Other people's business


The Universal Credit disaster was not a simple IT screw-up
By David Bicknell - 05 September 10:30

The whole thing emerges with very little credit.

Apple's iOS 7 isn't for you. But you should upgrade anyway
By Alex Hern - 05 September 9:55

The secret target of Apple's new iOS releases is developers. But that doesn't mean users don't get benefits.

How long will it be before we ban fast food?
By Billy Bambrough - 04 September 12:05

You can't have that. You're far too fat.

Mark Carney: time lord?
By Stewart Cowley - 04 September 10:47

Is the bank of England Governor messing with the very fabric of time?

Did we all go out of our minds on transfer deadline day?
By Martin Cloake - 04 September 10:27

It is obscene and absurd — but Martin Cloake can't stop watching.

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Data sovereignty is back on the agenda
By Len Padilla - 04 September 7:55

This is a problem for CIOs.

Forty years until we get "personal nanofactories"?
By James Evans - 03 September 18:15

A prominent futurist has predicted that in just forty years, we'll be able to produce anything from the basic building-blocks of matter itself.

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Amazon offers free ebooks to owners of print books
By Alex Hern - 03 September 16:05

Keeping up the fire metaphors, the programme is called "MatchBook".

Twelve steps to stop tax avoidance
By Chris Nicholas - 03 September 14:45

Tax avoidance is now endemic, with companies and the wealthy often paying derisory amounts of tax. Public anger has so far met with hollow rhetoric, handwringing and vested interest rationalisations. Robust steps to stamp it out are needed.

Wonga announces record profits – but should they have them?
By Carl Packman - 03 September 10:47

Carl Packman asks if we can be comfortable living in a country where Wonga makes millions.

Annette Ashby, the first woman to be elected to the Society of Engineers
Get more women into tech? My colleagues never got the memo
By Tina Amirtha - 03 September 10:20

Forget the motivational media campaigns - Tina Amirtha explains what it's really like to be a female engineer in a male-dominated profession.

Regulation can't fix the energy industry
By Claire Richardson. - 03 September 8:57

Let's stop pretending it can.

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Flora: spreading homophobia?
By Media Mole - 02 September 16:07

Is coming out to your father really the same as shooting him in the heart?

A missing trick: Non-alcoholic beer
By Irfan Allana - 02 September 9:19

Why non-alcoholic beer could be a golden market in the UK’s capital.

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Business quote of the day
By Helen Roxburgh - 02 September 8:37

“It was so clearly intended to take a bite out of employment protection that most employers said they didn’t believe it was desirable”.

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Five questions answered on apprenticeship application rises
By Heidi Vella - 30 August 13:02

Applications are up 32 per cent year on year.

"Painful consequences for the banks in Switzerland"
By Raymond Doherty - 30 August 12:11

Business quote of the day.

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Gibraltar is just displacement activity for Spain
By Mike Cobb - 30 August 10:11

Trying to distract itself from the financial crisis.

Artwork by Nick Hayes.
Why does our service economy offer such bad service?
By Robert Skidelsky and Nan Craig - 30 August 8:21

How do you get a call centre to do anything for you that involves change, or taking responsibility? Robert Skidelsky and Nan Craig on the downsides of our overdependence on a service economy.

Five questions answered on the Co-op Group’s banking losses
By Heidi Vella - 29 August 15:06

The Co-operative Group announced today heavy financial losses due to problems with its banking division. We answer five questions on the Co-op’s current financial woes.

What losses have the Group recorded?

How moonshine became the new luxury spirit
By Spears magazine - 29 August 12:44

And is fuelling a whisky renaissance.

Can we stop the descent of the rupee?
By Meghna Mukerjee - 29 August 12:09

No convincing plan as yet.

The US government is taking your Facebook data. But it doesn't stop there
By Fred Crawley - 29 August 9:27

"The problem is global and endemic. Nobody has clean hands."

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Why is India's currency on the slide?
By Andrew Amoils - 28 August 14:23

New low against the dollar today.

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Syria has finally seeped into financial markets. It's horrific
By Oliver Williams - 28 August 14:07

Wall Street's "fear gage" up 40 per cent.