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The growing importance of the night-time economy

2019-11-17 02:47:01| BBC News | Business | UK Edition

The UK's night-time economy is now said to be the UK's fifth-biggest industry with annual revenues of 66bn.


Category: Consumer Goods and Services
 

Uber's paradox: Gig work app traps and frees its drivers

2019-11-16 02:55:37| BBC News | Business | UK Edition

Ride pick-up app's algorithm offers drivers freedom while trapping them at the same time, experts say.

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Category: Consumer Goods and Services
 

Christmas adverts - do they really work?

2019-11-15 23:02:07| BBC News | Business | UK Edition

Big budget ads are already gracing our screens but do they actually benefit the big brands behind them?

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Category: Consumer Goods and Services
 

Information Technology


ALT Linux: Worthy Linux Alternatives, With a Catch

2019-11-15 19:08:32| TechNewsWorld

ALT Linux offers a buffet of Linux distributions that meet a variety of specialized needs. Its inviting selections could be a good source of alternative Linux OS solutions if you take the time to sort out the menus. You might find navigating the poorly designed website a tedious chore. Still, persevering could get you a few tasty options to satisfy your computing appetite.

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Category: Information Technology
 

The Thorny Problem of 5G Security

2019-11-15 13:00:00| TechNewsWorld

A few years ago, putting the words "mobile telecoms security" in the title of an article would be a license to write whatever you wanted below, because no one was likely to read any of the words after the title. Sprinkling the magic ingredient 5G has changed this, and "5G security" is a hot topic now. What has changed? There is a geopolitical aspect to 5G security, but it is not the full story.

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Category: Information Technology
 

Disney+ Launches New Era of Streaming, With a Few Hiccups

2019-11-14 19:23:45| TechNewsWorld

The much-anticipated Disney+ streaming service has arrived. In the first 24 hours, the app was downloaded 3.2 million times. Demand for the new over-the-top streaming service prompted the company to announced that it had exceeded its highest expectations -- but with problematic results. Many users were unable to launch the app on its huge opening day.

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Category: Information Technology
 

Real Estate


10 Must Reads for the CRE Industry Today (November 15, 2019)

2019-11-15 17:22:00| National Real Estate Investor

Office demand in Miami remains strong, according to the Miami Herald. Construction starts will begin to decline, reports Real Estate Weekly. These are among todays must reads from around the commercial real estate industry.

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Category: Real Estate
 

Takeaways from NYUSPS Schack Institutes Capital Markets Conference

2019-11-15 16:51:00| National Real Estate Investor

Real Estate professionals discussed topics including debt and equity flows, institutional capital and non-bank lender activity.

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Category: Real Estate
 

CalSTRS $500M Bet on REITs May Signal Wider Interest from Pension Funds

2019-11-15 15:04:00| National Real Estate Investor

CalSTRS is making selective investments in publicly-traded REITs that are viewed as undervalued.

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Category: Real Estate
 

Telecommunications


Labour proposes nationalising BT to deliver free fibre broadband for all

2019-11-15 10:35:00| Telecompaper Headlines

(Telecompaper) The Labour Party has pledged to deliver free fibre broadband for all by 2030 if it wins the general election next month in the UK. This would be achieved by bringing parts of BT into public ownership and creating a new British Broadband public service.

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Category: Telecommunications
 

Alibaba to sell 500 mln new shares in Hong Kong listing

2019-11-15 09:29:00| Telecompaper Headlines

(Telecompaper) Alibaba Group is going ahead with plans for a secondary public offering and listing on the Hong Kong Stock Exchange. The company will sell 500 million new shares, raising around USD 13 billion based on its latest share price. 

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Category: Telecommunications
 

Labour's plans to nationalise Openreach would be a "disaster" for UK connectivity

2019-11-15 01:00:00| Total Telecom industry news

Labour's plans to nationalise Openreach and provide free broadband connectivity to every home and business in the UK would stifle innovation and place a monumental burden on the tax-payer, according to an industry trade association. techUK, an industry trade group that counts Openreach, BT, Vodafone UK, MLL Telecom and Pure Telecom among its 850 UK members, said that the pledge would have a catastrophic effect on the UK's digital economy…read more on TotalTele.com »

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Category: Telecommunications