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Wednesday, October 28, 2020

Uber sued for using automatic algorithms to fire drivers

Uber has been accused of using automated algorithms to fire drivers, something which if true would be a gross violation of GDPR.

Shoppable Inc. expands to Europe with Post-Brexit UK investment

San Jose based startup - Shoppable Inc. has seen enormous success in the e-commerce world and is now eyeing expansion to Europe, with its...

Lockdown sees rise in demand for books

The national lockdown in March seems to have had an unexpected impact on the number of people rediscovering a love of literature...

COVID data now trackable in Google maps

Google maps has added a new layer to the platform enabling users to track COVID data. The information is...

Covid Vaccine could arrive by the end of this year

A Covid vaccine could be proved safe and effective by as early as the end of November, according to Dr Anthony Faucci,...

KFC to create thousands of new jobs

Fast food chain KFC have announced that they plan to create nearly 5,500 new jobs across the UK and Ireland by the...

Finance & Banking

Foxconn investment falls short

Taiwanese tech giant Foxconn has failed to live up to expectations as it falls short of fulfilling promises to employ thousands of...

Office space dead weight in post-lockdown Britain

Large offices may become a relic of the past in post-lockdown Britain. Last week, a survey of nearly 1,000...

EasyJet set to lose £800m

For the first time in it's 25 year history Easy Jet is set to take it's first loss. Chief...

NatWest Announce Cuts

In a trend consistent with pandemic-related buyer habits, Natwest Group has seen more customers turn to online banking since the initial lockdown...

UK Economy Shrinks 20%

Latest figures have shown that the UK economy shrank by 19.8% between April and June this year. This is the largest decline...

Mortgage Approvals Up Thanks To Stamp Duty Holiday

Information released by the Bank of England recently has shown that August saw 84,700 mortgage approvals. This is an increase of 18,400...

No New £2 or 2p Coins To Be Minted For A Decade

The humble 2p coin and gleaming £2 coin will not get an upgrade for at least 10 years.  It...

Chinese Government Launching Own Cryptocurrency

China is on the verge of becoming a cashless society. Four out of every five payments in 2019 were made through Tencent's...

Government

COVID data now trackable in Google maps

Google maps has added a new layer to the platform enabling users to track COVID data. The information is...

Covid Vaccine could arrive by the end of this year

A Covid vaccine could be proved safe and effective by as early as the end of November, according to Dr Anthony Faucci,...

Lack of financial incentive sees hospitality sector struggling

Whilst initially there were hopes for the flagging hospitality sector to bounce back post lockdown, financial incentives have ended amidst rising practical...

Deepfake – How advanced AI software is being used to abuse thousands of women

Deepfakes began as a promising new technology in the field of visual effects but has become a tool to fuel revenge porn,...

ICT

Uber sued for using automatic algorithms to fire drivers

Uber has been accused of using automated algorithms to fire drivers, something which if true would be a gross violation of GDPR.

COVID data now trackable in Google maps

Google maps has added a new layer to the platform enabling users to track COVID data. The information is...

PayPal launching virtual currency option for buyers

PayPal will be entering the world of virtual currency, having recently announced that customers will be able to buy Bitcoin and other...

Other

Lockdown sees rise in demand for books

The national lockdown in March seems to have had an unexpected impact on the number of people rediscovering a love of literature...

KFC to create thousands of new jobs

Fast food chain KFC have announced that they plan to create nearly 5,500 new jobs across the UK and Ireland by the...

PayPal launching virtual currency option for buyers

PayPal will be entering the world of virtual currency, having recently announced that customers will be able to buy Bitcoin and other...

Retail

Shoppable Inc. expands to Europe with Post-Brexit UK investment

San Jose based startup - Shoppable Inc. has seen enormous success in the e-commerce world and is now eyeing expansion to Europe, with its...

PayPal launching virtual currency option for buyers

PayPal will be entering the world of virtual currency, having recently announced that customers will be able to buy Bitcoin and other...

High Street Giants Join the War on Plastic Waste

In a move to reduce pollution caused by single use plastic, supermarket chain Morrisons is the latest big name to announce that...

UK High Streets at Risk

The British high street has been under threat from online retailers for quite some time. A new survey conducted by Springboard has...