Advertisers are turning away from traditional print mediums, meaning news sources have had to turn to other methods to make up the revenue. Online sites for these news media companies were meant to buoy up profits, but ad-blocking technology has eaten into revenues, and now the rush is on to search for a sustainable business model in the post-ad block world. Matt Cox spoke to digital media and product strategist, Nic Newman, to find out more.
The low oil price has already pressured the industry, but now what impact will Brexit have? Neil Passmore, CEO of Hannam and Partners, joined to discuss issues related to interconnectors with Europe, the threat on jobs and the issues it could create with support networks in Scotland.
Share Radio's senior analyst Ed Bowsher, joins Georgie Frost in the studio to discuss the biggest finance stories of the last 24 hours. On the agenda today, consumer confidence has seen its sharpest drop in more than 20 years following Brexit, Brexit has pushed energy prices to a nine-month high, Coventry Building Society is launching the cheapest fixed rate mortgage such deal on record, and much more. Consuming Issues goes out every week day from 9 to 12 on Share Radio.
When you are just starting out in business, flexible co-working spaces can be the best environment to keep costs down and to help businesses to flourish. Fewer desks is one way to cut overheads - or for some of them to become hot desks - to be shared in different parts of the day buy different staff working opposite ends of the day. But that means increasingly many workers have no official home - which can be disconcerting.
Vix Leyton from cashback site Quidco.com, joins Georgie Frost in the studio to discuss the biggest finance stories of the last 24 hours. On the agenda today, Sterling fell to a 31-year low against the US dollar, Amazon is going on a hiring spree, M&S is dropping in sales, Sports Direct has warned it will be "impacted significantly" by the collapse in sterling, 55 per cent of people in the UK now use a mobile phone to do their banking, and much more. Consuming Issues goes out every week day from 9 to 12 on Share Radio.
This is must listen, new look edition to our regular show, with added features, bringing their magazine to your ears. On this week's episode, Helen Knapmann and Tom Wilson join Georgie Frost in the studio. On the agenda, are loyalty cards a waste of time, we look at pyramid schemes, multi-level marketing, no-interest credit cards, Y2K software protection, a warning as ID theft among young people has gone up almost 60% and the experts think the likes of Facebook and Twitter have a part to play. We also see the new, fun and quirky features like stats of the week, and their regular polls from the magazine.
Govnet is set to host its Open Source 2016 conference later, where issues in this area of software development will be discussed. So what exactly is open source, and why do some people think that this is where the future of tech development lies? Matt Cox spoke to Oliver Smith, Senior Tech Reporter at The Memo, to find out.
On Sunday, Japanese voters will go to the polls in the triennial upper house election. The contest is for only half the seats, and voters are expected to vote for the political status quo or not vote at all. To discuss this and more, Seijiro Takeshita, Professor of Management and Information at University of Shizuoka in Japan, joined Share Radio.
With everything going online, from e-mails, to shopping, to even banking now, it is vital to have a secure and safe password to prevent being hacked. research by the consumer credit reporting agency Equifax has found that a quarter change their passwords less than once a year, and almost the same figure never change at all, which could lead to high numbers of cyber crime and identity theft. This is a must listen as Joel Davis and John Marsden from Equifax join Georgie in the studio.
Research by PwC revealed that the biggest tech businesses in the world are now worth $2.9 trillion, overtaking the world's biggest financial companies with just $2.7 trillion of value. Matt Cox has been finding out what this means for tech companies by speaking with David Brear, Co-Founder and CEO at fintech expertise group, 11FS.