Twitter's announcement that it will shut down its Vine video service and cut 9% of its workforce, put the future of the social media platform in question. Jerry Daykin, Global Digital Partnet at Carat, joined Share Radio to discuss.
A computer software was used to predict the results of nearly 600 past cases from the European Court of Human Rights - it managed to match the human judges' verdicts with 79% accuracy. So does this mean computers could help serve up justice in the future? Share Radio's Matt Cox heard from Dr Dimitrios Tsarapatsanis, Law Lecturer at the University of Sheffield and co-author of the research.
The longer-term future for the advertising industry is very different, as we spend much of our time on mobiles, tablets and watching streamed content. Already advertisers are using every kind of hi-tech digital tool to plan and measure their campaigns to get their messages to customers. But the changes are said to have caused a growing gulf between the old-school creatives who come up with the campaigns and the tech people who are needed to deliver the ads. RadiumOne has launched a new division to explicitly deal with this issue, and Share Radio spoke with the European MD of the company, Craig Tuck, who joined us to talk about the future of advertising.
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.
Tesla has announced that all cars it now builds will have the hardware needed to be "self-driving". The electric carmaker, headed up by Elon Musk, is planning on including vital equipment such as cameras, sensors and forms of radar. To find out the implications of this announcement, Matt Cox spoke to David Bailey, Professor of Industry at Aston Business School.
Social media app Snapchat could soon be publicly owned, with the initial public offering set to value the company at £20.5 billion. It comes after its owner Snap Inc. reportedly settled on Morgan Stanley and Goldman Sachs to underwrite the IPO, which is being referred to as a 'mega-unicorn', a term reserved for any companies valued at over $10 billion. Share Radio's Joe Aldridge spoke to Tech Consultant Chris Green about the company's plan.
A new research from Palo Alto Networks highlighted that 51% of IT security professionals find it difficult to communicate with senior management around security incidents. Greg Day, VP & Chief Security Officer at EMEA, Palo Alto Networks, discusses this issue.
The joined $100 billion technology investment fund between Saudi Arabia's top sovereign wealth fund and Japan's SoftBank Group has the potential to change the investment landscape. The new London-based fund could at current levels account for roughly a fifth of all such global venture capital investment. Seijiro Takeshita, Professor of Management and Information at University of Shizuoka, Japan, discusses the plan.
Sony are the latest tech company to bring out a Virtual reality device. The Playstation VR Headset is released today in the UK, but concerns are still ongoing around whether the public are interested in the technology, and if there's enough content to keep this area of the entertainment industry afloat. So, gimmick or gaming revolution? Matt Cox spoke to tech consultant Chris Green to find out.
Blockchain technology seems to be the prize many financial institutions are chasing, but why?
From big banks to Fintech startups, creating a mainstream blockchain technology is the goal. The Blockchain Summit held in London today is a further testament to this, where delegates will discuss the next steps and long term impacts.
So what's standing in the way of this technology serving the public, and do we really need it?
To find out more, Matt Cox spoke to Garrick Hileman, a monetary innovation researcher and Economic Historian at the University of Cambridge and London School of Economics.