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....The changes should also make it easier for companies to aggregate and trade services from people who have fitted solar panels or batteries at home – selling households’ electricity to power grids at times of need. “For individual consumers, I think the opportunities are for businesses coming in, for the Amazons and Netflixes of the world coming into a traditional sector and offering different ways for consumers to engage,” Burgess said. ... [Read full article on Guardian ]
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. Tesco is going head to head with Amazon by extending its same-day online grocery delivery service across the UK. ... [Read full article on Guardian ]
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. Amazon is to double the number of research and development staff it employs in London. ... [Read full article on Guardian ]
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....The government’s tax credit system has proved hugely successful in stopping big-budget film and TV productions, as well as talent such as games makers and special effects workers, going to cheaper locations such as eastern Europe or to other countries offering bigger incentives. It has also helped attract investment from the deep-pocketed newer arrivals on the film and TV scene, such as Netflix and Amazon, which have backed productions in the UK including The Crown, which had a total budget of £100m, and fashion drama series The Collection. ... [Read full article on Guardian ]
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....98bn, up £180m and double the 3% growth rate in the same period last year. The video sector, which includes sales of DVDs as well as paid-for film and TV downloads and streams from the likes of Netflix, Amazon, iTunes and Sky Store, increased by 1. ... [Read full article on Guardian ]
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.... These are creative people looking to solve a problem artists as well as retailers are facing, he says. We are all struggling in the age of Netflix and Amazon Prime to get people out of the house, how do you get them out of their bubble?” he says. ... [Read full article on Guardian ]
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....”. After questioning companies including Uber, Amazon, Hermes and Deliveroo, the work and pensions committee published a damning assessment of the gig economy in May, accusing it of forcing workers into bogus self-employment and free-riding on the welfare state. ... [Read full article on Guardian ]
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. The grocer will be the first to offer the service across the country, as it tries to fend off growing competition from Amazon. ... [Read full article on Daily Express ]
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Ed Sheeran fever helps drive rise of more than 10% in UK music sales image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 25th of July 2017 03:33:16 PM
....98bn, up £180m and double the 3% growth rate in the same period last year. The video sector, which includes sales of DVDs as well as paid-for film and TV downloads and streams from the likes of Netflix, Amazon, iTunes and Sky Store, increased by 1. ...
Amazon to double number of R&D staff in London image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 25th of July 2017 11:34:21 AM
. Amazon is to double the number of research and development staff it employs in London. ...
Uber and Deliveroo chiefs face new grilling by MPs image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 25th of July 2017 10:18:54 AM
....”. After questioning companies including Uber, Amazon, Hermes and Deliveroo, the work and pensions committee published a damning assessment of the gig economy in May, accusing it of forcing workers into bogus self-employment and free-riding on the welfare state. ...
Tesco launches same day delivery across Britain as supermarket takes on Amazon image
. The grocer will be the first to offer the service across the country, as it tries to fend off growing competition from Amazon. ...
Tesco to extend same-day online delivery service across UK image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Monday 24th of July 2017 03:24:21 PM
. Tesco is going head to head with Amazon by extending its same-day online grocery delivery service across the UK. ...
Household batteries will be key to UK's new energy strategy image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Monday 24th of July 2017 01:16:43 PM
....The changes should also make it easier for companies to aggregate and trade services from people who have fitted solar panels or batteries at home – selling households’ electricity to power grids at times of need. “For individual consumers, I think the opportunities are for businesses coming in, for the Amazons and Netflixes of the world coming into a traditional sector and offering different ways for consumers to engage,” Burgess said. ...
Big, bold … and broken: is the US shopping mall in a fatal decline? image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Saturday 22nd of July 2017 11:00:36 AM
.... These are creative people looking to solve a problem artists as well as retailers are facing, he says. We are all struggling in the age of Netflix and Amazon Prime to get people out of the house, how do you get them out of their bubble?” he says. ...
Big-budget films receive increase in tax relief to almost £600m image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 20th of July 2017 05:30:42 PM
....The government’s tax credit system has proved hugely successful in stopping big-budget film and TV productions, as well as talent such as games makers and special effects workers, going to cheaper locations such as eastern Europe or to other countries offering bigger incentives. It has also helped attract investment from the deep-pocketed newer arrivals on the film and TV scene, such as Netflix and Amazon, which have backed productions in the UK including The Crown, which had a total budget of £100m, and fashion drama series The Collection. ...
