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....The once fanciful concept of flying cars appears to be a step closer to reality, after a German company completed successful test flights of a “flying taxi”. Munich-based Lilium, backed by investors who include Skype co-founder Niklas Zennström, said the planned five-seater jet, which will be capable of vertical take-off and landing, could be used for urban air-taxi and ride-sharing services. ... [Read full article on Guardian ]
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.... . Sky Atlantic, for example, has made all six episodes of the new drama Guerrilla - starring Idris Elba, Freida Pinto and Babou Ceesay - available to stream, meaning viewers will not have to wait a week for their next fix. ... [Read full article on BBC ]
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....TalkTalk and BT have received the worst customer satisfaction scores in a survey of 12 broadband providers. They scored 38% and 45% respectively with their customers, while Sky (48%) and EE (49%) came close behind them in the Which? survey of 1,800 people. ... [Read full article on BBC ]
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. The government has given regulators more time to investigate the proposed takeover of broadcaster Sky by 21st Century Fox. ... [Read full article on BBC ]
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....He said an example of these one-off items was Chelsea making a big financial provision against the early cancellation of their kit supply deal with Adidas. Overall league revenues are set to be even higher in this season, thanks to the effects of the new television deal with Sky and BT, which kicked off last August and is worth a record £5. ... [Read full article on BBC ]
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.... . So what changed? Was it lurid details of his alleged behaviour? The protests? Commercial sponsors abandoning his show? The impact the scandal could have on 21st Century Fox's attempts to purchase European broadcaster Sky?. ... [Read full article on BBC ]
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....George Salmon, equity analyst at Hargreaves Lansdown, said the proposed deal was the latest in a string of approaches for UK companies since the Brexit vote last June and the subsequent sharp fall in the pound. “The deal comes hot on the heels of Kraft Heinz’s bid for Unilever and 21st Century Fox’s approach for Sky, and further transatlantic deals may be flushed out by the strong dollar and rising US interest rates. ... [Read full article on Guardian ]
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....The biggest broadband providers are failing on basic customer service, speed and reliability – with TalkTalk and BT named as the worst suppliers – according to a survey by consumer group Which?. TalkTalk, BT, Sky and EE – which collectively have a 72% share of the market – all scored poorly in the broadband customer satisfaction survey. ... [Read full article on Guardian ]
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.... . So what changed? Was it lurid details of his alleged behaviour? The protests? Commercial sponsors abandoning his show? The impact the scandal could have on 21st Century Fox's attempts to purchase European broadcaster Sky?. ... [Read full article on BBC ]
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. Media group Sky has announced a multi-year $250m (£195m) co-production deal with US television network HBO. ... [Read full article on BBC ]
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....The controversial Fox News host Bill O’Reilly has been dropped from the network after allegations of inappropriate behaviour and sexual harassment, in a development that could have significant implications for the Murdoch empire on both sides of the Atlantic. Ofcom, the British media regulator, is considering whether 21st Century Fox, the parent company of Fox News, is a “fit and proper” owner of pay-TV broadcaster Sky. ... [Read full article on Guardian ]
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....Sir David Attenborough is to be turned into a hologram for a virtual reality tour of the Natural History Museum in London that promises to allow users to “handle” rare fossils from the comfort of their own home. Sky has commissioned the new experience, called Hold the World, which it says is a marriage of interactive video game technology and TV documentary. ... [Read full article on Guardian ]
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....An investigation by the UK media regulator into Rupert Murdoch’s £11. 7bn takeover of Sky has been delayed until after the general election. ... [Read full article on Guardian ]
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O’Reilly’s exit shows the sons are rising in the Murdoch empire image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Sunday 23rd of April 2017 05:59:05 AM
.... This is 21st Century Fox, not a Rupert construct from 50 years back. Worse – as noted here a couple of weeks ago – what swills around in New York also washes up on the London doorstep of Ofcom as it sweats to decide whether the Murdochs are “fit and proper” people to own all of Sky. ...
Electric flying car that takes off vertically could be future of transport image
....The once fanciful concept of flying cars appears to be a step closer to reality, after a German company completed successful test flights of a “flying taxi”. Munich-based Lilium, backed by investors who include Skype co-founder Niklas Zennström, said the planned five-seater jet, which will be capable of vertical take-off and landing, could be used for urban air-taxi and ride-sharing services. ...
Inquiry into Murdoch's Sky deal delayed until after general election image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Friday 21st of April 2017 11:30:59 AM
....An investigation by the UK media regulator into Rupert Murdoch’s £11. 7bn takeover of Sky has been delayed until after the general election. ...
Government extends Sky takeover inquiry image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Friday 21st of April 2017 11:29:35 AM
. The government has given regulators more time to investigate the proposed takeover of broadcaster Sky by 21st Century Fox. ...
