Business

Can all the Streaming Services Survive?

By |2019-04-19T08:53:54+00:00April 19th, 2019|Business|

By Mark Richards. Disney is about to launch a streaming service – entering a highly competitive market. Can all the streaming services survive? Will Netflix continue to grow its subscriber numbers? Can Apple work out how to make programmes? The industry could see big changes over the next few years… As we wrote at the [...]

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The Real Price of the Subscription Economy

By |2019-04-15T09:20:19+00:00April 15th, 2019|Business|

By Mark Richards Disney is about to launch a new streaming service. Meanwhile more and more of us have devices like Alexa in our homes. Is this a fantastic new era of entertainment and convenience? Or could it be rather more sinister? Will we end up paying a very heavy price for the films we [...]

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The Rise and Rise of Esports

By |2019-04-05T10:05:38+00:00April 5th, 2019|Business, Technology|

By Mark Richards. This is a busy weekend of sport, with the Grand National and the FA Cup semi-finals. But what will the sporting scene look like in ten years’ time? Will traditional sports have given way to Esports? And could Esports be a viable career path for your son or daughter? As anyone with [...]

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“Would you Like a Large Bot With That?”

By |2019-03-29T10:17:59+00:00March 29th, 2019|Business, Technology|

By Mark Richards. Is your job at risk from AI, robotics and automation? Estimates of the number of jobs at risk vary widely, from 800m worldwide to none at all. Yes, some jobs will undoubtedly be lost – but the evidence from Japan suggests that there is still hope for us humans… Over the last [...]

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Testing the Right Personality

By |2019-03-18T10:53:07+00:00March 18th, 2019|Business|

By Mark Richards. Personality tests are being used more and more frequently in business. The traditional approach was to dread them and deride them as a waste of time. But as companies and organisations increasingly look for different talents in a rapidly-changing world, it might be time to look forward to them… Some time around [...]

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Is it the Beginning of the End for the Tech Giants?

By |2019-03-15T10:32:02+00:00March 15th, 2019|Business, Technology|

By Mark Richards. At first glance, the Chancellor’s Spring Statement, and an article written by a Democratic wannabee in the US and Facebook’s longest period of ‘down’ time for ten years have little to do with each other? But are they the straws in the wind that will ultimately mean the beginning of the end [...]

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The Pace of Change Accelerates

By |2019-03-11T11:11:39+00:00March 11th, 2019|Business, Economy|

By Mark Richards. All my life there have been three fundamental facts about cars. Now all of them are under threat, and the changes they will bring will threaten the car industry as we know it. Yes, it will affect the UK – but it will affect Germany far more. We take a look at [...]

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The Office Dress Code: to Tie or not to Tie?

By |2019-03-12T11:00:17+00:00March 8th, 2019|Business|

By Mark Richards. Is there an office dress code where you work? Does it make sense? Eight years ago a Swiss bank was telling female employees what colour underwear they should choose. Now an investment bank has thrown the dress code out of the window. And with it, the item of clothing that proves women [...]

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Artificial Intelligence: Friend or Foe?

By |2019-03-01T09:58:34+00:00March 1st, 2019|Business, Technology|

By Mark Richards. Will artificial intelligence bring us untold benefits – eliminating traffic accidents, developing customised learning and giving us all a better quality of life? Or will it ultimately become so intelligent that it decides it no longer  needs us. MoneyGap looks at the background, the benefits – and the dangers… What was the [...]

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Huawei: helping the UK or Spying on the UK?

By |2019-02-25T10:46:32+00:00February 25th, 2019|Business, Technology|

By Mark Richards. Should the Chinese telecoms company Huawei be allowed to supply equipment for the UK’s 5G network? There are mixed messages coming from the UK Government – while other countries around the world decide that the answer is an emphatic ‘no.’ Whoop! Whoop! From February 25th to the 28th it is the Mobile [...]

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