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....Management research on meetings is uniformly hostile, yet like most research it has not the slightest practical effect. A recent study by Microsoft, America Online and Salary. ... [Read full article on Guardian ]
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....And it is technology firms – American companies but also Chinese – that create the false impression that the global economy has recovered and everything is back to normal. Since January, the valuations of just four firms – Alphabet, Amazon, Facebook and Microsoft – have grown by an amount greater than the entire GDP of oil-rich Norway. ... [Read full article on Guardian ]
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.... Apple says Face ID is capable of identifying the phone’s owner from a 3D scan of the face in order to unlockthe device, authenticate payments and input saved passwords into log-in screens as well as integrate into third-party apps. Similar systems have been used by Microsoft for its Windows Hello-capable Surface computer line, but no one has yet cracked the technology on a smartphone. ... [Read full article on Guardian ]
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....With the smartphone market now well established, the home is the new battlefield for the big tech companies. A few years ago most people expected that Microsoft would be a serious contender because its Xbox console was installed in millions of living rooms. ... [Read full article on Guardian ]
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.... A glance at the Forbes rich list reveals that the usual suspects are amassing even greater piles of wealth than when Lehman Brothers hit the buffers. Microsoft’s Bill Gates leads the pack again with a fortune of $86bn (£66bn) followed by investment guru Warren Buffett, Amazon boss Jeff Bezos and Zara owner Amancio Ortega. ... [Read full article on Guardian ]
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Crushing morale, killing productivity – why do offices put up with meetings? | Simon Jenkins image
....Management research on meetings is uniformly hostile, yet like most research it has not the slightest practical effect. A recent study by Microsoft, America Online and Salary. ...
iPhone X: new Apple smartphone dumps home button for all-screen design image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 12th of September 2017 06:57:46 PM
.... Apple says Face ID is capable of identifying the phone’s owner from a 3D scan of the face in order to unlockthe device, authenticate payments and input saved passwords into log-in screens as well as integrate into third-party apps. Similar systems have been used by Microsoft for its Windows Hello-capable Surface computer line, but no one has yet cracked the technology on a smartphone. ...
The $1tn question: how far can the new iPhone 8 take Apple? image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Saturday 9th of September 2017 03:00:11 PM
....With the smartphone market now well established, the home is the new battlefield for the big tech companies. A few years ago most people expected that Microsoft would be a serious contender because its Xbox console was installed in millions of living rooms. ...
Silicon Valley has been humbled. But its schemes are as dangerous as ever | Evgeny Morozov image
....And it is technology firms – American companies but also Chinese – that create the false impression that the global economy has recovered and everything is back to normal. Since January, the valuations of just four firms – Alphabet, Amazon, Facebook and Microsoft – have grown by an amount greater than the entire GDP of oil-rich Norway. ...
Slowdown in consumer credit growth spells trouble for UK economy | Phillip Inman image
.... A glance at the Forbes rich list reveals that the usual suspects are amassing even greater piles of wealth than when Lehman Brothers hit the buffers. Microsoft’s Bill Gates leads the pack again with a fortune of $86bn (£66bn) followed by investment guru Warren Buffett, Amazon boss Jeff Bezos and Zara owner Amancio Ortega. ...
Apple denounces neo-Nazis as Spotify bans ‘white power’ tracks image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 17th of August 2017 11:16:34 AM
.... The Daily Stormer accounts were being used to keep followers appraised of its various website moves, as it struggled to stay online, eventually retreating to the dark web to avoid action from tech companies and the Anonymous hacker collective. Microsoft’s LinkedIn also suspended a page devoted to Daily Stormer and another page belonging to a man associated with the site, Andrew Auernheimer, but declined to comment. ...
Nokia 8 hopes to beat Apple and Samsung with 'bothie', a new version of the selfie image
....Nokia dominated the mobile phone market for the more than a decade from the late 1990s, but was left trailing behind Apple and Samsung in the smartphone era following the launch of the iPhone in 2007. The Finnish company sold its loss-making mobile devices division to Microsoft in 2013 to focus on its telecoms network equipment business. ...
Bill Gates gives $4.6bn to charity in biggest donation since 2000 image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 15th of August 2017 05:30:31 PM
....6bn (£3. 6bn) in the Microsoft founder’s biggest gift to charity since he set up the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. ...
