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REVOLUTIONARY EVOLUTION IN THE UK WORKPLACE
Published on: 24 April 2014  
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10m small businesses but 5m have no employees
Dateline: 12 January 2019
The UK has developed into an increasingly polarized workplace. Unemployment has fallen and formal employment has grown, but conversely there has been an absolute boom in a new kind of work. The number of sole traders have exploded and 'zero-hour' contracts has boomed. The fact that the number of small UK firms has now reached 10m, from just 4.9m five years ago is testimony to the success of economic policies that have given a knees-up to commerce. The self-employed now represent double the number of ...
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The age of the modular mobile phone?
Posted: 23 April 2014  
Imagine a smartphone that's like a block of Lego. Want a new camera? Just click it into place. Or add a blood pressure monitor, or a spare battery or even a cigarette lighter. A completely modular phone.
Welcome to Project Ara, Google's plan to completely disrupt and reinvent the mobile phone market. ...
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Three Big Ideas in Google’s Modular Phone That No One’s Talking About | Design | WIRED
23 April 2014
Ara's promise goes well beyond fixing broken screens.
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Social media marketing delight - and nightmare!
Posted: 23 April 2014  
Social media can be deployed as a powerful marketing tool - but it can also turn into a nightmare! This underscores the reality that in this connected world, power has shifted from the hands of companies and institutions into the hands of 'the people'. The implications for business are immense.
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NYPD Twitter campaign backfires in a big way
23 April 2014
The New York City Police Department on Tuesday asked folks on Twitter to post photos with its officers, using the hashtag #myNYPD. The campaign backfired.
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Asimov on the future
Posted: 22 April 2014   1 Comment
Science fiction writer Isaac Asimov has a huge following, not least because of his visions of future worlds. So how accurate were his predictions? His 1964 essay on the future makes absorbing reading!
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Back to the future with Isaac Asimov
22 April 2014
At least, that's according to Isaac Asimov, one of the 20th century's best-known science fiction authors, who in 1964 published an essay predicting what our world would look like today.
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