From fitness trackers to smart watches wearable tech has become increasingly prevalent in recent years however there are signs of a market slowdown. Market leader Fitbit has reported lower sales this quarter whilst a recent US study concluded the devices did not aid weight loss. For a closer look at the industry and products available Sarah Lowther was joined by analyst at CCS Insight Ben wood.
In its 19th year, the survey of 1,735 organizations globally examines some of the most compelling cybersecurity issues facing businesses today in the digital ecosystem. The 19th EY Global Information Security Survey has been released and it revealed that, despite the growing risks, three quarters of global organizations do not have a threat intelligence programme, more than half lack the ability to identify vulnerabilities and 44% do not have a security operating centre to continuously monitor for cyber attacks. Paul Van Kessel, global cybersecurity leader at EY, joined Share Radio to discuss the survey.
YouTube says its paid the music industry $1bn (£794m) in royalties this year. But that's still not enough according to record companies. They say YouTube does not pay a fair rate to musicians and record labels, and is slow to police illegal and pirated material uploaded by its users. Nine of the 10 most-watched clips on YouTube are music videos, topped by Psy's "Gangnam Style." James Brydges has been finding out more from music law expert Elliot Chalmers.
A new report claims it’s “frighteningly easy" for cybercriminals to get security details for a Visa debit or credit card. According to research published by Newcastle University, fraudsters used a form of "guesswork", called a Distributed Guessing Attack, to work out expiry dates and security code numbers by making multiple invalid attempts. Share Radio’s Matt Cox spoke to tech consultant Chris Green to understand the research better.
British telecoms regulator Ofcom is preparing to go to the European Commission to try to force BT to legally separate its networks division Openreach. It comes after months of talks failed to deliver a voluntary agreement. Dave Millett is the Founder and Managing Director of telecoms broker Equinox, and he joined Share Radio Breakfast to discuss the latest developments.
Responding to accusations that fake news posted on Facebook helped Donald trump win the election, both Facebook and Google have announced steps to prevent fake-news websites from generating revenue through their ad-selling services. To find out more about this, Matt Cox spoke to media commentator Ray Snoddy.
Twitter’s latest results reveal that while its user base is growing, the social media site is still struggling to monetise its content, with ad revenue growth slowing. It has now also announced a 9% cut of its workforce. So why has twitter struggled where other mass market online destinations, such as Facebook, have succeeded? Matt Cox discussed this with tech consultant Chris Green.
Financial technology, also known as Fintech, is one of the hottest areas of investment at the moment and Britain is at the forefront. Startups are beating the banks by offering cheaper, quicker, online services. Today the Royal United services institute (RUSI) holds an event debating the following "Defining Fintech: actors, challenges, opportunities and financial crime". Dr Inês Sofia de Oliveira, Research Fellow, Centre for Financial Crime & Security Studies, Royal United Services Institute (RUSI) joined Share Radio ahead of the event.
Google is set to announce a new smartphone at its San Francisco conference. The so-called Google Pixel will be Google's first smartphone made entirely by the tech giant. But some have questioned what unique selling point Google can bring to the already-full phone market. Matt Cox spoke to tech consultant and journalist Chris Green to find out.
50 million people have watched the Olympic Games on Snapchat since the Opening Ceremony a week and a half ago. At the same time, there have also been rumours that Apple will bring Twitter onto the Apple TV platform allowing users to watch NFL games that the social network will stream.
So are social platforms turning into broadcast vehicles, and why are they taking this route?
That's the question Share Radio's Joe Aldridge put to Oliver Smith, Senior Reporter at The Memo.