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MWD – “Ideologies” (Album Review)

  MWD has just released a new 20 track project titled “Ideologies”. This group is highly unique incorporating artists from all over the world such as Africa, India, Egypt, Tunisia, USA, Canada and the U.K. “Ideologies” covers a range of topics from woman empowerment, human rights, religious freedom, nationalism and so much more. Each artist gets equal opportune on this project where they showcase their talents over English producer MWD’s beats. Each song features a different artist who elabora...
Tags: Albums, Jazz, U K, MWD, Africa India Egypt Tunisia USA Canada


Motocaddy Comes to America: The Power Trolley Invasion

Key Takeaways Motocaddy is taking the U.S. market seriously, setting up operations and warehousing in Carlsbad, Calif. The company is hiring a nationwide network of sales reps, focusing on green-grass accounts. Motocaddy has opened a full-time service center in Chicago. The focus this year is on establishing rental fleets and sales through pro shops. As Motocaddy comes to America, the UK’s top seller of electric carts — “trolleys” as they call them over there — has a question for you. On a ty...
Tags: UK, New York, America, Sport, Chicago, Golf, Chevy, West Coast, North America, Golf News, East Coast, U K, Bryson, Carlsbad, Carlsbad Calif, Kingsbarns


European travel stocks surge after UK announces its end-to-lockdown plan

European travel stocks soared on Tuesday morning as customers rushed to make new bookings after the U.K. announced its plan to end...
Tags: UK, U K


Spotify to launch Spotify Audience Network, an audio ad marketplace

Spotify provided more details today about how it plans to monetize its investments in podcasts. The company said it’s launching a new audio advertising marketplace, the Spotify Audience Network, which will allow advertisers to reach listeners across Spotify’s own Originals and Exclusives, as well as podcasts via Megaphone and creation tool Anchor, and its ad-supported music, all in one place. The company also said it plans to offer podcasts on its self-serve ad platform, Spotify Ad Studio, start...
Tags: Spotify, Podcast, Music, Media, Podcasts, Advertising Tech, Advertising, Tech, Streaming, Ad Tech, Streaming Service, Anchor, U K, Spotify Spotify, Canada Germany, Megaphone


Gophr, the U.K. last-mile delivery company, picks up £4M funding

Gophr, a U.K.-based last-mile delivery provider, has raised £4 million in funding, as it looks to invest in its product off the back of 300% revenue growth during the last 12 months. Leading the round is pan-European B2B investor Nauta Capital. The company had previously raised £1 million in two rounds, including £500,000 from publicly-listed Auctus Alternative Investments. Noteworthy, Gophr’s co-founder and CEO, Seb Robert, tells me the 2015-founded company reached monthly net profitability aro...
Tags: Fundings & Exits, Startups, TC, Europe, UK, Berlin, Tech, Turkey, Valk Fleet, Jinn, Robert, U K, Nauta Capital, Seb Robert, Gophr, Gorillas France


Gophr, the UK last-mile delivery company, picks up £4M funding

Gophr, a U.K.-based last-mile delivery provider, has raised £4 million in funding as it looks to invest in its product off the back of 300% revenue growth during the last 12 months. Leading the round is pan-European B2B investor Nauta Capital. The company had previously raised £1 million in two rounds, including £500,000 from publicly listed Auctus Alternative Investments. Noteworthy, Gophr’s co-founder and CEO, Seb Robert, tells me the 2015-founded company reached monthly net profitability arou...
Tags: Fundings & Exits, Startups, TC, Europe, UK, Berlin, Tech, Turkey, Logistics, Valk Fleet, Jinn, Robert, U K, Nauta Capital, Seb Robert, Gophr


"A senior No 10 source said that male primogeniture was 'a nonsense.' Scrapping it was 'being looked at,' along with 'three or four other things.'"

