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....Google executives are bracing for a two-pronged inquisition from the advertising industry and the government over the company’s plans to stop ads being placed next to extremist material. A slew of big-name companies, advertising firms and government departments have either pulled their adverts from Google and its YouTube video site or are considering whether to do so, with media giant Sky, telecoms group Vodafone and a trio of banks adding their names to a growing list over the weekend. ... [Read full article on Guardian ]
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.... McDonald’s, the BBC, L’Oréal, HSBC, Royal Bank of Scotland, Lloyds, the Guardian, Audi and Channel 4 are among the firms to suspend advertising. BT and Sky said they were reviewing their relationship with Google. ... [Read full article on Guardian ]
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....Responding to the Equality Trust survey, a WPP spokesman said Sir Martin's package "reflected WPP's strong outperformance of both its comparator group and the FTSE 100 over the five-year period ended December 2015". Other firms found to have a big gap between pay for chief executives and average workers were Reckitt Benckiser, Sky and Shire. ... [Read full article on BBC ]
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. Culture Secretary Karen Bradley has asked regulators to examine Rupert Murdoch's 21st Century Fox's takeover bid for Sky. ... [Read full article on BBC ]
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....Rupert Murdoch’s £11. 7bn takeover bid for Sky is to be investigated by the media regulator to see if it gives him too much control of news output in the UK and whether the Murdoch family are “fit and proper” owners following the phone-hacking scandal. ... [Read full article on Guardian ]
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Bosses' incomes are 386 times higher than Living Wage image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Wednesday 22nd of March 2017 01:21:15 PM
....Responding to the Equality Trust survey, a WPP spokesman said Sir Martin's package "reflected WPP's strong outperformance of both its comparator group and the FTSE 100 over the five-year period ended December 2015". Other firms found to have a big gap between pay for chief executives and average workers were Reckitt Benckiser, Sky and Shire. ...
Head of Google Europe apologises over ads on extremist content image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Monday 20th of March 2017 12:23:08 PM
.... McDonald’s, the BBC, L’Oréal, HSBC, Royal Bank of Scotland, Lloyds, the Guardian, Audi and Channel 4 are among the firms to suspend advertising. BT and Sky said they were reviewing their relationship with Google. ...
Google braces for questions as more big-name firms pull adverts image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Sunday 19th of March 2017 03:24:45 PM
....Google executives are bracing for a two-pronged inquisition from the advertising industry and the government over the company’s plans to stop ads being placed next to extremist material. A slew of big-name companies, advertising firms and government departments have either pulled their adverts from Google and its YouTube video site or are considering whether to do so, with media giant Sky, telecoms group Vodafone and a trio of banks adding their names to a growing list over the weekend. ...
‘Corrupt firms can make troublemakers’ lives intolerable’ – our work expert responds image
.... That’s what any production company or TV channel wants on a CV – experience in a professional environment. I worked in shopping TV for a couple of years and saw tons of really decent camera ops move on to the BBC, Sky and Al Jazeera. ...
Fox takeover bid for Sky to be reviewed image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Thursday 16th of March 2017 11:37:23 AM
. Culture Secretary Karen Bradley has asked regulators to examine Rupert Murdoch's 21st Century Fox's takeover bid for Sky. ...
Rupert Murdoch's Sky bid to be investigated by UK regulator image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 16th of March 2017 11:35:05 AM
....Rupert Murdoch’s £11. 7bn takeover bid for Sky is to be investigated by the media regulator to see if it gives him too much control of news output in the UK and whether the Murdoch family are “fit and proper” owners following the phone-hacking scandal. ...
US charges Russian spies over Yahoo breach image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Wednesday 15th of March 2017 02:54:02 PM
....Last year, users were advised to change their passwords. Around eight million UK accounts were believed to have been affected - including some users of BT and Sky email services. ...
'Spinning sail' rebooted to cut fuel and make ocean tankers greener image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 14th of March 2017 06:07:14 AM
.... Another approach is to use the waste heat from a ship’s diesel engines to produce electricity. The German company SkySails uses large kites to provide wind power to modern shipping, while another, Enercon, fitted four rotor sails to a transport ship in 2010, though Norsepower’s rotor sails will be larger. ...
No-deal Brexit 'would put UK in worst trading position of rich nations' image
....Liam Fox, the international trade secretary, said his department was setting up a committee specifically tasked with examining what might happen if there were no EU deal. This was, he told Sky News’s Sophy Ridge on Sunday, not the hoped-for outcome. ...
