Google has responded to major companies withdrawing online adverts by promising to take "a tougher stance on hateful, offensive and derogatory content". The comments come after it emerged adverts including those funded by the UK Government were appearing next to extremist videos. So who is Google really answerable to and what can it do to regulate its content? Share Radio's Tom Hill spoke to editor of Marketing Week Sarah Vizard and media lawyers Mark Smith from Fieldfisher and Natalie Elsborg from Charles Russell Speechlys.
Tom Hill, Sarah Vizard, Mark Smith, Natalie Elsborg
Every week we look at the people behind the Twitter handles in the UK money blogger community. Share Radio's Sara Macham spoke to Francesca Mason, who runs the blog From Pennies to Pounds. In the blog Francesca shares her tips for saving and making money, and for getting rid of debt.
Every week, around 100 experts in all, take to twitter to kick off the week and share experiences, tips and questions on anything money related. This week they discussed fashion and money. To find out more Georgie Frost was joined by Hannah Brice - whose site is: http://feast-style-thrive.com/.
Georgie Frost was joined by consumer rights expert Martyn James this morning. Today on the agenda, they discussed the recently released inflation figures from this morning - rocketing fuel and food prices pushed it to 2.3%. Plus they look into why coffee shops are opening at a rate of more than three a day, but 29 pubs are closing every week. All these stories and more on The News Review.
The former deputy first minister of Northern Ireland, Martin McGuinness, has died at the age of 66. He was Sinn Fein's lead negotiator during the peace process in which a power-sharing agreement was reached between Republicans and Unionists. The former IRA chief made one of his last public appearances in January when he resigned over the DUP leader's handling of a botched green energy scheme. And we now know when Theresa May will officially start the formal process to take the UK out of the EU. To discuss all these stories and more, Georgie Frost was joined by Tim Evans Professor of Business and Political Economy at Middlesex University London.
Joining Georgie Frost to discuss the main market headlines of the morning is Share Radio's Nigel Cassidy, starting with Fevertree, the world's leading supplier of premium carbonated mixers. We've also heard from national housebuilder Bellway. Plus, Google have been in the news over the last day or so, after several firms withdrew their ads when some appeared next to extremist content on YouTube. How damaging has this been for the company?
This week on Company Casebook we're meeting two of the three founders of Mindful Chef - a healthy eating box distribution service where customers get everything they need to make a nutritious meal, delivered straight to their doorstep. The founders all hail from Devon and they went to school together. Since starting the business two years ago they've shipped over 350,000 boxes around the UK and are turning over currently £2.7 million. As well as making cooking videos for YouTube they've also published a cookbook - published this week. In the early days they were packing the boxes themselves then delivering them in what they call a Del Boy Trotter Van - so they've come quite a way.... as they've been telling Linda Lewis on Company Casebook.
Accesso Technology Group, the company that provides queuing and ticketing technology solutions to attractions around the world, from theme parks, water parks and ski resorts to cultural attractions and sporting events has released it's latest preliminary results today. Tom Burnett, Executive Chairman of Accesso Technology Group joined Nigel Cassidy to tell us more.
For the first time in 14 years the UK is changing its headline inflation measure, CPI, to one that has some representation of housing costs - called CPIH. But this is proving problematic for those concerned with statistics. Inflation expert Pete Comley, joined Nigel in the studio to discuss why.
Mears Group, the UK housing and social care provider which delivers repairs and maintenance services directly into communities and people's homes, has released preliminary results today.
The company has reported 9% gains but how is the industry doing? Many are saying it is on the 'brink of collapse' what with is being hit with cuts to local authority budgets, the fees they pay, rises in the minimum wage, a shortage of trained nurses and tougher immigration rules. Alongside this, the elderly are living for longer than ever before. So has Mears Group felt the strain amongst this vulnerable sector? Joining Nigel Cassidy to discuss further is David Miles, CEO of Mears Group.