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Today in tech sexism: Angel investor admits he hassled women for sex

Today in tech sexism: Angel investor admits he hassled women for sex

Just another day in tech sexism, as angel investor Pavel Curda finally admits harassing an entrepreneur and events organiser he met in Berlin.

 
I'm wearing Lidl, darling

I'm wearing Lidl, darling

20 August 2014

The German discount supermarket is expanding into womenswear

 
 
Tesco's 'independent' coffee shop Harris and Hoole closes six stores

Tesco's 'independent' coffee shop Harris and Hoole closes six stores

20 August 2014

Phillip Clarke's legacy keeps getting better and better.

 
 
'Growth for growth's sake isn't for us': Glencore returns $1bn back to shareholders

'Growth for growth's sake isn't for us': Glencore returns $1bn back to shareholders

20 August 2014

The mining giant's shares rose 2% after it launched a $1bn share buyback.

 
 
Pound rebounds as Bank of England divides over interest rates

Pound rebounds as Bank of England divides over interest rates

20 August 2014

Finally the Monetary Policy Committee has split over interest rates, with two members voting for a rise.

 
 
Balfour Beatty share price slides 7% after it rejects third Carillion offer

Balfour Beatty share price slides 7% after it rejects third Carillion offer

20 August 2014

It's third time unlucky for Carillion with its sweetened £2bn offer, but Balfour Beatty's shareholders are getting restless as time runs out.

 
 
Two charts that show China's property bubble could burst soon

Two charts that show China's property bubble could burst soon

19 August 2014

House prices in China have started to slide. It's all looking very familiar...

 
 
Puckapuckapucka? Tom Hanks has just launched a typewriter App

Puckapuckapucka? Tom Hanks has just launched a typewriter App

19 August 2014

The man who brought us Forrest Gump takes hi-tech low-tech. Whatever next?

 
 
Women need to work until 79 to earn the same as men

Women need to work until 79 to earn the same as men

19 August 2014

A new study shows women managers are paid 23% less than their male counterparts, but are things improving?

 
 
Challenger bank Aldermore is planning an IPO

Challenger bank Aldermore is planning an IPO

19 August 2014

IPO WATCH: There's still appetite to shake up banking, even if the froth has gone out of floats recently.

 
 
Persimmon share price builds as profits surge 57%

Persimmon share price builds as profits surge 57%

19 August 2014

Strong results for the housebuilder are further evidence of a healthy housing market, but only outside London.

 
 
Sterling plunges as inflation falls to 1.6%

Sterling plunges as inflation falls to 1.6%

19 August 2014

The surprise fall in inflation is good news for cash-strapped workers.

 
 
Your company wants to become your Facebook friend

Your company wants to become your Facebook friend

18 August 2014

'Data profiling' using social networks is going to become more and more commonplace, according to a PwC report, so you'd better start deleting those posts.

 
 
'Star investor' Neil Woodford has just bet £7m on online estate agent Purplebricks

'Star investor' Neil Woodford has just bet £7m on online estate agent Purplebricks

18 August 2014

LAUNCHPAD: The 'disruptive' estate agent has raised £10m already this year, after launching in April.

 
 
Nationwide's deflating mortgages spoil Bovis' property party

Nationwide's deflating mortgages spoil Bovis' property party

18 August 2014

If Nationwide's results are anything to go by, the property market looks like it's slowing down, but somebody better tell Bovis.

 
 
US banks are already making plans for the UK leaving the EU

US banks are already making plans for the UK leaving the EU

18 August 2014

As Wall Street banks start drawing up plans to move to Ireland, the Tories should beware - this is only the beginning.

 
 
'Unreliable boyfriend' Mark Carney still can't make up his mind about interest rates

'Unreliable boyfriend' Mark Carney still can't make up his mind about interest rates

18 August 2014

On the first anniversary of forward guidance, the Bank of England governor is flip-flopping again - this time over wage growth.

 
 
A 19-year-old school dropout has just won £80,000 investment from Deborah Meaden on Dragon's Den

A 19-year-old school dropout has just won £80,000 investment from Deborah Meaden on Dragon's Den

17 August 2014

LAUNCHPAD: Jordan Daykin's patented plasterboard fixings tamed the fiery dragon. And he only employees other teenagers.

 
 
10 things we learned this week

10 things we learned this week

15 August 2014

Why we hate Facebook Messenger, New Look's kimono bonanza, stinginess in the tech sector.