Robots delivering pizza and house viewing by VR: is 5G really the future? image
....“We believe delivery drones and droids could replace drivers for takeaway delivery,” says Bob Liao, an analyst at Macquarie. He points out that Just Eat has partnered with Starship Technologies, started by two of Skype’s co-founders, which already has “six-wheeled robots that navigate using cameras and ultrasonic sensors” that travel at 4mph and hold 10kg of cargo. ...
Does BT's Openreach deal mean faster broadband or higher prices? image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Friday 10th of March 2017 01:21:25 PM
.... But will it make a difference to consumers? Openreach has long been dogged by accusations of poor customer service, long delays for connections and repairs, and households and businesses in despair over broadband speeds. Openreach, owned by BT, is a crucial part of Britain’s infrastructure, responsible for bringing landlines and broadband to most homes and companies in the country, not just for BT but also for rivals such as Sky. ...
BT Openreach deal could pave way for cheaper, faster broadband image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Friday 10th of March 2017 07:32:13 AM
....This will take several months and the separation of Openreach will not begin until that has taken place. Rivals – which include Sky, TalkTalk and Vodafone – argue that BT has deliberately dragged its heels in opening up the network to their engineers, which has hampered their ability to offer homes superfast broadband access. ...
BT Openreach deal aims to shakeup UK broadband image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Friday 10th of March 2017 07:18:06 AM
....Ofcom said that Openreach will become a distinct company with its own staff, management and strategy "to serve all of its customers equally". It must consult with customers such as Sky and TalkTalk on major investments. ...
Hammond: Budget National Insurance rise due to 'new challenges' image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Thursday 9th of March 2017 04:44:28 AM
....Mr McDonnell said the policy would hit "middle and low earners in particular". Other Conservatives to voice concern included ex-Tory leader Iain Duncan Smith, who told Sky News it should be kept "under review", and Anne-Marie Trevelyan, who told the BBC the chancellor was "going in the wrong direction". ...
21st Century Fox rejects Sky takeover bid concerns image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Thursday 9th of March 2017 12:59:32 AM
....21st Century Fox has defended its £11. 7bn takeover bid for broadcaster Sky after Culture Secretary Karen Bradley said she was "minded" to intervene in the deal. ...
Premier League gets Kodi piracy court order image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Wednesday 8th of March 2017 07:51:30 PM
...."For the first time this will enable the Premier League to disrupt and prevent the illegal streaming of our matches via IPTV, so-called Kodi, boxes," he added. Football fans are urged instead to get a Sky Sports or BT Sport subscription, or watch games at a venue that pays for access. ...
Glamorous, really? image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Tuesday 7th of March 2017 12:14:10 AM
....The travel bot uses companies' travel policies and employees' travel preferences to create "smart itineraries". Employees can talk to it via Slack, Facebook, SMS and Skype. ...
BT's £1.2bn Champions League splurge is price of staying in Sky game image
.... A boost is needed after the financial and reputational damage of an accounting scandal at its Italian operation and the protracted battle with the industry watchdog over the future of its broadband division. On Monday BT renewed ownership of UK broadcast rights to Europe’s biggest football tournament but had to shoulder a hefty 32% price increase, or almost £100m extra per season, to fend off Sky and buy the games exclusively until 2021. ...
BT denies squeezing customers after paying £1.2bn for Champions League image
....The group has paid a blockbuster £1. 18bn to fend off Sky and secure the exclusive rights for Champions League and Europa League football until 2021, a 32% increase on the cost of the current three-year deal. ...
Standard Life  and Aberdeen Asset Management confirm merger talks image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Sunday 5th of March 2017 05:57:06 PM
.... Most of the cost savings are expected to come from eliminating any overlap of back-office operations – such as IT – by cutting jobs and closing offices. Sky News, which revealed the potential merger, reported that the companies could look to cut as much as £200m in annual costs. ...
Standard Life and Aberdeen in talks image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Saturday 4th of March 2017 05:42:59 PM
....Fund managers Aberdeen Asset Management and Standard Life have confirmed they are holding talks about a possible all-share merger. It follows a report on Sky News that the companies were exploring an £11bn merger. ...
