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.
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.
Anne Bromley, co-owner of Newcastle's Travel Bureau, which manages corporate travel for companies across the North East, joined Share Radio Morning Money to look at why the Heathrow expansion presents huge opportunity for North East business. Anne suggests that the North East will benefit if the project is properly managed and backed up with connectivity development.
Australia's Minister for Trade, Tourism & Investment, the Hon Steven Ciobo MP, joined Share Radio Morning Money to invite young Brits to turn their desire to work overseas into a reality. Half of young Brits are considering a temporary move abroad post-Brexit. In a new survey, 18-24 year olds don't think Brexit will have a positive impact on the UK, and Australia is where those surveyed would most like to work.
Airbnb, which enables people to list or rent short-term lodging in residential properties, is under fire from regulators in several cities, including New York, San Francisco and Barcelona. The platform, which is valued at £25bn by investors, has been hit by criticism that it’s to blame for rising property prices in major cities. And critics allege that its effect in London has been particularly negative. Share Radio's Robert Van Egghen reports.
New research has found that businesses are losing out on billions of pounds every year by not creating products and services for disabled people. The report by the Extra Costs Commission claims that the oversight is costing businesses up to £420 million a week in lost sales. To find out more, Matt Cox spoke to the chair of the commission, Robin Hindle Fisher.
Financial technology, also known as Fintech, is one of the hottest areas of investment at the moment and Britain is at the forefront. Startups are beating the banks by offering cheaper, quicker, online services. Today the Royal United services institute (RUSI) holds an event debating the following "Defining Fintech: actors, challenges, opportunities and financial crime". Dr Inês Sofia de Oliveira, Research Fellow, Centre for Financial Crime & Security Studies, Royal United Services Institute (RUSI) joined Share Radio ahead of the event.
Passengers are enduring overcrowding, delays and chaos on Southern trains as a strike by RMT union members continues. So as the deadlock continues, the Association of British Commuters has launched a crowdfunding campaign to raise £25,000 in order to legally challenge the Department for Transport over their dealings of the Southern disruption. They ended up raising over £26,000 and campaign co-ordinator Emily Yates, Co-Founder of the Association of British Commuters, joined Share Radio Morning Money.
Reuters revealed that tech company Yahoo had secretly scanned millions of its users' email accounts on behalf of the US government, the first case to surface of a U.S. Internet company agreeing to a request to searching all arriving messages, as opposed to examining stored messages. The latest allegations come less than two weeks after Yahoo said hackers had stolen millions of users' data. To understand the reasons behind this compliance with the US government and the consequences for Yahoo, Matt Cox spoke to Oliver Smith, senior tech reporter at The Memo.