Category Archives: Business and management

UK company accounts become freely available

Today’s money-saving tip: you no longer have to pay to access UK company filings. Companies House has launched a Companies House beta site, with free registration through which you can access UK company filings without charge. They are asking for … Continue reading

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Google news manoeuvers with a European flavour

News is a ubiquitous free and fee-based commodity on the web. There’s always a lot of it out there, with many duplicate and similar versions of the same story doing the rounds giving the appearance of even more news than … Continue reading

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“Privacy as we’ve known it is ending”…really? Only for some

The following NY Times article floated into my in-box via CB Insights’ newsletter – CB Insights is one of the leading VC and start-up online sources, and has a very lively newsletter! I hope CB Insights’ editor won’t mind me … Continue reading

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The changing way we search for news: FreePint blog

Further to my last post on What’s happening to the way we search for news?, below is the link, as promised, to my summary FreePint blog post: Is it worth paying for premium news sources? FreePint’s blog is worth keeping an … Continue reading

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What’s happening to the way we search for news?

In short, it’s changed and still changing. The excellent and informative haven for enthusiastic information professionals, otherwise known as FreePint, is busy investigating this topic at present. I’m delighted to be involved with this and hope to have an article … Continue reading

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Oy, don’t make my life so searchable! Who said that? Um, I’ve forgotten

Disruptive Searcher’s been rather too quiet. Odd, since there are so many topics she could/should be covering at present. To start with there’s the high profile more-than-somewhat disruptive debate around the recent “right to be forgotten”  ruling and what Google … Continue reading

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Informing people mindfully

Mindful living seems to be a bit of trend these days, even to the extent that 2014 has been branded the year of living mindfully in some quarters. Neatly defined in the Huffington Post article as “the cultivation of a … Continue reading

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Yippee, it’s the company results conference season!

Many companies report their results at this time of year and one way that the public companies do this is through conferences. Two such examples are the annual CAGNY event – Consumer Analyst Group of New York and the Citi … Continue reading

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The power of sharing

In  a recent article, What executives should know about open data, McKinsey discusses how significant it could be if organisations would agree to share some of the vast quantities of data they have. It already happens in some areas. As … Continue reading

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Social media book review: a guide on how to get heard?

While we’re taking a wander around the topic of social media, the Financial Times has reviewed a new book which, although not purely about social media, is relevant and possibly quite entertaining too, especially for those who are social media … Continue reading

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