Sky takeover: Minister 'minded' to examine Fox takeover image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Friday 3rd of March 2017 12:54:43 PM
....Culture Secretary Karen Bradley said she is "minded" to order an Ofcom investigation into the planned £18. 5bn takeover of Sky by 21st Century Fox. ...
UK culture secretary 'minded to' refer Sky takeover to Ofcom image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Friday 3rd of March 2017 12:17:29 PM
....The culture secretary has said that she is likely to refer Rupert Murdoch’s £11. 7bn takeover bid for Sky to Ofcom to investigate issues of media plurality and whether Fox will maintain broadcasting standards at the pay-TV company. ...
BT chief attacks rampant price rises for TV sports rights image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 2nd of March 2017 02:48:02 PM
. The chief executive of BT has said that rampant inflation in the prices paid for TV sports rights must come to an end, as the telecoms giant takes on rival Sky in the £1bn-plus battle for Champions League football. ...
Agent Provocateur founder brands Mike Ashley's purchase 'a stitch-up' image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 2nd of March 2017 12:46:56 PM
.... Alongside its core sportswear business, Sports Direct owns clothing chain Flannels and fashion brands such as Firetrap. Sky News reported earlier this week that Ashley had risen above private equity firm Lion Capital in a bidding war to acquire Agent Provocateur and the tycoon is understood to have been personally involved in the talks to buy the business. ...
Murdoch's 21st Century Fox bid for Sky should be rejected, minister told image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 1st of March 2017 09:38:50 AM
. Rupert Murdoch’s bid to take control of the whole of Sky through his entertainment business 21st Century Fox should be rejected on competition grounds alone, according to research to be published on Wednesday. ...
Green Investment Bank: rival bidder launches legal challenge to sale image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 1st of March 2017 07:01:01 AM
....The Guardian revealed last week that Macquarie had launched a Westminster charm offensive reassuring politicians of its green credentials after MPs raised concerns over the bank’s track record. Sky News reported at the weekend that the government was considering keeping a stake in some of the green investment bank’s assets to assuage critics of the deal. ...
Rupert Murdoch’s 21st Century Fox to formally notify EU of Sky bid image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 28th of February 2017 03:50:03 PM
....Rupert Murdoch’s 21st Century Fox is expected to formally notify the European competition regulator of its £11. 7bn takeover offer for Sky later this week, after which the UK culture secretary will have to decide whether to launch an investigation into the extent of Murdoch’s control of UK media. ...
All it took was an anchor … how a storm took down half the UK's electricity link to France image
....Half of the power link between the UK and France, a series of 43-mile-long cables running between Folkestone in Kent to a site near Calais, had suddenly gone down. The incident seems to have been the unintentional side-effect of an even more dramatic one above the waters, as huge cargo ship Saga Sky collided with a barge carrying rocks. ...
Landline charges for 2m customers to be cut as telecoms watchdog steps in image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 28th of February 2017 09:12:38 AM
....9 million people. At the start of the review in December, Ofcom said BT and Virgin Media had the highest line-rental charges, followed by TalkTalk and Sky. ...
Comparethemarket ads lead way as online firms become top TV spenders image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 23rd of February 2017 07:01:00 AM
....Spending on advertising cosmetics and personal care dropped 3% to £439m, while entertainment and leisure was flat at £419m. The companies whose ads were most viewed were Procter & Gamble, Sky, Reckitt Benckiser, BT and Unilever. ...
'Employers are missing out' image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Wednesday 22nd of February 2017 12:56:58 AM
.... . "It can be as simple as being able to hold meetings over Skype, or an ergonomic mouse which is very cheap. ...
Paris, Frankfurt, Vilnius: how EU cities are vying for London's bankers image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 21st of February 2017 06:00:11 PM
.... But the government is determined, unveiling in its budget last autumn a full-blown Getting Ireland Brexit Ready programme, including tax relief for foreign firms relocating staff. Appealingly low-tax Luxembourg, home to 143 banks with assets of some €800bn and the EU headquarters of companies such as Skype and Paypal, bills itself as “the only country that still loves bankers” and has also reported strong interest from international financial services firms exploring post-Brexit options. ...
Unilever to mount fierce defence against Kraft Heinz after rejecting £115bn offer image
.... Since the referendum on 23 June, the value of the pound has slumped, making UK-based businesses relatively cheaper for foreign buyers. Chip designer Arm Holdings was snapped up for £24bn by Japan’s Softbank, while Rupert Murdoch’s Fox has taken the opportunity to bid for the 39% stake in satellite broadcaster Sky that it does not already own. ...
