Consumer Blog: Tough life for footwear

“Brantano enters administration with 1,000 jobs at risk” “Clarks shoes feels the pinch as UK high street an increasingly uncomfortable fit for some retailers” “Jones Bootmaker saved from the brink by Endless rescue deal” These are just a few

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TMT Blog: Snap

Well, it’s been a momentous week or two in the US. Hot on the heels of the election, this week has seen the announcement of one of the most significant tech IPOs since Facebook. At least it is to

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TMT Blog: Why does nobody want to buy Twitter?

Social media platforms have traditionally been highly sought after technology assets.  Microsoft acquired LinkedIn for €19bn in June, Yahoo bought Tumblr for €866m back in 2013 and Facebook spent €704m on Instagram in 2012. Facebook also launched the biggest

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TMT Blog: Facebook introduces Workplace

A new office version of the social network, called Workplace by Facebook, became widely available this week. The network has a remit of helping employees collaborate with each another on products and ideas, listen to their managers speak on

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TMT blog: The US invasion

Over the last few years the UK IT managed services M&A market has been notably short of overseas strategic buyers.  Over the same period we have seen plenty of domestic consolidators executing serial acquisitions, such as Six Degrees (now

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TMT BLOG: The Battle in Video Messaging Software

Google announced this week that it was launching Duo, a new video calling app for your smartphone. Its aim is to compete with some serious industry heavyweights including Apple’s FaceTime, Microsoft’s Skype and Facebook’s Messenger. Video calling technology is

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