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The next big thing takes a step back to the 1970s

Wearable technology: they say it is the next big thing. What are you going to wear today? Oh I think I will don my T-shirt that helps my breathing, my pants that make me more virile, and my new shoes that count how many miles I have walked in a...Read More

The future of Vodafone and Verizon

It is the largest corporate deal in history. Vodafone is selling its 45 per cent stake in Verizon Wireless to the Verizon parent company for $130 billion. Management at Verizon says the deal will prove transformational for the US company, but on the whole most comments across the internet suggest...Read More

Posted Sep 03, 2013

Advertorial – Three months until the Digital Marketing Show

There is just three months to go until the first ever Digital Marketing Show takes place at Excel. With 150 speakers and 100 exhibitors, the Digital Marketing Show promises to be the ‘must attend event’ of the year. The Digital Marketing Show will bring together industry leaders, key influencers and...Read More

Posted Aug 29, 2013

What next for Microsoft?

Over the weekend the press were full of talk of Steve Ballmer, the CEO of Microsoft, who has announced his plan to retire next year. This begs the question: what next for the company? Should it revisit the idea of a merger with Yahoo?

Some focused on the somewhat...Read More

Posted Aug 27, 2013

Zuckerberg dreams of five billion new customers

Time was when 2.7 billion seemed like quite a lot of people. That is how many of us are on the internet. But hold on, if the population of the world is around 7.1 billion, what about the remaining 4.4 billion of us? Never fear, Facebook’s founder Mark Zuckerberg has...Read More

Posted Aug 23, 2013

If content is king, long live the kings and queens – all of them

If you are really nerdy, not unlike the author of this article, you may never have recovered from the death of Blake. He was the eponymous hero of the TV series ‘Blake’s Seven’, who was killed off halfway through the series, only to apparently reappear in the last episode, but...Read More

Posted Aug 16, 2013

BMW’s electric car may point the way to renewable revolution

The problem with electric cars is that while they might save petrol, the cost of buying the car in the first place is so high that it is very hard to come up with an equation which shows that buying such a car makes economic sense for the individual purchaser....Read More

Posted Aug 01, 2013

Facebook results: suddenly its valuation does not look so daft

Dotcom bubble: what madness? How could anyone have been so stupid not to have seen it coming? And then it happened again, a company with a p/e ratio off the charts, a track record going back just a few years, founded by a person/persons so young they looked as though...Read More

Posted Jul 26, 2013

No new royal baby at Apple, but at least results were better than expected

What have Apple and the Duchess of Cambridge not got in common? Answer: Apple still needs a new baby. It’s the point that the markets don’t seem to get about the company. Its shares have been falling faster than a guillotine on the head of the last King of France,...Read More

Posted Jul 24, 2013

3D printing, jobs, new jobs, and a job to know


The Luddites were sometimes right. Technology might be a good thing in the long run, but in the short run there are casualties. Actually, there are always casualties, but it’s possible that innovation has sometimes created economic depression before it created something special. It may be like that today,...Read More

Posted Jul 23, 2013

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