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What they don’t tell you about online shopping and trading, Bytesize

What they don’t tell you about online shopping and trading

One of the myths about online retail technology was that it would only pass on benefits to the consumer. That’s not always the case. Everything is cheaper online, right? Wrong! That’s what they want you to believe.

By | Bytesize, Digital Digest | Tuesday, 12 March 2013 at 2:27 pm

Tech predictions for 2013 and has Apple fallen from the top of the technology tree?, Bytesize

Tech predictions for 2013 and has Apple fallen from the top of the technology tree?

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.

By | Bytesize, Digital Digest, Notebook | Thursday, 7 March 2013 at 5:02 pm

Video games are good for you!, Bytesize

Video games are good for you!

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.

By | Bytesize, Digital Digest, Notebook | Thursday, 7 March 2013 at 1:04 pm

Retail technology companies could do far more to help the charity sector and it would cost them hardly anything, Bytesize

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.

By | Bytesize, Digital Digest | Wednesday, 6 March 2013 at 4:10 pm

Could artificial intelligence offer better customer service than humans?, Bytesize

Could artificial intelligence offer better customer service than humans?

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?

By | Bytesize, Digital Digest | Thursday, 21 February 2013 at 1:01 pm

BT is the one to watch post 4G, Bytesize

BT is the one to watch post 4G

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.

By | Bytesize, Digital Digest | Wednesday, 20 February 2013 at 5:02 pm

Social media and romance: finding love online, Bytesize

Social media and romance: finding love online

‘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.

By | Bytesize, Digital Digest, Notebook | Monday, 18 February 2013 at 1:31 pm

Three UK promises 4G access at no extra cost, pending spectrum auction results., Bytesize

Three UK promises 4G access at no extra cost, pending spectrum auction results.

Three UK has announced plans to offer 4G LTE access to its customers without increasing the price of its tariffs. Will other UK carriers follow suit?

By | Bytesize, Digital Digest | Wednesday, 6 February 2013 at 11:47 am

Twitter experiences yet another outage. Are we relying too much on tweets?, Bytesize

Twitter experiences yet another outage. Are we relying too much on tweets?

Should we really rely on Twitter as much as we do? Today’s ‘fail whale’ return seems to suggest otherwise.

By | Bytesize, Digital Digest | Thursday, 31 January 2013 at 6:09 pm

Rdio offers six-month free streaming but how will it fare against the mighty Spotify?, Bytesize

Rdio offers six-month free streaming but how will it fare against the mighty Spotify?

Rdio, the ad-free music subscription service popular in the US, has launched a six month free trial for International listeners, but how will it fare against the mighty Spotify?

By | Bytesize, Digital Digest | Tuesday, 29 January 2013 at 7:31 pm

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