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....“I deploy FaceTime and do it live or record tours,” he said. “Apple and the iPhone have enabled us to have the client in one ear while showing them around, and they can ask questions: ‘Show me that cupboard’, or ‘can you run the shower for me, I want to see that it’s a power shower’. ... [Read full article on Guardian ]
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. Nokia has launched the most important new handset in its attempts to revitalise the once world-beating brand for the modern smartphone era dominated by Samsung, Apple and China’s Huawei. ... [Read full article on Guardian ]
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. Apple, LinkedIn, Spotify and Twitter have joined a growing chorus of technology companies to hit out at the far right and Donald Trump’s attempt to put white supremacists and leftwing counter-demonstrators at Saturday’s Charlottesville protest on the same moral plane. ... [Read full article on Guardian ]
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.... The chairman of Northern Rock, Matt Ridley, can now be found in the Times chirruping about the virtues of the free market; the Eton-educated viscount spends rather fewer column inches on his past helming one of the biggest-ever recipients of state support. Its former chief executive Adam Applegarth is in private equity. ... [Read full article on Guardian ]
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Source : Guardian [Read Article] Friday 18th of August 2017 02:39:09 PM
....“I deploy FaceTime and do it live or record tours,” he said. “Apple and the iPhone have enabled us to have the client in one ear while showing them around, and they can ask questions: ‘Show me that cupboard’, or ‘can you run the shower for me, I want to see that it’s a power shower’. ...
Apple denounces neo-Nazis as Spotify bans ‘white power’ tracks image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 17th of August 2017 11:16:34 AM
. Apple, LinkedIn, Spotify and Twitter have joined a growing chorus of technology companies to hit out at the far right and Donald Trump’s attempt to put white supremacists and leftwing counter-demonstrators at Saturday’s Charlottesville protest on the same moral plane. ...
Nokia 8 hopes to beat Apple and Samsung with 'bothie', a new version of the selfie image
. Nokia has launched the most important new handset in its attempts to revitalise the once world-beating brand for the modern smartphone era dominated by Samsung, Apple and China’s Huawei. ...
Ten years after the crash, there’s barely suppressed civil war in Britain | Aditya Chakrabortty image
.... The chairman of Northern Rock, Matt Ridley, can now be found in the Times chirruping about the virtues of the free market; the Eton-educated viscount spends rather fewer column inches on his past helming one of the biggest-ever recipients of state support. Its former chief executive Adam Applegarth is in private equity. ...
Sky faces paying extra £1.8bn for Premier League broadcast rights image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Friday 11th of August 2017 04:10:07 PM
....Sky could be forced to pay an extra £600m annually to retain the lion’s share of Premier League matches when the next rights auction launches this year, with Amazon emerging as a potential competitor for the biggest prize in UK sport broadcasting. Google, Apple, Facebook and Netflix are other possible rivals for Britain’s most valuable sports rights, which are split between Sky and BT under the current three-year deal. ...
Ed Sheeran’s Divide puts Warner Music’s streaming income on track to cross £1bn image
....The popularity of Ed Sheeran and his latest album, Divide, helped drive a 58% increase in streaming revenue for Warner Music, putting it on track to make more than $1. 3bn (£1bn) from digital services including Spotify and Apple Music this year. ...
The day the credit crunch began, 10 years on: 'the world changed' image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 2nd of August 2017 04:15:56 PM
.... It took the Treasury’s skeleton team almost three days to reply but when they did the name at the top of the list was Northern Rock. The man in charge of Northern Rock was Adam Applegarth, whose aggressive expansion plans for the Newcastle-based lender had made him a stock market darling. ...
Dow soars to record high as it crosses 22,000 mark for the first time image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 2nd of August 2017 02:17:50 PM
.... Meanwhile, the S&P 500 and Nasdaq Composite are also near record highs. This latest Wall Street surge has been helped by forecast-beating results from Apple, which also pleased investors by dismissing suggestions its forthcoming iPhone 8 could be delayed. ...
Populist trade policies won’t protect jobs anywhere in the world | Kenneth Rogoff image
.... Between jobs lost to automation and to lower-wage competitors such as Vietnam and Sri Lanka, integrating new workers is becoming increasingly difficult. Recently, the rise in global protectionism has made this difficult situation worse, as epitomised by the decision of Foxconn (a major supplier to Apple) to invest $10bn (£7. ...
Dow breaks through 22,000, boosted by Apple - business live image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 2nd of August 2017 07:53:31 AM
Apple hints iPhone 8 won't be delayed as company's shares hit record high image
. Apple shares soared to an all-time high on Tuesday afternoon after the tech company announced it had sold 41m iPhones in the last three months. ...
