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