News: Money

Sony Terminating Xperia X Concept Updates

Thursday  17:35,   20 april 2017
International Business Times

Sony has announced that its almost 1-year-old Xperia X will no longer receive Concept updates starting next month.It’s a sad news day for Xperia X owners who enjoy the Concept updates for their handset. Sony Mobile has just announced that the device [...]

Scottish children 'most likely to save money in piggy bank'

Thursday  17:35,   20 april 2017
Press Association

Children in Scotland are the most likely in Britain to save money in a traditional piggy bank, research has found. define("homepageFinanceIndices", ["c.deferred"], function () { var quotesInArticleFormCode = "PRMQAP"; var[...]

Facebook is developing a helicopter to deliver internet access in emergencies

Thursday  17:35,   20 april 2017
The Verge

Facebook is developing a small helicopter that can be deployed in emergencies to deliver internet access, the company said. “When completed, this technology will be able to be deployed immediately and operate for months at a time to bring[...]

Debenhams steps up spending in bid to return to growth

Thursday  12:20,   20 april 2017
Reuters

Debenhams (DEB.L), Britain's second-largest department store group, on Thursday detailed a plan to return to growth by becoming more of a destination for shoppers that is differentiated from rivals and has an enhanced digital offer. Following a[...]

Rise in number of financial sector jobs despite triggering of Article 50

Thursday  09:00,   20 april 2017
Press Association

The official triggering of Article 50 failed to spook the City jobs market, which saw a double digit rise in financial sector vacancies last month. The number of financial services jobs up for grabs in London grew 17% in March compared to a month[...]

Major broadband providers are failing customers says Which? survey

Thursday  06:10,   20 april 2017
Press Association

The biggest broadband providers are failing on basic customer service, speed and reliability, with TalkTalk and BT achieving the worst scores, a survey has found. TalkTalk, BT, Sky and EE - who collectively have a 72% share of the market - all[...]

Instagram users on Android can now use the app offline

Thursday  06:10,   20 april 2017
Pocket-lint

Instagram users on Android can now use the app offlineWhile it doesn't mean you can constantly use the app without an internet connection, you will be able to view any post that have previously loaded when you had a Wi-Fi or data connection, like[...]

Tesco sells in-store opticians to Vision Express

Thursday  06:10,   20 april 2017
Press Association

Supermarket Tesco is eyeing its latest overhaul move after agreeing a deal to sell its network of more than 200 in-store opticians to Vision Express. Vision Express will continue to run the opticians based in 206 Tesco stores across the UK and three [...]

The 10 best DSLRs you can buy right now

Thursday  06:10,   20 april 2017
TechRadar

<p>For decades, the DSLR </p><p></p><p>has been the top choice for anyone who wants to take their photography to the next level.&nbsp;</p>Mirrorless cameras are another option of course. They're smaller, mechanically simpler[...]

Death by overwork: Japan's 100-hour overtime cap sparks anger

Wednesday  17:20,   19 april 2017
AFP

Workaholic Japan has unveiled its first-ever plan to limit overtime, but critics want to give it the boot, saying an "outrageous" 100-hour-a-month cap will do nothing to tackle karoshi, or death from overwork. Tokyo's bid to ease a[...]

Government willing to sell stake in RBS at a loss, says Chancellor

Wednesday  15:05,   19 april 2017
Press Association

Philip Hammond has admitted that the Government is prepared to sell its stake in Royal Bank of Scotland (RBS) at a loss to the public purse. The Government bought its 72% stake in the bank for £45 billion in 2008, at £5.02 a share, as part of a[...]

Heat, not electricity, could power computers of the future

Wednesday  15:05,   19 april 2017
TechRadar

Heat, not electricity, could power computers of the futureBut now a pair of engineers from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln have flipped that idea on its head, proposing heat as an alternative to electricity[...]

Five ways North Korea gets money to build nuclear weapons

Wednesday  15:05,   19 april 2017
CNBC

North Korea has surprisingly managed to develop its nuclear weapons program despite being a tiny country that's isolated from rest of the world.North Korea's economic clout is small — South Korea's central bank estimates its neighbor had a gross [...]

Next boss's total pay packet plummets by more than 55%

Wednesday  12:55,   19 april 2017
Press Association

The boss of Next has seen his total pay packet plummet by more than 55% after tough trading on the high street pushed the retailer to its first fall in annual profits for eight years.  Chief executive Lord Wolfson saw his total remuneration[...]

What will an election mean for the economy?

Wednesday  12:55,   19 april 2017
Sky News

Investors and speculators on foreign exchange markets have made their view overwhelmingly clear: an early election is a good thing for the pound. Sterling, which had fallen sharply against both the US dollar and the euro following news that the[...]