Money behind the tech revolution

Award-winning financial historian delves into character-driven story of venture capital and the world it made. “Innovations rarely came from experts” Jeff Bezos, Elon Musk was not in the auto industry.  When it comes to innovation, the future cannot be predicted, it can only be discovered. Most attempts at discovery fail, but a few succeed at…

Tech during lockdown

During lockdown Facebook changed direction to virtual reality, saying their communication had been poor, and the internet experienced a  few wobbles. WhatsApp’s plans to change its privacy policies to make it easier for people to message businesses faced a backlash as millions downloaded apps from its competitors, worried that the plan would make large amounts…

Alexa tells a 10-year-old girl to touch live plug with penny

    When a 10-year-old asked Alexa for a “challenge to do”, Alexa challenged her to touch a penny coin to the prongs of a half-inserted live plug. Amazon has since updated its Alexa voice assistant  the error as soon as the company became aware of it. The girl’s mother, Kristin Livadhi, described the incident…

Dorsey resigns from Twitter

Jack Dorsey, the co-founder of Twitter, stepped down, as CEO on Monday, replaced by chief technology officer Parag Agrawal as his successor. Dorsey. 45, said the company was “ready to move on from its founder” and in an email to staff he said he had a “bone deep” trust in Agrawal, who joined Twitter 10…

Spotify follows TikTok’s successful design

Spotify is the latest app  following TikTok’s successful design  with a vertical video feed, a new feature in an early test build for iPhone reveals a new Discover tab being added to the app’s front page. It has vertical music video clips that users can swipe through rapidly, similar to TikTok’s interface.  The feature was…

Muksesh Ambani acquires 40 per cent stake in Manish Malhotra

Reliance Brands Ltd, part of Mukesh Ambani-led Reliance Industries Ltd, acquired 40 per cent stake in famous fashion designers Manish Malhotra’s MM Styles Pvt Ltd, a 16-year-old luxury brand. The deal is intended to boost the brand’s positioning and drive international growth. Manish Malhotra, a self-taught designer who got hi start as a stylist and…

Wilbur Smith dies aged 88

Zambian born accountant turned International best-selling author, Wilbur Smith has died  on Saturday afternoon with his wife Niso, by his side, at his home in Cape Town at the age of 88. Smith’s 49 published books have sold more than 140 million copies worldwide, including the publication of his debut novel When the Lion Feeds…

Vision for New Economics

Diane Coyle, distinguished academic economist with Harvard PhD, Cambridge Chair, and professional, ex-UK Treasury, CBE, explores enormous problems but also opportunities and explains how economics needs to change to keep pace with the twenty-first century and the digital economy – Digital technology, big data, big tech, machine learning, and AI are revolutionising both the tools…