Why is Google spending record sums on lobbying Washington? image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Sunday 30th of July 2017 11:00:18 AM
.... Because controlling government regulation and government contracts was key to their business success, shareholders saw the expenditure of millions a year on lobbyists and political contributions as an unavoidable cost of doing business. When the federal government began pursuing Microsoft for antitrust violations in 1992, the Seattle software giant was caught off guard. ...
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. ...
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. ...
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. ...
Here to serve image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Sunday 2nd of July 2017 11:14:24 PM
...."As we were going through this difficult patch, there were protests and riots in Jakarta," he says. "A lot of companies like Microsoft called up looking for rooms for their staff because they were moving out of Jakarta. ...
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
....PCs, by contrast, can run unvetted software from any source, including malware-infected websites, unless your anti-virus software blocks them. When Microsoft redesigned Windows 8 to run on tablets and smartphones, it introduced a similar subsystem for apps. ...
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. ...
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. ...
Security firm asks EU to investigate Microsoft image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Tuesday 6th of June 2017 01:43:21 PM
. Russian security software-maker Kaspersky has filed an anti-trust complaint against Microsoft with the European Commission. ...
Why are human travel agents still so much better than websites? image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 6th of June 2017 09:37:43 AM
. It’s been more than 20 years since Expedia was founded as a division of Microsoft, kicking off the online travel market. ...
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
.... But the physical form of such speakers is all but irrelevant, as their primary job is to function as a branded “virtual assistant”, providing a simple, integrated way to access the numerous digital controls scattered throughout the contemporary home – from lighting and entertainment to security, heating, cooling and ventilation systems. Google, Microsoft, Amazon and Apple each offer their own such assistant, based on natural-language speech recognition. ...
Sir Stelios Haji-Ioannou pledges to give half of £2bn fortune to charity image
. The easyJet founder, Sir Stelios Haji-Ioannou, has promised to give more than half of his £2bn fortune to charity after he was “inspired” by the world’s richest man, the Microsoft billionaire and philanthropist Bill Gates. ...
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. ...
Nintendo's share price hits seven-year high as Switch sales soar image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 24th of May 2017 01:29:39 PM
....Nintendo, which had a small investment in Niantic, the San Francisco-based company spun out of Google, released a formal notice pointing out it was not making direct sales from Pokémon Go and hence would not be making a fortune from last summer’s worldwide craze. Now Nintendo, which has struggled to compete in the games console market as Sony’s PlayStation and Microsoft’s Xbox dominate, has a hit on its hands. ...
Nokia 3310 sparks wave of nostalgia as it goes on sale image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Wednesday 24th of May 2017 12:30:26 PM
....Nokia produced more than 126 million of the original 3310 handsets between 2000 and 2005, when they were phased out. But it has not made mobile phones since 2013, when it sold its handset business to Microsoft. ...
WannaCry lessons image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Thursday 18th of May 2017 11:02:01 PM
....On the face of it, the accepted narrative seems simple. Microsoft issued a patch, or update, for the vulnerability in its older Windows operating systems in March. ...
Samsung Pay launches in UK to take on Apple Pay and Google Android Pay image
.... Apple has full control over the iPhone’s shops and services, from the App Store, iTunes Store, Apple Pay and various iCloud services, collecting service fees or a cut of sales from each. Google’s services, being available on most of the Android devices sold in the west, do not lock users into any one particular brand of smartphone but make it more difficult to leave Android for Apple’s iOS or Microsoft’s Windows phones. ...
WannaCry ransomware cyber-attacks slow but fears remain image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Monday 15th of May 2017 10:38:57 AM
....Payments could go up as the ransomware warned the cost would double after three days, and threatened to delete files within seven days if no payment was made. Computer giant Microsoft said the attack, which has affected hundreds of thousands of computers, should serve as a wake-up call. ...
A new company every week: inside the UK's AI revolution image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Monday 15th of May 2017 06:00:37 AM
....It is perhaps not coincidental that the centre, which brings together researchers to investigate the implications of AI, has been established in this country. Five of the world’s biggest technology companies have bought UK AI businesses in recent years, including DeepMind, which was acquired by Google for a reported $400m in 2015, SwiftKey (bought by Microsoft for an estimated $250m) and Magic Pony Technology (acquired by Twitter for $150m). ...
