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November, 2014


November 27, 2014  10:06 AM

Go away, Black Friday, nobody likes you!

Alex Scroxton Alex Scroxton Profile: Alex Scroxton
Load balancing, Network security, Thanksgiving, Turkey

It's fair to say Downtime is a fan of the fine American tradition of Thanksgiving. It's not so much the sentiment behind it (why hello mass genocide of native cultures), more the excuse to binge on massive amounts of food. It's sort of like a...

November 26, 2014  11:12 AM

Aha! Partridge was right. Norwich is cool.

KarlFl40 Profile: KarlFl40
Uncategorized

A bus company has chosen is putting Norwich on the IT map through a trial to send bus users adverts from local retailers.

FirstGroup has put low energy Bluetooth beacons on buses in Norwich which sends hot news of discounts and offers as they travel through the city.

The app...


November 25, 2014  2:28 PM

Metro bank goes to extremes in customer satisfaction battle

KarlFl40 Profile: KarlFl40
Uncategorized

Downtime believes Metro Bank has crossed a line in the battle to improve customer satisfaction.

Banks are throwing online apps customers as well as introducing iPad wielding staff into branches to make life easier for customers. But Metro Bank has taken this to a new level by offering a...


November 25, 2014  11:21 AM

A new breed of banking IT failure

Clare McDonald Profile: Clare McDonald
Banking, Banks, branches, London

Online money transfers and banking apps are on the rise, leading to


November 20, 2014  3:39 PM

Drones – another reason not to trust estate agents?

Clare McDonald Profile: Clare McDonald
Amazon.com, Google, United Kingdom

The use of drones in business is looking to become a regular occurrence in the near future, and this month Amazon proposed plans to test its...

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November 20, 2014  3:26 PM

Google arrives in Streatham, but for how long?

Cliff Saran Profile: Cliff Saran
crime

Apparently the UK's first 'Google House' is being kitted out in a flat in Streatham. Will Davies, head of property maintenance firm aspect.co.uk said the "normal flat", on a very normal street, is being fitted with all of the future hi-tech gadgets and gizmos that make it the house of the...


November 13, 2014  2:35 PM

Dutch bloke gets cash injection

KarlFl40 Profile: KarlFl40
Uncategorized

A Dutch cryto -currency fanatic has taken the start-up term "cash injection" a little more literally than expected.


November 13, 2014  10:14 AM

Silicon Roundabout to be renamed Silicon Traffic Calming Scheme

Alex Scroxton Alex Scroxton Profile: Alex Scroxton

New Transport for London (TfL) plans revealed by the Evening Standard have shed light on the future of London's Silicon...


November 6, 2014  11:35 AM

Virtual penguins to help drain parental wallets

KarlFl40 Profile: KarlFl40
Uncategorized

A shopping centre in London is using augmented reality to put even more pressure on parents at Christmas time.

As if someone dressed as a fat bloke with a grey beard isn't enough of an attraction one 0 Comments     RSS Feed     Email a friend


November 5, 2014  10:39 AM

Smart phones, stupid users

Clare McDonald Profile: Clare McDonald
gadgets

As mobile use becomes more popular, so do mobile related injuries. Although the intelligence of phones is increasing, the intelligence of users is a different story.

We've all been there - walking down the...


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