Netflix tops 100m subscribers as it draws worldwide audience image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 18th of July 2017 09:49:29 AM
....Netflix doesn’t provide detailed statistics by country, but Ampere Analysis reckons there are 6. 4 million UKsubscribers compared with about 5 million for Amazon Prime Video. ...
$16 falafel patties anyone? Amazon moves into meal-kit market image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 18th of July 2017 08:47:22 AM
. Amazon has released its first “meal kits”, just days after revealing its intentions in the area by filing a trademark for the phrase: “We do the prep. ...
Gig economy: Financial advice for the self-employed  image
Source : Daily Express [Read Article] Sunday 16th of July 2017 12:01:00 AM
.... . They may work for global giants such as online retailer Amazon, taxi hailing firm Uber and delivery service Deliveroo, but have no rights to holiday pay, sickness benefits or redundancy cash. ...
Asos app allows shoppers to snap up fashion image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Saturday 15th of July 2017 09:00:02 AM
.... And, more importantly, they were buying the items of clothing that it had helped them to find. Voice search is being brought to the masses by Alexa, the digital assistant hiding in Amazon’s Echo speaker. ...
Jeremy Clarkson TV firm made £8m profit after Amazon's Grand Tour image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Friday 14th of July 2017 10:09:41 AM
. The TV company set up by Jeremy Clarkson and his fellow former Top Gear hosts has made more than £8m in profits following the first season of their big budget Amazon show The Grand Tour. ...
Mark Zuckerberg’s got some cheek, advocating a universal basic income | Sonia Sodha image
....We should be fighting for a society in which everyone has the right to a decently paid job. It’s not just Facebook: global tech giants such as Amazon and Google are notorious for exploiting every loophole to get out of paying their fair share of tax. ...
Taylor Swift swan frolic prompts huge expansion in sales of inflatables image
....The retailer said its range of floaties had generated an “incredible response”, with a handful of products gathering almost 300,000 likes on Instagram. Online retailer Amazon said its sales of giant pool inflatables were up more than 200% year-on-year, with a 1. ...
Forget Alexa, Amazon's next big product is ... wine image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 6th of July 2017 11:18:41 AM
. Amazon’s continuing quest to make and sell everything in the world has led to it branching out into a new area: overseeing the production of a new range of wines. ...
Alibaba reveals Echo-like smart speaker image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Wednesday 5th of July 2017 04:05:12 PM
....Tencent - China's biggest technology company by market capitalisation - has announced it has a similar product in development. In the West, Amazon's Echo range of smart speakers compete against Google Home. ...
£8bn battle looms for credit card processor Worldpay as rivals circle image
....Analysts said news that Worldpay was being circled by potential bidders could trigger interest from others. “We believe Worldpay is a unique asset and the current interest from two US peers could also trigger the intention of parties like Google, Amazon, Apple,” said analysts at Mediobanca Securities. ...
US stock glitch: What can you buy for $123.47? image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Tuesday 4th of July 2017 09:39:44 AM
....A slightly odd, temporary US stock market error saw the share price of several major tech firms wrongly listed at the same price. For a short time on Monday night, US time, firms including Apple, Microsoft, Amazon eBay and Zynga were all priced at $123. ...
Sainsbury's sales sizzle as shoppers snap up paddling pools image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 4th of July 2017 06:53:35 AM
....Laith Khalaf, a senior analyst at Hargreaves Lansdown, said the bigger picture remained challenging for UK supermarkets: “Weaker sterling is pushing up food prices and putting a dent in consumers’ purses, while the trading environment remains as competitive as ever. “Indeed the turf war the big supermarkets have been fighting against the discounters may start to look like a schoolyard skirmish if Amazon decides it wants a piece of the UK grocery market. ...
Forget Murdoch. It’s social media that’s really pulling the strings image
.... But only last week Sky unveiled a radical shake-up of its sports channels, attempting to counter a significant slump in viewing and a clear slowing of subscription growth. Add Netflix and Amazon Prime in to that pot of trouble, plus the necessity to make big, expensive Rivieras to compete, and the good UK times for Sky may be over. ...
Google's fine is big news but the company faces a far bigger threat image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 29th of June 2017 03:19:54 PM
....If Google does scrap Google Shopping’s advantageous placement (in the EU, at least), it probably won’t have the effect desired by Vestager and other litigants. Although it may seem like services such as Kelkoo are the natural competitors hurt by Google shopping – and Kelkoo certainly thinks that, saying that it “expects Google to present a solution that is effective in bringing the vertical search industry back to life” – the likely beneficiary is just another US mega-corporation: Amazon. ...
