Monty Munford

Writer on tech, travel and the future of business.

He writes a weekly tech columnist for Forbes in New York and a monthly business/tech columnist in London for the BBC. ​ He also writes regularly on technology for The Economist, MIT Tech Review, Wired UK, TechCrunch, Mashable​,​ Fast Company and Newsweek among others​.​ His tech blog, Mob76 Outlook​ has more than 110,000 unique visitors per month.

Latest Data From China Shows Trump And North Korea Really Are Worlds Apart

Donald Trump's Presidential approval rating in the US this quarter is at an all-time low at 35%, well below the historical average of 64%. But who believes polls any more? During the election itself, Trump was laughed off as a no-hoper, a crass star of Reality TV who lived in cloud cuckoo land and spouted words like somebody who needed the care of the community.
13/11/2017 12:55 GMT

The British Are Now a Nation of 'Side-Business' Shopkeepers

The rise and rise of small-time sellers on ebay, Amazon and etsy is well documented; some of them should have their own queue at the Post Office when dispatching their goods. More recently the poster boys of the sharing economy Uber and Airbnb have given users the simple means to set up 'on the side'.
04/12/2015 22:45 GMT

E-commerce More Than a Refuge to Which Email Clings

On mobile, messaging platforms have taken over from voice and are still outstripping the various social media vehicles, but these are skewed towards consumers talking to each other. B2B marketing is still evolving on these channels, while the one-to-one of email is still comfortable for users.
15/04/2015 10:19 BST

The Problem With Fashion and Online Shopping...

It's been 14 years since Natalie Massenet launched her revolutionary ambition on the world: women could buy clothes online. Online! On the internet! Who could imagine? Fast forward to 2014, and it's hard to imagine anything different.
03/10/2014 11:12 BST

Palringo Takes Games and Messaging to the Next Level

While in my ways mobile in Africa is diametrically different to that in the West, not least in the way it has 'piggy-backed' on the West's experience, there are many aspects that are similar, not least how to make money out of mobile.
12/09/2014 14:39 BST

Beats' and Apple's Core Is Cooler Than Cool, Probably...

It's difficult for anybody to scratch their head when they're wearing a pair of headphones, but a lot of people have been doing exactly that when trying to analyse the $3.2 billion that Apple are reportedly paying for Dr Dre's Beats.
19/05/2014 14:20 BST

The MEF Brings Mobile to the Valley

The idea of a tech hub revolutionising our High Streets with trendy entrepreneurs spending large on coffees and lunches is an obviously attractive one and this trend Is not just just a figment in a town planner's imagination; it is real and it is happening, sometimes in the most unlikely of cities.
05/09/2013 14:05 BST