Consumer blog: Lights, camera, acquisition

Concerns over the future of the cinema industry have increased in recent years, driven by pressure from the growth of online streaming services such as Netflix and Amazon Prime. However it’s a market that still continues to see a

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Consumer Blog: Experience Economy

It seems consumers are more inclined to spend their money on doing rather than purchasing these days. The UK leisure market is growing nearly twice as fast as the retail sector, with consumers craving experience-led activities. Whilst traditionally young

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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: Electronic health records: Whose data?

Apple’s recent acquisition of US start-up Gliimpse was yet another example of a major technology player investing in the electronic healthcare records market, a market which has seen its fair share of issues over the last decade but which

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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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TMT Blog: Rio 2016 – advances in technology

It’s fair to say in sport v tech, tech probably edges it for me. Whether that’s self–endangerment apps like Ski Tracks or Strava that clock your speed on skis or bikes, my ubiquitous GoPro that annoyingly proves how small

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