 
 
Dislike: Facebook Messenger gets 94% one star reviews

Dislike: Facebook Messenger gets 94% one star reviews

15 August 2014

Users' dislike of Facebook's standalone messaging app points to the pitfalls of trying to take over smartphones.

 
 
UK GDP: Growth just got bumped up to 3.2%

UK GDP: Growth just got bumped up to 3.2%

15 August 2014

In the second quarter of this year, GDP was 3.2% higher than during the same period last year. Party popper, anyone?

 
 

Entrepreneurs

Stelios wants to shake up the car rental market (again) with EasyCar Club

18 August 2014

The serial entrepreneur wants to grab a slice of the sharing economy with peer-to-peer car rental platform EasyCar Club.

 

'Being aggressive isn't essential for business success' - Donna Baker, Here For a Day & Here For a Pound

15 August 2014

20 QUESTIONS: The founder of the daily deal website and online pound store talks about becoming a midwife and why she can't work with half-hearted people.

 

What do entrepreneurs really want from investors?

13 August 2014

LAUNCHPAD: Two thirds of business owners want advice more than money, but lots aren't getting any at all.

 

Yo is now more than just, er, Yo

12 August 2014

LAUNCHPAD: The ridiculously simple free messaging app is trying to target marketers.

 

5 things the government can do to get small businesses exporting

08 August 2014

MT EXPERT: If the UK is going to hit yearly exports of £1tn by 2020, the government needs to cut red tape not marketing spend, says FPB chief executive Phil Orford.

 

'Failure is good. It's a great way to learn' - Jared Jesner, WeSwap

08 August 2014

20 QUESTIONS: The founder of the peer-to-peer currency exchange site talks cold-calling, double nappy duty and why Israelis make great employees.

 

JustPark's app means you'll never have to waste time searching for a parking space

07 August 2014

LAUNCHPAD: It's the latest expansion of the sharing economy, as JustPark partners with BMW to embed the app into Minis.

 

More than half of small businesses could run out of cash in two weeks

06 August 2014

LAUNCHPAD: An insurer claims small businesses aren't prepared for the unexpected, but most probably already have insurance...

 

'The toys you play with in the army are incomparable' - Paul Sulyok, Green Man Gaming

01 August 2014

20 QUESTIONS: The founder of the online gaming shop on the challenge of hanging onto tech expertise in London and why his beer fridge is 'magic'.

 

The next $10bn startup? Snapchat is 'raising funding from Alibaba'

30 July 2014

LAUNCHPAD: Facebook failed to buy Snapchat for $3bn last year. Looks like its founders were right to turn down Zuckerberg.

 
 

Advice

How can your business avoid a social media storm? By being more human

15 August 2014

MT EXPERT: To get customer service right, companies need to be both real and realistic, says Nick Peart.

 

6 ways hackers are trying to steal your data

01 August 2014

MT EXPERT: You're not paranoid - they really are out to get you, says Simon Smith of IBM Security Systems.

 

The 10 biggest risks to your business right now

25 July 2014

MT EXPERT: Running an international business? Charles Hecker lists the 10 things you need to look out for.

 

Entering the twilight zone: how to deal with impending insolvency

04 July 2014

MT EXPERT: Insolvency is a terrifying prospect for any business owner - but if you enter it gracefully, there's a good chance you'll come out the other side, says Caroline Benham.

 

MT EXPERT: How to win at your first week in a new job

20 June 2014

Landed a new role? Chris Meredith explains how to impress your new colleagues.

 

MT EXPERT: Business lessons from Roy Hodgson

13 June 2014

The man tasked with leading Eng-er-land to victory this summer has a management style completely at odds with his predecessors, says Garry Veale. Here's what you can learn from him.

 

MT EXPERT: The three things you need to know to make a merger work

06 June 2014

Now M&A activity is picking up again, it's time for business leaders to revisit the three fundamentals of merger integration, says Niamh Dawson.

 

MT EXPERT: Here's what you should know before you're interviewed for a CEO job

30 May 2014

There's plenty of interview advice for grads, says Jane Rankin. But no one ever tells people at the top how to prepare.

 

MT EXPERT: How to part with your partner

23 May 2014

Ending a business partnership is a lot like ending a marriage. Your priority should be protecting your children - your staff, customers and suppliers, says Andrew Morris

 

MT EXPERT: Protecting your intellectual property shouldn't be a chore

09 May 2014

Us Brits see it as a chore - but protecting your IP should be part of your marketing strategy, says Jeff Shieh.

 
 

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