This is Crowdfunders with Share Radio's Senior Analyst - Ed Bowsher - the only show dedicated to the fast growing world of alternative finance, today featuring Frazer Fearnhead, CEO of property crowdfunding firm 'Housecrowd', a look at rewards-based crowdfunding & crowdfunding news.
Govnet is set to host its Open Source 2016 conference later, where issues in this area of software development will be discussed. So what exactly is open source, and why do some people think that this is where the future of tech development lies? Matt Cox spoke to Oliver Smith, Senior Tech Reporter at The Memo, to find out.
On Sunday, Japanese voters will go to the polls in the triennial upper house election. The contest is for only half the seats, and voters are expected to vote for the political status quo or not vote at all. To discuss this and more, Seijiro Takeshita, Professor of Management and Information at University of Shizuoka in Japan, joined Share Radio.
With everything going online, from e-mails, to shopping, to even banking now, it is vital to have a secure and safe password to prevent being hacked. research by the consumer credit reporting agency Equifax has found that a quarter change their passwords less than once a year, and almost the same figure never change at all, which could lead to high numbers of cyber crime and identity theft. This is a must listen as Joel Davis and John Marsden from Equifax join Georgie in the studio.
Owen Walker, award-winning financial journalist and former managing editor of Agenda, a Financial Times publication for US corporate directors talks about his book
'Barbarians in the Boardroom: Activist Investors and the battle for control of the world's most powerful companies' (a Financial Times Series).
Members of the National Union of Teachers across England are to strike over pay and working conditions. There's also a level of uncertainty surrounding the potential effects of post-Brexit Britain on the education system. Matt Cox spoke to Jerry Glazier, a member of the National Union of Teachers Executives, who explained the motivations behind the strike.
Research by PwC revealed that the biggest tech businesses in the world are now worth $2.9 trillion, overtaking the world's biggest financial companies with just $2.7 trillion of value. Matt Cox has been finding out what this means for tech companies by speaking with David Brear, Co-Founder and CEO at fintech expertise group, 11FS.
Michael Zweig, Professor of Economics at State University of New York joins Share Radio's regular economics commentator, Professor John Weeks to talk about the US elections. Why do older white disenfranchised disillusioned voters go for trump while the younger white disillusioned go for Sanders?
Plus Can Hilary Clinton hold off the challenge from Donald Trump?
Hannah Maundrell Editor in Chief at Money.co.uk, joins Georgie Frost in the studio to discuss the biggest finance stories of the last 24 hours. On the agenda today, we look ahead to Mark Carney's speech as small businesses look to be losing confidence, Investors in Standard Life’s property funds have been told they can't withdraw their money, Britain is set for a huge banking war with up to 20 newcomers taking on the high street dinosaurs and the RAC says prices of diesel and petrol rose by 1.5 percent in June. Consuming Issues goes out every week day from 9 to 12 on Share Radio.