Dan Crow (computer scientist)
In the mid-1990s he was Head of Software Development for Art of Memory where he produced the Story of Glass multimedia kiosk and CD-ROM amongst others.
In 1996 Crow joined Apple Computer where he initially worked as lead software engineer on the Apple Media Tool. He was also manager of the Hypercard engineering team and the QuickTime applications team. He worked closely with Steve Jobs on the QuickTime Player application and was co-inventor of two software patents with Jobs. In August 2011, Crow was interviewed by the BBC to discuss Steve Jobs' resignation as CEO of Apple.
After leaving Apple in 2000, Crow worked at a number of technology startups. He was Chief Scientist of guru.com where he developed the SmartMatch intelligent search engine. After guru.com was acquired by Unicru, Crow stayed on as Chief Scientist and Chief Architect until 2005.
In 2006 Crow joined Google as Product Manager for the crawl infrastructure group. In this role he regularly speaks at search engine optimization conferences and led the company's teams working on the Robots Exclusion Protocol and other crawler technologies including the proposed ACAP technology.
In February 2008 in an interview with the Technology Review, Crow discussed Google's "alternate views" search interface experiments, and described Google's vision for the future of search: "One thing to remember is that (search is) still the early days. People think that search is a solved problem. I think we're still in the early days of making search work on a universal global scale. We know we can do better."
In 2009, Crow led the engineering team behind Google Squared. He then moved to Google's London office where he led development of Google's mobile search applications and Google Ads Professionals and Rich Media Dynamic Ads projects.
In January 2011, Crow left Google to join Songkick. In March 2012, Crow was named one of the "jobs ambassador" for Channel 4 News. He regularly comments on startups in Tech City, including writing for The Guardian, discussing Silicon Milkroundabout, talking at conferences and promoting UK startups for the London Olympics. He is one of the founding members of the Tech London Advocates group. 
- Mike Butcher (March 18, 2011). "Songkick poaches big hitter CTO out of Google". TechCrunch.
- Jemima Kiss (2 May 2011). "Songkick shows how a UK startup can have global ambition for live music". The Guardian.
- Crow, Daniel (1996). Exploring the use of pattern recognition, pattern identification and machine learning to support active collaboration between the user and the computer (PhD thesis). University of Leeds.
- Beale, Russell and Finlay, Janet (1992). "DB_Habits: comparing minimal knowledge and knowledge-based approaches to pattern recognition in the domain of user-computer interactions". Neural networks and pattern recognition in human-computer interaction. Ellis Horwood. ISBN 0-13-626995-8.
- Crow, D.; Smith, B. (1993). "The role of built-in knowledge in adaptive interface systems". Proceedings of the 1st international conference on Intelligent user interfaces - IUI '93. p. 97. doi:10.1145/169891.169919. ISBN 0897915569.
- "Apple Media Tool consultants list".
- Jemima Kiss (August 25, 2011). "Steve Jobs: the computer and design guru who inspired absolute devotion". The Guardian.
- Shan Carter (August 25, 2011). "Steve Jobs’s Patents". New York Times.
- "BBC News at Six". BBC. August 25, 2011.
- Crow, D.; Desanto, J. (2004). "A hybrid approach to concept extraction and recognition-based matching in the domain of human resources". 16th IEEE International Conference on Tools with Artificial Intelligence. p. 535. doi:10.1109/ICTAI.2004.12. ISBN 0-7695-2236-X.
- "Blurb launch information from Demo conference".
- Ben Sisaro (1 May 2011). "A Go-to Site for Tracking Music Acts". New York Times.
- Johnson, Bobbie (2007-03-27). "Interview in The Guardian technology blog". London. Retrieved 2010-04-30.
- "Search Summit 2007 in Sydney".
- "Search Engine Strategies New York, 2007. Conference agenda".
- "Search Engine Strategies Chicago, 2006. Conference agenda".
- "Search engines baulk at tighter reins on their spiders".
- Greene, Kate (March 2008). "A New Perspective on Search Results". MIT Technology Review.
- "European Conference on Information Retrieval, 2010".
- Channel 4 News (14 March 2012). "Channel 4 Reveals Jobs Ambassadors".
- Dan Crow (21 November 2011). "Watch out, Silicon Valley – Silicon Roundabout is the new kid in town". The Guardian.
- Dom Pollard (2 November 2011). "Interview: Dan Crow, CTO, Songkick". The Cloud Circle.
- "The Changing Landscape with Dan Crow". Digital London. March 2012.
- "Olympics Legacy - Silicon Roundabout". Engineering and Technology Magazine. 18 March 2012.
- Olivia Solon (17 April 2003). "Private sector advocacy group aims to support London tech scene". Wired UK.