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Budget 2016: 'Wage growth to slow down', warns IFS

<b>Growth in wages and living standards is set to slow, a think tank has warned, after Chancellor George Osborne revised down forecasts for economic expansion.</b><p>The Institute for Fiscal Studies warned if the Budget forecasts were right "we should all be worried".<p>"This will lead to lower wages and living …

Economics

Vodafone UK Wi-Fi calling to launch on Samsung Galaxy S6 devices in Autumn

Vodafone’s Wi-Fi calling service will soon be available on the Samsung Galaxy S6 and Samsung Galaxy S6 edge in the UK. The service will be available …

Telecoms

The Rubicon Project ad UX patent

Just like the Adam Sandler movie, The Rubicon Project wants to make more people "Click."Sony Pictures<p>The Rubicon Project, the programmatic ad tech company that went public last year, has filed for an interesting patent that could encourage more people to click on ads.<p>Clicks are ad tech companies' …

AdTech

Gender and Shopping: Websites Becoming Expert in Buying Behavior

Let's pretend you just tested out a new soap, and were pretty pleased with the results. Not only did your skin feel fresh afterward, but it left you smelling good hours later.<p>Now, how many bars of this particular soap will you buy? Just one to tide you over? Or maybe a dozen so you don't run out?<p>As …

eCommerce

Netflix has built a VR living room for your next series binge

The next stage in the evolution of virtual reality has so far been pitched mainly at gamers -- with a sprinkle of social media, journalism and …

KPMG and Metro Bank team up to serve startups

KPMG and Metro Bank have unveiled a partnership that will see them help SMEs get around red tape by combining their accounting and banking services …

KPMG

Jaguar Land Rover: We don't use software to cheat diesel emissions tests

Jaguar Land Rover has said unequivocally that it doesn't use technology to dodge diesel emission tests in the wake of the Volkswagen scandal.<p>The …

Jaguar Land Rover

Jaguar Land Rover is back and purring again

Owner Tata’s unstinting support and two hot new models have put Jaguar firmly back on the road to success<p>It looked an incredibly brave move when Indian conglomerate Tata bought Jaguar Land Rover (JLR) from Ford for $2.3bn (£1.5bn) in 2008 after almost 10 months of negotiations. The US auto giant …

Land Rover Range Rover

Watch Heineken's New James Bond Ad

James Bond is back -- in a Heineken ad.<p>The Dutch brew has once again lured the British agent into a TV commercial, or at least the guy playing Mr. …

Advertising

Binge drinking: Why Heineken believes innovative designs can change British behaviour

While Amsterdam's City Hall has been essential in changing mentalities via the input of Night Mayor Mirik Milan, the local alcohol industry also …

Alcohol

GSK may get EU green light for new biotech asthma drug this week

LONDON (Reuters) - GlaxoSmithKline may get a green light from European regulators as early as this week for a new biotech medicine to treat severe asthma, boosting prospects for its struggling respiratory business.<p>A recommendation from the European Medicines Agency (EMA) would confirm the British …

Biotechnology

What Adland Needs to Know About the A-B InBev/SABMiller 'MegaBrew'

When Anheuser-Busch InBev approached SABMiller last week about a potential takeover, it set in motion what beer analysts have been anticipating for …

Beer

Minister excited at swell in seafood sales

“Our seafood industry is globally recognised for its high quality products. We are working closely with businesses around Wales to continue to build …

Seaweed

Gower Seafood Company Expands

Friday, September 18th, 2015 12:00am<p>Plans to create range of Seafood snacks<p>Deputy Minister for Farming and Food, Rebecca Evans has officially opened …

Aquaculture

The history of the bra: from the Romans to present day

<b>The bra is probably, historically, the most politicised item of clothing - but do you know the history of its design?</b><p>For example, we never knew that …

Clothing

The Wildest, Most Futuristic Tech From Canon's Photo Expo

In a perfect world, CES would be more like the Canon Expo. Once every five years, Canon takes the most mind-boggling moonshot products from its R&D …

Jaguar's new car breaks world record with loop-the-loop – video

Jaguar’s new sports car enters the record books on Monday after performing the largest ever loop-the-loop completed by a car. Guinness World Records have confrimed that the Jaguar F-PACE, driven by stunt driver Terry Grant, successfully completed a 19.08 metre tall, 360 degree circle. Grant had to …

World Records

Can Heineken’s ecommerce ambitions be realised?

