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Will A Mobile Commerce Company Be The Tech World's Next 'Super Unicorn'?

Hilary Wardle | Posted 27.09.2014 | UK Tech
Hilary Wardle

What is the fundamental technology change of the next decade? Most people would agree that we're in the process of a mobile revolution... it's reasonable to assume that smartphones will be the technology that unlocks the next $100 billion super unicorn outcome.

HD Personality Is the Future of Brand Leadership

Ehsan Khodarahmi | Posted 27.09.2014 | UK Tech
Ehsan Khodarahmi

HD Personality is built to help businesses and organisations deliver customer expectations; what should lead to customer experience and ultimately customer retention... almost all the resources allocated to re-branding exercises, crisis management and PR can be saved; if brands practiced honesty and directness in their communications.

Cashless Buses Are a Lesson for Banks

Tony Virdi | Posted 27.09.2014 | UK Tech
Tony Virdi

TfL claims that moving to cashless buses will save it £24 million a year, highlighting the economic benefits of embracing contactless technologies... the focus should be on making the technology inclusive. After all, it should be about making the customer experience as easy and seamless as possible.

When Selfies and Draw Something Meet, It Can Get UGLY

Sean Craddock | Posted 24.09.2014 | UK Tech
Sean Craddock

I'm an addict, and I'm addicted to French Girls. Before you come to your own debauched conclusions about that statement, let me clarify: French Girls is an iPhone app... The premise is simple. You take a selfie, it gets uploaded to the app, then other users paint you.

The Week in Social Media

Chris York | Posted 24.09.2014 | UK
Chris York

A little round-up of some things of note that happened in the world of social media this week. Highlights include traditional media outlets being beaten to stories by Twitter, Scottish Terriers stealing the show at the Commonwealth Games ceremony and the inevitable dog gif...

Watch Student Capture Graduation Day With Google Glass

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 25.07.2014 | UK Universities & Education

The emotional journey of graduation day has been captured by a student from the University of Sheffield, using revolutionary Google Glass technology. ...

Understanding the Yin and Yang of Our Technology-Driven Society

Hamid Habib | Posted 23.09.2014 | UK Tech
Hamid Habib

It's not inaccurate to say that while British consumers have fallen head-over-heels in love with technology, they also fear what it is doing to them... consumer technologies often create contrary forces between positive and negative; a sort of Yin-Yang in our relationship with them.

Coders Taking Over the World

Rachel Swidenbank | Posted 23.09.2014 | UK Tech
Rachel Swidenbank

London alone is anticipated to be 300,000 digital workers short by 2020, with an additional one million vacancies across Europe... Programming is infiltrating all industries, not just tech... we are beginning to break down these barriers to help people realise that anyone can learn how to code.

Babysitting an Addict

Deborah Weitzmann | Posted 23.09.2014 | UK Tech
Deborah Weitzmann

Childhood should be an important phase to learn about oneself and the people around you, while expanding your mind and attention spans through playful exploration. Little imagination, creativity or skill goes into surfing the web, watching mindless YouTube videos, using social media and playing virtual games.

The Migration Conundrum

Dan Russon | Posted 23.09.2014 | UK Tech
Dan Russon

As a company, Facebook has realised that the gap between "IT" and "the business" has all but disappeared, and that the ethos driving its developer ecosystem must work hand in hand with the business to grow profitability and market share. This represents a major transformation journey encompassing multiple migration initiatives.

Where Does Thunder and Lightning Come From?

Kirsty McCabe | Posted 23.09.2014 | UK Tech
Kirsty McCabe

We may dream about hot and sunny summer weather in the UK, but the truth is after a few days of heatwave conditions we can't wait for a good storm or two to clear the air... But how much do you really know about thunderstorms? How does that cute little fluffy cumulus cloud turn into a big threatening thunderhead?

Life-Long Learning Key to Digital Growth in Europe

Danny Bartlett | Posted 23.09.2014 | UK Tech
Danny Bartlett

Ever since the British government announced the introduction of computer programming into the school curriculum a year ago, a flurry of organisations have established related initiatives to improve the digital literacy of young people across the country.

Future-Proofing Your URL

Juan Lobato | Posted 21.09.2014 | UK Tech
Juan Lobato

The Internet is always changing, and for the most part we've grown accustomed to keeping up. With new website platforms and software updates occurring seemingly each day, adapting to the fast-paced Internet scene has become second nature. The latest change, however, is set to disrupt the very nature of the web.

