Amazon and Alibaba – attacking the market from different platforms
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Amazon and Alibaba – attacking the market from different platforms

News that Amazon will no longer sell Apple TV and Google Chromecast is a reflection of the online retailer’s move from shop to multi-platform tech giant. Similarly, Alibaba’s interest in online to offline selling and recent investment in products competing with Uber suggest there is more to come and e-commerce is simply not enough. I … Continue reading

Snapchat CEO reveals plans for future
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Snapchat CEO reveals plans for future

Snapchat CEO, 24 year-old Evan Spiegel, has said that an initial public offering (IPO) is “really important” for the ephemeral social media platform. Since it launched in 2011, Snapchat has grown to 100million registered users actively engaging with the platform each day. Of those, 65% upload ‘snaps’ – photos, pictures and videos – which are shared … Continue reading

Up Periscope: the future of live broadcasting from your smartphone
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Up Periscope: the future of live broadcasting from your smartphone

New apps, including Periscope and Meerkat, can make anyone with a smartphone into a live newscaster.  For business, this could mean a rethink of how live events are delivered and what can be done to protect valuable online and offline content. I joined the Arise News team to discuss the impact of live social broadcasting on … Continue reading

Minimum wage protestors seek to influence corporate America
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Minimum wage protestors seek to influence corporate America

Is the introduction of a standard minimum wage always bad for business?  Studies can argue either way, but the long term social and cultural impact of a minimum hourly rate can be seen in nearly all developed countries.  The teething pains can be acute, however, especially in the service sector. On a global level, the right … Continue reading

Uber Alles? More PR gaffes from the $40billion start-up
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Uber Alles? More PR gaffes from the $40billion start-up

Uber hit the headlines again this month. First following its announcement that it was partnering with UN Women to  “work together around the world toward a shared vision of equality and women’s empowerment.”  It promised to create one million jobs for women in the next 5 years within it’s global company, now operating in over … Continue reading

$1billion stolen from world banks in systematic hack
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$1billion stolen from world banks in systematic hack

The systematic theft of up to $10million a time has resulted in a reported 100 banks being stung across 30 countries worldwide. Kaspersky Labs has said that a ‘professional’ hacking group has used basic phishing style techniques to infiltrate banks in Russia, the US, China and the UK, watching and waiting for months before taking … Continue reading