Posted on 29th July 2016 in City News.
Not so long ago, the world’s biggest company by market cap was Exxon Mobil. Then, a couple of years ago, it was overtaken by Apple, and the media made a big deal about it. Now it is in fourth place, behind Apple, Alphabet and Microsoft, but it may not be long before it is overtaken […]
Mood; right now the markets, economists and commentators seem to be interpreting whatever data is released negatively. They must be permanently thirsty, as their glasses seem to be forever half empty. But is it so bad? Not all think so.
Posted on 27th July 2016 in City News.
The latest results from Apple are out, and you would need the prophetic powers of a character from science-fiction to second guess what the future holds. It depends.
There are lots of reasons why Amazon’s science fiction style experiment with delivery drones may not work. There are lots of reasons to think it may actually represent a pretty profound move forward with technology. Yet the focus across the media is on privacy.
Back in the 1980s it was hype. The phrase virtual reality started getting bandied around in the late 1980s, at that time many thought it was about to change the video games industry. But it was hype.
Posted on 25th July 2016 in Technology.
Globalisation creates losers, but studies show that it creates more wealth then it destroys. The trouble is that perhaps the gains enjoyed by the winners have not trickled down to benefit as many people as they could. And that is now becoming dangerous.
Posted on 25th July 2016 in International Trade.