Demystifying the Shylock Trojan

David Emm | Posted 21.09.2014 | UK Tech
David Emm

Shylock is designed to steal online banking credentials from the PCs of its victims... Shylock first appeared in 2011, aimed mainly at victims in the UK, but subsequently spread to other countries within Europe and to the United States.

What the WiFi - Keeping Connected on Public Transport

Andrew Ferguson | Posted 21.09.2014 | UK Tech
Andrew Ferguson

We are living in an age where we do almost everything online, from work, communicating with friends (or strangers) and finding love to watching our favourite TV programmes. As such, internet access is available in more public locations than ever before.

Beyond The Valley: Mobile Mutated Your Soul

Jay Sorrels | Posted 21.09.2014 | UK Tech
Jay Sorrels

Mobile is the answer... it's how 87%+ of people even in the UK connect with their world, and therefore, brands. Messaging Apps are not some kind of magic hippo chow that lets marketers get up in people's grilles again in the same way in a new place... Messaging and mobile are a filter for fail.

12 Apps All Students Should Have

The Huffington Post UK | Jess Edwards | Posted 23.07.2014 | UK Universities & Education

The balance of having lots of great apps without cluttering up your phone is a hard one to find. Sometimes it takes a while to realise you're never go...

Why Israel Is Losing the Social Media War Over Gaza

Paul Mason | Posted 22.09.2014 | UK
Paul Mason

For the first time in a major Arab-Israeli conflict, the American public has other sources of reality. All research says that young people everywhere regard Twitter as essentially a news service, and via your social network you can easily get served up words and pictures more impactful than anything on TV. By the time many Americans woke up on Sunday, these pictures were of dead Palestinian children.

At 75 I Love My Computer! Don't You?

Diana Moran | Posted 21.09.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Diana Moran

I consider myself fortunate to be "tech savvy" and realise my life is richer from my being so, and I am hopeful this will become the norm for the majority of older folk in future generations. If you are still resisting...don't. I'll guarantee your life will be enriched if you take up the challenge.... to conquer the computer!

Instagram Has Made Calvin Klein Cool Again

Victoria Drysdale | Posted 20.09.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Victoria Drysdale

Here I am, trying to purchase an athletic looking CK bra, like the ones all the rage in the 90s. This is day three of my hunt, the shop was sold out and so far I am having little luck online. I will not admit defeat though as Calvin Klein Underwear is currently 'cooler than cool'.

How Etailers Can at Long Last Capture the Passing Online Customer

Dr. David Patterson | Posted 21.09.2014 | UK Tech
Dr. David Patterson

Only about 25 per cent of online consumers impulse buy - a lot less than when they are in store. It's clear that online stores are currently missing a significant revenue opportunity. Rather than trying to define future purchases based on previous consumer behaviour, ambient ecommerce focuses on the 'here and now'.

Smart Towns, Dumb Cities

David Akka | Posted 20.09.2014 | UK Tech
David Akka

There's a revolution occurring in how our urban spaces are managed, but success is less likely to come from grandiose projects and more likely to derive from a series of small improvements... Smart cities are still attainable, but we're learning from experience that the big bang approach isn't always best.

The Countries Terrorizing The Cyber World: Where Do Most DDoS Attacks Come From?

Hilary Wardle | Posted 20.09.2014 | UK Tech
Hilary Wardle

Connecting a computer to the internet without a virus protection program is as reckless as leaving your property in the street. It's an open invitation to hackers... they wrangle these herds of infected computers into massive botnets that can bring down whole websites and web-accessed systems at the touch of a button.

Don't Fear Facebook's Mood Manipulation Study

Chris Harris | Posted 20.09.2014 | UK Tech
Chris Harris

Was the study really as sinister as many are making out? I think not... Facebook and other big sites conduct experiments on their users every day, using data to improve their product as well as the user experience... In reality, the #FacebookExperiment is little more than website optimisation.

Where Is Social Media Marketing Heading?

Ehsan Khodarahmi | Posted 20.09.2014 | UK Tech
Ehsan Khodarahmi

People tend to ignore marketers' messages on social media, mainly due to frustration over quantity and sometimes irrelevancy of adverts... The best quality content is not necessarily expensive to create; but definitely appealing to people. In different words, brands need to act more like human.