This morning we managed a serious coup in confirming Autonomy’s co-founder Mike Lynch as a speaker for the London Web Summit on March 1st. We also want to confirm 2 more speakers today: investor Esther Dyson, and Mark Read, CEO of WPP Digital. That’s on top the speakers we already announced.
Event News : Mike Lynch is announced as a speaker for the London Web Summit | TheMarketingblog | @scoopitsco.lt/5vXLYP
Mike’s had a remarkable career that took him from creating the very first audio sampler for the Atari ST to developing computer-based finger print recognition and finally achieving one of Europe’s largest ever exits with Autonomy $11 billion sale to HP. He’ll reveal all at the Web Summit.
We’re also hosting a Pub Summit in London next Wednesday, January 30th along with Seedcamp – a perfect chance to meet attendees, investors, startups and more in advance of the Web Summit. It’s free to attend, simply RSVP here.
The Weather Channel is predicting a cold snap over the next week, with many areas across the UK facing snow and bitter temperatures. With the phenomena that is #Blizzardof2015 and the cold temperatures we are yet to face in the UK, all we really want to do is stay in and avoid the wintry weather.
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Aer Lingus has confirmed that its board is considering a sweetened offer from British Airways owner IAG.
The Irish flag carrier said IAG had raised its all-cash offer to €2.55 (£1.90) per share, including a cash dividend per share of five euro cents.
It added that the proposal remains conditional on due diligence, board recommendation and the receipt of "irrevocable commitments from Ryanair and the minister of finance for Ireland" to accept the offer.
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