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Business strategy

Does geography matter in a digital marketplace?

With Amazon attracting lots of tenders for its new headquarters, does geography matter so much for online companies?
29 Nov 2017
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Is it worth making anything in the "as-a-service" world?

With the consumer interface holding growing power, what’s the point of actually investing in stuff anymore?
24 Nov 2017
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Tech companies, tax and the Paradise Papers

The issue of tech companies paying their taxes comes to the fore again. But is anyone really doing anything wrong?
10 Nov 2017
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Are algorithms overlooking the power of instinct?

Is there a point where a human being is better placed to make a decision than a computer?
27 Jul 2017
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LinkedIn, and its increasing value as a business tool

A few years ago, LinkedIn was that service whose emails clogged your inbox. Now? Simon Brew reckons it’s found its feet…
26 Jun 2017
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BlackBerry and the decline of the QWERTY smartphone

Since the launch of the iPhone, the physical keyboard has all but disappeared. But what about those who want some QWERTY time?
9 Mar 2017
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Is Dropbox fit for business?

It's brought cloud storage to the masses, but is Dropbox a lifesaver or a threat? Simon Brew has been taking a look...
18 Jul 2014
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The web at 25: Where next?

As the world wide web celebrates its birthday, Simon takes stock of what's happened so far, and the big tests ahead...
12 Mar 2014
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The web at 25: Where next?

As the world wide web celebrates its birthday, Simon takes stock of what's happened so far, and the big tests ahead...
12 Mar 2014
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The web at 25: Where next?

As the world wide web celebrates its birthday, Simon takes stock of what's happened so far, and the big tests ahead...
12 Mar 2014
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Business strategy

Microsoft and Nokia: A gamble worth taking?

Does just over $7bn buy Microsoft a place at the mobile top table? Simon takes a look...
4 Sep 2013
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Microsoft and Nokia: A gamble worth taking?

Does just over $7bn buy Microsoft a place at the mobile top table? Simon takes a look...
4 Sep 2013
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Business strategy

Microsoft and Nokia: A gamble worth taking?

Does just over $7bn buy Microsoft a place at the mobile top table? Simon takes a look...
4 Sep 2013
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Business strategy

Yahoo!, Tumblr and the $1.1bn gamble

Is Yahoo!'s big Tumblr gamble a bold move of genius, a security policy for the future, or an expensive folly? Simon Brew takes a look...
31 May 2013
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Yahoo!, Tumblr and the $1.1bn gamble

Is Yahoo!'s big Tumblr gamble a bold move of genius, a security policy for the future, or an expensive folly? Simon Brew takes a look...
31 May 2013
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Microsoft vs Windows XP

Microsoft has given itself one year to cut ties with Windows XP. But does the decade-old operating system remain a viable business option?
10 May 2013
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Business strategy

Michael Dell: What can he do for Dell?

As Michael Dell takes Dell back under private ownership, what does this now allow him to do?
22 Feb 2013
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Business strategy

Michael Dell: What can he do for Dell?

As Michael Dell takes Dell back under private ownership, what does this now allow him to do?
22 Feb 2013
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Network & Internet

The road to 5G

As 4G services finally appear in the UK, where's the technology set to head next? Simon takes a look...
10 Dec 2012
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Network & Internet

The 4G rollout: is it enough?

Why is the UK lagging behind on 4G rollout? And can anything be done about it? Simon Brew has been finding out more…
24 Sep 2012
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Mobile

Where next for Apple?

The iPhone 5 is out of the bag: but what else will Apple have to keep the firm at its peak for the years ahead?
14 Sep 2012
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Network & Internet

Is the humble phone call dying?

New figures suggest that, for the first time, voice calls are in decline. Is this the start of a long road downhill? Simon Brew takes a look.
3 Sep 2012
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Microsoft’s plans for Office 2013

After releasing the Office 2013 Consumer Preview, Simon Brew takes a look at where Microsoft plans on taking its business next.
20 Jul 2012
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Microsoft’s plans for Office 2013

After releasing the Office 2013 Consumer Preview, Simon Brew takes a look at where Microsoft plans on taking its business next.
20 Jul 2012
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Microsoft’s plans for Office 2013

After releasing the Office 2013 Consumer Preview, Simon Brew takes a look at where Microsoft plans on taking its business next.
20 Jul 2012
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Network & Internet

The piracy pitfalls of offering public Wi-Fi

Could businesses offering a public Wi-Fi service find themselves on the wrong side of the Digital Economy Act? Simon Brew takes a look…
11 Jul 2012
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Network & Internet

The piracy pitfalls of offering public Wi-Fi

Could businesses offering a public Wi-Fi service find themselves on the wrong side of the Digital Economy Act? Simon Brew takes a look…
11 Jul 2012
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In-depth

The Digital Economy Act: Is it doomed to never happen?

As a further delay hits part of the implementation of the Digital Economy Act, is this just a small hiccup, or is the Act being rendered toothless alr…
4 May 2012
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The Digital Economy Act: Is it doomed to never happen?

As a further delay hits part of the implementation of the Digital Economy Act, is this just a small hiccup, or is the Act being rendered toothless alr…
4 May 2012
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The Digital Economy Act: Is it doomed to never happen?

As a further delay hits part of the implementation of the Digital Economy Act, is this just a small hiccup, or is the Act being rendered toothless alr…
4 May 2012
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The current state of desktop virtualisation

Why aren’t more people taking advantage of the benefits of desktop virtualisation? Simon Brew looks at the current state of play…
24 Apr 2012
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The current state of desktop virtualisation

Why aren’t more people taking advantage of the benefits of desktop virtualisation? Simon Brew looks at the current state of play…
24 Apr 2012
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The current state of desktop virtualisation

Why aren’t more people taking advantage of the benefits of desktop virtualisation? Simon Brew looks at the current state of play…
24 Apr 2012
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The current state of desktop virtualisation

Why aren’t more people taking advantage of the benefits of desktop virtualisation? Simon Brew looks at the current state of play…
24 Apr 2012
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Does the government want to snoop on your data?

Does the government really want you to tell them everything? And what are its new communications-watching plans all about? Simon Brew finds out more… …
4 Apr 2012