Microsoft warns ransomware cyber-attack is a wake-up call image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Sunday 14th of May 2017 10:14:59 PM
. A cyber-attack that has hit 150 countries since Friday should be treated by governments around the world as a "wake-up call", Microsoft says. ...
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Source : BBC [Read Article] Sunday 14th of May 2017 09:44:03 PM
....It has been described as spreading like the vomiting bug norovirus. In March, Microsoft issued a free patch for the weakness that has been exploited by the ransomware. ...
Ransomware cyber-attack threat escalating - Europol image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Sunday 14th of May 2017 11:28:23 AM
....The Europol chief said his agency was working with the US Federal Bureau of Investigation to find those responsible, and that more than one person was likely to be involved. The virus exploits a vulnerability in Microsoft Windows software, first identified by the US National Security Agency, experts have said. ...
Next cyber-attack could be imminent, warn experts image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Sunday 14th of May 2017 03:05:05 AM
....Investigators are working to track down those responsible for the ransomware used on Friday, known as Wanna Decryptor or WannaCry. The virus exploits a vulnerability in Microsoft Windows software, first identified by the US National Security Agency, experts have said. ...
Cyber-attack: Europol says it was unprecedented in scale image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Saturday 13th of May 2017 03:46:13 PM
.... . It is not clear who is behind the attack, but the tools used to carry it out are believed to have been developed by the US National Security Agency (NSA) to exploit a weakness found in Microsoft's Windows system. ...
Massive ransomware infection hits computers in 99 countries image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Friday 12th of May 2017 03:36:47 PM
.... . Some experts say the attack may have been built to exploit a weakness in Microsoft systems that had been identified by the NSA and given the name EternalBlue. ...
Microsoft makes emergency security fix image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Tuesday 9th of May 2017 10:56:59 AM
. Microsoft has released an urgent update to stop hackers taking control of computers with a single email. ...
Qantas chief Alan Joyce hit with pie in face image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Tuesday 9th of May 2017 09:35:34 AM
....Mr Joyce is not the first high-profile person to have been struck with a pie. Others include News Corp executive chairman Rupert Murdoch, Microsoft founder Bill Gates and television presenter Jeremy Clarkson. ...
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
....Griffiths, highly rated by the City, could be a strong internal contender. Potential external candidates include Simon Fox, chief executive of Daily Mirror publisher Trinity Mirror, who was linked to the ITV job before Crozier was appointed; and Erik Huggers, the former Microsoft, Intel and BBC digital executive now running music video service Vevo. ...
Google and Facebook bring in one-fifth of global ad revenue image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Monday 1st of May 2017 11:01:11 PM
....Digital platforms funded by internet ads dominate the top 30. Aside from Alphabet and Facebook, there are five pure internet media owners in the ranking: Baidu, Microsoft, Yahoo, Verizon and Twitter. ...
Dubai becomes first city to get its own Microsoft font image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Monday 1st of May 2017 04:05:59 AM
. Not content with having the world's tallest building and biggest shopping centre, Dubai has become the first city to get its own Microsoft-designed font. ...
Google, Amazon and Microsoft report rising profits image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Thursday 27th of April 2017 08:53:18 PM
.... It was its eighth quarter in a row of profit. Microsoft also had a strong quarter, with profits up nearly 28%, while chipmaker Intel's profits rose 45%. ...
Nintendo says Switch will help double profits image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Thursday 27th of April 2017 12:33:24 PM
....Like other console makers, Nintendo is having to counter the rise of the smartphone as a tool for gaming. And because - unlike Sony and Microsoft - Nintendo relies on games and consoles for almost all its sales, it is arguably more vulnerable to this trend. ...
Stock markets surge to new highs ahead of Trump's tax reform plan image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 25th of April 2017 05:35:25 PM
....The biggest gains on Tuesday came from the US, with the technology-heavy Nasdaq Composite breaking the 6,000 barrier for the first time, 17 years after it first reached 5,000 during the height of the dotcom boom. The index was boosted by technology giants such as Amazon, Apple, Microsoft, Google and Facebook, which will be among the main beneficiaries of any Trump tax reforms. ...
Outgoing Yahoo chief executive Marissa Mayer will likely get $186m payout image
.... But she presided over a series of ill-timed purchases, as well as major security breaches, that have left Yahoo in a worse state than when she joined. In 2008, Microsoft offered $44. ...