Premium Bonds winners for August: Are you a lucky winner? image
Source : Daily Express [Read Article] Tuesday 1st of August 2017 12:10:00 AM
....com. There is also a prize checker app available from Apple Store or Google Store. ...
'No more brilliant jerks' – Arianna Huffington ushers in the new Uber image
....Kanter, who works with Frances Frei, Uber’s new SVP of leadership and strategy, said she expected “to see significant positive change” at the company as it entrusts more leaderships roles to women. Many of those women were brought in by Huffington, including the company’s second female board member, Wan Ling Martello, head of Nestlé in Asia, and Bozoma Saint John, a marketing guru who has worked with Spike Lee, Pepsi and Apple. ...
Carmakers’ electric dreams depend on supplies of rare minerals image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Saturday 29th of July 2017 03:00:00 PM
....In 2014, according to Unicef, about 40,000 children were working in mines across southern DRC, many of them extracting cobalt. A report by Amnesty and Afrewatch (African Resources Watch) published in January said corporations such as Apple, Samsung, Sony, Microsoft, Daimler and Volkswagen were failing to do basic checks to ensure that they did not use cobalt mined by child labourers in their products. ...
Can Bozoma Saint John repair Uber's troubled image? image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Friday 28th of July 2017 12:00:21 PM
. Bozoma Saint John stole the show at Apple’s annual developer conference in 2016, injecting some cool into a sea of dad-dancing during her presentation on the company’s music-streaming service. ...
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
....18m. The success of Sheeran’s album – which at one point overwhelmed the official charts with all 16 songs making the Top 20 singles list – helped push music streaming and downloads on services such as Spotify and Apple Music up by 16. ...
End of the 'rip-off': all charges for paying by card to be banned image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 18th of July 2017 11:01:04 PM
.... Both councils said they did not profit from these fees. The Treasury acknowledged that while this change was the result of an EU directive that related to Visa and MasterCard surcharges, the UK was “going further” by also banning charges for holders of American Express cards and users of services such as PayPal and Apple Pay. ...
Facebook village? Social media giant to build 'social housing' image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Sunday 9th of July 2017 06:56:57 PM
.... Last month a spokesperson for Google said it would spend $30m on 300 prefabricated apartments for workers at its campus headquarters in nearby Mountain View. Apple, which is in the process of moving 12,000 staff into its new Apple Park headquarters in Cupertino, is paying a roughly $5m “housing mitigation fee” to the city in compensation for the burden it is placing on the city’s housing. ...
Hamburg counts the cost of two nights of violence, looting and destruction image
....After groups of hardcore anarchist activists in black masks and clothing had torched dozens of cars and smashed shop fronts in the Altona district in the early hours of Friday, the action had moved to the city’s alternative scene, the Schanzenviertel quarter – home to many of the same people who marched over the course of the summit. For several hours the 15,000-strong police force in the city appeared to have lost control as masked rioters erected and set fire to barricades, pulled slabs of concrete out of the pavement and looted local shops, including a supermarket, an Apple retail store and a pharmacy. ...
Electric car revolution: calculating the cost of green motoring image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Saturday 8th of July 2017 08:00:03 AM
....Melanie Shufflebotham, director of Zap-Map, said: “The early adopters have been prepared to put up with it, but the mass market won’t. ” She envisages a shift to pay-as-you-go through services such as Apple Pay and Android Pay, because “it isn’t sustainable as it it is”. ...
Jay-Z's digital-only album goes platinum in under a week image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Thursday 6th of July 2017 08:06:25 AM
....The RIAA only started counting digital streams last year, with 1,500 plays considered equal to one album sale. 4:44 will reportedly be available on Apple Music and iTunes this week. ...
Alibaba reveals Echo-like smart speaker image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Wednesday 5th of July 2017 04:05:12 PM
....In the West, Amazon's Echo range of smart speakers compete against Google Home. Apple and Microsoft have similar products scheduled for release soon. ...
FTSE 100 lower despite Worldpay share surge image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Tuesday 4th of July 2017 03:55:15 PM
....Outside the FTSE 100 index, shares in Imagination Technologies rose 9. 4% after the company - which is up for sale and in dispute with Apple, its largest customer - said it had returned to profit. ...
£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. ...
Premium Bonds winners for July: Are you a lucky winner? image
Source : Daily Express [Read Article] Tuesday 4th of July 2017 10:29:00 AM
....com. There is also a prize checker app available from Apple Store or Google Store. ...