Ha ha. It's nonsense, but they're only up to the point of looking at it and still considering several other options. The quote is from "Ladies first in Tory plan to abolish male primogeniture/Daughters may take hereditary peerages under new bill" (The London Times). After seven miscarriages and two rounds of IVF Charlotte Carew Pole was “absolutely thrilled” when she gave birth to her daughter, Jemima.... “‘Congratulations, what a shame it wasn’t a boy’, or ‘How quickly can you have another?’” w...
Tags: Law, History, Britain, Lesotho, London Times, Jemima, Ann Althouse, Gender Difference, U.K, IVF Charlotte Carew Pole


5 Ways To Optimize Your Content Marketing Strategy For 2021

The COVID-19 pandemic has changed the way people interact and conduct their day-to-day activities. The social distancing and strict quarantining have also led to the realization that even when the pandemic is done and over with, we aren't going back to the way things were. This is the new normal, and it's here to stay. As buyers turn to the internet to scout products and make purchases, businesses and marketers are compelled to turn away from conventional strategies and adopt a more intera...
Tags: Google, Facebook, Instagram, Advertising, Sephora, U K, Facebook YouTube, Great Lockdown, Lisa Sinicki, Suzy Deline


Facebook Extends Climate Science Information Center to More Countries

The Climate Science Information Center Facebook introduced last September in France, Germany, the U.K. and the U.S. is being expanded to more countries and fortified with more features. Facebook said in a Newsroom post Thursday that the Climate Science Information Center was rolled out to Belgium, Brazil, Canada, India, Indonesia, Ireland, Mexico, the Netherlands, Nigeria,...
Tags: Facebook, Advertising, Platforms, U K, France Germany, Social Pro Daily, Climate Science Information Center, Climate Science Information Center Facebook


Thousands of brands are running ads next to COVID vaccine misinformation: Thursday Wake-Up Call

Welcome to Ad Age’s Wake-Up Call, our daily roundup of advertising, marketing, media and digital news. If you're reading this online or in a forwarded email, here's the link to sign up for our Wake-Up Call newsletters. Programmatic fail Good morning! It’s not a great day for programmatic advertising, to say the least. Even as companies are launching COVID-19 vaccine awareness campaigns or helping communities suffering from the pandemic, the places where their ads are appearing might tell a d...
Tags: Google, Facebook, New York Post, Australia, Advertising, Nike, Walmart, Bloomberg, Pizza Hut, Pfizer, Robert Thomson, News Corp, Tommy Hilfiger, Kfc, Mastercard, Marketwatch


‘Framing Britney Spears’ Gets U.K. Release on Sky

FX documentary “Framing Britney Spears” is finally getting a U.K. release. Comcast-backed pay-TV operator Sky has snapped up rights for the hit documentary, which aired earlier this month Stateside on the cabler and Hulu. The doc will debut on the Sky Documentaries channel as well as SVOD service Now TV on Feb. 16 at 9pm. […]
Tags: News, Global, Comcast, Sky, Britney Spears, Hulu, U K, Framing Britney Spears


Boris Johnson Names Edward Lister Special Gulf Envoy to Drive Investment - Bloomberg

Boris Johnson Names Edward Lister Special Gulf Envoy to Drive Investment - Bloomberg U.K. Prime Minister Boris Johnson named Edward Lister, one of his longest serving advisers, as his new special envoy for the Gulf and special projects.The role will “support the delivery of the prime minister’s ambitions for the U.K.’s relations with the Gulf,”’ according to an emailed statement from the Prime Minister’s Press Office. It includes strengthening links with the region to drive investment in the U.K...
Tags: Travel, Boris Johnson, Gulf, U K, Lister, Rupert Neil Bumfrey, Edward Lister, Special Gulf, Drive Investment Bloomberg


UK Boss of KPMG Quits After Slamming Staff COVID Complaints

The chairman of KPMG in the U.K. has resigned after reportedly telling staff to stop complaining about the impact of the coronavirus pandemic on their lives and jobs.
Tags: UK, Kpmg, U K


Britain Shuts Borders, but the Shows Go On

As the U.K. enforces tough new rules for those entering the country, film and television productions are set to take a direct hit. Until recently, film and TV industry workers were exempt from having to quarantine upon entering the U.K., but that allowance was removed from Jan. 18. From Feb. 15, it’s mandatory for all […]
Tags: News, Global, Production, Britain, U.K, Coronavirus


Monzo, the British challenger bank nearing 5 million customers, has recruited a new U.S. CEO

Monzo, the U.K. challenger bank with just shy of 5 million customers, has recruited a new U.S CEO to head up its efforts states-side, TechCrunch has learned. Carol Nelson, who previously spent ten years as CEO of Cascade Bank and prior to that was a long time senior vice president of Bank of America, will start as early as next week, staff at Monzo were informed this morning. Notably, she has been a strategic advisor to Monzo U.S. for more than a year, so she’ll already be familiar with the bank...
Tags: Startups, TC, Europe, San Francisco, Tech, Bank Of America, Kaiser, Las Vegas, Nelson, Novator, U K, Anil, Tom Blomfield, Monzo, Blomfield, Mark Kleinman