Automated holidays: how AI is affecting the travel industry image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Friday 17th of February 2017 06:00:02 AM
....Some travel experts expect the first autonomous cargo flights to start within several years, while big data analysis is on the rise at internet-based firms like Expedia, Lastminute. com and Skyscanner. ...
What level does inflation have to reach to erode savings and pensions? image
Source : Daily Express [Read Article] Tuesday 14th of February 2017 01:15:00 PM
.... . Speaking on Sky News, Ms Rickard said: “Even if you tucked it away now in a five-year bond, you still could only just beat inflation. ...
Ed Miliband asks Ofcom for inquiry into Rupert Murdoch Sky bid image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 9th of February 2017 06:33:05 PM
. The former Labour leader Ed Miliband is leading a campaign for the media regulator Ofcom to launch a full inquiry into Rupert Murdoch’s bid for ownership of the satellite broadcaster Sky. ...
Should financial advisers put us before them? Debate is back on the table image
....In the Trump administration’s view the DOL’s fiduciary rule will cut independent broker-dealers and financial advisers out of the business of serving older investors by cutting out their ability to charge commission revenue and by raising the cost of compliance. Scaramucci, who stepped down as co-managing partner of the $12bn SkyBridge Capital fund management company to be the Trump administration’s small-business adviser, has described the measure as an example of government overreach. ...
Game over! How to beat the 10% rise in the cost of your TV, phone and broadband image
.... So what can you do about it?. Both Sky and BT have announced they will be putting up prices in March and April respectively. ...
Beware the call connection services that charge £3.60 a minute image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Saturday 4th of February 2017 06:59:22 AM
....But Amazon is just the tip of a huge consumer iceberg. A quick trawl of other “connection services” suggests there are many out there offering to put people through to a vast range of household names, including Marks & Spencer, Tesco, John Lewis, npower, O2, BT, Sky, Argos, Asda, BA, Royal Mail, HMRC, the DVLA, TV Licensing and even the Dartford Crossing. ...
Falling DVD sales put boot into profits at Sony Pictures image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Friday 3rd of February 2017 04:16:33 PM
.... As well as launching streaming services that have hit DVD sales, Netflix and Amazon are pouring billions into high-quality drama like House of Cards and Transparent. Traditional broadcasters such as Game of Thrones maker HBO and Sky, which produces Fortitude, are also investing heavily in high-end shows. ...
TalkTalk hoping for rapid results as Dunstone gets his hands dirty image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 1st of February 2017 07:29:32 PM
....The question for other investors is whether the return of a hands-on Dunstone heralds a rapid revival. TalkTalk occupies a tricky position, selling a cheap and cheerful “value” telecoms offer in an attempt to duck and weave between big beasts such as BT, Vodafone and Sky. ...
Sony takes $1bn writedown on film division image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 31st of January 2017 11:24:34 AM
....The studio has struggled in recent years: in 2016, just one of its releases – Paul Feig’s Ghostbusters reboot – landed in its all-time Top 50, with a $128m global take. The previous year, two releases, Skyfall and Hotel Transylvania 2, charted in its Top 20. ...
BT fires opening shot at Sky in new Champions League rights battle image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Sunday 29th of January 2017 05:43:28 PM
. BT has fired the first shot in the battle for Champions League football, saying it is determined to keep a grip on the TV rights to European football’s blue-riband club competition and accusing arch-rival Sky of having too much dominance over pay-TV sports. ...
Whistleblower wins out over HSBC charges; plus, Sky ditches the dishes image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 26th of January 2017 02:25:22 PM
....HSBC to close 62 more branches this year, blaming online banking. Sky to offer full TV service without a dish for the first time. ...
Does the Imperial revolt herald a new health warning for executive greed? image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 26th of January 2017 01:29:10 PM
....Hammond is happy to wait for the long term to arrive, as he probably should, but taxpayers may recall the old line about the definition of a long-term investment: it’s a short-term investment gone wrong. Will the Murdochs, if they succeed, be getting Sky on the cheap at £10. ...
Sky to offer full TV service without a dish for the first time image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 26th of January 2017 08:31:45 AM
. Sky is to make its full TV service of hundreds of channels available without the need for a satellite dish for the first time, as it looks to stem customer defections to rivals such as BT. ...