Which? survey reveals best and worst UK broadband providers image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Friday 21st of April 2017 06:00:11 AM
....The biggest broadband providers are failing on basic customer service, speed and reliability – with TalkTalk and BT named as the worst suppliers – according to a survey by consumer group Which?. TalkTalk, BT, Sky and EE – which collectively have a 72% share of the market – all scored poorly in the broadband customer satisfaction survey. ...
Sir David Attenborough to become 3D hologram for Sky VR documentary image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 20th of April 2017 11:15:04 AM
....Sir David Attenborough is to be turned into a hologram for a virtual reality tour of the Natural History Museum in London that promises to allow users to “handle” rare fossils from the comfort of their own home. Sky has commissioned the new experience, called Hold the World, which it says is a marriage of interactive video game technology and TV documentary. ...
Sky announces HBO co-production deal image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Thursday 20th of April 2017 07:23:20 AM
Fox forcing out Bill O’Reilly could appease critics of the Sky deal | Graham Ruddick image
....The controversial Fox News host Bill O’Reilly has been dropped from the network after allegations of inappropriate behaviour and sexual harassment, in a development that could have significant implications for the Murdoch empire on both sides of the Atlantic. Ofcom, the British media regulator, is considering whether 21st Century Fox, the parent company of Fox News, is a “fit and proper” owner of pay-TV broadcaster Sky. ...
Premier League revenues soar but clubs still make a loss image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Wednesday 19th of April 2017 11:05:23 PM
....He said an example of these one-off items was Chelsea making a big financial provision against the early cancellation of their kit supply deal with Adidas. Overall league revenues are set to be even higher in this season, thanks to the effects of the new television deal with Sky and BT, which kicked off last August and is worth a record £5. ...
TalkTalk and BT rated worst for broadband in Which? survey image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Wednesday 19th of April 2017 11:02:09 PM
....TalkTalk and BT have received the worst customer satisfaction scores in a survey of 12 broadband providers. They scored 38% and 45% respectively with their customers, while Sky (48%) and EE (49%) came close behind them in the Which? survey of 1,800 people. ...
Fox dumps star presenter Bill O'Reilly image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Wednesday 19th of April 2017 07:28:15 PM
.... . So what changed? Was it lurid details of his alleged behaviour? The protests? Commercial sponsors abandoning his show? The impact the scandal could have on 21st Century Fox's attempts to purchase European broadcaster Sky?. ...
Fox News 'to drop host Bill O'Reilly' after harassment cases image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Wednesday 19th of April 2017 04:25:30 PM
.... . So what changed? Was it lurid details of his alleged behaviour? The protests? Commercial sponsors abandoning his show? The impact the scandal could have on 21st Century Fox's attempts to purchase European broadcaster Sky?. ...
Weetabix sold to US firm after breakfast cereal fails to catch on in China image
....George Salmon, equity analyst at Hargreaves Lansdown, said the proposed deal was the latest in a string of approaches for UK companies since the Brexit vote last June and the subsequent sharp fall in the pound. “The deal comes hot on the heels of Kraft Heinz’s bid for Unilever and 21st Century Fox’s approach for Sky, and further transatlantic deals may be flushed out by the strong dollar and rising US interest rates. ...
The Crusader: It PAYS to do your homework with customer service and helpline numbers image
....29 on her BT phone bill. It was clocked up during a few calls Edith made to her television company Sky to upgrade her package. ...
Netflix looks beyond US as competition mounts image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Monday 17th of April 2017 01:51:31 PM
.... . Sky Atlantic, for example, has made all six episodes of the new drama Guerrilla - starring Idris Elba, Freida Pinto and Babou Ceesay - available to stream, meaning viewers will not have to wait a week for their next fix. ...
Uber's head of communications quits scandal-hit cab app image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 12th of April 2017 08:49:11 AM
....”. In an email to staff, the BBC reported Kalanick wrote: “I am looking forward to having her as an advisor for years to come … with many more long hikes along the Skyline Trail,” attaching a picture of himself and Whetstone on a recent hiking trip. ...
Broadband prices penalise loyal customers - Citizens Advice image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Monday 10th of April 2017 11:07:59 PM
....BT announced price rises in January for many of its services, including regular and super-fast broadband. Sky, Virgin Media and TalkTalk had also all put up their prices in the past 12 months. ...
Technology is a marvel – now let’s make it moral | Martha Lane Fox image
....So what might such a country look like? It could be one that celebrates not just digital skills but digital understanding – the ability to both use technology and to comprehend, in real terms, the impact that it has on our lives. Estonia has been investing in tech education since 1998, when all schools in the country went online; today, companies such as Skype are worth billions of dollars and, as co-founder Taavet Hinrikus told the Economist back in 2013, high-school students now dream of being entrepreneurs instead of rock stars. ...
Ofcom could decide that 100% of Sky is the limit for Murdoch image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Sunday 9th of April 2017 06:00:00 AM
. There’s a storm coming over the Fox horizon as Ofcom’s 40 days of scrutinising the Murdoch takeover of 100% of Sky tick away. ...