Monzo, the British challenger bank nearing 5 million customers, has recruited a new US CEO

Monzo, the U.K. challenger bank with just shy of 5 million customers, has recruited a new U.S. CEO to head up its efforts states-side, TechCrunch has learned. Carol Nelson, who previously spent 10 years as CEO of Cascade Bank and prior to that was a longtime senior vice president of Bank of America, will start as early as next week, staff at Monzo were informed this morning. Notably, she has been a strategic advisor to Monzo U.S. for more than a year, so she’ll already be familiar with the bank’...
Tags: Startups, TC, Europe, UK, Finance, US, San Francisco, Tech, Bank Of America, Kaiser, Las Vegas, Nelson, Novator, U K, Anil, Tom Blomfield


Why Mick Herron’s band of ‘Slow Horses’ spies are more ‘The Office’ than 007

By Jill Lawless Like a spy in the night, writer Mick Herron’s success has been stealthy. It took a while for the world to catch up with him. A decade after he introduced a crew of flawed secret agents caught between sinister plotters and cynical spymasters in the novel “Slow Horses,” Herron is a best-selling, award-winning writer who has been called the heir to master of espionage John le Carré. A seventh novel in his spy series, “Slough House,” is out this week, and a TV adaptation is in produc...
Tags: Apple, Books, London, Sport, European Union, Things To Do, Britain, Soccer, United States, House, Oxford, David Bowie, Diana, Boris Johnson, Associated Press, John Le Carre


London Agency Gravity Road Launches Gaming, Esports Marketing Practice

Gravity Road, a creative agency based in the U.K. owned by tech-focused marketing shop You & Mr Jones, is known for taking Sainsbury's viral with feel-good ads and creating an 8-bit game via Instagram. Today, the agency announced the launch of a gaming, esports and sponsorship marketing practice. "There are three things we are focused...
Tags: Gaming, Advertising, Sainsbury, Esports, Jones, U K, Instagram Today, Sports Marketing


Google News Showcase is launching in the U.K.

Today, we’re announcing that Google News Showcase, our new product experience and licensing program for news, will begin rolling out with local, national and independent publishers in the U.K. As part of our licensing agreements with publishers, we're also launching the ability for readers to access select paywall content. This feature will give readers the opportunity to read more of a publisher’s content than they would otherwise have access to, while enabling publishers to encourage readers t...
Tags: Google, UK, News, Australia, Argentina, Telegraph, Google News, Independent, U K, DC Thomson, Chris Taylor, Ronan Harris, Google News Initiative, Reuters In, U K Google, Google News Showcase


Thriving Through the Ongoing Pandemic

As the pandemic moves into year two, would you say that overall you are thriving, barely surviving, or hanging in there, treading water, but feeling worn down or worn out some days? Is thriving even possible in the midst of this period of adversity, when life has been so disrupted by a persistent and mighty virus, we’ve experienced heartache and loss, and worried about our own future and the future of our democracy in the U.S.? I believe that we can thrive, especially when we do so together. The...
Tags: Wellness, New York City, Careers, Chicago, Atlantic, West Coast, East Coast, Derek Thompson, Thompson, U K, Kaiser Family Foundation, Jimmy Dean, Moderna, Triangle Shirtwaist Factory, COVID, Pfizer BioNTech


RapidSOS raises $85M for a big data platform aimed at emergency responders

Emergency response services have been one of the unsung heroes of the last chaotic year, providing essential and urgent medical and other assistance during a period that has faced not just the usual run of natural and man-made disasters, but a global health pandemic to boot. Today, a startup that is building tools to make it easier for emergency response teams to do their jobs by providing them with more immediate data about callers and their circumstances, is announcing a big round of funding a...
Tags: Google, TC, Mexico, Tech, Nashville, Martin, U K, Michael Martin, Nikitas Koutoupes, Insight Partners, American Heart Association the American Red Cross, New York RapidSOS


NBC Orders U.S. Version of Hit BBC Game Show ‘The Wheel’ (EXCLUSIVE)

