Coronavirus drives surge in support for unionisation, say games industry activists | Games

Worker strikes, let alone successful ones, are vanishingly rare in the video games industry. But in August, writers at Lovestruck, a mobile app that publishes visual romance novels, went on a 21-day strike, accusing the company of unfair pay, and won a rates increase after owner Voltage initially dismissed their Continue Reading

After We Collided: does this shock hit point the way to cinema’s future? | Film- Tempemail

Its success has been hailed as “extraordinary” – not least because no one saw it coming. The YA romance After We Collided has next to no marketing budget and zero reviews – and has taken more than £1m after just two weeks in the UK. A few weeks ago, it Continue Reading

Trump to ban US downloads of TikTok and WeChat | Technology

The US government will ban downloads of the Chinese-owned video sharing app TikTok and the use of China’s popular messaging and payments app WeChat to “safeguard the national security of the United States”. TikTok will be banned by 12 November, but commerce secretary Wilbur Ross said early Friday on Fox Continue Reading

Wikipedia edits have massive impact on tourism, say economists | Technology

Forget glossy travel brochures and whizzy online sites; one of the most cost-effective ways tourism chiefs can drive business to their towns or cities is by updating their Wikipedia page. An experiment by economists at the Collegio Carlo Alberto in Turin, Italy, found that a few simple edits to a Continue Reading

Business Decisions: Hindsight is 20/20, the Real Kodak Moment- Tempemail

The word “decide” comes from the Latin verb “decidere” meaning “to cut.”  Slice out… You get the point, so to speak. Buried by information, leaders choose one path over another – and that’s where trouble begins. Why? Great decisions are revealed in hindsight, that is, to add more Latin, “a Continue Reading

Facebook suffers blow in Australia legal fight over Cambridge Analytica | Technology- Tempemail

Facebook has been dealt a blow in its fight to fend off Australian legal action surrounding the Cambridge Analytica scandal, with the tech giant failing to convince the federal court it does not carry out business in Australia. In March, the Office of the Australian Information Commissioner (OAIC) sued Facebook Continue Reading

Twenty years after the dotcom crash, is tech’s bubble about to burst again? | Business

‘Everybody loves a party … but, inevitably, after a big party there’s a hangover,” billionaire investor Stanley Druckenmiller said last week as stock markets seesawed amid fears that a new tech bubble was about to burst. “Right now, we’re in an absolute raging mania,” he said. And at times it Continue Reading

Product Market Fit – Scale your tech business- Tempemail

How to start a product or service? How to find the right fit? How to hopefully scale it? How to decide and when to choose among all the available frameworks, methodologies, processes? Lean? Design thinking? Agile? Growth? Scrum? Kanban?… Allow me to offer some suggestions. The set of processes we Continue Reading

Amazon UK pays 3% more in tax despite 35% rise in profits | Technology

Amazon’s key UK business paid just 3% more tax last year when profits rose by more than a third as the online retailer benefited from the switch to home shopping. The group’s warehouse and logistics operation, which employs more than two-thirds of its 30,000-plus UK workforce, Amazon UK Services, said Continue Reading

Amazon bans foreign sales of seeds in US amid mystery packages | Technology

Amazon said it has banned foreign sales of seeds in the United States after thousands of Americans received unsolicited packages of seeds in their mailboxes, mostly postmarked from China. The US Department of Agriculture (USDA) in July identified more than a dozen plant species ranging from morning glories to mustard Continue Reading