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Reading Time: 2 minutes Amazon to begin paying corporation tax on UK retail sales | The Guardian – it is good to see that Amazon is paying corporation tax. But the thing no one is asking is how does this affect businesses that might have ‘global accounts’, for instance Ford, Colgate and HSBC’s relationship with WPP? Does this mean that… Continue reading Links of the day | 在网上找到

The street finds its own use for things, but sometimes it needs a hand

Reading Time: 6 minutes William Gibson wrote ‘The street finds its own use for things…’ and I started thinking about that as the office that I work in is mired in mobile. Half the colleagues that sit in my area have gone to Barcelona this week to work on the Mobile World Congress. What used to be an conference that… Continue reading The street finds its own use for things, but sometimes it needs a hand

On wearables

Reading Time: 2 minutes The Apple Watch launch gave me a chance to go back and revisit the development of wearable computing and my experience with wearable devices. Wearable computing had it’s genesis in academic research; some of it government funded. For instance DARPA had a hand in the US Army Land Warrior programme. France has it’s FÉLIN programme… Continue reading On wearables