Digital Economy

We Must Act Now To Stop Child Sex Dolls Creating An 'Acceptable' Route To Paedophilia

Javed Khan | Posted 08.09.2017 | UK
Javed Khan

Disturbing technological advances are revolutionising the underground sex industry - and provoking strong debate.

Digital Economy Bill Critics Stopping Children Being Protected From Online Porn

Javed Khan | Posted 29.11.2016 | UK
Javed Khan

This is a mendacious attempt to derail sensible safeguarding measures presumably as it is perceived to be easier to decry any attempts to regulate internet sites as 'unworkable', than have to make the case for why existing BBFC regulations for classification of sex on film might be reviewed and possibly modernised in light of changing sexual attitudes.

Digital Economy Bill: A Data Sharing Dunce

Renate Samson | Posted 11.10.2016 | UK Politics
Renate Samson

We hope that the Committee scrutinising the Bill are brave enough to acknowledge that Part 5 is an old fashioned approach to a very modern problem. Rather than amend Part 5, we hope they send it back from where it came and push for a rewrite so that this legislation can be meaningful rather than meaningless.

The Future Of The Brexit Digital Market

Darren Jones | Posted 06.10.2016 | UK Politics
Darren Jones

In a welcome twist of events, the May government adopted Labour Party policy this week. Described as more "Balls than Osborne", Chancellor Philip Hammond announced that Conservative economic policy = fiscal discipline + investment for growth.

Is Our Love of Netflix and Spotify Really Reducing Piracy?

Liz Bales | Posted 09.07.2017 | UK Entertainment
Liz Bales

Digital streaming services like Netflix and Spotify are reducing piracy, according to an article in the Daily Telegraph earlier this week. It's a grea...

Ed Vaizey: Gamers Should Vote To Stay In EU

Jamie Wareham | Posted 11.04.2017 | UK Politics
Jamie Wareham

Ed Vaizey, the Minister for Culture and the Digital Economy has echoed the Prime Minister's message to young voters last week and urged video gamers to vote to remain in the upcoming referendum on the European Union.

Have We Hit Communication Overload?

Nigel Eastwood | Posted 28.08.2016 | UK Tech
Nigel Eastwood

There is so much technological noise out there right now; so many apps; so many upgrades; so many content providers; so many packages, bundles and choices. In this new world, where we have so many technological options, it's easy to find our eyes glazing over.

Immigration: Good or Bad for the UK Tech Industry?

Anthony Sherick | Posted 01.05.2016 | UK Tech
Anthony Sherick

Longer term we need to build the skills starting from school and encouraging more women into the sector. However short term a one size fits all immigration policy could be detrimental to the tech sector innovation and growth.

A Winning Election Campaign Can't Ignore the Digital Economy

Anthony Sherick | Posted 30.05.2015 | UK Tech
Anthony Sherick

There were a number of nods made to the technology industry during Osborne's speech last Wednesday, including pledges to fund the development of applications for the Internet of Things, smart cities and driverless cars. Yet while the boost was well received, there seemed to be little understanding of the real challenges currently facing the digital sector.

Here Come the Girls - But Not to Technology

Karen Price | Posted 18.08.2014 | UK Tech
Karen Price

A quick look round any classroom, workplace, park, bus, or any public space you care to name, and you'll see girls busy with their smartphones, hunched over tablets, or transfixed by their laptops.

Westminster Can No Longer Ignore Surveillance Reform

Emma Carr | Posted 04.05.2014 | UK Politics
Emma Carr

The debate around striking the balance between security and privacy may still be in its infancy, with secrecy a well-worn habit when it comes to our security agencies. Yet it is not abundantly clear that if we do not, as the US and other countries now accept is essential, bring our legal framework and oversight mechanisms in line with the expansive surveillance made possible by modern technology, our economy our privacy and our security will all suffer.

Fighting for Our place as Europe's Silicon Valley

Duncan Higgins | Posted 13.04.2014 | UK Tech
Duncan Higgins

It is often said that SMEs are the backbone of the economy. They're the unsung heroes, the growth drivers, who always keep our economic engine running.

Companies Need to Put Data at the Heart of All Communications Strategies

Sara Benwell | Posted 29.03.2014 | UK
Sara Benwell

Data has always been important in communications, but it has never been more critical than it is now. In today's world, newspapers are facing increasing pressure to cut costs and produce more news in less time.

Digital Skills Gap Is an Opportunity, Not a Problem

Matt Cynamon | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Tech
Matt Cynamon

Let's start by looking at the most in demand skill set for tech companies - web development. There are currently 3,000 open tech jobs in London startups alone. When looking at the sector as a whole those vacancies represent a glaring hole in the UK labour pool.

Present-Day Skills for a Successful Future

Dessislava Bell | Posted 17.07.2013 | UK
Dessislava Bell

The reality today is that women with career and family ambitions need to be as disciplined as or even more so than male counterparts.

Michael Oakeshott on Rationalism and How Practice Trumps Theory

Brian John Spencer | Posted 05.06.2013 | UK Politics
Brian John Spencer

Michael Oakeshott was an English political philosopher of the conservative tradition. He died in 1990 and was all about small government, individual liberty, political conservatism and economic liberalism. Think Edmund Burke; or the Austrian political economist, Freidrich Hayek without the abstract potentialities.

Facebook - The Ultimate 'Old Media' Company?

Des Freedman | Posted 07.08.2012 | UK Tech
Des Freedman

Facebook is now in danger not simply of undermining its own brand reputation but of jeopardizing prospects for the wider new media environment by saturating the market for advertising and driving down costs.

We're All Spending Online: UK Is The 'Most Internet-Based Major Economy’

Huffington Post UK | Melanie Hick | Posted 19.05.2012 | UK Tech

We're a nation of expert online shoppers, and digital shopkeepers, according to a new report. Thanks to our love on online shopping, the internet ...

There's Gold in Them There Names

John Giacobbi | Posted 26.10.2011 | UK
John Giacobbi

The battles that shall rage over the ownership of these domain extensions shall be epic - although I hear that Dot-Gaddafi will be coming soon to a Pound Store near you.