In a landmark legal battle surrounding intellectual property, retail giants Argos have lost a case against an American company, Argos Systems, over their website domain name. So, could the outcome change the regulations relating to domain names? Elizabeth Ward, Owner and Managing Director of Virtuoso Legal, the firm that represented Argos Systems and won the case for them, joined Share Radio Breakfast to talk more about the case.
With declining sales and some well publicised product disasters, 2016 was a difficult year for smartphone manufacturers. But analysts are predicting 2017 could be even tougher even as one old name, Nokia, prepares to enter the market once again. Share Radio's Robert Van Egghen reports.
A new report by the National Infrastructure Commission claimed that the rollout of 4G networks wasn't sufficient, with the UK only ranking 54th in terms of network coverage putting us behind Peru, Colombia, and Romania, among others. The report said that the UK's future 5G mobile network must be handled better than 4G. Share Radio's Matt Cox has been finding out more from Dave Millett, Founder and MD of telecoms broker Equinox.
In his Autumn Statement, Chancellor Philip Hammond has revealed a plan to unlock a billion pounds worth of new finance to help firms grow and resist overseas takeovers because of the weak pound. Share Radio's Matt Cox heard from tech consultant Chris Green to find out more.
Many banks are looking into new ways to replace the password. But is the tech contained in our smartphones good enough to protect our assets, or is this another fad being leapt on by banks trying to appeal to the younger and tech savvy generation? Matt Cox spoke to Meaghan Johnson, Co-Founder and Director of Research at fintech thinktank 11:FS, about why there is so much interest in this area.
New TV licensing rules are making it illegal to use the BBC iPlayer app to watch the corporation's programmes without paying the licence fee. Up to now, only live content has been covered by the £145.50 annual licence, with online viewers having to confirm they have paid before they can watch a live feed of BBC channels. This policy is being extended to the catch-up service.
Media Commentator Maurice Smith joined the show to discuss further.
An Ofcom report showed the average person in the UK spends just under 9 hours using media and communications every day - more than they spend sleeping.
The telecom regulator's annual Communications Market Report, revealed some interesting data regarding the digital state of the nation.
Joe Aldridge spoke to Professor Alan Woodward from the University of Surrey about the changing ways we access the internet.
Steve Clarke, Joe Aldridge, Professor Alan Woodward
The ONS has released its latest data on cybercrime, showing that there have been more than 5.8 million incidents in the last 12 months. One in ten adults have been a victim in the past year, and it's expected that the crime rate is set to double. So whats the impact of such crimes on businesses?
Joe Aldridge found out from Charlie McMurdie, Senior Cybercrime Advisor at PwC.