I was last asked to work up a few technology predictions in 2009 and looking back I was bang on the money with the Apple iPad. Even down to the size and material finish. My prediction on the rise of mobile-enabled shopping or mass consumer geotagging wasn’t so accurate then, but maybe I was just ahead of my time.
Bigger than the cinema box office, bigger than music and bigger than books, the video games industry is big business. Global software revenues exceed £30 billion a year, and are predicted to rise to nearly £60 billion a year by 2015. Yet its growth and success are little known. Games are played by hundreds of millions of people around the world.
Retail technology companies could do far more to help the charity sector and it would cost them hardly anything
One of the most enduring popular myths about the modern economy is that there’s an easy fortune to be made in online trading, if you can only be bothered to make the effort. The implication is that the unemployed really ought to jolly well pull their socks up and start a business.
Most retail technology gives more power to the seller but some tech start ups try to help the consumer. One company is using IT to create a service culture. But shouldn’t humans be playing their part?
The outcome of the 4G auction is a really good one. From an SME perspective I am most interested in what BT will do with its spectrum and the extent to which its actions will stimulate growth and enable businesses to run more effectively.
Google has released a video showcasing Google Glass’s initial features, user interface, and the overall experience of using Google Glass in everyday life.
‘How did you two meet?’ ‘We met via social media.’ This answer may soon become the norm when telling others how you met your partner.
Somewhere in the country yesterday, a girl walked into a McBurger joint and ordered a Quarter Pounder with cheese, large fries, ice cream, full fat coke and vanilla milkshake – the full cholesterol festival. And the boy at the counter gave it to her for free. It’s the least he can do for the girl he loves, on Valentines Day.
Over the last few days a crazy new viral trend known as the Harlem Shake has been spreading across the internet. So what exactly is it?
How do you save the British pub? Relaxing the smoking ban is an option. Maybe breweries could support their landlords, instead of treating them like the squatters who stand between them and a big property deal. A less punitive tax system, which encouraged social drinking and punished binge boozers, might work.
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