The clock is ticking for Spotify

It’s amazing to think that just 10 years ago, flat-rate digital music streaming services were a mere gleam in the eye of industry executives. It was as recently as September 2007 that Rick Rubin, then co-head of Columbia Records, put forward the idea as a way of combating online music piracy and file-sharing. “You’d pay,… Continue reading

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Thomas Cook package holiday prices rise by an average 9%

Thomas Cook’s package holiday prices have risen by an average 9% and it has sharply increased capacity in Greece as it faces intense competition and higher hotel costs in popular Spanish island resorts. The travel operator’s results revealed how it continues to grapple with the impact of political instability and terror attacks that have weakened… Continue reading

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3 Great Ways to Make Your Workplace More Positive

Work doesn’t need to be a drag. Yet when reviewing the volumes of research on work-related topics, the state of the workplace feels like a drag for too many people. Consider these stats:   A 2014 LinkedIn study of 18,000 employees found that only 15 percent were satisfied with their jobs Root Inc. found that… Continue reading

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Overworked Brits give 180 extra hours free

Almost three quarters (71%) of office staff are so overwhelmed with work they have to put in 180 extra hours every year, according to new research. Brits spend on average, an extra 44 minutes every week – that’s 36 hours annually – checking emails, answering phone calls and completing other tasks originally scheduled for their… Continue reading

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Facebook loses $500m Oculus virtual reality case

A US court has ordered Facebook and other defendants to pay $500m (£395m) after finding they unlawfully used a firm’s virtual reality technology. The jury found Oculus, which Facebook bought in 2014, used computer code belonging to video game developer Zenimax to launch its own VR headset. Oculus said it was “disappointed” and would appeal… Continue reading

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