The brewer is hoping its draft beer machine for the home will realise its direct ecommerce goals but worries around creating competition with …

eCommerce

GSK Awards Media Business to Omnicom's PHD and Mediacom

Pharma and consumer-health giant GlaxoSmithKline has awarded its global media agency account, including part of GSK's recently added Novartis health …

Advertising

Vodafone's data breach a lesson for tech companies to be open about mistakes

All telecommunications companies that handle Australians’ personal data should take heed: report security lapses because you will get caught out too<p>When we tell someone a secret, we trust them to keep it. We tell our phone providers our secrets every single day, without even really thinking about …

Vodafone strongly criticised by UN official for breaching journalist's data

The United Nations special rapporteur for freedom of expression says company’s unauthorised access to reporter’s phone records was ‘egregious’<p>The United Nations special rapporteur for freedom of expression has criticised Vodafone’s handling of a serious privacy breach of an Australian reporter’s …

IHG to open third Berlin Indigo hotel

Intercontinental Hotels Group (IHG) has announced the signing of Hotel Indigo Berlin City – East side.<p>The new build property will be owned by …

Hospitality

Anheuser-Busch InBev plans $250bn tie-up with SABMiller

Takeover could create one of world’s biggest drinks companies as popular beer brands such as Stella, Budweiser, Fosters and Peroni end up under one roof<p>Anheuser-Busch InBev, the owner of Budweiser and Stella Artois, has approached rival SABMiller about a takeover that could create one of the …

Anheuser-Busch InBev

RBS hires Bank of America for Williams and Glyn float

Royal Bank of Scotland hires investment bankers to prepare the spin-off for a much-delayed stock market flotation in 2016<p>Royal Bank of Scotland has hired investment bankers from Bank of America Merrill Lynch to prepare the long-awaited stock market flotation of its spin-off bank Williams and Glyn, …

Investing

All about Eveden

US west coast editor <b>Elyse Glickman</b> and correspondent <b>Jody Miller</b> build a new foundation of knowledge with lingerie experts from Eveden, and view new …

Clothing

Vodafone Wi-Fi Calling service is now live, but there's a catch - Pocket-lint

Vodafone announced earlier in the year that Wi-Fi Calling would be coming to its network and Voda has now confirmed it: the service has been …

Vodafone

Betfair and Paddy Power Agree On Merger Terms; Job Losses Expected

<b>Betfair</b> and <b>Paddy Power</b> have confirmed details of their £5.8 billion merger that will create a massive FTSE100 gambling company.<p>Paddy Power had joking …

Horse Racing

$20 Hotel Wifi--And Other Ways Money Destroys The Customer Experience

In his comedy, “The Dictator,” Sacha Baron Cohen, best known for his roles as Borat and as Da Ali G, plays a Middle Eastern tyrant modeled on Saddam Hussein. Arriving in New York and checking in at a sumptuous Five Star hotel (which he has paid untold amounts to have furnished to his …

Hospitality

Land Rover’s electric future previewed by trio of concept cars

Jaguar Land Rover has revealed three low emission concept cars at the CENEX Low Carbon Vehicle Event at Millbrook. Based on a variety of Range …

Reckitt Benckiser Wins With Powerbrands | Fat Prophets

Reckitt Benckiser shows that the best investment opportunities can be right under our nose. Nineteen “Powerbrands” generated 80% of net revenue in …

Investing