BT shareholders will remember profit warning for years | Nils Pratley image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 24th of January 2017 05:47:06 PM
.... On the regulatory and political front, the pressure for Openreach to step up investment in ultrafast fibre broadband will only intensify. Then there’s the attempt to challenge Sky’s dominance in football. ...
The war on austerity has begun … in Surrey | Deborah Orr image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Friday 20th of January 2017 05:23:34 PM
....Labour’s Jeremy Corbyn, who has talked a lot about opposing austerity, doesn’t seem keen. “It’s not right that we should thrust the social care crisis on local authorities, all of whom have different levels of income,” he told Sky News. ...
Mistakes were made: readers on the firms with awful customer service image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Monday 16th of January 2017 07:00:17 AM
.... Others turn complaints into profits by keeping customers captive in an automated queue. One woman claims she cooked an entire roast while on hold to Sky. ...
Free lunches image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Thursday 12th of January 2017 12:01:34 AM
....Lipton's Daybreakers campaign saw it give out free drinks at a number of breakfast events across London that included DJ sets and live music. Venues included Old Street in fashionable east London, and the Sky Garden venue at the top of the 34-floor 20 Fenchurch Street building, otherwise known as the "walkie talkie". ...
Xi Jinping to become the first Chinese president to attend WEF in Davos image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 11th of January 2017 05:05:51 PM
.... The president-elect will be represented at Davos by Anthony Scaramucci, a multi-millionaire hedge fund manager and member of Trump’s presidential transition team. Scaramucci, founder of hedge fund SkyBridge Capital and lavish Las Vegas investment conference Salt, is expected to this week be given an official White House role advising Trump on business affairs. ...
Sir David Clementi confirmed as new BBC chair image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 10th of January 2017 03:53:39 PM
....The culture, media and sport select committee will hold a pre-appointment hearing with Clementi next Tuesday. Committee member John Nicolson, a Scottish National party MP, said Clementi would receive a “proper grilling” on topics including the BBC’s independence and his views on media plurality, given Fox’s proposed takeover bid for Sky. ...
Jeremy Corbyn suggests maximum earnings limit image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Tuesday 10th of January 2017 09:32:25 AM
.... If we want to live in a more egalitarian society and fund our public services, we cannot go on creating worse levels of inequality. Speaking later on Sky News, Mr Corbyn said a wage cap would be "somewhat higher" than his salary of approximately £138,000, adding that the salaries some footballers receive are "simply ridiculous". ...
Pound falls on May's Brexit comments image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Monday 9th of January 2017 11:15:35 AM
.... The only currency against which it gained ground was the Turkish lira. The Prime Minister told Sky News on Sunday that she wanted the best possible deal for leaving the EU. ...
Rolls-Royce Motor Cars boss pledges future in UK despite Brexit qualms image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Monday 9th of January 2017 10:29:38 AM
....The chief executive of Rolls-Royce Motor Cars took the opportunity to pledge the firm’s future in the UK, just months after he warned staff that their jobs could be affected by Brexit. “Success for Rolls-Royce is success for Great Britain and we reaffirm our commitment to maintaining the home of Rolls-Royce in the UK,” Torsten Müller-Ötvös, told Sky. ...
Theresa May: UK cannot keep 'bits' of EU membership image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Sunday 8th of January 2017 11:33:11 AM
....The prime minister's comment came after she was asked whether she would "prioritise" controlling immigration over staying in the single market. She told Sky News her approach was not "muddled", following criticism by the UK's former EU ambassador. ...
Film and TV ​streaming and downloads overtake DVD sales for first time image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 5th of January 2017 12:01:34 AM
....3bn last year. Total revenues from digital video – which includes services such as Apple’s iTunes as well as Sky’s store and Now TV – surged almost 23% to £1. ...
Jean-Claude Juncker blocked EU curbs on tax avoidance, cables show image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Sunday 1st of January 2017 01:14:31 PM
.... He recast the fading steel-based economy into a booming hub for international business, and when he departed in 2013 Luxembourg had been transformed into one of the richest countries in the world per capita. Hundreds of the multinational corporations rushed to channel international profits through subsidiaries in the country, among them McDonald’s, Fiat, Amazon, Shire Pharmaceuticals and Skype. ...
