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.
Georgie Frost is joined in the studio by Vix Leyton from Vouchercodes.co.uk. Today they discuss the disappearance of popular brands such as Marmite and Ben and Jerry's from Tesco as well as the news millions of commuters could be eligible for compensation for train delays over 15 minutes. Plus how a new device could make low sugar foods sweeter. All these stories and more on The News Review.
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.
Advances in robotics and Artificial Intelligence hold the potential to fundamentally reshape the way we live and work. Yet the Government does not yet have a strategy for developing the new skills citizens will need to flourish in a world where AI is more prevalent. That is the conclusion of the Science and Technology Committee Robotics and Artificial Intelligence report published today. So what issues are raised? Oliver Smith, Senior Technology Reporter at The Memo, joined Share Radio to discuss.
Georgie Frost is joined by Russell Quirk, CEO of online estate agent eMoov. Today they discuss calls for Samsung Galaxy Note 7 owners to switch off their phones over safety risks as well as the news of another round of strikes on Southern Rail. Plus should rich pensioners leave money to their grandchildren to help them onto the property ladder? All these stories and more on The News Review.
Driverless vehicles, low carbon propulsion and high speed rail are now concrete projects that will become reality in the future. But despite the opportunities, there are potential disruptions arising from these changes. To talk more about this David Bailey, Professor of Industry at Aston Business School, joined Share Radio Morning Money.
Georgie Frost is joined on the line by Hannah Maundrell, editor of money.co.uk. Today they discuss an investigation which has found Royal Mail has been responsible for delivering fraud letters as well as the news mobile phone companies are scrapping charges for switching networks. Plus how homeowners cashing in on Airbnb could be breaching their leases. All these stories and more on The News Review.
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.
Talk property and tech and we tend to think of perhaps being able to sell a house via an online company, but tech is changing the entire property management landscape. For example, think smart buildings, highly connected spaces you can live and work in which could allow for better management of property.
Tom Carroll, is head of EMEA corporate research at JLL, who are about to publish a major report on how technology can and is transforming real estate. He joined Share Radio to discuss the moves in this sector.