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#MCS2014: Spotify looks to attract business subscribers to music streaming service

17th October 2014  | Innovation Technology

Spotify is looking to attract more business users looking to license music for shops and restaurants rather than add individual subscribers. The music streaming site has 10 million paying subscribers and another 30 million who listen to the ad-based version. “In some ways, the free version is too good,” said Adam “Sven” Williams, managing…

#MCS2014: Mobile technology is transforming the way people give to charity

14th October 2014  | Finance Marketing

Smartphones and tablet computers have transformed the way we donate money to charity, say Marie Curie Cancer Care and pledge site JustGiving.com. Marie Curie Cancer Care's head of digital Claire Hazle Sharing content such as selfies of doing charity stunts or news of donations raised especially increases donations. Nearly one third…

BAFTA initiative equips kids for the UK's video games industry and beyond

30th September 2014  | Innovation Technology

Last week the British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA) relaunched its Young Games Designers (YGD) initiative. While the programme is geared towards helping young people into the UK's £1.7 billion video games industry, the experts say that the skills learned could also equip them for jobs in other digital sectors. Speaking…

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Finance

#MCS2014: Mobile technology is transforming the way people give to charity

Smartphones and tablet computers have transformed the way we donate money to charity, say Marie Curie Cancer Care and pledge site JustGiving.com. Marie Curie Cancer Care's head of digital Claire Hazle Sharing content…

Technology

Broadband access is the fourth utility, say tech experts

Builders need to incorporate broadband when planning housing developments, say technology experts. London mayor Boris Johnson announced plans this month for all office blocks to carry a broadband connectivity rating. Estate agent RightMove already lists broadband…

Business

Development held back by planning rules, claims HBF

One of the biggest problems facing home building is an obstructive planning network and lack of access to land, says property consultancy Knight Frank. “Releasing more public land is the biggest problem facing the homebuilding industry,”…

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