Ten ways to save money on your holiday flights image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Saturday 31st of December 2016 07:00:21 AM
.... By choosing to book on a Sunday (although not necessarily travelling on a Sunday) you can save up to 30%. According to website Skyscanner: “Quite a few airlines release their last-minute weekend deals on a Tuesday, as they tend to start their sales on a Monday evening – as competitors scrabble to compete, by Tuesday afternoon you could be bagging a sweet bargain on your air fare. ...
Brexit, strikes and pay revolts: the year in business image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 28th of December 2016 06:00:27 AM
....In the empire-building stakes, supermarket chain Sainsbury’s won control of Argos, Shire Pharmaceuticals took over Baxalta, ABInBev, the world’s biggest brewer, completed its £79bn acquisition of SAB Miller and as the year drew to a close, Rupert Murdoch’s 21st Century Fox lodged an £11. 7bn bid to take full control of Sky. ...
Meeting notes contradict Murdoch claim not to have asked PMs for help image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 20th of December 2016 06:05:22 PM
....Rupert Murdoch asked for Tony Blair’s help to overcome European commission opposition to a £800m TV deal, contradicting the media mogul’s assertion this week that “I have made it a principle all my life never to ask for anything from any prime minister”. The minutes of a 1998 meeting between Murdoch and the then Labour prime minister while the former was working on a joint venture between Sky and BT reveal how Blair was urged to take action to help the deal proceed; and how the leader appeared keen to do so. ...
Ed Miliband slams Sky bid: 'Murdoch has learned nothing' image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 20th of December 2016 01:45:43 PM
. Ed Miliband has urged the government to block Rupert Murdoch’s bid for the whole of Sky in an impassioned speech to MPs, arguing that the media and political landscape had not changed since his previous takeover attempt failed five years ago. ...
BT, Plusnet and EE top broadband complaints list image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 20th of December 2016 11:50:55 AM
....BT, which owns the Plusnet and EE brands, came top of the list with 36 complaints per 100,000 subscribers, followed by Plusnet with 30 and EE at 26, the media regulator said. Sky was the least complained about broadband provider. ...
'Seat of enlightenment': How Edinburgh became startup city of the year image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 20th of December 2016 07:30:42 AM
....”. Edinburgh is home to two unicorn startups, so-called because they’ve been valued at more than $1bn (£800bn), FanDuel and Skyscanner, the latter of which was recently bought by the Chinese company Ctrip for £1. ...
Smart gloves, clever belts image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Tuesday 20th of December 2016 12:18:36 AM
....These highly complex webs of wires - known as harnesses - have to be connected up according to a road map that technicians refer to on a laptop or tablet. But now they can read the instructions on the head-mounted display, thanks to a specially developed app called APX Skylight, leaving their hands free to carry on snipping the wires to length and connecting them up. ...
Radio Times likely to be bought by German media group image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Monday 19th of December 2016 05:57:07 PM
....Immediate Media, which is run by chief executive Tom Bureau, was formed by Exponent merging it with other publishers it owned, Magicalia and Origin. The sale of Immediate Media, which several sources said probably would not go through before the new year, to Hubert Burda was first reported by Sky News. ...
Rupert Murdoch: 'I've never asked any prime minister for anything' image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Monday 19th of December 2016 01:57:06 PM
. Rupert Murdoch has written to the Guardian to deny he ever claimed that Downing Street did his bidding, as an attempt by his US film and television group to acquire Sky is due to be formally notified to ministers. ...
No 10 accuses striking workers of 'contempt for ordinary people' image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Monday 19th of December 2016 01:01:02 PM
.... The shadow home secretary, Diane Abbott, has defended unions planning to strike. “Of course these strikes are going to be very disastrous if they all go ahead for the public over Christmas, but people do have a legal right to strike,” Abbott told the Sky News presenter Dermot Murnaghan on Sunday. ...
Downing Street distances itself from Grayling calls for anti-strike laws image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Monday 19th of December 2016 07:00:14 AM
.... The shadow home secretary, Diane Abbott, has defended unions planning to strike. “Of course these strikes are going to be very disastrous if they all go ahead for the public over Christmas, but people do have a legal right to strike,” Abbott told the Sky News presenter Dermot Murnaghan on Sunday. ...
BT drops the ball and bills me for sport I don’t watch … and don’t want image
....BT should have originally asked customers to opt into the service, which would have prevented letters like these. However, it has to be said that if you are a sports fans you are now getting a lot of sport for a relatively small monthly fee on BT – a fraction of that charged by Sky and others for Sky Sports. ...

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