious use of drones
A report has highlighted the safety, security and privacy issues concerned with the increased use of drones in the UK over the next 20 years.

'The classroom hasn't evolved since the printing press was invented' says top Angry Bird

20 Oct 2014  by Tom Phelan
'The classroom hasn't evolved since the printing press was invented' says top Angry Bird
Chief marketing officer and "Mighty Eagle" of Rovio Entertainment Ltd., Peter Vesterbacka, joined a panel to discuss the gamification of education at Moscow Open Innovations forum.