Excerpt: The startling increase in the value of Bitcoin has re-energized speculation of whether or not the currency has a future, or is just a fintech bubble. In either case, digital currencies continue to grow and diversify, offering new opportunities and fertile ground for innovation. To read more, click here. Image copyright: Getty Images/D. Kitwood
Telling someone there were gay men in the Nazi Party ought to raise a few eyebrows. Nevertheless: there were--and gay men played an important role in the rise of the party: for better and worse, as victims and perpetrators. To understand how that’s possible, it’s important to understand how 'homosexuality', or rather same-sex love, was … Continue reading Sons, Lovers & Nazis (History Magazine)
Excerpt: Political upsets have carried on into 2017. The election of Emmanuel Macron in France, and his extraordinarily young party, was followed by the unexpected revival of a reportedly far-left Labour Party in the United Kingdom. As such, questions need to be asked about what Jeremy Corbyn, now the leader of a sizeable opposition and … Continue reading What Jeremy Corbyn could mean for Anglo-German business ties (Deutsche Welle)
Excerpt: “So I began to learn about camera and lighting technique - which is vital to taking detailed photos. "After that there was no turning back. I've met loads of friends and we're always sharing our expertise and knowledge. “My favourites are the the longhorn beetle and the robber fly." To see the original article, … Continue reading What Bug Eyes You Have! (Barcroft Media)
Excerpt: Burberry sells its trenchcoats and upmarket clothing to shoppers around the world, with strong demand from China. Whittard of Chelsea is selling tea to China, along with coffee and hot chocolate, while Waitrose is selling a range that includes the Prince of Wales’ Duchy Originals-brand biscuits into the same market, as well as to … Continue reading International Growth: Beyond Brexit (Internet Retailing)
Excerpt: The payments providers market is in a state of flux - which might surprise those who thought ApplePay and AliPay would dominate. New technologies like advanced payment methods, processing terminals and data protection software each present new challenges for businesses that need to conform to the evolving demands of shoppers. To see the original … Continue reading The challenge of cross-border payments (SJP Media)
Excerpt: Creating an exciting digital platform for perfume might seem difficult, but it can be overcome by dogged innovation, says The Perfume Shop managing director Gill Smith. To see the original article, click to download.