Google fine: EU is not waging underhand trade war against ​​US tech firms | Nils Pratley image
.... Upstarts, whose shopping services might be preferred by consumers, will struggle to get off the ground. It is also true, as Google has argued, that many online shopping rivals have still managed to prosper – just look at Amazon. ...
Ocado's self-drive vehicle makes deliveries in first UK trials image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 27th of June 2017 04:02:30 PM
....Ocado has sent a self-driving truck trundling through the backstreets of Woolwich, south-east London, as part of the UK’s first trial of autonomous grocery deliveries. The small vehicle, developed by Oxford-based Oxbotica, is spending 10 days delivering food and snacks to Ocado customers who live in the area, to test Ocado’s plans for its “Smart Platform” – a plug-and-play online shopping business that it wants to sell to grocery retailers around the world who hope to compete with the likes of Amazon and Walmart. ...
Sky Sports to replace numbered channels and slash prices in revamp image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 27th of June 2017 01:29:39 PM
....2bn in its latest Premier League TV deal – 83% more than the previous deal and almost £11m per game – while viewing has dropped significantly. Some analysts ascribe this drop to the rise in popularity of cheaper streaming services, such as Netflix and Amazon, which with prices starting at£8 a month may be creating an expectation among consumers that pay-TV should be cheaper. ...
Ice-cream demand fires up supermarket sales in June image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 27th of June 2017 09:11:01 AM
....However, all four lost market share as Aldi and Lidl increased sales by more than 18%, fuelled by new store openings. Fears are growing that traditional grocers will face increasing competition from Amazon, which announced the buyout of organics specialist Whole Foods Market this month. ...
Italy's €17bn bank job: self-preservation at a long-term EU price? | Nils Pratley image
....Yet such a ratio would make most non-billionaires wonder about sustainability. Aren’t vitamin tablets and protein powders natural territory for Amazon? Isn’t a cuddly slogan – “Bringing wellness to the world one happy customer at a time” – an imperfect defence against aggressive pressures?. ...
Europe is the shared story our papers tell. It’s what made me who I am image
....But is that a definitive reason for pulling up the anchor off Land’s End and heading away, as though Calais, and all that lies beyond it, didn’t exist? It’s easy to make the bland assumption. The weight of Netflix, Amazon and the rest can feel irresistible. ...
Virgin Media tells 800,000 users to change passwords over hub hacking risk image
....The Which? study tested whether popular smart gadgets and appliances, including wireless cameras, a smart padlock and a children’s Bluetooth toy, could stand up to a possible hack. Some of the devices proved harder than others to infiltrate, such as the Amazon Echo, but eight out of 15 appliances were found to have at least one security flaw. ...
How privatization could spell the end of democracy image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 21st of June 2017 08:00:25 AM
.... Perhaps this is why, despite Silicon Valley’s veneer of liberal cosmopolitanism, it has a certain affinity for the president. On Monday, Trump met with top executives from Apple, Amazon, Google and other major tech firms to explore how to “unleash the creativity of the private sector to provide citizen services”, in the words of Jared Kushner. ...
Whole Foods for thought: Austin foodies ponder future under Amazon image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Monday 19th of June 2017 06:00:28 AM
.... The company now has 461 stores in the US, UK and Canada. On Friday the online retailer Amazon agreed to add Whole Foods to its basket in a $13. ...
ITV narrows search for successor to chief executive Adam Crozier image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Sunday 18th of June 2017 01:45:50 PM
....”. The chief executive of WPP, one of the biggest spenders of advertisers’ money on ITV, said the broadcaster had a tough task choosing its next leader, with the TV advertising market under attack from Facebook and Google and viewers being lured away by the rise of streaming rivals businesses such as Netflix and Amazon. ...
Sainsbury's poised to buy Nisa in response to Tesco swoop on Booker image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Saturday 17th of June 2017 12:35:00 PM
....The mainstream grocery industry is in a state of flux as the German discounters Aldi and Lidl grab market share. There is also a growing threat from internet rivals such as Amazon, which sent supermarket stocks around the world into decline on Friday when it announced a $13. ...
