VIP Profile: Gail Purvis – AlphaGalileo, one of my trinity of compulsory reading
“I think AlphaGalileo, The Herald and the New York Times are my trinity of compulsory reading to know exactly what is going down in Europe, Scotland and the USA.
AlphaGalileo is my European roots, and is the most scrupulous coverage of high technology across a lot of disciplines through Europe. I get well over 100 releases a day and have a 'to-be-sorted' backlog of at least another 100, but I will go through AlphaGalileo the minute it appears and I see it. I appreciate the quick one line offerings so you can see ahead to the possible stories, and then the greater detail paragraph link, lets you judge if the story is right for what you need.
The service is not only excellent at covering work across Europe, it offers me an exhaustive data base of fascinating work from social sciences to astronomy, from physics to textiles and toys so it’s a great repository of information for features, and quite frequently I will pick up Scottish new stories embedded in Portuguese academic studies, or part of some German major research project that have simply not been identified by even my home sources.
What do you want me to write about? You alerted me to Graphensic and a very happy but long ago contact Rositza Yakamova, and I passed the story on to my friend and editor of Semiconductor Today, and we both think the story then got picked up by European Semiconductor. So you have a considerable knock on effect!
The one that amused me recently was from University of Leicester and its work on an interactive newspaper.
I then discovered that Dundee was part of the project playing with the interactive embedded music side of things, which to be fair, maybe Dundee did alert me about, (but music is seen as arts, not tech) and I would have missed the whole interactive scenario of the three Universities without AlphaGalileo!”
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