Beyonce’s Godiva moment

Beyonce was inspired by Lady Godiva for the cover of her upcoming album Renaissance. After releasing her previous two albums Beyonce announced the album’s title and 29 July release date last month before dropping its lead single, the house-influence Break My Soul. She rolled out the album’s cover artwork which depicts her in a minimalist…

Our Cultural obsession with unequal and unfaithful relationship

I am a Fan, is filled with blogs or Instagram posts, mining the darkest depths of seduction and charts the moods and frustrations of an unnamed woman in thrall to a toxic older lover. North London-born, Sheena Patel, who was chosen as one of the Observer’s Top 10 best debut novelists, uses the story of…

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…

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…

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…

Facebook changes its name to Meta

Facebook has changed its corporate name to Meta as part of a major rebrand and said it would better “encompass” what it does, as it broadens its reach beyond social media into areas like virtual reality (VR). The change does not apply to its individual platforms, such as Facebook, Instagram and Whatsapp, only the parent…

Who is taming the tech companies

Investment banker and professor Jonathan Knee argues the truth, about the secrets to the success of the biggest tech companies: Facebook, Amazon, Apple, Netflix, and Google, and illustrates the nuances and complexities posed by their emergence, and explains a disparate portfolio of structural advantages buttressed by shrewd acquisitions, strong management, tax regulation and often encouraging…