NBC has given a 10-episode order to a U.S. adaptation of “The Wheel,” based on the new U.K. game show that has scored top ratings for the BBC. Since premiering in November, “The Wheel” has become the BBC’s top-rated game show launch in a decade. The creatives behind the British format, production shingle Hungry McBear […]
Tags: News, Nbc, Bbc, Michael Mcintyre, U K, The Wheel, Warner Horizon, NBC Orders U S Version of Hit BBC


U.K. Confirms Mandatory Hotel Quarantine for Travelers

The U.K. confirmed Friday that government-managed quarantine facilities will come into effect on Feb. 15.
Tags: U K


Amazon Announces 1,000 New U.K. Apprenticeships for 2021 – Global Bulletin

In today’s Global Bulletin, Amazon begins filling 1,000 apprenticeships coming to the U.K. in 2021, ViacomCBS Networks International appoints Anna Priest as senior VP and chief marketing officer in the U.K., NL Film fills out its leadership teams and Viddsee begins streaming spoof series “AI Love K-Drama” in Singapore. APPRENTICESHIP Amazon has launched a recruitment […]
Tags: Amazon, News, Singapore, Global, Viddsee, U K, Amazon Announces, ViacomCBS Networks International, NL Film, Global Bulletin, Global Bulletin Amazon, Anna Priest, U K NL Film


BBC on Track to Deliver $1.3 Billion in Savings by 2022, Despite 30% Income Reduction

A new report from U.K. broadcaster BBC says that the corporation is on course to deliver £951 million ($1.3 billion) in savings despite a real-terms 30% reduction in income. The “BBC Value for Audiences” report released Wednesday notes that the reduction is due to increased funding obligations, such as the World Service and Welsh free-to-air […]
Tags: News, Global, Bbc, Netflix, Tim Davie, U K, World Service, BBC Value for Audiences


Britain is Cracking Down on the $3.7 Billion 'Buy Now, Pay Later' Industry

Popular "buy now, pay later" shopping services like Klarna will face stricter regulation under proposals announced by the U.K. government Tuesday. From a report: The Treasury said buy now, pay later (BNPL) firms would come under the supervision of the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA), which regulates financial services firms and markets in Britain. Such firms will be required to conduct affordability checks before lending to customers, the government said, while people will also be allowed to e...
Tags: Australia, Tech, Britain, Treasury, Klarna, U K, Financial Conduct Authority FCA, BNPL


Buy now, pay later to be regulated in the UK

Following a government review, the U.K.’s financial services regulator will instructed to regulate the buy now, pay later industry made popular by companies such as Klarna, and AfterPay (known as Clearpay in the U.K.). A further consultation with the industry is underway and then, when parliamentary time allows, new laws regulating buy now, pay later will be passed. This will see the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) asked to bring in stricter controls for interest-free buy now, pay later agreem...
Tags: Startups, TC, Europe, UK, Tech, Fca, Klarna, U K, Financial Conduct Authority FCA, Sebastian Siemiatkowski, U K Treasury, Christopher Woolar, Alice Tapper


U.K. Phone Hacking Scandal Will Be Focus of New Drama Series ‘Thank You & Goodbye’

The story behind the U.K.’s notorious phone hacking scandal is coming to the small screen. Director Saul Dibb and writer Luke Neal are developing a multi-part series entitled “Thank You & Goodbye,” which will detail the fall of the world’s oldest Sunday newspaper, Rupert Murdoch’s News of the World. Dibb is the BAFTA-nominated director of […]
Tags: News, Global, BAFTA, Phone Hacking, Rupert Murdoch, U K, Saul Dibb, Dibb, Luke Neal, Rise Films


FOSTA-SESTA: Have controversial sex trafficking acts done more harm than good?

SESTA (Stop Enabling Sex Traffickers Act) and FOSTA (Allow States and Victims to Fight Online Sex Trafficking Act) started as two separate bills that were both created with a singular goal: curb online sex trafficking. They were signed into law by former President Trump in 2018. The implementation of this law in America has left an international impact, as websites attempt to protect themselves from liability by closing down the sections of their sites that sex workers use to arrange safe meetin...
Tags: Facebook, Craigslist, Media, Internet, Sex, Government, America, Society, Web, Canada, United States, United Kingdom, Innovation, Reddit, John, Criminal Justice