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(VIDEO) Guardian CEO Andrew Miller: 'Journalism Is On The Rise Again'

Andy Plesser | Posted 31.03.2014 | UK
Andy Plesser

LONDON - The Guardian's publisher will post annual digital revenue up by a quarter to over £70 million ($116 million) for the year ending March, CEO ...

Women in Leadership: Is Perfectionism Holding You Back?

Neela Bettridge | Posted 27.01.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Neela Bettridge

A lot of women are perfectionists, and in some situations, it's a real plus. Perfectionists aim high and strive to give of their best. More often than not, they get whatever they are doing right. But at what cost?

Why the FT Chose Mobile First Over SEO for FastFT

Garrett Goodman | Posted 25.01.2014 | UK Tech
Garrett Goodman

Six months ago, The Financial Times launched fastFT, a new subscriber product that aimed to break market-moving financial and political stories as quickly as possible, 24 hours a day. I recently spoke with Rob Grimshaw and Megan Murphy, FT.com's Managing Director and the Chief Correspondent of fastFT respectively, who shed some light on the innovations...

The World Bank Report About the Palestinian Economy Slams Israel, Israel Slams the Report

Nehad Ismail | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK
Nehad Ismail

In November 2008 according to Haaretz, The Likud Chairman Benjamin Netanyahu told the closing plenary of the United Jewish Communities General Assembl...

Down... To Margate

The Huffington Post UK | Paul Vale | Posted 04.10.2013 | UK Politics

In what promises to be one of the most interesting subplots of the 2015 general election, Nigel Farage is being touted to contest one of the seats in ...

Israelis and Palestinians Deserve to Live in Peace

Nehad Ismail | Posted 28.09.2013 | UK
Nehad Ismail

US Secretary of State John Kerry must be chuffed at his success in bringing Israelis and Palestinians to the negotiating table. It took six visits to the region and hours of arm twisting behind the scenes to restart the peace talks that broke down in 2008.

Love Alive in Art: The Artist's Ardor Springs from Nature

Ana Tzarev | Posted 26.09.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Ana Tzarev

In my younger days, I savored each drop of my education - every lesson was a shining gift to be unwrapped, and my mind was eager to take them in. I still recall with such clarity the day my class learned about Luther Burbank, a pioneer of agriculture and a true reveler in Nature's glory.

Corruption and India's Growth Aspirations

Preetam Kaushik | Posted 13.09.2013 | UK
Preetam Kaushik

From ancient times to its post-liberalization phase, many global commentators have tried to contain India within a description. Foreign visitors, from...

Have Our Best Days Gone?

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 05.06.2013 | UK

Young western Europeans are fearful for the future of their countries, believing their best days have already gone and that the economic future looks ...

Irish Times FUSION Startups Stir Up the Ad Industry

Dr Johnny Ryan | Posted 28.07.2013 | UK
Dr Johnny Ryan

Irish Times FUSION, a new experiment at Ireland's paper of record, is underway. 20 startups have been introduced into the 154 year old newspaper's b...

DATELINE LONDON: We Will Cover FT Media Summit This Week

Andy Plesser | Posted 24.06.2013 | UK Tech
Andy Plesser

LONDON - We delighted to be in town to cover the FT Digital Media Conference this week. Media luminaries to speak include Jeff Bewkes, CEO of Time Wa...

Rethinking Gamification for Quality News

Garrett Goodman | Posted 23.06.2013 | UK Tech
Garrett Goodman

If good game design aligns positive feedback with user objectives to create intrinsically rewarding experiences, then where has the gamification of news websites gone wrong? And, how can we rethink it, putting the user experience first?

Paywall Comes Down On Daily Telegraph

The Huffington Post UK | Jessica Elgot | Posted 26.03.2013 | UK

The Daily Telegraph is to launch a paywall, the third broadsheet after the Times and the Financial Times to charge for access, but the paper will allo...

Young People: the Inefficient Allocation of Human Resources

Brian John Spencer | Posted 24.05.2013 | UK Universities & Education
Brian John Spencer

Excuse the clumsy proverb, but the message is simple: whether the economy is up or down it's simply not enough for young people just to be exam-passing desk monkeys. Young people need to have real world smarts as well as book smarts.

