How many times have you turned up to your local bar or restaurant, only to be turned away because it is too packed or been forced to stand waiting for a seat. We've got used to relying on the internet to find out location opening hours of shops and venues but what about how busy it is. Well now Google has a new feature which tells users just that. Our reporter Mary Newman spoke to Share Radio technology editor, Steve Caplin.
Social media sites such as LinkedIn and Facebook are crucial nowadays in getting your business out there and seen by customers. But how to you do it, especially if your grasp of modern technology and networking sites is somewhat limited. Well what better than get Artificial Intelligence to do your advertising. That's exactly what marketing platform Welikeit has set out to do. Our reporter Tom Hill spoke to Andrew Cameron-Webb, founder of Welikeit.
After Black Friday and Cyber Monday you may be suffering a spending hangover. Feeling guilty? Well why not get involved in Giving Tuesday. What is it? Well, it's global day calling on people to 'do good stuff' for charity by giving their time, voice or cash, to a good cause. To get more of an insight, Georgie was joined in the studio part of the Money Blogger Community - Andy Webb of the Be Clever With Your Cash blog.
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.
Some analysts have suggested the favoured "castle approach", the act of building up security measures to stop threats from getting in from the outside, is outdated because most breaches occur from within. Scottish cyber security software specialist ZoneFox is one company using machine-learning to monitor internal business computer activity and flag up threats. Matt Cox spoke to Dr Jamie Graves, the CEO of ZoneFox, to find out more.
Brendan Mooney, CEO of Kainos, joined Share Radio Breakfast to discuss the company’s latest interim results. Kainos is a UK-based provider of digital services and products for the public and private sector, and it does a lot of work with government through its digital services offering. So how did it perform and how is life as a listed company, having IPO’d in June 2015?
A number of companies which provide VPN's (Virtual Private Networks), or encryption services, are reporting a growth in the number of UK customers. One catalyst for this increased interest is the Investigatory Powers Bill. This will oblige internet providers to record which websites and services their user’s devices connect to. As a result, some UK based users are choosing to use tech companies which can hide their browsing habits. Matt Cox has been hearing more from tech consultant, Chris Green.
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.
The software industry contributes £125 billion to the UK economy, according to a report from The Software Alliance. The organisation says the software industry alone supports nearly 2.6 million jobs, and invests around £1.7 billion into research and development. But will the UK software industry have the same clout in post-Brexit Britain? Matt Cox has been speaking to Thomas Boué, Director General of Policy at The Software Alliance.
According to reports, digital strategy will be a main element of the Autumn Statement delivered by Philip Hammond. The Chancellor is expected to announce £400m for a new Digital Infrastructure Investment Fund with private investors asked to match the amount. But is this enough? Ewan Taylor-Gibson is from price comparison website uSwitch, and he joined Share Radio to discuss.