Is it the right time for the Apple Watch?

It’s now been few weeks since Apple announced the Apple Watch – a hybrid between technology and fashion – and since then many analysts have come out on both sides of the debate; some supporting the venture, while others are sceptical. The company’s first major product developed without Steve Jobs, the product is already following the […]

Apple’s Next Big Thing?

Just like every year, next Tuesday Apple’s annual iPhone event is taking place, bringing with it the new devices that have been cooking in Cupertino for the past year. Speculation this year is that instead of one new premium model, Apple will instead be launching two new models at new screen sizes. Not only that, […]

What’s the problem with Amazon’s new strategy?

Ever since Amazon started the company has had many doubters. Many thought that the idea wouldn’t work; people wouldn’t want to order books on the internet when they could just visit their local bookstore. Even then, when the dot-com bubble burst in 2001 and the stock went from $107 to $7 in just a few […]

Why did Apple buy Beats?

Ever since the news was leaked by the FT that Apple was in talks to acquire Beats Electronics for around $3 billion, analysts have been scrambling to release their thoughts. Most of it centres around the fact that on the surface, the deal doesn’t seem to make sense. While Facebook and Google have been involved in […]

Is Tech City beginning to look like a true Silicon Valley rival?

Since I wrote about how difficult it would be for the UK to emulate Silicon Valley last July, time has passed and you’d have hoped that progress has been made towards meeting that goal. The government has continued to push Tech City and with news breaking that Yahoo has acquired London based Nick D’Aloisio’s app, Summly, […]

The end of Chinese Manufacturing and the Rebirth of the UK and the USA

In the past decade, manufacturing of all sorts, especially for low-priced, low margin goods, has been moving to China. Companies like Dyson and Marks and Spencer were amongst many Western companies who took advantage of the Chinese manufacturing boom. Lured by subsidies, cheap labour, and lax regulations and rigging its currency, China was able to seduce […]

Will the UK be able to create something to rival Silicon Valley?

With the Olympics about to get underway, the Cabinet is starting to look towards and plan for the months ahead. One of these plans, led by Jeremy Hunt, involves expanding the current “Silicon Roundabout” in a bid to create our very own rival to Silicon Valley right in London. Hoping to bring together ambition, creativity […]