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A FASCINATING NEW BOOK has just been published in the USA: ‘Billion Dollar Fantasy’, written by Albert Chen, a Sports Illustrated editor. It documents the epic battle to create and establish online daily fantasy sports games, now a multi-million dollar business. But si...

IN A BREATHTAKING LACK of self-awareness, Facebook, the least trusted company in the world in protecting customer's personal data, have announced that they plan to launch a new digital currency. It is to be called Libra.

As the use of any currency is dependent...

AS WE ALL KNOW, 100 years ago, the Clyde shipbuilding industry was the biggest in Europe, building a fifth of the world’s ships, but what we mostly don’t know is that, these days, a new form of shipbuilding has been developing in Glasgow – spaceships, or more commonly...

AT LONG LAST, social media companies have been firmly put on the naughty step; guilty as charged of spreading fake news, encouraging young people to experiment with suicide or anorexia, spreading falsehoods about the risks of vaccinations, and allowing white extremist...

TWENTY-FIVE YEARS AGO I was invited to speak at the newly established Orkney Science Festival and I looked forward to making my first of several visits to the islands.

One of the fellow passengers on my flight to Kirkwall was Sir Michael Joughin, then chairman of Scotti...

WHEN BROADCASTING was first introduced around the world - radio from the 1920s and television from the late 1940s – governments everywhere decided that such a powerful method of communication needed to be regulated to ensure that the information disseminated did not ca...

GOVERNMENTS, political parties and economists have recently been revisiting an old issue - who actually owns businesses, and maybe rethink what is regarded as normal in company ownership.

You may think that the shareholdings in most businesses are owned by large financi...

THE LAST 20 years have not been kind to those creative types who originate new content. Advertising income which used to financially support musicians, film makers, writers and journalists have moved online. It’s estimated that Craigslist, has cost the publishing indus...

THE CITY OF SEATTLE at the top left hand corner of the United States has become famous for successful global businesses such as Boeing, Microsoft, Starbucks and Amazon. But back in the nineteenth century it became famous for coining the original term for an downmarket...

WHENEVER I AM OBLIGED to join the ranks of the WILLIEs – that’s the name for people who ‘Work In London, Live In Edinburgh’ – I usually eschew the airlines and take the train.

The main reason I do this is that whenever I go to the airport I am treated as a potential ter...

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