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.
Cyber-insurance was an incredibly niche sector, but after high profile cyber attacks, such as the recent Yahoo scandal, where the company revealed a billion users' details had been compromised, businesses may be looking into cyber-insurance as a new norm. To understand the ins and outs of this pioneering part of the traditional insurance sector, Matt Cox has been speaking to tech consultant, Chris Green.
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.
What is Open Data, why is it important and what will happen to this ideology in Post-Brexit Britain? These are the big issues being discussed at the Open Data Institute's Annual Summit. And Share Radio’s Matt Cox has been speaking to the institute's policy associate, Peter Wells.
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.
Ed Molyneux, CEO and Co-founder of cloud-based accounting platform FreeAgent, joined the Directors’ Briefing sponsored by Hewlett Packard Enterprise, to discuss the new research suggesting nearly half of SMEs are unaware of digital tax returns. So what are the government's plans to make tax digital?
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.
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.
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.
Microsoft looks set to buy professional networking site, LinkedIn. But does the deal make sense from a tech perspective? Martin Garner from CCS Insight, which provides market analysis for companies in the mobile and wireless sector, gave his view on the deal, as well as discussing Apple and its latest Siri announcement.