Russia's secret image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Thursday 20th of April 2017 11:17:03 PM
World Bank chief echoes Bill Gates's warning to Theresa May on aid image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 20th of April 2017 05:22:34 PM
....His comments came after Bill Gates told the Guardian that lives would be lost in Africa if the government dropped the commitment because plans to eradicate malaria would be jeopardised. Like Kim, the Microsoft founder also stressed that the UK would lose influence. ...
Internet pioneer Robert Taylor dies image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Monday 17th of April 2017 03:11:19 PM
....While working at the Pentagon in the 1960s, he instigated the creation of Arpanet - a computer network that initially linked together four US research centres, and later evolved into the internet. At Xerox, he later oversaw the first computer with desktop-inspired icons and a word processor that formed the basis of Microsoft Word. ...
Microsoft patched 'NSA hack' Windows flaws before leak image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Monday 17th of April 2017 10:27:49 AM
. Microsoft says it had already fixed software flaws linked to an alleged breach of the global banking system before they were exposed last week. ...
Donald Trump’s tax holiday 'would help top US companies save $300bn' image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 12th of April 2017 04:00:25 AM
....5bn in tax by taking advantage of Trump’s one-off 10% repatriation tax. Other companies sitting on vast fortunes parked offshore include the drugs maker Pfizer, with $193bn, Microsoft, with $124bn, and GM, with $104bn. ...
Google to display fact-checking labels to show if news is true or false image
....The expansion comes in the wake of heavy criticism of US technology firms for their inaction over the spread of misinformation and fake news, particularly around high-profile topics such as the US election. The UK government recently urged US firms, including Google, Facebook, Twitter and Microsoft, to do more to police their platforms and remove illegal and extremist content. ...
Apple: dead in the water, or on top of its game? | John Naughton image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Sunday 2nd of April 2017 06:00:46 AM
.... Although my Amazon Echo now knows that the meaning of life is 42, for example, it still won’t – or can’t – tell me which search engine it relies upon. (Microsoft’s Bing, since you ask. ...
Samsung Galaxy S8 hides home button and gains Bixby AI image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Wednesday 29th of March 2017 03:00:35 PM
....It also offers a new dock that connects the phones to a monitor, keyboard and wireless mouse, allowing them to act as a kind of Android-powered PC. "Although Microsoft has done this in the past, the performance of the S8 makes it a very compelling experience," commented Mr Wood. ...
Fake data threat image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Tuesday 21st of March 2017 12:11:20 AM
....Cloud-based management systems that use encryption to protect important documents are still very new in the legal world, says Susan Hall, a partner at law firm Clarke Willmott. A lot of law firms still rely on Redline editing, she says, which uses the edit tracking systems built in to Microsoft Word. ...
Bill Gates tops Forbes' rich list but Trump's wealth slips image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Monday 20th of March 2017 05:17:00 PM
. Microsoft founder Bill Gates again tops Forbes' list of the world's richest people, in a year when the number of billionaires rose 13% to 2,043. ...
After Brexit, Israel senses a chance to boost trade with UK image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Saturday 11th of March 2017 04:00:38 PM
....”. Technology is booming in Israel: Google, Apple, Facebook, and Microsoft all have research centres there, and there are 300,000 hi-tech workers in a country of only 8. ...
Apple, Samsung and Microsoft react to Wikileaks' CIA dump image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Wednesday 8th of March 2017 09:32:08 AM
....". The leaks also claimed that the CIA had created malware to target PCs running Microsoft's Windows operating system. ...
ZTE fined $1.1bn for flouting US sanctions against Iran image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Tuesday 7th of March 2017 08:17:10 PM
.... . According to Reuters, ZTE buys around a third of its its components from US businesses such as Qualcomm, Microsoft and Intel. ...
Global reports of Microsoft faults image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Tuesday 7th of March 2017 04:27:02 PM
. There are numerous reports from around the world that various Microsoft services are suffering faults. ...
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From sweaters to suits: the evolution of Silicon Valley CEO style image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Sunday 5th of March 2017 02:00:02 PM
.... But what tech-preneurs have worn to make bank is changing – here’s a look at how it has evolved over the years. The Microsoft billionaire is now as well-known for his beatific “I do philanthropy” smile as he is for his penchant for a V-neck worn over a button-down shirt, typically with chinos. ...
