Tag: tech

A reboot up ‘boring’ Scottish tech

Douglas FraserBusiness/economy editor, Scotland image copyrightGetty Images Scottish technology can be world class, and drive the economy much faster, according to a new report. It requires an “ecosystem” that starts from school through universities into a widened ”marketplace”, and more supportive finance. Are you a frustrated inventor? Most of have an idea for something. Mine is the technology that tells… Read more →

The Iranian immigrant who conquered online video tech

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Shahrzad Rafati arrived in Canada with just one suitcase and little English The BBC’s weekly The Boss series profiles different business leaders from around the world. This week we speak to Shahrzad Rafati, founder and boss of internet video technology firm BroadbandTV (BBTV). Shahrzad Rafati was only 13 when she decided she would one… Read more →

Google becomes latest US tech giant to invest in India’s Jio

Image copyright Getty Images Google has become the latest US technology giant to invest in Indian conglomerate Reliance Industries’ digital business. The Alphabet-owned search engine has agreed to pay $4.5bn (£3.6bn) for a 7.7% stake in Jio Platforms. Reliance’s billionaire owner Mukesh Ambani says the two companies will develop phones for 4G and 5G networks. Google joins a list of… Read more →

Have we become too reliant on Big Tech firms?

Image copyright Keith Ingram Image caption During lockdown Keith Ingram shifted sales to Amazon “We wouldn’t have survived without Amazon,” says Keith Ingram, owner of vinyl records shop Assai Records. When lockdown hit on 23 March in the UK, Mr Ingram had to shut his shops in Edinburgh and Dundee, and sell his stock through Amazon Marketplace. Now, his sales… Read more →