Revealed: the huge profits earned by big banks on overseas money transfers image
....But the figures are likely to ignite fresh controversy over the extent to which consumers are being over-charged by traditional banks when sending money overseas. Taavet Hinrikus, an Estonian tech entrepreneur, set up TransferWise in 2011 after moving to London to work for Skype, and becoming increasingly infuriated at how much he was being charged to send money home. ...
Rupert Murdoch's Sky takeover approved by European regulator image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Friday 7th of April 2017 04:07:03 PM
....Rupert Murdoch’s £11. 7bn bid to take full control of Sky has been cleared by the European competition regulator. ...
Sky's 21st Century Fox takeover cleared by Europe image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Friday 7th of April 2017 02:37:06 PM
. European Commission competition authorities have cleared 21st Century Fox to buy the 61% of broadcaster Sky that it does not yet own. ...
Tax relief cut doesn’t add up for landlords, plus Bank warns over consumer credit image
....Will the new 12-sided £1 ever be worth a mint? Here’s how to coin it in. Skyscraper homes. ...
Bookmakers' software under scrutiny image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Wednesday 5th of April 2017 02:32:06 PM
.... . He found the software on his computer after visiting the Skybet website, he told BBC Radio 4's You and Yours. ...
Skyscraper homes – in pictures image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 5th of April 2017 06:00:13 AM
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Brexit: Theresa May suggests free movement extension image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Wednesday 5th of April 2017 02:32:01 AM
.... . She told Sky News: "There's obviously a legal situation in terms of how the EU can conduct trade negotiations. ...
All we want is to record terrestrial TV, but costs are now Sky high image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Monday 3rd of April 2017 06:00:15 AM
. My wife and I are in our late 60s and retired, and have been loyal Sky customers for years. ...
Ofcom must block Murdoch's Sky takeover, Miliband and Cable say image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Friday 31st of March 2017 02:48:08 PM
. Rupert Murdoch’s bid to take over Sky must be blocked because it would give him too much control of news media in the UK and he is not a “fit and proper” owner, according to a submission to Ofcom from the former Labour leader Ed Miliband and the ex-business secretary Vince Cable. ...
Ofcom moves to cut superfast broadband prices image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Friday 31st of March 2017 08:22:02 AM
....It is also planning new rules for Openreach to fix and install lines more quickly. Openreach operates the wires and cables that power the UK's broadband network, leasing out the lines to BT's rivals such as Sky and Talk Talk. ...
Broadband users could see bills slashed as BT is forced to cut charges image
....Millions of broadband customers could see their bills slashed under proposals from Ofcom that would force BT to cut almost £100m in charges to rivals to provide services to their customers on its network. The telecoms watchdog has published proposals that would see BT-owned Openreach, which controls the UK’s broadband network, dramatically reduce what it charges rivals such as Sky and TalkTalk to offer superfast 40Mb broadband packages to customers via its network. ...
Tesco and Serious Fraud Office near to deal over accounting scandal image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Monday 27th of March 2017 05:46:01 PM
....The SFO and Tesco could announce they have reached a DPA as early as this week, according to people close to the talks, although the exact timing depends on if or when the high court approves the deal. The advanced talks between SFO and Tesco and the potential financial penalty of more than £100m were first reported by Sky News. ...
Is being fined 1% of its profits just a mild irritation for BT? It looks like it | Stefan Stern image
....There is one institution, of course, that has had a rather better record in terms of its regulatory activity: the EU. It ended Sky’s monopoly of Premier League football TV rights, scrapped mobile phone roaming charges across Europe, and has been persistent in its scrutiny of big US corporations such as Google, Apple, Facebook and Amazon. ...
BT fined £42m over delays to high-speed cable installation image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Monday 27th of March 2017 03:54:47 AM
....Ofcom found that BT broke rules put in place to stop Openreach, its subsidiary that controls the UK broadband infrastructure network, abusing its “significant market power” by cutting compensation payments to rivals, blaming installation delays on factors beyond its control when this was not the case. BT said it expected to pay out £300m in compensation to rivals including Sky, Vodafone and TalkTalk for the “serious breach” of Ofcom’s rules. ...
Broadband users in line for millions in Ofcom compensation plan image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Friday 24th of March 2017 09:31:46 AM
....”. BT, Sky and Virgin Media have jointly put forward a draft proposal to introduce automatic compensation through a voluntary industry code of practice, but Ofcom said “at this stage, we do not consider that this proposal sufficiently meets our concerns when quality of service falls short”. ...
Ofcom plans instant payback for broadband woes image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Friday 24th of March 2017 07:38:46 AM
.... It will then publish its decision "around the end of the year". In response to the plan, BT, Sky and Virgin Media have issued their own draft proposal for automatic compensation through a voluntary code of practice. ...
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. ...

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