Metcalfe combines his skills and experience in software engineering, product development, social media consultancy, and business strategy to offer deep insights across the majority of the internet industry’s key knowledge verticals.
During the late 90’s, and while only in his mid-teens, Ben launched his first startup, a free e-mail service that attracted over 60,000 registered users. Then, he was offered the chance to work on the BBC news website.
Some of his professional highlights include advising MySpace’s executive team on the development and execution of their open platform strategy and consulting with carrier and communications services provider Neustar Inc.
|May 28, 2015||Wired News - Uber Unveils App Updates to Help Its Deaf Drivers|
|Apr 3, 2013||The Next Web - WP Engine Hires Bazaarvoice's Heather Brunner As New COO|
|Mar 9, 2013||CNet - At SXSW, brands take over - CNET|
|Aug 31, 2011||Tech2 - CNN buys Zite, its ticket into the hot news app market - Tech2|
|Mar 10, 2011||ZD Net - SXSW Interactive 2011: Cat Sculptures Carved In Cheese (No, Really)|
|Jan 6, 2011||ZD Net - BBC closes "Backstage" media developer project|
|Oct 8, 2010||TechCrunch - Libyan Domain Registry Shares Its Views On The .ly Hoopla, But Questions Remain|
|Oct 8, 2010||Search Engine Land - Time To Think Carefully About Which Country Hosts Your URL Shortener|