According to a recent report the total amount of money lost due to tax evasion in the UK currently stands at around £122 billion per year. While the government claim they are doing all they can to combat tax evasion, it simply isn’t enough.
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A recent report from Juniper Research has found that money transactions made by smartphone and tablet users will rise significantly within the next five years. They predict 195 billion mobile commerce transactions will be made by 2019, up from 72 billion already made in this year alone.
A recent report from the Financial Times says Facebook are set to launch a new enterprise collaboration called ‘Facebook at Work’. This is the first concerted effort Facebook has made to compete with business networking sites like LinkedIn, Microsoft SharePoint and Yammer.
Questions are already being asked about the future of smart glasses. A new report from Juniper Research predicts that shipments are “unlikely to exceed” 10 million units per annum between 2014 and 2017, compared to previous prediction of $53bn by 2019.
Google’s latest algorithm update, Penguin 3.0, hit last Friday and has sparked some confusion among webmasters as to whether or not their website has been hit. The recent update marks the third algorithm Google has released under the Penguin name and is designed to reduce a website’s visibility in search results if it is guilty of using various link spam tactics that Google don’t approve of.
Juniper Research recently conducted a study in relation to the use of smartwatches. They’ve stated that by 2019, 100 million smartwatches will be in use worldwide. With the first few major players already producing and shipping the watches, Juniper predict a significant amount of opportunities to be created as a result of this new market.
Twitter have officially begun testing their ‘buy now’ button this week, which will allow users to buy items directly from a tweet with just the click of a button. The new feature will be tested through an interesting mix of official test partners, ranging from the luxury British fashion brand Burberry, to the world-famous pop star Rihanna.
Conflicts across the world right now are more serious than they have been in the last few decades – or are they?
At a barbeque in New York for Democratic donors, Obama spoke about the dangers of social media bringing the effects of war and terrorism closer to home
Football fever has spread truly worldwide this year, with searches surrounding the World Cup dominating trends on Google for most of this month. Over 1.1 billion related searches have been carried out on Google since the first of 44 matches that have been played so far. And the resulting trends are both funny and intriguing…
In the wake of a number of indecisive climate summits, the global drive for change in environmental matters appears to have diminished. This inertia is having an impact on the mobile industry, where annual supply chain greenhouse gas emissions (GHG) are expected to reach 115.5 megatonnes by 2019 – the equivalent to 60 years of flights from London Heathrow airport or the annual emissions from 22.6 million cars.
Opera Mini is a proxy-based web browser for mobile phones, which compresses data down to as little as 10 per cent of its original size, allowing for a seamless browsing experience regardless of bandwidth. This tool has been extremely popular in Africa, where fixed broadband reaches only 0.3 per cent of the total population.
Every newspaper, blog and magazine has its own style of writing and grabbing the attention of its target readers. We thought it would be a fun idea to examine the differences between a number of online publications. What are the values and aspirations of the media websites we use every day?
The proportion of the population now using their phones to browse the internet has risen at an extraordinary rate. In fact, according to Nielsen, Americans now spend more time browsing the web using mobile devices than they do on their desktop computers.