Karan Chadda
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Karan Chadda is a communications and marketing professional with a strong interest in influence, perceptions and reputation. He has particular experience within the technology, energy and financial services sectors.

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A Tale of Two Retailers

(0) Comments | Posted 8 November 2013 | (21:18)

As Christmas approaches and the nights draw in, families gather and stories are told. Well, gather round my digital kin and let me draw a scene in your minds of two iconic British brands with the help of two iconic British scribes.

Two retailers, both alike in dignity,
In...

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Great Expectations

(0) Comments | Posted 11 June 2013 | (13:27)

There has been no shortage of landmark moments recently at Apple. In the past couple of years they have lost their talismanic leader, launched the (very poor at the time) Apple Maps, become the most valuable company in the world and have subsequently lost a third of that value. One...

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Train Punctuality: Are We Measuring the Wrong Thing?

(0) Comments | Posted 2 April 2013 | (22:52)

Commuters constantly complain about how awful British train services are.

We complain about ticket prices but are told that the increases are needed to pay for better services in the future and to offset reductions in government subsidies (the jam tomorrow argument).

Commuters also complain about capacity: there are...

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Can Gas Ever Be Green?

(4) Comments | Posted 9 October 2012 | (18:10)

A lot has been made of George Osborne's support for shale gas and his opposition to renewables. Central to the narrative is the idea that he is stopping the development of low-carbon energy because he doesn't want to burden consumers and businesses with higher energy prices. However, there is an...

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Technology Will Drive Growth

(0) Comments | Posted 3 October 2012 | (16:02)

When Martin Wolf, the FT's venerable economics commentator, endorses a concept, it's usually sensible to give it hearing. Currently, he's backing the idea that we're a post-growth society. That the growth generated by the industrial revolution and advances of the 20th century simply cannot be matched by the...

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Mobile Wallets: Who's After Your Money?

(2) Comments | Posted 2 October 2012 | (16:57)

Mobile money and wallets (paying for things with your phone) have been all over the news recently. Many companies see a valuable income stream flowing from such payments and they're all setting up systems in the hope that theirs will become dominant in the market.

Many of the companies behind...

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Seeing Through the Transparency Debate

(0) Comments | Posted 16 July 2012 | (11:11)

Recently, following the example of Google, Twitter issued its first transparency report. This was move lauded by many and the report's contents was heavily analysed to see which governments were making requests for details about Twitter's users, how many they were making and how many were granted.

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BlackBerry - A Managed Decline?

(1) Comments | Posted 30 March 2012 | (12:17)

RIM's chief executive has announced his new strategy for the ailing mobile devices firm: they are going to focus on the business sector. For RIM's new strategy to work they will need to subvert some key IT trends, some of which have already taken hold and will be...

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Europe's Technology Centre?

(0) Comments | Posted 21 March 2012 | (15:14)

Chancellor George Osborne announced his intention to ensure Britain becomes Europe's technology centre in his Budget speech. In order to make this a reality he announced support in two areas: Digital Content; and Infrastructure.

Digital Content

The Chancellor announced the corporation tax reliefs from April 2013 for the video games,...

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Nudge Nudge, Tweet Tweet

(1) Comments | Posted 14 December 2011 | (09:50)

Having had a chance to play around a bit with #newnewtwitter, two changes strike me as particularly interesting, one is a small change in mobile browsing and the other focuses on anonymity. It seems to me that they are both changes designed to alter users' behaviour.

Placing Twitter...

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