The future’s bright… the future’s virtual?
As more companies move towards intelligent, natural voice controlled devices, is the writing on the wall for the keyboard and mouse?
Cofounder and CEO of Netflix Reed Hastings delivers a keynote address at the 2016 CES trade show in Las Vegas, Nevada.
Because Netflix continually upends established business models, evaluating the company can difficult.
Local voices are more important than ever in a time of global oligopolies.
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In a global era dominated by Facebook, Apple, Amazon, Netflix and Google, we need to find persuasive, creative ways to answer those who claim the national and local are now irrelevant. If we don't, we will become invisible.
Far from safe.
Previous attempts to revitalise one of Britain's best-known retail brands have gone awry. Has the rot gone too far this time?
Argentinian artist Raul Lemesoff drives his vehicle called “Arma de Instruccion Masiva” (weapon of mass instruction) through Buenos Aries. What is Australia doing to protect its publishing industry?
Books contain ideas. They enable minds to shine. Our publishing industry is under pressure on many fronts – yet cultural matters seem of little significance to the federal government.
Opening the artificial mind to public review and improvement.
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The world's largest technology companies are making public the programming and hardware designs at the center of their businesses.
A red-and-green macaw in the Amazon.
New data have revealed a disturbing trend in forest loss: the hearts of the world's forests are disappearing. To stop them bleeding out, we'll have to say 'no' to some developments.
The search goliath has spent over $5bn on everything from driverless cars to smart contact lenses in the past three years. The UK tax hounds must be delighted.
Reed Hastings, co-founder and CEO of Netflix, at the 2016 CES trade show in Las Vegas.
Netflix took everyone by surprise when it announced it was tripling its global reach for video on demand. So who are the winners and potential losers in the new deal?
Amazon Prime Air
Amazon's latest delivery drone looks strange - here's how it flies.
Upon purchasing a product, many consumers will sign contracts that contain gag clauses in the fine print.
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Companies have increasingly been using hidden gag clauses, in which customers unwittingly sign away their rights to post online reviews after purchasing a product.
Amazon caused a stir when it unilaterally removed George Orwell’s classic novel 1984 from Kindle e-readers in 2009.
Enforcing copyright protection in the digital age has become complex. South Africa should tread carefully as it amends its copyright laws.
The EU is thought to be losing one trillion Euros from tax avoidance, evasion and arrears. But the latest tax reform is unlikely to fix that.
Forests are vital to life on earth.
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Forest loss has halved over the past 30 years according to the 2015 Global Forest Resources Assessment, released yesterday.
Testing times for broadcasters in transition.
A fractured broadcasting industry is destroying the business model for the giants. There are winners in the wings though, and the BBC could yet be one of them.
Amabots at work.
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Is the recent exposé of the harsh working conditions at Amazon all that surprising?
We know a lot about what climate change will do, but ‘when’ is a tougher question.
What we think we know, don't know and things that might surprise us about climate change and the environment.
And the birthday presents have arrived.
The company is hardly the evil megalomaniac that many have depicted: it's actually been very good for the book industry.
The smartphone is rising as a reading device. What happens to the stories they're telling?
From 1-click to 1-push ordering with Amazon’s Dash Button.
Amazon Dash can ensure you never run out of soap, washing powder or razors again. But it can't push the button for you.