Google 'faces €1bn-plus fine' from EU over market dominance image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Friday 16th of June 2017 10:14:33 AM
.... If it fails to agree a deal with the commission in that period, the company could be fined up to 5% of average daily turnover for each day of delay. Since 2000, European regulators have investigated Microsoft, Intel, Apple, Google, Facebook and Amazon, raising claims that Brussels is waging war against Silicon Valley. ...
Netflix and Amazon 'will overtake UK cinema box office spending by 2020' image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 14th of June 2017 05:01:18 AM
. Netflix and Amazon are set to overtake the cinema multiplex after a report predicted that revenues from streaming film and TV shows in the UK will exceed box office takings by 2020. ...
Tech shares keep sinking amid concerns sector is slowing image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Monday 12th of June 2017 04:33:15 PM
....Shares in technology companies – the driver behind recent record stock market gains – kept falling on Monday as investors worried the sector was running out of steam. On Friday, the tech-heavy Nasdaq Composite Index, home to Alphabet, Apple, Amazon, Facebook, Microsoft and others, fell 1. ...
New Channel 4 boss Alex Mahon faces some unwelcome drama image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Saturday 10th of June 2017 03:00:29 PM
....Mahon, head of the special effects company behind Gravity and Guardians of the Galaxy, will arrive as chief executive in the autumn, as Channel 4 relaunches the post-BBC Great British Bake Off and discusses a proposed move out of London. Throw in wider issues including a steep decline in TV viewing (especially in C4’s heartland of 16-to-34-year-olds), the rise of the streaming services Netflix and Amazon and the deterioration of the advertising market, and it is clear that Mahon will have to act quickly. ...
Shaken it off! Taylor Swift ends Spotify spat image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Friday 9th of June 2017 04:21:39 PM
....” “It is my opinion that music should not be free,” she said at the time. On Friday, the 27-year old announced a volte-face with a statement on her Twitter account, Taylor Nation, that she was to put her entire library, including most recent album 1989, back on Spotify and rival services including Google Play and Amazon Music. ...
Rise of the machines: who is the ‘internet of things’ good for? image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 6th of June 2017 04:30:13 AM
.... The aim of such “smart home” efforts is to short-circuit the process of reflection that stands between having a desire and fulfilling that desire by buying something. Right now, the perfect example of this is a gadget being sold by Amazon, known as the Dash Button. ...
Baby bytes image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Monday 5th of June 2017 11:01:16 PM
....So it's no wonder that Baby Connect is just one of scores of breastfeeding tracking and advice apps available for download in a fast-growing market forecast to grow from $36m (£28m) in 2015 to nearly $250m (£194m) by 2020, according to MarketsandMarkets. In 2016, breastfeeding was the second fastest-growing category on Amazon. ...
Apple HomePod challenges Amazon image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Monday 5th of June 2017 07:55:55 PM
....Apple has announced a voice-activated loudspeaker powered by its virtual assistant Siri. Like devices by Amazon and Google, Apple's HomePod speaker can respond to questions and control smart home gadgets such as lights. ...
Should we replace our old iPad 2 with an Amazon Fire? image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Saturday 3rd of June 2017 05:59:46 AM
....Our Apple iPad 2 is on its last legs and we need a new tablet. A £90 Amazon Fire appears to offer all we need – access to Gmail, the internet and iPlayer. ...
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Walmart asking staff to deliver online orders on their way home image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Friday 2nd of June 2017 06:36:59 PM
. US supermarket giant Walmart is asking employees to deliver online orders to customers on their way home from work in an attempt to close the gap with rival Amazon. ...
From videos to vlogs image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Thursday 1st of June 2017 11:31:14 PM
.... . So the traditional workout video on tape or DVD has adapted to a world in which people are more used to streaming entertainment over services such as Netflix, Amazon Prime and YouTube. ...
Climate clash image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Thursday 1st of June 2017 09:37:48 AM
....And in the hours after the announcement, major firms were quick to emphasise that whatever the US's official position on the Paris deal, their own environmental focus would remain. Facebook's Mr Zuckerberg said it would continue with plans to power every new data centre it builds through 100% renewable energy, while Amazon insisted it remained "committed to putting our scale and inventive culture to work in ways that are good for the environment". ...
Hollywood and TV put the squeeze on UK's low-budget film-makers image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 31st of May 2017 08:22:26 AM
....”. The BFI says the figure for inward production investment in TV, mostly from US companies such as Amazon, Netflix and HBO, nearly doubled from £252m in 2013 to a record of almost £500m last year. ...
