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Tackling Fakebook

20 January 2017 in Social

The German government is drafting regulation that would require Facebook and other online networks to tackle fake news.

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Bowling with Jürgen

16 December 2016 in Social

Dugout socialNew 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.

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Firms seek London born-again vibe

28 September 2016 in Social

London tech officeLarge 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.

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Measuring metros

20 September 2016 in Social

sustainable-cityZurich 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.

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Less office please

18 July 2016 in Social

Here comes the experiential office – cue the workplace as a Future workplace 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.

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Ageing gets creative

14 July 2016 in Social

Creative Ageing 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.

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Super social Asia

13 July 2016 in Social

SocialAsian 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.

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London: so social

14 March 2016 in Social

London was the most talked-about city on Twitter last year – think, 50% more than the next-most-tweeted metro of Paris.

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Latest News

Tech against Trump

6 February 2017 in technology

A grouping of some US tech firms including the likes of Apple, Facebook, Google, Intel, Microsoft and Twitter have filed a joint legal brief opposing President Trump’s immigration ban

Now in bed with Birkenstocks

26 January 2017 in -e.showcase

German shoe firm Birkenstock is extending its business out of orthopaedic sandals and heading for the bedroom – cue a brand new range of six bed styles.

Tackling Fakebook

20 January 2017 in Social

The German government is drafting regulation that would require Facebook and other online networks to tackle fake news.

No more Yahoos here

10 January 2017 in -e.online

The Yahoo brand has been with us since the last century but is set to disappear from the online landscape when Verizon completes its acquisition of the Silicon Valley denizen

Non à Steve

15 December 2016 in technology

Paris Left attacks tech hub plans to name street after Steve Jobs.

Green it

9 December 2016 in -e.showcase

Greenery is the name of Pantone’s 2017 colour of the year. Or 15-0343 if you want to get technical.

Time-charged, wearable

21 November 2016 in technology

Look out for a smartwatch that powers up on body heat, which could well be one the first wearable devices that never needs a recharge.

Gimme drone, VR

18 November 2016 in technology

US consumers are set to purchase 1.2 million drones, 700,000 virtual reality headsets and 4.5 million 4K UHF TVs during the course of the fourth-quarter holiday season

Brexit slams UK fintech funding

17 November 2016 in Finance

Thirty UK-based fintech start-ups have had their funding cancelled or delayed by investors since the Brexit vote in June, giving them serious cashflow headaches.

alt-right tweets terminated

17 November 2016 in -e.social

Twitter has suspended a number of accounts associated with the US alt-right (aka right-wing extremist/white supremacist) movement backing Donald Trump.