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. ...
LeEco chairman 'has bank accounts frozen over debt' image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Tuesday 4th of July 2017 04:54:25 AM
.... . But it then drew comparison with the likes of Apple and Tesla when it began branching out into hardware, including a smart TV, phones and electric cars. ...
Deliveroo set to become a tech 'unicorn' as investors seek a slice image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Sunday 2nd of July 2017 11:57:55 AM
....5bn – well above the $1bn that leads to tech firms being labelled unicorns – with wealthy tech investors now jostling to buy a slice of the takeaway delivery company that relies on an army of self-employed couriers. The $93bn (£71bn) SoftBank Vision Fund, which is backed by the state investment funds of Saudi Arabia and Abu Dhabi, as well as a host of technology firms including Apple and Japan’s Sharp, is said to be in the talks with Deliveroo, which wants to raise funds to finance expansion. ...
Artist recreates Star Wars trailer on 1984 Apple computer image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Thursday 29th of June 2017 11:20:36 PM
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Google fined record €2.4bn by EU over search engine results image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 27th of June 2017 09:32:10 AM
....In a second investigation into AdSense, a Google service that allows websites to run targeted ads, the commission is concerned that Google has reduced choice by preventing sites from sourcing search ads from competitors. Apple, €13bn (2016): The tech company behind the iPhone was ordered to pay a huge sum in back taxes to Ireland after the commission ruled that the company’s sweetheart tax deal with the Irish tax authorities amounted to illegal state aid. ...
Hinkley Point C: watchdog confirms fears of political vanity project | Nils Pratley image
....” The rest of us call that a politician’s vanity project. Soon we will discover if Apple really is engaged in a cunning plan to undermine the stock market value of Imagination Technologies and then buy the UK designer of graphics processors on the cheap. ...
Is it safer to use an app or a browser for banking? image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 22nd of June 2017 09:55:03 AM
.... Switching between accounts isn’t arduous nowadays, and you can leave your original account open while you do it. Going even further, you could keep a password protected Apple iPad at home for banking. ...
Imagination puts itself up for sale amid Apple dispute image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 22nd of June 2017 08:03:55 AM
. Shares in British chip designer Imagination Technologies rallied 20% after the company, which is in dispute with Apple, put itself up for sale. ...
Burberry faces upheaval as chairman signals departure image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 21st of June 2017 06:10:12 PM
.... At one point, he chaired three FTSE 100 businesses – Burberry, the credit-checking company Experian and Standard Chartered bank. At Burberry, he was forced to defend the decision to combine Bailey’s role as chief creative designer with chief executive after Angela Ahrendts quit to run Apple’s retail operations in 2013. ...
The Guardian view on Uber after Kalanick: only window dressing? | Editorial image
....Mr Kalanick embodied the extreme autocracy – sometimes referred to as the asshole strategy – that sometimes appears to be the hallmark of tech businesses, a culture of sharp elbows, “toe-stepping” and, in Uber’s case, what it called “principled confrontation” with regulators. It broke Apple’s privacy rules by writing its own code. ...
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. ...
Don't believe the hype: the downside of being the next big thing image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 20th of June 2017 09:00:00 AM
....The history of business is littered with the debris of companies that fell prey to hype, usually of their own making. From New Coke to the Apple Newton, many have found that a wave of hype often propels an idea only so far until it is smothered by the heightened expectations it has created. ...
Life and death in Apple’s forbidden city image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Sunday 18th of June 2017 08:30:02 AM
....The sprawling factory compound, all grey dormitories and weather-beaten warehouses, blends seamlessly into the outskirts of the Shenzhen megalopolis. Foxconn’s enormous Longhua plant is a major manufacturer of Apple products. ...
Google 'faces €1bn-plus fine' from EU over market dominance image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Friday 16th of June 2017 10:14:33 AM
....Senior politicians in Paris and Berlin, along with Google’s competitors, have been encouraging Margrethe Vestager, the European commission’s competition commissioner, to take a tough line. It follows the commission’s decision to force Apple to pay Ireland €13bn in unpaid taxes as a consequence of the regulator finding that the tech giant’s tax regime in Ireland had been a form “illegal state aid”. ...
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
....41bn from cinemagoers. While Apple and Sky have also made inroads with their download services, the rise of streaming has been the biggest competitive challenge to cinemas in recent years. ...
Apple chief: driverless car venture is ‘the mother of all AI projects’ image
. Apple has shed new light on its top-secret driverless car project, as chief executive Tim Cook described the challenge of building autonomous vehicles as “the mother of all” artificial intelligence projects. ...
