“Internet would be a much better place if sharing of any kind would be stopped altogether – at least that’s what some people seem to think. Lord Triesman, the parliamentary Under Secretary for Innovation, Universities and Skills in the UK government, called on ISPs to voluntarily stop illegal file sharing in their networks, threatening to legislate if they don’t comply.” – Mashable
Large UK-owned companies are outstripping their European rivals when it comes to creating wealth, a study has concluded.
In their own words – “Startups 100 is the definitive countdown to the UK’s most innovative, inspiring and ground-breaking new companies. As our criteria explains we’ve been unashamedly unscientific in our methodology – this is our list of who we think the best, most exciting, promising, disruptive new businesses and entrepreneurs are shaping the start-up market right now.”
“U.K. consumer confidence fell to the lowest level since at least 2004 (when the survey began) in May as increases in living costs added to gloom about the economy, Nationwide Building Society said.”
“‘Consumers are starting to feel the pinch’, Fionnuala Earley, Nationwide’s chief economist, said in an interview on Bloomberg Television. ‘The housing market isn’t getting any better at the moment, and we also know there’s been a squeeze on their income. Their willingness to spend and their ability to spend at the moment isn’t very high.”’ – Bloomberg