New Announcements From Apple at WWDC17

Mason Tomlin Apple, Business News, Mobile, New Technology 0 Comments

For those not familiar with the term, WWDC is essentially Apple’s Expo for launching new products and ideas. WWDC17 just wrapped up, with presentations by Apple executives Craig Federighi, Phil Schiller and, inevitably, Tim Cook, all there to discuss their latest and greatest developments in Apple technology. As with any WWDC, the build up to the event was riddled with …

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Mobile Money Matters

Rebecca Sturgess Business News, New Technology, Security 0 Comments

Following on from our post on Mobile Friendly – The Facts, a study released this week by The Federal Reserve in America shows that 22% of mobile phone owners made a payment on their device in 2014. It’s not only online payments showing an increase, either! Mobile banking has become extremely popular, using dedicated banking apps – 39% of smartphone …

The Directors View: The Apprentice – episode 12

Stuart Haining Blog, Business News 0 Comments

Well it’s the final week and a showdown between our original 5:1 favourite Mark from Australia and 10:1 dark horse Bianca, who has performed strongly of late. The task this week is actually to start off the very businesses Lord Sugar is going to back – aided by expert opinion plus a handful of other candidates returning to help out …

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The Directors View: The Apprentice – episode 11

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Having seen the final five in more detail in a recent programme imaginatively called ‘the final five’ we can see that they all look potential winners and excellent at everything, so either Lord Sugar was right all along or do they make “final” videos for everyone just in case?…..we’d love to have seen the video for social worker Steven from …

The Directors View: The Apprentice – episode 9

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With needy James jettisoned last week we are down to the final eight, a task all about buying. With sales people not always the best performers at buying this could be the chance for the accounts, lawyers etc. to shine at the expense of salespeople like Mark. Team Tenacity comprising Daniel, Mark, Felipe and Katie enjoyed some fierce sparing to …

The Directors View: The Apprentice – episode 8

Stuart Haining Business News, General 0 Comments

If you ever thought The Apprentice was a business game, think again. Yet again we are reminded by Lord Sugar he is mostly interested in sales, so that’s the secret to his success as if we didn’t know…….but this week, for me it’s sales technique that shines through, and not just in the field. It works in the boardroom too! …

The Directors View: The Apprentice – episode 6

Stuart Haining Business News, General 0 Comments

As we approach the halfway stage of “the process” (don’t you just hate that phrase – why can’t they call it a game show?) some interesting business lessons came to the fore, in particular, what you see isn’t always what you get. This weeks’ challenge was to invent a family friendly board game – sounds like fun?…..well the fun would …