Couriers on Britain's shopping addiction: 'Customers don't care as long as it's cheap' image
....John thinks many online shoppers have no comprehension that couriers are mostly only paid according to collection or delivery, not by the hour. He cites one regular irritation: customers returning Amazon packages who order a courier to collect them, but fail to wrap the parcel or label it properly. ...
Spotify hopes going public will cement streaming as music's future image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Saturday 27th of May 2017 10:00:25 AM
....The company’s closest rival, Apple Music, counts 20 million paying users; Tidal, fronted by the rap superstar Jay Z, a little more than 1 million. Amazon and Google are also in the game, with Facebook a likely entrant. ...
Amazon opens seventh US bookstore image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Friday 26th of May 2017 03:51:56 PM
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Broadband price wars: TalkTalk fires superfast salvo at super-low cost image
....Until relatively recently most households were content with a basic/cheapest service which is advertised as up to 17Mbps, but rarely delivers more than 6Mbps – assuming you live in an urban area close to a street cabinet. However, fast-changing TV viewing habits – notably the increased use of Netflix and Amazon services, and catch-up TV – are forcing more households to consider faster connections. ...
Amazon's newest bricks and mortar store opens in New York image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Thursday 25th of May 2017 10:02:32 PM
. Amazon, in its third decade of business, dominates the world of online shopping. ...
Thousands of protesters brand McDonald's the 'Trump of corporations' image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 24th of May 2017 12:26:03 PM
.... Under Easterbrook the company has bounced back from a years-long slump but faces stiff competition as it attempts to grow its business. Marchers from Dunkin’ Donuts, Wendy’s and other fast food outlets, along with home healthcare workers and employees of Amazon’s warehouses and other companies, marched on Tuesday and will protest at the fast food giant’s headquarters on Wednesday. ...
Amazon steps up battle with Netflix and Sky by adding new UK channels image
. Amazon is to add more than 40 TV channels to its UK streaming service, including ITV and live sport for the first time, upping the stakes against rival Netflix and pay-TV operators such as Sky. ...
Cuban revolution image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Monday 22nd of May 2017 11:35:07 PM
....Bernardo Romero Gonzalez, a 33-year-old software engineer from Cuba, launched his new business this month: a website where people can order island-made products such as soap, bouquets of flowers and cakes for home delivery. "It's like Amazon for Cuba, but with a difference," he told an audience of New York techies at a conference this month. ...
Amazon adds live TV channels to Prime Video image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Monday 22nd of May 2017 11:31:02 PM
. Amazon has announced it will offer live television channels via its Prime Video service, for an extra fee. ...
How workable – and how expensive – might Labour’s renationalisations be? image
.... As an owner of Royal Mail, the government did much the same: the Treasury took all the surpluses and invested very little in new machinery or processes. And to compete with Amazon an increase in investment would be vital. ...
Bernie Madoff photos offer rare glimpse of convicted fraudster in prison image
.... Last year, ABC broadcast a mini-series, Madoff, with Richard Dreyfuss in the title role. Then there’s Audible Originals, the Amazon-owned digital books company and now podcast outlet. ...
Peppa Pig owner Entertainment One announces new series image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Friday 19th of May 2017 08:10:31 AM
....Last year, the Canadian-based firm rejected an offer of more than £1bn from ITV, which it said undervalued the company. It is increasingly making its own content, in keeping with other media companies such as Netflix and Amazon. ...
Mothercare looks to almost halve number of UK stores image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 18th of May 2017 06:10:59 PM
....”. At the start of this decade Mothercare was a ubiquitous presence on British high streets with closer to 400 stores but successive management teams have whittled away at that figure as the retailer struggled to compete with incursions by the supermarkets and online giant Amazon into what was once a specialist market. ...
Sports Direct recruiter Transline sold to rival Russell Taylor Group image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 18th of May 2017 05:16:24 PM
....Transline, the controversial employment agency, has been bought out by rival Russell Taylor Group after falling into administration. The agency, which supplies workers to Sports Direct’s warehouse in Shirebrook, got into financial difficulties after losing several clients, including Amazon and Asos, in recent months. ...
Alibaba revenues jump 60% as Chinese growth continues image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Thursday 18th of May 2017 04:48:01 PM
....7bn - a 41% rise on the same period last year. Like its US rival Amazon - which claims more than 300 million customer accounts - Alibaba has expanded into a wide range of services, including cloud computing and media, via its Youku Tudou video hosting service. ...
