End of Week Roundup! [Issue #14]

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End of Week Roundup! [Issue #14]

Happy Friday everyone, another exciting week is almost over!

Here is our Weekly roundup to keep you updated on what’s been shaking the Tech and Internal Comms world this week. But before we jump right into it, don’t forget to send us an email to edoardo@wearebeem.com if you have a story you want to share! Whether it’s about leadership, HR, innovation, company culture or communications, share it with us and we’ll feature your post in our upcoming issue.

Right, what’s been making waves this week? Check this out and join the discussion below!



How Apple’s iPhone changed the world: 10 years in 10 charts



10 years and 1 day ago, Apple’s first iPhone was released: it was June 29, 2007 and the way we communicate was about to change forever. While iPhone wasn’t the first smartphone, it leapfrogged far beyond the competition and launched the mobile revolution. In fact, few industries or societies have been left unchanged!

Other than putting internet in everyone’s pocket, transforming the entire photography and advertising industries, it has had an impact on almost everything we do every day: check out these 10 charts that show some of the profound effects the iPhone brought over the past decade!


Should HR Partner With IT To Drive Big Data Value?



HR and IT are two functions that might be able to make obvious gains in the area of big data analytics if they can manage to work together cross-functionally in spite of  their differences. And It might be tempting to keep HR and IT separate – after all, technology and people can seem very different domains from some perspectives.

Yet, as trends like virtual working, social media, apps and gamification have spread, technology and people-related issues have become harder and harder to keep apart. If organisations are to keep pace, they should pool their IT and HR functions to reflect on and engage with these developments!


Inbound investment into UK tech ‘reaches 10 year high’



According to EY’s European Investment Monitor, UK TechReport, inbound investment into UK technology companies reached a ten year high last year, with 269 deals made. London maintained its leading position as the city attracting the largest share of tech FDI in Europe.

Even though the UK continue to lead Europe for inbound tech investment, there is no room for complacency here! In fact, the data shows that the UK’s market share decreased slightly from 30% of all tech investments across Europe in 2015 to 27% last year. Could this be one of the many implications of Brexit?


Google fined a record €2.4 billion by the EU for manipulating search results



We’ve set a record here! The tech giant has been hit with an astounding €2.42 billion ($2.7 billion) fine by the European Union for breaking antitrust laws. After 7 years (!!!) of investigations, the judge has come to a decision: Google had abused its dominant position by systematically favoring its own shopping comparison service.

The Silicon Valley company will have to change how its search algorithm ranks websites and if it does not end its current conduct, the EU says the company faces daily penalties of up to 5 percent of its average daily turnover. Is this really going to impact on how Google does its business?


Did we miss something? Let us know in the comments section below and we’ll feature your article into next week’s Roundup!

the Beem Team




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