Press Deal Branded A 'Horse Trader's Ball'

The Huffington Post UK/PA | Posted 19.03.2013 | UK

David Cameron was facing growing questions on Tuesday evening over whether his plans for a powerful new press regulator, backed by legislation, would ...

Financial TImes Expands Digital Staff, Readies New Functionality as Part of "Digital First"

Andy Plesser | Posted 30.05.2013 | UK
Andy Plesser

As as part of the Financial Times  recently announced "digital first," the London-based, global paper is expanding its digital staff, introdu...

Let's Champion Smart People Like Gillian Tett

Brian John Spencer | Posted 02.03.2013 | UK
Brian John Spencer

Yes but there's more to the Twitter Tett love: her admirers are drawn to her for her substance. They're drawn to her for her astute analysis of current affairs, for her raw clarity and for her fluency of ideas and concepts. Above all, they love her for her brilliant mind - for her smarts!

Pension Age To Be Linked To Rising Life Expectancy

Financial Times | Posted 23.02.2013 | UK Politics

Britons will have to wait longer to receive a state pension under a government plan that will see future increases in pension age linked to fast-risin...

FT's Paywall and the Twin Revolutions

Garrett Goodman | Posted 21.01.2013 | UK Tech
Garrett Goodman

The Financial Times made media headlines in June 2011, when the business paper launched an HTML5 app and began selling subscriptions to readers directly via mobile web, opting to avoid the hefty 30% cut Apple requires for doing business inside its virtual gated community.

What's App Cameron?

The Huffington Post UK | Christopher York | Posted 08.11.2012 | UK Politics

It's official. PM David Cameron doesn't just use his iPad to play Angry Birds. The Cabinet Office's tech team are developing an app to aid decision...

Vince Cable Leading the Lib Dems? Is It Time for Plan V?

Stephen Tall | Posted 25.09.2012 | UK Politics
Stephen Tall

Lots of politicians have 20:20 hindsight. Foresight, however, is generally in shorter supply, which explains why Vince Cable is being acclaimed once again, tipped at the age of 69 both as a potential successor to either the 40-something George Osborne as Chancellor and/or the 40-something Nick Clegg as Lib Dem leader.

Why No One Finishes a Book on Business Storytelling

Andreas Loizou | Posted 03.07.2012 | UK
Andreas Loizou

In every library - sandwiched between Richard Branson's autobiography and a fat volume of John Betjeman - you'll find five books about business writing.

'Should Job hogging Over-50s Resign?' -  What is Lucy Kellaway on About?

Chris Ball | Posted 30.06.2012 | UK Lifestyle
Chris Ball

Judging by her piece in the BBC News Magazine Lucy Kellaway seems to think that if everyone over 50 resigned their jobs it would do some good to younger people who are looking for work.

International Women’s Day: Women in Media

Carla Buzasi | Posted 19.03.2013 | UK
Carla Buzasi

Across the world today we celebrate the 101st International Women's Day. Back when it started, women didn't have the vote, didn't have equal pay and certainly didn't have the freedoms we currently enjoy, but it's unfortunately as relevant today as it was then, and here's just a small example of why. 24 hours before International Women's Day and I'm at the Financial Times' Digital Media Conference. An event designed to 'examine the most pressing issues and opportunity' in our changing media landscape, to 'debate what the future holds for digital media'. Before I've even arrived, Twitter kindly informs me that of the 42 speakers appearing during the two-day event, only one is a woman.

From High Street to Bond Street

Tim Leunig | Posted 09.04.2012 | UK Politics
Tim Leunig

Recessions mean bankruptcies, and bankruptcies in the retail sector mean boarded up high streets. Between 2008 and 2010 the number of empty shops has gone up five fold. Only one shop in 40 was empty in 2008, but the rate is now one in seven. It is higher still in some places - one in five in the north west as a whole, one in four in Blackburn, Grimsby, and Walsall, and one in three in Margate.