Has wearable tech had its day? image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Sunday 5th of March 2017 01:47:11 AM
....Jawbone, once a popular fitness tracker brand, confirmed to TechCrunch that it is leaving the consumer market and focusing on healthcare providers. Microsoft has removed its Fitness Band on its online store (although it is still available on retail giant Amazon) and crucially no longer provides the Band developer kits. ...
Car wars image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Tuesday 28th of February 2017 01:04:48 AM
....The aftercare industry wants equal access to wireless in-vehicle data and believes the technology is already here that could provide it securely. Public cloud providers like Amazon Web Services and Microsoft Azure run programs called hypervisors that create virtual machines on computer servers. ...
Smart vision image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Sunday 26th of February 2017 12:57:32 AM
.... And he's determined to develop guided "vision" for blind people, through the use of artificial intelligence and smart glasses. Marx has developed an app that voices up the video-recognition data provided by Microsoft. ...
Even with price rises, there’s no place like home for bargain-hungry Brits image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Saturday 18th of February 2017 07:00:33 AM
. Apple shoved its prices up in the UK by as much as a quarter, sound system maker Sonos followed, and now Microsoft is raising the price of some its laptops by up to £400, all blaming the Brexit-inspired fall in sterling. ...
Microsoft raises prices of some PCs by up to £400 due to Brexit image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 16th of February 2017 09:26:41 AM
. Microsoft has increased the price of its Surface and Surface Book computers in the UK by more than 15%, or £400 for some models, due to sterling’s drop in the value post-EU referendum. ...
Apple, Google, Facebook and Microsoft file opposition to Trump's travel ban image
....Almost 100 US technology companies have filed a legal brief opposing President Trump’s ban on migration from seven Muslim-majority countries, arguing that it imposes significant burdens on the industry by preventing it from hiring talented migrants. Among the companies signing the filing, an amicus brief supporting Washington state’s lawsuit against Trump’s order are Apple, Facebook, Google and Microsoft, as well as smaller firms such as Uber, Reddit, Netflix and Dropbox. ...
Uber CEO steps down from Trump advisory council after users boycott image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Friday 3rd of February 2017 07:25:33 AM
....Trump’s executive order has faced widespread backlash in Silicon Valley, where many top executives and company founders are immigrants and where companies rely heavily on highly skilled workers from abroad. Executives from companies including Google, Apple, Microsoft, Facebook and Netflix spoke out against the travel ban. ...
Amazon Web Services: the secret to the online retailer's future success image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 2nd of February 2017 07:00:23 AM
....More to the point, he argues, Amazon’s customers choose to use them, unlike most internet chokepoints, which are forced through the basic facts of internet infrastructure. If Amazon’s concentration ever becomes a problem, they’re free to up stakes and move over to another cloud provider such as Microsoft or Google, or go back to the good old-fashioned days of self-hosting. ...
Wall Street suffers worst day in months following Trump travel ban image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Monday 30th of January 2017 06:26:31 PM
....Facebook and Apple, which are scheduled to report earnings this week, were the top drags on the S&P 500. Other technology stocks trading lower included Alphabet and Microsoft. ...
Starbucks vows to hire 10,000 refugees as US companies condemn Trump travel ban image
....Starbucks has promised to hire 10,000 refugees over five years in response to Donald Trump’s executive order temporarily barring refugees access to the US and banning entry for anyone from seven majority Muslim countries. The move came as leading US companies including Alphabet, Amazon, Ford, Goldman Sachs and Microsoft came out against the policy. ...
UK GDP growth shows consumers spending despite Brexit worries | Larry Elliott image
.... Had the economy performed as George Osborne predicted it would in the fevered days before the referendum, late January 2017 would have been the moment when official data showed that output in the UK had contracted in both the third and fourth quarters of 2016 – the technical definition of a recession. Instead, Philip Hammond was in the happy position of being able to use a visit to Microsoft’s UK headquarters in Reading to announce that growth in the final three months of 2016 had been 0. ...
UK chancellor rules out cutting stake in RBS after £3.1bn US hit image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 26th of January 2017 07:14:10 AM
.... RBS has already incurred £50bn of cumulative annual losses since taxpayers pumped in £45bn to keep it afloat. Speaking during a visit to Microsoft’s headquarters in Reading after RBS published an unscheduled trading update on Thursday, Philip Hammond said the government regarded the 73% stake as a “long-term asset” and quashed any hopes that tackling the long-running bond mis-selling scandal might facilitate a stake sell-off. ...

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