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From Facebook to Spotify, some of today’s biggest companies were launched by millennials. Laura French looks at whether the under-30s are taking over the entrepreneurial world

The younger the better: millennials take over business

From Facebook to Spotify, some of today’s biggest companies were launched by millennials. Laura French looks at whether the under-30s are taking over the entrepreneurial world

Launching a start-up before hitting the tender age of 25 seems to have become common practice. And indeed one could reasonably argue that the traditional model, in which age equals success, has been turned on its head – thrown out the window along with ...

The number of mobile phone users across Africa continues to grow. Demand for high-speed internet access has led to greater investor confidence across the continent

Surfline powers 4G coverage in Africa

The number of mobile phone users across Africa continues to grow. Demand for high-speed internet access has led to greater investor confidence across the continent

The economic base of Africa has not changed, with strong raw material exports from agriculture, oil and minerals. Today, Africa’s desire is to harness the continent’s full potential, and not rely on material exports. With better management of natur...

Reports suggest Google is creating a bitcoin payment system as a temporary rise in digital currency prices causes a market-wide resurgence

Bitcoin prices benefit from Google crypto-system

Reports suggest Google is creating a bitcoin payment system as a temporary rise in digital currency prices causes a market-wide resurgence

Google has announced it is currently testing a new payment system known as Plaso. Seen as a direct rival to Apple Pay - a mobile payments system - Plaso is believed to allow customers to carry out bitcoin transactions using their Android smartphones to p...

Hong Kong-based telecom giant set to buy the UK’s biggest mobile business, although regulators may have competition concerns

Hutchison Whampoa set to buy O2 UK for £10bn

Hong Kong-based telecom giant set to buy the UK’s biggest mobile business, although regulators may have competition concerns

The UK’s highly competitive mobile telecom industry is set for a major shake up after news emerged that O2, the country’s biggest provider, is set to be purchased by Hong Kong’s Hutchison Whampoa. The potential deal, worth £10.25bn, would see the H...

How do you advertise to consumers when they have a skip button? Simple, you just seamlessly superimpose products into the background

There’s no escaping product placement for the ‘skip’ generation

How do you advertise to consumers when they have a skip button? Simple, you just seamlessly superimpose products into the background

Product placement is big business. Companies have spent a staggering amount of money in an attempt to part us with our hard-earned cash and purchase their latest product offering, with global product placement spending growing an estimated 11.7 percent in...

Audio streaming services are transforming the way music is consumed; from artist interaction to size and revenue potential. This change is inevitable, and could spell the end of physical music sales

Audio streaming services rock the music industry

Audio streaming services are transforming the way music is consumed; from artist interaction to size and revenue potential. This change is inevitable, and could spell the end of physical music sales

Once upon a time, teenagers with questionable 1970s haircuts crowded round dressing rooms, mobbing their favourite band for a scribbled autograph on the cardboard casing of their new vinyl LP. Roll on 40 years and there’s been a fair few changes, and no...

The value of the networked economy in business is unrivalled and something that companies of all shapes and sizes must embrace

Power Clouds: the networked economy is everything

The value of the networked economy in business is unrivalled and something that companies of all shapes and sizes must embrace

With over $90trn of revenue projected over the next 10 years, the networked economy presents a lucrative chance for businesses to enhance their profits and influence within the market. Since its inception, the internet has radically revolutionised the way...

The announcement that two Apple rivals may soon be joining forces to take on the tech giant saw Blackberry’s shares surge 30 percent

Samsung in talks to buy Blackberry for $7.5bn

The announcement that two Apple rivals may soon be joining forces to take on the tech giant saw Blackberry’s shares surge 30 percent

Board members from Samsung Electronics and Blackberry Ltd have engaged in talks over a potential buyout at $7.5bn, according to reports. South Korea’s Samsung allegedly proposed an initial price of between $13.35 and $15.49 per share; a premium as high ...

By implementing innovative technology, Gulfstream’s aviation fleet has stepped up a notch with greater speed and efficiency

Gulfstream Aerospace launches two new world-class aircrafts

By implementing innovative technology, Gulfstream’s aviation fleet has stepped up a notch with greater speed and efficiency

Just one week before the business aviation industry’s largest North American air show, Gulfstream Aerospace unveiled an all-new aircraft family at its headquarters in Savannah, Georgia. Here, Gulfstream’s Scott Neal, Senior Vice President of Worldw...

With a precarious ‘culture of failure’, unfathomable company valuations and capital continuing to pour into Silicon Valley, the bubble could soon burst on the glamorous US start-up scene

Silicon’s bubble might be about to burst

With a precarious ‘culture of failure’, unfathomable company valuations and capital continuing to pour into Silicon Valley, the bubble could soon burst on the glamorous US start-up scene

When Eran Hammer first came up with what he called Nouncer, the idea was for a consumer-facing micro-blogging web service. Unfortunately, the service was still in development when Twitter arrived, forcing him to change his product. After a year of uphill ...

Technological innovations are key for the strengthening of MSMEs in developing countries. It’s crucial for suppliers such as the Computer Warehouse Group to deliver the tech that MSMEs need

CWG uses technology to empower MSMEs in Nigeria

Technological innovations are key for the strengthening of MSMEs in developing countries. It’s crucial for suppliers such as the Computer Warehouse Group to deliver the tech that MSMEs need

The promotion and development of a structured and efficient micro, small and medium enterprises (MSME) sector in Nigeria has been considered a key focus by the government in recent years, in the hopes that this will further enhance sustainable economic de...

Direct selling, in which profits are ethically made in proportion to both the time and cash flow invested, has become an integral part of corporate operations

WOR(l)D Global Network becomes a top innovator in the technology market

Direct selling, in which profits are ethically made in proportion to both the time and cash flow invested, has become an integral part of corporate operations

Direct selling is a technique applied by WOR(l)D Global Network, a technologically innovative company that works toward improving people’s lives and offering business opportunities with niche products. Fabio Galdi, the company’s CEO, has spoken in de...

Actavis looks set to beat long-time rival Valeant as the winning bidder for Allergan in a buyout deal worth up to $65.5bn

Actavis moves closer to finalising Allergan buyout

Actavis looks set to beat long-time rival Valeant as the winning bidder for Allergan in a buyout deal worth up to $65.5bn

After months of battling it out against Canadian drug firm Valeant and activist investor William Ackman, pharmaceutical giant Actavis looks set to acquire botox-maker Allergan. The firms are to hold discussions this week to review the cash and stock te...

Islamic finance has seen rapid growth over the last few years. In order to sustain it, banks need to adopt the latest technologies

ITS unlocks growth in Islamic banking through sharia compliant technology

Islamic finance has seen rapid growth over the last few years. In order to sustain it, banks need to adopt the latest technologies

For more than a decade, Islamic finance has enjoyed a rapid rise in its use across the world. Sharia compliant methods of financing have traditionally been popular throughout Muslim-dominated regions, however more recently they are also being adopted in ...

Computers have taken over the majority of trading on Wall Street and are threatening the very nature of the trading profession. Laura French asks whether traditional traders are fighting a losing battle

Robots are killing off Wall Street’s traders

Computers have taken over the majority of trading on Wall Street and are threatening the very nature of the trading profession. Laura French asks whether traditional traders are fighting a losing battle

Throughout most of the 20th century, robot traders would have been a mere figment of the (sci-fi film-influenced) imagination. But now they’re used by over 80 percent of trade markets, including the majority of investment banks and other big institution...

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