The German government is drafting regulation that would require Facebook and other online networks to tackle fake news.
New social media football platform Dugout has hard-launched its digital offering in partnerships with 27 leading clubs – among them Barcelona, Paris Saint-Germain, Juventus, AC Milan, Liverpool, Arsenal, Chelsea – and with a number of pro players to deliver exclusive behind-the-scenes original content to fans around the globe. Each club has a dedicated channel to upload its own fare or feature content produced together with Dugout.
Large companies have to demonstrate to shareholders that they are re-inventing themselves to meet the challenge of tech disruption and many see moving their premises to a more vibrant part of town as means of getting a touch of innovation. And while a number of mature tech and media firms in London have already adopted the ‘born-again start-up’ strategy, it look likes more conservative firms are set to open innovation centres in the UK capital to stay ahead of disruptors, says Knight Frank in its Global Cities report.
Zurich heads the latest Sustainable Cities Index from Arcadis, scoring particularly well across factors such as energy, pollution, as well as in terms of economic health. A majority of the top 10 cities are from northern and central Europe, with three of the pack – Frankfurt, Hamburg and Munich – in Germany. The non-European outsiders here are Singapore and Seoul.
Here comes the experiential office – cue the workplace as a and as an ‘organisational storytelling opportunity’. One global technology industry leader told the Unispace Workplace 2020 survey that every mobile worker will run their life off an app telling them where to go in the workspace based on activities. Plus it’s time to stop thinking within four walls. “Workplaces will not only be the building but the plazas, outdoor spaces and neighbouring buildings that surround them,” says Laurie Aznavoorian, Unispace global strategy leader.
Nominet Trust and The Baring Foundation have launched a £500,000 UK fund for digital tech solutions to engage older people in the creative arts. The Digital Arts & Creative Ageing programme has opened with a call for applications, with up to £90,000 of grant funding up for grabs, along with business support to scale creative arts services. Successful applications will show how they engage older people in the creative arts to enhance health and wellbeing.
Asian companies grab the first three spots in the Consumer Technology Social Index from Brandwatch, with Lenovo ahead of Nintendo and Samsung. That’s not all for the region, though, as ASUS, LG and HTC also place in the top 10. The top non-Asian brand to make a showing? That would be Intel.
London was the most talked-about city on Twitter last year – think, 50% more than the next-most-tweeted metro of Paris.