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Broadband battles: BT outmanoeuvres Sky with £6bn broadband plan

Broadband battles: BT outmanoeuvres Sky with £6bn broadband plan

By Adam Gale Thursday, 05 May 2016

Of course BT will invest in ultrafast broadband... so long as Ofcom leaves Openreach well alone.

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Hotel Chocolat founders land tasty £40m payday

Hotel Chocolat founders land tasty £40m payday

05 May 2016

Peter Harris and Angus Thirlwell have floated the company today at a value of £167m. Will it be able to avoid the mistakes of Thorntons?

 
 
Aldi and Lidl's growth is relentless

Aldi and Lidl's growth is relentless

04 May 2016

UPDATE: The German low-cost supermarkets have now conquered well over 10% of the market, with little sign of a respite for the traditional grocers.

 
 
Can Tim Cook convince investors Apple's best days are yet to come?

Can Tim Cook convince investors Apple's best days are yet to come?

03 May 2016

Steve Jobs's anointed successor has a big challenge on his hands.

 
 
Who are the 10 highest-paid CEOs in the world?

Who are the 10 highest-paid CEOs in the world?

30 April 2016

Most self-made billionaires are entrepreneurs but there's still plenty of cash atop the corporate greasy pole.

 
 
How other start-ups can follow Etsy's lead on diversity

How other start-ups can follow Etsy's lead on diversity

29 April 2016

The ecommerce site has made significant improvements to gender parity in its workforce.

 
 
RBS, Lloyds, Barclays and HSBC have an even worse reputation than the Co-op

RBS, Lloyds, Barclays and HSBC have an even worse reputation than the Co-op

28 April 2016

Crystal meth and near-death can't compete with PPI and Libor.

 
 
Martin Sorrell defends his £70m pay package

Martin Sorrell defends his £70m pay package

28 April 2016

UPDATE: The WPP boss is used to shareholder revolts over his salary - but Sorrell says it's all justifiable because he's worth it.

 
 
Mark Zuckerberg's mobile-first strategy pays off for Facebook

Mark Zuckerberg's mobile-first strategy pays off for Facebook

28 April 2016

Facebook's mobile revenues increase 82% year on year. Does this give the social network the edge over Google?

 
 
Volvo's driverless cars could be hitting your street next year

Volvo's driverless cars could be hitting your street next year

27 April 2016

The Swedish manufacturer is planning to test as many as 100 semi-autonomous vehicles on Britain's roads.

 
 
Is James Dyson's new £299 hairdryer more than hot air?

Is James Dyson's new £299 hairdryer more than hot air?

27 April 2016

The inventor has announced a surprise move into the haircare industry.

 
 
35 Women Under 35 2016: Last chance to enter!

35 Women Under 35 2016: Last chance to enter!

27 April 2016

Hurry, ladies. This is your last chance to enter 35 Women Under 35, MT's annual list of Britain's young female super-achievers.

 
 
These entrepreneurs are turning bamboo into bog roll

These entrepreneurs are turning bamboo into bog roll

26 April 2016

Cheeky Panda wants to save 'millions of trees'.

 
 
Will cultural challenges thwart Netflix's global ambitions?

Will cultural challenges thwart Netflix's global ambitions?

26 April 2016

CEO Reed Hastings is on a mission to dominate the world's TV watching with his streaming service.

 
 
Who is Standard Chartered boss Bill Winters?

Who is Standard Chartered boss Bill Winters?

26 April 2016

'Nuclear Winters' is busy wielding the axe at StanChart, but he made his name as Jamie Dimon's number two at JP Morgan and has a mean falsetto.

 
 
Would you bank at Goldman Sachs?

Would you bank at Goldman Sachs?

25 April 2016

Saving accounts from the vampire squid - whatever next.

 
 
Why BHS has gone into administration

Why BHS has gone into administration

25 April 2016

The chain is another nail in the coffin of the mediocre mid-market

 
 
Should brands ever 'pay tribute' to dead celebrities?

Should brands ever 'pay tribute' to dead celebrities?

22 April 2016

Prince's passing has set another bunch of social media managers up for a fall.

