EU Parliament votes in favour of Google break-up
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EU Parliament votes in favour of Google break-up

I spoke to Sally Bundock on the BBC’s World Business Report early in the morning of 26 November 2014, ahead of the European Parliament’s vote to curb the dominant position of Google in Europe. The vote follows a series of curbs made at European and EU Member State level, including the introduction of the ‘right to be … Continue reading

Will Spain’s ‘Google Tax’ be adopted across Europe?
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Will Spain’s ‘Google Tax’ be adopted across Europe?

I recently spoke to Oliver Haill about recent legislative change in Spain and how this may impact on publishing and news sites across Europe and further afield. The article was published on 29 July 2014 and is reproduced below with the kind permission of Internetworks. Spain’s online content law bomshell sending aftershocks throughout digital world In … Continue reading

HR3.0 – managing employees in the digital world
Employment Issues / Social Media

HR3.0 – managing employees in the digital world

The unstoppable rise in social media presents both opportunities and challenges for HR professionals. A basic understanding of what is on offer and an appreciation of the inherent risks is essential for the good management and control of this often wayward communications tool. Social media is a phenomenon. For example, in just over 10 short … Continue reading

Arise News: YouTube v Independent Music labels
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Arise News: YouTube v Independent Music labels

Independent music labels, representing the likes of Adele and the Arctic Monkeys, have been threatened with having their videos removed from YouTube as contract ‘negotiations’ break down. Representing around 30% of the music industry, independent music labels are a significant source of new music.  However, it seems to be the case that YouTube, owned by … Continue reading