Asda suffers 11th quarter of falling sales image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Thursday 18th of May 2017 01:49:20 PM
....5bn - which was in line with analysts' expectations. The company, which used to be the world's biggest retailer, has been investing heavily to tackle the endless threat from Amazon. ...
Ikea to create 1,300 new UK jobs image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Wednesday 17th of May 2017 03:17:59 PM
....5% to about 11,700, the company said. It joins firms such as Google, Facebook and Amazon in boosting its UK job numbers since last year's Brexit vote. ...
Affordable art image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Tuesday 16th of May 2017 11:00:59 PM
....Mr Phillips says websites like his are part of a new, more sensitive wave of disruptive firms. Unlike eBay and Amazon, which, he says, have commoditised products and been "a destructive power in some ways", Rise Art "celebrates creativity, giving artists a new vehicle for selling and showcasing their work". ...
French TV company behind Versailles to invest in UK drama image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Monday 15th of May 2017 05:00:36 AM
....The vast majority of this boost has come from the US. This includes shows such as HBO’s Game of Thrones, which is mostly filmed in Northern Ireland, while more recently Netflix and Amazon have invested huge amounts into shows such as The Crown, The Collection and the Grand Tour. ...
Ikea’s solution to peak stuff? Invest in plastics recycling plant image
....Apple, for example, has invested in forest in the US to increase the supply of sustainable pulp and paper goods that it needs for packaging. Google and Amazon, meanwhile, are two of a number of big companies that have bought renewable energy, in part to protect themselves against variable electricity prices. ...
How real books have trumped ebooks image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Sunday 14th of May 2017 07:00:10 AM
.... It’s hard to know whether to read these books or caress them. Book covers looked very different a decade ago when the appearance of e-readers seemed to flummox a publishing industry reeling from the financial crisis and Amazon’s rampant colonisation of the market. ...
Just Eat faces competition inquiry over Hungryhouse takeover image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 10th of May 2017 07:38:30 AM
....“Following its initial investigation into the merger, the Competition and Markets Authority has found that the companies are close competitors because of the similarity of their service and their broad geographical coverage,” the regulator said in a statement. The CMA said more recent entrants into the takeaway delivery market, such as Deliveroo, UberEats and Amazon Restaurants, represented less direct competition in the takeaway food markets as they targeted different types of restaurant, primarily dine-in ones without their own delivery services in fewer areas. ...
ITV revenues fall 3% as advertising continues to shrink image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Wednesday 10th of May 2017 06:34:29 AM
....Meanwhile, ITV said online advertising was growing strongly, up 22% in the first three months of the year. Mr Salmon said: "The growth in on-demand services means the challenge for [Mr Crozier's] successor will be to mould ITV into a more interactive organisation to compete with Amazon and Netflix. ...
Amazon moves into UK live music starting with Blondie London gig image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 9th of May 2017 05:00:52 AM
. Amazon is moving into the live music business in the UK, running and promoting its own gigs starting with Blondie later this month. ...
Drone home: Amazon to triple R&D staff at Cambridge base image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 4th of May 2017 04:06:16 PM
. Amazon is to more than triple its research and development team in Cambridge working on tech innovations such as its Alexa digital assistant, delivery drones and Echo smart speaker. ...
Morrisons sales jump as recovery continues image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Thursday 4th of May 2017 07:51:41 AM
....Changes have included pulling out of running smaller convenience stores under the M name, as well as a focus on cutting prices. Morrisons also has introduced a tie-up with Amazon, offering same-day and one-hour delivery services, which it said it had now extended into more London postcodes. ...
TV's got talent: top jobs in UK broadcasting up for grabs image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 4th of May 2017 06:29:22 AM
.... Scottish broadcaster STV has also just begun the search for a new chief executive; while the top jobs at Sky and the BBC may be up for grabs within the next year. All told, the British TV industry is entering an unprecedented period of senior management upheaval, at a time when traditional broadcasters face ever increasing competition for viewers and revenue from digital interlopers including Netflix, Amazon, Google and Facebook. ...
Adam Crozier will leave ITV looking a picture of health image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 3rd of May 2017 06:50:32 PM
....Adam Crozier, it could be said, is leaving ITV at a good moment for him. The business has been reinvented from its basket-case status in 2010 but now faces a tougher advertising market and the march of Netflix, Amazon and whoever comes next. ...

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