Author Cecily Alder

Tencent launches China’s first online-only private bank but will this move see long-term success?

The internet giant Tencent (the firm behind the online messaging service WeChat) has recently launched China’s first online private bank, WeBank, in a move that many are predicting will dramatically disrupt the financial industry in China. We have already spoken about Tencent’s innovation within mobile messaging apps in an earlier post. But now Tencent and its

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How can consumer brands use technology to encourage a healthy lifestyle?

Obesity rates in the UK are currently the highest in Europe, and food and drink brands are coming under increasing pressure to play their part in reversing the trend. Governmental regulation has also stepped up with sugar/salt caps, public health campaigns and initiatives to simplify labelling just some of the weapons in its arsenal. But

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