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Millennial influencers will be indispensable in travel sector recovery

Elite and young independent travelers are crucial to the recovery of the travel sector as they are likely to be the first tourists to embark on international travel, however according to a survey by GlobalData, a leading data and analytics company, *35% of Gen Z and *48% of Gen Y are still extremely concerned about […]

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UK Government consortium led by Bharti wins bid for OneWeb

Bharti, one of India’s leading business groups, today announced that a UK Government consortium led by Bharti has won the bid for OneWeb. The deal will enable OneWeb to complete the construction of a global satellite constellation that will provide enhanced broadband and other services to mobile and fixed terminals in countries around the world. […]

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Smartwatch revenues to hit $64bn by 2030 but the search for killer use case goes on

Smartwatches will become a $64bn industry by 2030, having grown at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 13% between 2019 and 2030, according to GlobalData. This growth is mostly attributable to the addition of features such as cellular connectivity, health and fitness monitoring, and interoperability with other connected devices. GlobalData’s latest report, ‘Thematic Research: Smartwatches’, […]

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DLA Piper study indicates legal firms need to embrace digitisation to remain in business

By DLA Piper UK Partner Jean-Pierre Douglas-Henry and  DLA Piper Spain Of Counsel Ben Sanderson The legal fraternity has been hearing for a number of years that the profession needs to change due to many aspects of it being  outdated. The reason for this is simple, no business – law firms included – can hope […]

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Go electric or go off road: customers can choose with Jaguar Land Rover and Pivotal subscription

As more people choose flexible monthly payments over one-off bills, Jaguar Land Rover is changing the way we use vehicles – with a premium car subscription service. Britain’s biggest car maker has set up the service, called Pivotal, so UK customers can experience either the latest technology from the smarter, more refined and premium Jaguar […]

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Cityzenith Launches $20,000,000 Regulation A+ on StartEngine

Market-leading Digital Twin provider Cityzenith based out of Chicago recently launched its $20 million Regulation A+ crowdfunding round on StartEngine, one of the leading crowdfunding platforms in the world. Cityzenith’s Regulation A+, or SPO (Simple Public Offering), is open to accredited and non-accredited investors alike the world over who are able to invest as little […]

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Upsolver raises $13M to drive cloud data lakes adoption

Upsolver, which provides software that eliminates the high engineering overhead of operating data lakes, raised $13 million series A financing. Vertex Ventures US led the round with participation from Wing Venture Capital (Wing) and existing investor Jerusalem Venture Partners (JVP). Organizations use data lakes to analyze large volumes of structured and unstructured data by breaking […]

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JCB expands its merchant network with 3C Payment in Spain

Madrid / Tokyo, June 30, 2020 – (ACN Newswire) – JCB International, Co., Ltd. (JCBI), the international operations subsidiary of JCB Co., Ltd., Japan’s only international payment brand, and 3C Payment, a leading global payment solutions provider, today announce the activation of JCB payment acceptance in over 85 locations of a well-established Hotel Group in […]

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Customer satisfaction and value for money remain deal breakers for life insurers

One of the biggest changes brought by the COVID-19 outbreak to the insurance industry is that of being a catalyst for customer-centricity and satisfaction in servicing. While most insurers strive for faster, flexible and data-led approaches, the appeal from customers for basic, seamless and tailored insurance services continue to serve as the cornerstone of what […]

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Reskilling: the new approach to global skills crisis

If the World Economic Forum (WEF) is to be believed, then business across the globe could be facing a reskilling emergency. According to them by 2022, 42% of core skills required to perform existing jobs are going to change. Technology skills, for example, will be in high demand, making it one of the driving forces […]