Basheera Khan

Basheera Khan

Basheera Khan is a South African technology journalist and blogger based in London. She is a Contributing Editor to TechCrunch Europe and blogs about social media and other geeky things for The Daily Telegraph.

Basheera began her career in technology publishing as a staff reporter for ITWeb and Brainstorm in Johannesburg. She moved to the UK in 2001, somehow ending up in Swansea. After a stint editing for Swansea University’s computer science department, she launched Wales’ first and only technology news publication, Ping Wales (2004-2007, RIP). She has appeared on ITV Wales 6pm news commenting on new media, and has in the past blogged for Social Media Influence.

Basheera has been a frequent contributor to the Welsh business press, and has lectured in online journalism at Cardiff University’s School of Journalism and Glamorgan University’s School of Creative & Cultural Industries. She is a regular speaker at events organised by the non-profit company bloc, which focus on creative technology in Wales.

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#XmasCrunch – Speakers and Pitches in video

<img src="" class="shot2" />I'm not sure what the best part of the second annual TechCrunch Europe Christma

LeWeb: Shutl launches near-instant gratification for online shoppers

<img class="alignright" title="Shutl-logo" src="" alt="" width="250" height="210" />Online shopping has come along in l

LeWeb: Storific riffs on hyperlocal, real-time conversation through social media

<img class="shot2" src="" alt="" />[FRANCE] Another startup pitching on their home turf is <a href="http://www.storific

LeWeb: Sokoz turns real-time auctions into web entertainment

<img class="shot2" src="" alt="" /> [FRANCE] <a href="">Sokoz</a> is a quick-fire real-time, revers

LeWeb: Cost-control for cloud computing from CloudSplit

<img class="shot2" src="" alt="" />[IRELAND] <a href="">CloudSplit</a>, a real-time

LeWeb: promises to-do management with added sexy

<img class="shot2" src="" alt="" /> [RUSSIA] Here's something that ought to get personal productivity geeks a little b

LeWeb: Tigerlily targets community management with Facebook Page tools

[FRANCE] <img class="shot2" src="" alt="" />French startup <a href="">Tigerlily</a> offers a wh

LeWeb: Stribe's plug and play social networks – with a difference?

<img class="shot2" src="" alt="" /> [FRANCE/US] Stribe is a plug and play service to instantly create a social network

LeWeb: FriendBinder controls social network noise

[UK] <img class="shot2" src="" alt="" />With the mass of social networking sites and tools out there comes the dire nee

Say it isn't so – WhoSampled reveals the rip-offs in music

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Texas Instruments targets 3D gaming with Softkinetic-Optrima gesture recognition SDK

[Belgium] Earlier this week, 3D gesture recognition software developer Softkinetic and VUB university spin-off company Optrima, inventor of patented 3D sensing technology announced a joint venture off

Swedish startup RunAlong wants to make you sweat. With your friends. In the dark.

FOWA’s known for being a launching platform for startups. The joy of being surrounded by 600-odd web people though is that there are bound to be a few other startups in the house apart from the

FOWA 2009: Simon Wardley on what cloud computing standards mean for tech startups

Looking at the Twitter stream of Day 2 at FOWA 2009, it’s clear that Canonical’s Simon Wardley hit all the right buttons with his levelheaded and wryly humourous take on the ongoing evolut

How many iPhone apps has O2 banned from the App Store?

Today, 0870, a fantastic free iPhone app from freelance mobile developer Simon Maddox is at last available in the UK App Store, after a whopping 429 days in the approval process. And it appears that O

4iP makes £350k equity investment in

Channel 4’s 4iP fund has acquired a minority equity stake in former Seedcamp winner, for £350,000. As part of the deal,’s services will be integrated into Chan

Exclusive: Mixcloud launches 'the YouTube of radio' on Monday

Listen up, music lovers. Mixcloud, the on-demand radio startup that’s re-thinking radio for the digital age, opens its doors to the public at noon on Monday. The site launched in private beta at

PayPal debuts new APIs at Charity Hack Weekend

Okay, so I know events are not news, but this is one worth talking about. On 19-20 September, PayPal is hosting a Charity Hack Weekend, where the goal is for developers to build new ways to take donat

Teenagers show UK Govt how web/mobile services should be done

If we assume that the secret to successful tech startups is an elegant solution to a common problem, easily monetized and marketed to a receptive audience, then Young Rewired State probably saw the bi

Flirtomatic gets people paying to flirt Down Under

Flirtomatic, the freemium mobile and online flirting service from UK startup Handmade Mobile Ltd, has launched in Australia through ninemsn, one of the most popular websites in that country. The agree

Nokia's Ovi Store offers free trial of Shazam to drive Nokia Music Store sales

Forget Spotify – here comes another attempt to make money out of digital music borrowed directly from the shareware world. Nokia’s Ovi Store has hooked up with mobile music discovery app S
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