Black Friday? Cyber Monday? Has this week saved consumerism in time for Christmas?
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Black Friday? Cyber Monday? Has this week saved consumerism in time for Christmas?

With images of shoppers fighting for this year’s must have products dominating the news cycle over the past weekend, the idea of shopping from the comfort of your home (or office desk) may be even more appealing. Throw into the mix some one-off, never to be repeated deals and unprecedented savings offers and you would … Continue reading

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

ARISE NEWS – Celebrity Photo Hack
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ARISE NEWS – Celebrity Photo Hack

I joined Jayson Mansaray in the Arise TV studio to discuss the much publicised Celebrity Photo Hack (as it has been labelled).  Hollywood film stars, including Jennifer Lawrence, and other celebrities are believed to have had their private phones and files hacked, possibly due to security flaws in Cloud storage facilities. Watch the interview below with some … 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

Arise News: Facebook pushes into Africa
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Arise News: Facebook pushes into Africa

Facebook, through its collaborative Internet.org platform, has introduced a free to use app in Zambia, allowing local users to access the social network, search engine Google and other local information and services. Initially offered to subscribers to the Airtel network, the service allows the use of certain sites without data charges being incurred.  This will mean that more people will … Continue reading

Arise News: Social media and international conflict
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Arise News: Social media and international conflict

Militant organisations across the globe are using social media to promote propoganda.  By utilising accessible new technologies, organisations such as ISIS are able to speak directly to a mass audience, seeking sympathy and promoting hatred. I joined the Arise News team to discuss the impact of social media in conflict zones such as Iraq and … 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