The Great Debate UK

from Breakingviews:

Tim Cook’s pride may expand corporate talent pool

October 30, 2014

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The author is a Reuters Breakingviews columnist. The opinions expressed are his own.

Old Street is old news: Don’t shackle Europe’s tech start-ups

By Guest Contributor
June 25, 2014

–Irfon Watkins is CEO of Coull. The opinions expressed are his own.–

London Tech Week created some interesting conversations and predictions. The stand out being a claim from Oxford Economics that in the next decade London’s tech scene will increase by over 11,000 businesses, creating 46,000 new jobs and generating £12 billion. There are signs that London is on the verge of becoming Europe’s tech hub and that it may even overtake Silicon Valley. The calls for Europe’s tech talent to migrate have gone out. However, while the figures suggest this will bolster the city’s economy, it could end up doing more harm than good when it comes to Europe’s technology sector overall.

from The Great Debate:

Can sleeping giant Skype reinvent itself?

By Eric Auchard
September 1, 2009

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Do once-hot Internet start-ups who miss a date with destiny ever truly get a second chance? History says no, even for once-great names like Netscape, AOL and MySpace.

from The Great Debate:

HP has to look beyond cost cuts soon

August 20, 2009

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The stock price seems to be the only thing growing at Hewlett-Packard, the world's largest computer company. HP shares have risen 75 percent this year, despite few signs of a revival in technology spending.