Zuckerberg’s resolutions for Facebook’s newsfeed. What should we expect?
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Zuckerberg’s resolutions for Facebook’s newsfeed. What should we expect?

Mark Zuckerburg has started the new year with a resolution to take Facebook back to basics and to ensure that time spent on the social media monolith is ‘time well spent’.  For Facebook, this starts with an updated news feed. Rather than seeing viral videos and promoted news content, we should expect to see and … Continue reading

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

Charity hit by animal welfare ‘hacktivists’ forced to cancel fundraiser
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Charity hit by animal welfare ‘hacktivists’ forced to cancel fundraiser

A children’s charity fundraising night at the local dog racing track has been cancelled following an online campaign by an animal welfare group. Once again, social media has taken centre stage. The Brighton based Rockinghorse charity, which raises money for seriously ill children, has been cancelled the event after a social media campaign by the … 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
Employment Issues / In the News

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