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. ...
Uber silent on CEO’s future as it adopts Holder proposals image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Monday 12th of June 2017 07:04:16 AM
.... He said his “beliefs and approach to leadership” were “inconsistent” with those of the company. In addition to firing 20 employees, Uber said on Tuesday it was hiring an Apple marketing executive, Bozoma Saint John, to help improve its tarnished brand. ...
Shaken it off! Taylor Swift ends Spotify spat image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Friday 9th of June 2017 04:21:39 PM
....“We can confirm that Taylor Swift’s entire back catalogue is now available on Spotify for her millions of fans to enjoy,” said Spotify. Swift has also previously attacked Apple Music for not paying artists during its free three-month trial, provoking the company to change its policy. ...
Criminal gang arrested for selling Apple users' private data in China image
. A massive underground criminal operation run by employees of an Apple “domestic direct sales company and outsourcing company” to steal and sell the private data of Apple users has been uncovered in China, according to authorities. ...
How low does Uber have to go before we stop using it? image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 8th of June 2017 01:27:04 PM
.... A week later the company announced it would no longer use the tool. Later that month, the company was revealed to have broken Apple’s rules in an effort to fight fraud in China, keeping track of specific devices between reinstalls. ...
Uber fires 20 staff after harassment investigation image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Tuesday 6th of June 2017 07:14:58 PM
.... Ms Hornsey is herself relatively new, starting at the company in January. Bozoma Saint John, a former marketing executive at Apple, is also joining Uber as chief brand officer. ...
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
.... More elaborate models measure heart rate, breathing, skin temperature and even perspiration. If wearable biometric devices such as Fitbits and Apple Watches are, in theory, aimed at rigorous self-mastery, the colonisation of the domestic environment by similarly networked products and services is intended to deliver a very different experience: convenience. ...
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. ...
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
....This week’s question:. Our Apple iPad 2 is on its last legs and we need a new tablet. ...
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Jeff Bezos: the 'obsessive' Amazon founder and world's next richest man image
.... Amazon was founded in 1994, when people still referred to the web as the information superhighway. But it is now the fourth most valuable company in the world behind Microsoft, Google’s parent company, Alphabet, and Apple. ...
Paris climate deal: US firms criticise Trump move image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Thursday 1st of June 2017 10:26:59 PM
....Walt Disney chief executive Robert Iger said he too would quit an advisory role, while Goldman Sachs boss Lloyd Blankfein used his first ever tweet to condemn the move. Other big firms, including Morgan Stanley, PepsiCo and Walmart, and major tech firms such as Apple and Google, issued statements on Thursday with several reaffirming their own commitments to protect the environment. ...
Climate clash image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Thursday 1st of June 2017 09:37:48 AM
....Putting aside the financial impact, several business leaders denounced the pull-out of the Paris deal as irresponsible. President Trump's decision was "wrong for our planet" according to Apple chief executive Tim Cook. ...
Premium Bonds winners for June: Are you a lucky winner? image
Source : Daily Express [Read Article] Thursday 1st of June 2017 08:56:00 AM
....com. There is also a prize checker app available from Apple Store or Google Store. ...
EU targets lawyers and accountants in tax-avoidance clampdown image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 30th of May 2017 06:24:16 PM
.... Large multinational companies will have to disclose more information about taxes and profits, although precise details are still being hammered out. The commission has investigated state-supported tax avoidance, looking into low taxes paid by McDonald’s in Luxembourg and Apple in Ireland. ...
Amazon shares hit $1,000 for first time image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Tuesday 30th of May 2017 03:11:46 PM
....According to consultancy Slice Intelligence, Amazon now accounts for about 43% of all online sales in the US. Amazon is now the fourth-largest US company by market capitalisation, behind Apple, Google owner Alphabet, and Microsoft. ...
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
....5bn, will officially crown streaming as the future of the music industry. 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. ...
Tax on test: do Britons pay more than most? image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Saturday 27th of May 2017 06:00:20 AM
Apple's Jonathan Ive says immigration vital for UK firms image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Thursday 25th of May 2017 09:43:14 AM
. The UK must keep its doors open to top talent from around the world if its technology firms are to thrive, Apple's chief designer has told the BBC. ...
Bad sex scenes image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Wednesday 24th of May 2017 11:00:09 PM
.... Every week he and his friends, James Cooper and Alice Levine, discuss and analyse a different chapter of his father's unintentionally funny book, which is called Belinda Blinked. Since its launch in September 2015 the podcast has been a surprise hit, surpassing 50 million downloads worldwide, and regularly dominating Apple's iTunes podcast chart. ...
