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Microsoft to buy LinkedIn for $26bn

Microsoft is buying the professional networking website LinkedIn for just over £18 billion in cash. The software giant will pay $196 a share – a premium of almost 50% to Friday’s closing share price. The deal will help Microsoft boost sales of its business and email software. Microsoft said that LinkedIn would retain its “distinct […]

November 23, 2016   Posted in: Building Businesses, Business Communications, Business Development, Business Growth, Business Services, Connected Business, Digital Business, Global Business, Growing Business, New Business Development, Online Business Growth, Uncategorized  No Comments

Raspberry Pi maker Premier Farnell bought by Daetwyler

The maker of the Raspberry Pi mini computer is being bought by Swiss electronics company Daetwyler Holdings for 1bn Swiss francs (£700m). The deal values Premier Farnell shares at 165p each. The shares soared 50% to 164p after the takeover was announced. Daetwyler distributes more than 500,000 electronics products under brands such as Nedis. Premier […]

November 17, 2016   Posted in: Building Businesses, Business Communications, Business Development, Business Finance, Business Growth, Business Profits, Business Sales, Business Services, Business Win, Connected Business, Growing Business, Growing Economy, Growing Jobs, New Business Development, Uncategorized  No Comments

Five winning tips from tech ceos

What does it take to be a winning internet entrepreneur? The counter intuitive advice to fail – “fail fast”, “fail often”, “fail better” – is often heard from the lips of internet entrepreneurs. Jimmy Wales, cofounder of online encyclopaedia Wikipedia, really believes it. “The first version of Wikipedia was called Nupedia,” recalls Mr Wales. “It […]

December 7, 2015  Tags: , , , , , , ,   Posted in: Building Businesses, Business Survival, Business Win, Digital Business, Ecommerce Business, New Business Development, Online Business Growth, Technological Businesses, Uncategorized, Winning Businesses, Winning Websites  No Comments

Banksy’s Dismaland gave Weston-super-Mare a £20 million boost

Over the past five weeks, more than 150,000 people have visited the Dismaland theme park in a derelict Weston-super-Mare seafront lido, which had been shut since 2000 and reopened in a blaze of publicity on 20 August. The temporary art show in Weston-super-Mare has sold 4,000 tickets a day online, plus 500 more to people […]

October 22, 2015  Tags: , , , , , ,   Posted in: Business Sales, Business Services, Business Win, Growing Jobs, Growing Sales, New Business Development, Uncategorized, Winning Business  No Comments

Jim ONeill ex Goldman banker to join Treasury

Jim O’Neill the former Goldman Sachs economist  is to join the UK Treasury. Mr O’Neill coined the term ‘BRICs’- Brazil, Russia, India and China to refer to developing economies. Chancellor George Osborne tweeted that the retiring Goldman Sachs Asset Management chairman is to become the Commercial Secretary at the Treasury. Mr Osborne chose Mr O’Neill […]

May 20, 2015  Tags: , , , ,   Posted in: Business Growth, Business Win, Growing Economy, New Business Development, Uncategorized, Winning Business  No Comments

2015 shortlist for the MacRobert Award engineering prize

Three firms have been shortlisted for the MacRobert Award 2015- the UK’s longest running engineering prize. Artemis, Endomag and Victrex have carved out strong reputations in very different types of technology: wind turbines, cancer diagnostics, and ultra-thin plastics, respectively. Chair of the judging panel Dame Sue Ion said the variety and quality of the list […]

May 15, 2015  Tags: , , , , , , ,   Posted in: Business Exports, Business Sales, Business Win, Global Businesses, Growing Businesses, New Business Development, Technological Businesses, Uncategorized  No Comments

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March 18, 2013  Tags: , , , , , , ,   Posted in: Business Win, Digital Business, Global Business, Gloucestershire Businesses, Growing Business, New Business Development, Online Sales Growth, Search Engine Optimisation, Search Engines, Technological Businesses, Winning Business, Winning Websites  No Comments

Optical Express plans to create 100 new jobs

Optical Express is to open 24 new clinics in the UK and create 100 customer care jobs in Scotland.The group- which is based in Cumbernauld already runs 180 stores across Europe, employing about 3,000 people. The new jobs will be at the firm’s call centre in Glasgow. The company said the clinics will be based […]

April 5, 2012  Tags: , , ,   Posted in: Business Growth, Business Jobs, Business Win, Growing Business, New Business Development, Uncategorized  No Comments

Bovis Homes builds sharp annual profits increase

Housebuilder Bovis Homes has reported a steep jump in profits for 2011 and says the average sales price rose 5% to £180,100.Pre-tax profits for the year to December 2011 were £32.1 million- an increase of 74% on the year before. The UK based group said in January it expected sharply higher profits. It sold more […]

March 23, 2012  Tags: , , , , ,   Posted in: Building Businesses, Business Profits, Business Sales, Business Win, Growing Business, New Business Development, Uncategorized  No Comments

Apps downloads hit record high at the end of December

For the first time more than a billion apps have been downloaded in a single week according to new research.Analytics firm Flurry said 1.2 billion apps were downloaded in the last week of December. Activity was buoyed by the facts that many users received new devices for Christmas and firms offered discounted apps over the […]

January 9, 2012  Tags: , , , , , , ,   Posted in: Building Businesses, Business Communications, Business Growth, Business Sales, Business Win, Global Businesses, Growing Businesses, New Business Development, Technological Businesses, Uncategorized  No Comments