Connected digital platforms improve our lives in many ways. We use social network profiles to log onto apps and websites, third-party payment systems while online shopping, and we share our activity data from devices like Fitbit. How do all these platforms work together so seamlessly?
Today we look at BP, BT, Centrica, HSBC, Rio Tinto and RBS.
The message at the moment from the stock market is that while the rest of us are scrimping and saving, many blue chip stocks are flush with cash.
Precious metals exploration company Greatland Gold (LON:GGP) announced on Tuesday that it expects to complete the acquisition of the Havieron Project within the next few weeks.
Smartphones are a ubiquitous part of modern life, and now nearly half of humanity is connected through such devices.
As a result, the stakes have never been higher in the ultra-competitive smartphone market. Every day, companies are duking it out for any sliver they can get of global smartphone sales, which now exceed $420 billion per year.
Every once in a while, a previously underappreciated metal rises to prominence.
Several factors can cause this to happen: new technology, changing consumer preferences, supply constraints, or skyrocketing demand can all bring an unknown metal to the forefront of discussion. Cobalt could be the latest metal that fits this description.
In Just 10 years, Tech brands have taken over the list
Tech has already conquered the stock market and the realm of digital advertising. Now the technology sector also has a strangle hold on another measure: the value of consumer brands.