Category: Digital Economy


Trump tax breaks start paying off for Google

Google has unveiled the numbers for the first quarter of 2018, which also happens to be the first period of 11% corporation tax, with the search giant pocketing profits of $9.4 billion, up from $5.4 billion in 2017.

UK finds India in search for post-Brexit fortunes

The UK and India have announced a new tech partnership to identify and pair businesses, venture capital and universities, British and Indian entrepreneurs and small and medium enterprises make a splash in the connected economy.

TIM’s future is balancing on a knife edge

With just a week a week left until the much anticipated showdown between vulture-fund Elliott and wannabee media-powerhouse Vivendi at the TIM Shareholders meeting, the latter has unleashed a plea to the media.

The Telecoms.com Podcast: Mind your language

The pod regulars are joined by Ray from Light Reading once more this week. They start with a discussion about how inadequate the policing of the digital economy is, with legislators and regulators struggling to keep up with the pace of technological change. Jamie feels so strongly about it that he’s moved to frankly shocking profanity. He then composes himself long enough to tell us about the tension between national and state-level attitudes to technology in the US, allowing Ray to step in and restore some decorum to the exchange before Peterborough gets some harsh treatment. They conclude by observing snowballing interest in automation across the telecoms industry, which Ray uses as an opportunity to shamelessly plug Light Reading stuff.

EU to back €2.1bn fund for European start-ups

The European Union has announced it will back a Pan-European Venture Capital Funds-of-Funds programme, known as VentureEU, to boost investment in start-up and scale-up companies across Europe.

Telegram faces ban in Russia

Messaging app Telegram is on the ropes in Russia after the state communications watchdog said it filed a lawsuit to limit access after security services were refused access to users’ secret messages.

Polls

What role will consumers expect telcos to play when COVID-19 is behind us?

  • As a reliable utility similar to the role they have managed to play during the pandemic (45%, 13 Votes)
  • Rolling out new technologies and services to support new customer behaviours (28%, 8 Votes)
  • Turning special service offerings during the pandemic into standard offerings (17%, 5 Votes)
  • As a digital platform that they have struggled to change into since the pre-COVID times (10%, 3 Votes)

Total Voters: 19

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