• Digital identity: its time is now

    It’s not often you see an opinion piece on digital identity in one of London’s freesheet newspapers, which is usually easy-reading fodder for the morning commute. But a recent piece from Tony Blair’s Institute for Global Change—ironically published the day before a UK conference on digital identity in government—showed why this subject will only see …

  • The deglobalization of sustainability

    The output of 2022 United Nations Climate Change Conference, or COP27 as it is widely known, is seen as a disappointment in terms of substantial progress towards the main sustainability goal of limiting the global temperature rise to 1.5C. Within the context of a war in Europe, the global cost of living crisis (or recession), …

  • Elon Musk's 'weak stance on moderation' is catching up to him as Apple threatens to remove Twitter app

    Elon Musk's tweets have backfired as he made bold accusations that Apple reportedly threatened to keep Twitter off its app store.

  • The OTT landscape in India

    Over the past couple of years, the over-the-top (OTT) media services market in India has doubled in size. The overall growth of the media & entertainment industry, despite the current economic uncertainties, offers an encouraging picture. OTT media saw a significant uplift during the pandemic lockdowns, with growth continuing even as restrictions eased. According to GlobalData, …

  • China’s draconian zero-Covid policy is doing more harm than good

    China’s zero-Covid policy has raised uncertainties, impacting business and consumer optimism. The policy has faced a backlash as it has disrupted people’s social lives as well as the economy. China needs to take a sustainable approach to curb Covid rather than its current extreme approach as it has hampered global supply chains. As a result, …

  • Sam Bankman-Fried: a deeper look into crypto’s former golden boy

    Until Sam Bankman-Fried’s cryptocurrency exchange FTX filed for bankruptcy, the likelihood of a multi-billionaire losing their entire fortune in one weekend would seem pretty remote. The charismatic crypto billionaire was a favorite among wealthy investors, but their golden boy soon turned into their worst nightmare. Let’s take a deeper dive into the man behind the …

  • Telcos look to monetize user experiences

    Customer experience is what will be important for telcos to set themselves apart from others at a time when connectivity prices are dropping, margins are squeezed, and energy prices to power broadband are soaring. Aggressive promotions will often drive spikes in churn. Does it have to be this way? Equipment providers such as Huawei have …

  • Web3: the future of finance?

    Finance has evolved to become extremely centralized, a trend that has benefitted banks and other financial services institutions. Decentralization may well be a guiding principle of future versions of the internet, and finance will be impacted by this too. Web3 is the next potential iteration of the internet. It will be based on decentralization, and …

  • KFC opens first pub in London amid ongoing 2022 FIFA World Cup

    Fast food restaurant chain KFC has opened its first pub in London, called 'The Colonel's Arms', amid the ongoing 2022 FIFA World Cup.

  • Is BNPL the death of the credit card?

    The Buy Now Pay Later (BNPL) market is expected to surpass $1 trillion by 2030, according to GlobalData forecasts. New technologies have changed consumer behaviour and preferences, in particular, the rise in popularity of online and digital payments. BNPL involves a less rigorous application process and softer credit checks compared to credit cards, making it …

  • Amazon consolidates robotics division ahead of economic downturn

    Amazon kickstarted the use of robots in its fulfilment centers in 2012 with the acquisition of Kiva, a robotics company. Since then, it has continued to invest in advanced robotics to accelerate warehouse operations. Currently, there are over 520,000 robotic drive units and more than a dozen types of robotic systems across Amazon’s facilities, including …

  • War in Ukraine will continue to affect the global tech industry, report finds

    Tech companies will continue to be haunted by Russia launching its war in Ukraine for some time yet, according to a new GlobalData report.