By CNN.comPUBLISHED: September 30, 2019 at 6:16 am | UPDATED: September 30, 2019 at 6:16 am By Michelle Toh | CNN Business Traditional addresses don’t work. That’s the argument of London startup what3words, which says such addresses are expensive to provide, restrictive and prone to error. The company’s answer is to divide the world into 57 trillion squares and give them each quirky, three-word addresses that what3words says can track down pretty much any place on the planet, from homes in an Indian slum to a refugee camp in Uganda to an alleyway in Hong Kong. “It’s user-friendly GPS,” said Giles Jones, the company’s chief marketing officer. “Everybody’s got a story of where location has not been good enough.”The idea came from what3words CEO Chris Sheldrick, a former live music organizer. Sheldrick often grew frustrated at poor addressing when he needed to drop off equipment at a convention center or direct a band where to … [Read more...] about This app helps you find any location — without an address
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Sections SEARCH Skip to content Skip to site index Business Subscribe Log In Log In Today’s Paper Business | Brexit Is Messy. London’s Lawyers Are Cashing In. Advertisement Supported by ByDavid Segal March 31, 2019 In any divorce, lawyers are the only surefire winners, and as Britain muddles through one of the biggest, messiest and most complicated breakups in economic history, the country’s top law firms are booming. Brexit, as Britain’s separation from the European Union is known, is just one of many reasons that the highest-grossing firms are enjoying their best results in a decade. Virtually every practice area is thriving. Regulatory lawyers, those steeped in the staggering legal minutia produced by Brexit, have lately gone from drudges to rainmakers. These attorneys strategize with clients for life after Europe’s single market, consultations that often end in bewilderment … [Read more...] about Brexit Is Messy. London’s Lawyers Are Cashing In.
Sections SEARCH Skip to content Skip to site index Business Subscribe Log In Log In Today’s Paper Business | How to Safeguard Your Tech, and Your Money, While Traveling Supported by ByJane L. Levere Feb. 4, 2019 Travel companies were hit by one data breach after another last year — firms including Marriott, British Airways, Delta Air Lines and the travel booking site Orbitz. Marriott estimates that as a result of its breach — in which the reservation database of Starwood-branded hotels in its portfolio was hacked — 383 million guest records could have been affected and 5.25 million unencrypted passport numbers were possibly compromised. And experts expect breaches in the travel sector will continue. “Travel companies are a prime target of cyberthefts” because they have “highly sensitive, personally identifiable information,” said Eva Velasquez, chief executive of the … [Read more...] about How to Safeguard Your Tech, and Your Money, While Traveling
0 Have your say THE last year, 2018, will be memorable for all the wrong reasons amongst the North’s rail passengers: delayed and cancelled trains combined with on-going strikes. Promised electrification hasn’t happened, and passengers are still enduring the hated ‘Pacer’ trains. Will this year be any better? The Government has announced a fundamental review of rail in the UK, with an expert panel chaired by former British Airways boss Keith Williams. It wants to see fresh thinking that includes “commercial models for the provision of rail services that prioritise the interests of passengers and taxpayers”, together with “rail industry structures that promote clear accountability and effective joint-working for both passengers and the freight sector”. Tom Richmond: Time for Rail Minister to prove he’s on the side of commutersThe review also wants to see a rail system that is “financially sustainable … [Read more...] about Paul Salveson: Bring back the Lancashire and Yorkshire Railway – and let’s have one service for the North
City startups have landed more than two thirds of the places available on Tech Nation’s fourth Upscale acceleration programme, beating out over 100 applicants. The digital entrepreneur network, which also runs a fintech accelerator backed by the Treasury, has selected 30 startups as “ones to watch” in 2019. The fast-growing tech firms will enter the programme’s fourth annual cohort today, seeking mentorship on issues such as hiring and retaining talent, maintaining culture while scaling a business and international expansion. The programme comes in the wake of London tech startups having raked in £1.8bn in funding last year, more than any other European city and almost double that of its next closest rival. Read more: London startups raked in £1.8bn last year, almost double their European counterparts “The UK is Europe’s undisputed tech hub and much of our success is down to the ambition of fast-growth companies like these,” said … [Read more...] about London startups take the lead in Tech Nation’s fourth Upscale accelerator