 
 
VW just posted its biggest annual loss since 1993

VW just posted its biggest annual loss since 1993

22 April 2016

The car maker has increased the amount put aside to cope with the crisis to £12.7bn.

 
 
Can Google keep growing forever?

Can Google keep growing forever?

21 April 2016

What goes up must come down, but Larry Page, Sergey Brin and Eric Schmidt have other ideas.

 
 
Do consumers really care about ethics in fashion?

Do consumers really care about ethics in fashion?

21 April 2016

Food companies are always keen to trumpet their ethical credentials - why doesn't the apparel industry follow suit?

 
 

Features

How to make presentations less stressful

05 May 2016

The very sight of a PowerPoint slide may be enough to bring you out in hives, but there are things you can do to calm those presentation nerves.

 

5 employee engagement tips that don't involve a bean bag

05 May 2016

Employee engagement isn't all about novelty chairs and free fruit smoothies. Get back to basics, say Marc Bishop and Sharon Crooks.

 

How the Biscuiteers are icing their way to sweet success

05 May 2016

Entrepreneur Harriet Hastings doesn't think her biscuit delivery business will be crumbling anytime soon.

 

Gear & Gizmos: The technophobe's gadget guide

05 May 2016

Don't be a Luddite - here's the best easy-to-use tech to help you catch up with the 21st century.

 

Why don't we value non-conformists in business?

05 May 2016

If you aspire to be a change-maker, Originals has some refreshing advice. But why can't organisations make it easier for mavericks?

 

Smoke & Mirrors: Who's outsourced?

05 May 2016

The comms chief discovers that the chill wind of outsourcing has blown through Smokehouse. But is there an upside?

 

Amazon Fresh will struggle to topple the UK's big supermarkets

04 May 2016

The ecommerce giant wants a slice of the grocery market but that's easier said than done.

 

Why is Mike Ashley interested in BHS?

04 May 2016

Playing the white knight could be good PR, but there must be a business case too.

 

What giant-killing Leicester City's 5000-1 title teaches us about talent

04 May 2016

Seeking out great people in unusual places helped rank outsiders Leicester scoop the Premiership. It can help you hire better, too, says former NBA basketball player John Amaechi.

 

How to deal with talented but obnoxious employees

04 May 2016

Here's how to manage those brilliant individuals who have a disruptive, dark side.

 

Relying on the wisdom of crowds can be dangerous

04 May 2016

EVERYTHING YOU KNOW ABOUT BUSINESS IS WRONG: Here's why it's not always best to follow the herd in business.

 

Caroline Plumb's three top reads

04 May 2016

The CEO and founder of FreshMinds enjoys reading about the art of rhetoric, Paula Radcliffe and Genghis Khan.

 

Maternity discrimination is UK plc's dirty little secret

03 May 2016

Despite legislation aiming to protect the rights of new mothers, the statistics tell a different story - and it's a grim one.

 

Chatbots or the human touch? I know which I prefer

03 May 2016

The robots may be coming, but great customer experience still requires people to bring it alive, says John Sills.

 

Do you really need to adapt your business to millennials?

03 May 2016

You may be sceptical about how different Generation Y is, but this doesn't mean you can ignore them, says Jonathan Hime.

 

Hermann Hauser: 'An A team with C technology wins over a C team with A technology every time'

03 May 2016

YOU LIVE & YOU LEARN: Hermann Hauser on how he started Acorn Computers and why biosciences will be the next big thing.

 

How to win at office politics

03 May 2016

Don't think you can ignore the politics in your workplace. Here's how to deal with it and keep your principles.

 

I had good feedback in my appraisal but so did my lazy colleague. Should I complain?

03 May 2016

It might be wiser to get on with your life and let your colleague dig their own grave, says Jeremy Bullmore.

 
 

The MT Interview

Sage CEO Stephen Kelly is on a mission to make some noise

Sage CEO Stephen Kelly is on a mission to make some noise

By Andrew Saunders Monday, 25 April 2016

THE MT INTERVIEW: There'll be no more hiding of Sage's light under a bushel, says the accounts software outfit's high-energy boss.