Apple and Nokia to 'co-operate' after settling patent row image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Tuesday 23rd of May 2017 11:03:54 AM
. Apple and Nokia have settled a dispute over the use of patented technology in smartphones and agreed to "co-operate". ...
Amazon adds live TV channels to Prime Video image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Monday 22nd of May 2017 11:31:02 PM
....Mr Harrington said it would be difficult for streaming services to offer traditional television services at a competitive price. "In the US, YouTube, Amazon, Apple and Facebook have been vocal about getting TV bundles together, but YouTube is the only one to have done it so far," he told the BBC. ...
Alibaba revenues jump 60% as Chinese growth continues image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Thursday 18th of May 2017 04:48:01 PM
....Alibaba's Ant Financial buys MoneyGram for $880m. Alipay takes on Apple in US expansion. ...
Score the best mortgage deals, plus the facts about the pensions triple lock image
....One in three tenants borrow money to pay rent, says Shelter. Samsung Pay launches in UK to take on Apple Pay and Google Android Pay. ...
EU insists trade deals must meet its labour  and competition standards image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 18th of May 2017 06:21:29 AM
.... It argues that Europe has opened the doors to non-Europeans to bid for infrastructure projects, without reciprocal rights to compete in the US, China or Japan. As enforcer of the EU’s competition rules, Vestager has called on Apple to pay a record-breaking €13bn (£11bn) in back taxes to Ireland, after finding the Us tech company had benefitted from a sweetheart deal that gave it an unfair advantage. ...
Anything to declare? image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Wednesday 17th of May 2017 11:01:47 PM
....On a trip to New York Frederic noticed a large price difference between Levi's jeans in France and the US, and the idea was born. Today Worldcraze says it has 10,000 users, with Apple products being the most frequently delivered items. ...
University of Apple  image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Tuesday 16th of May 2017 11:03:56 PM
. Computer giant Apple is expanding its supply line of talented young people with digital skills, by doubling the intake of its European academy. ...
Samsung Pay launches in UK to take on Apple Pay and Google Android Pay image
. Samsung has finally launched its contactless mobile payment solution in the UK, almost two years after its chief rival Apple Pay rolled out, and a full year after Android Pay. ...
Global stock markets: what's driving the record rises – and will they continue? image
....The latest set of corporate results on Wall Street were generally positive, with earnings growing at their best quarterly pace in more than five years, according to Thomson Reuters. Technology stocks continue to lead the way, with Apple recently becoming the first US company to be valued at more than $800bn. ...
Lyft strikes self-driving deal with Google's Waymo image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Monday 15th of May 2017 08:23:51 AM
.... It said this arrangement will not be affected by the new deal with Waymo. Other companies working on driverless technology include Tesla and Apple, as well as a number of Chinese technology firms and most US, European and Asian carmakers. ...
Ikea’s solution to peak stuff? Invest in plastics recycling plant image
....Ikea is not alone in this strategy. 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. ...
Which? names Richer Sounds and Toolstation as UK's best-rated shops image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Saturday 13th of May 2017 07:01:40 AM
....They are not exactly household names, unless you spend your weekends in the shed or fiddling with your surround-sound speakers, but an influential shopper survey has named Toolstation and Richer Sounds as the UK’s most highly-rated shops. The two retailers were ranked joint first, ahead of customer service luminaries Apple and department store chain John Lewis, in the poll of 10,000 shoppers by consumer group Which?. ...
Inside the new Battersea Power Station image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Saturday 13th of May 2017 07:00:41 AM
. Pop veteran Sting, celebrity survival expert Bear Grylls and 1,400 Apple office workers will soon be neighbours – living and working alongside each other at Battersea Power Station. ...
Snap shares slide as growth slows image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Wednesday 10th of May 2017 08:59:46 PM
.... But Facebook, with its aggressive copying of major features, has Snapchat on the ropes. Evan Spiegel, co-founder and chief executive, said on a conference call the company had been working on performance improvements and promoting its Android app, which could offer more growth globally compared with Apple's iOS. ...
Smirnoff owner Diageo to pay HMRC £107m in 'Google tax' crackdown image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 10th of May 2017 06:54:14 PM
....Osborne described the Google tax deal as a “major success”, but was accused of being too soft on multinationals and the agreement has drawn close attention from Brussels. The European commission ordered Apple to pay a record €13bn (£11bn) in back taxes to Ireland last August, after a three-year investigation into Apple’s complex tax dealings. ...

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