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Coding the App Economy

Dr. Steve Garnett | Posted 22.06.2014 | UK Tech
Dr. Steve Garnett

Consumer desire for apps is certainly there, but I fear an emerging 'app gap' between demand and supply. With the current dearth of STEM (science, technology, engineering, maths) skills - the EU predicts 900,000 IT-related job vacancies by next year - how will we meet the potential of the app economy, if we don't have the skills available to write those apps?

The Customer Is King in the Internet of Things

Dr. Steve Garnett | Posted 31.05.2014 | UK Tech
Dr. Steve Garnett

Recently David Cameron announced that the UK government will invest a further £45 million in the Internet of Things, sparking renewed interest in a topic that has captured the imaginations of gadget-fiends worldwide.

How to Create a $19 Billion App

Dr. Steve Garnett | Posted 10.05.2014 | UK Tech
Dr. Steve Garnett

The staggering $19 billion Facebook acquisition of WhatsApp last week is not only an indication of the enormous value of social media, but also a reminder of the massive opportunity to play for in the growing app economy.

Is it Time for Brands to Change Loyalty?

Josh Morse | Posted 10.07.2013 | UK Tech
Josh Morse

We now shop across a variety of channels and our loyalty to a retailer is more and more difficult to retain. These changes in both behaviour and technology beg the question - do retailers even understand loyalty anymore?

Five Ingredients to Get the UK on the Entrepreneur Map

Tien Tzuo | Posted 02.09.2012 | UK Tech
Tien Tzuo

There is a lot that London and the UK can offer. London in particular is the mothership of global finance. The media industry is based here along with government and great universities and business schools. Also, English is the native language of the technology industry, so the UK has the advantage over other countries.

The Silicon Valley Ingredients Needed for London's Tech City

Tien Tzuo | Posted 15.08.2012 | UK Tech
Tien Tzuo

The rise of London's tech scene brings up an age old question: is Silicon Valley unique, and can its success be repeated elsewhere? At one point, Boston was the next Silicon Valley. And then Seattle.