Month: May 2018

May 30, 2018 admin123@ No comments exist

Spam EU’s GDPR, meant to curb unwanted marketing, unleashed the biggest spam explosion in historyin the month spam turned 40, on 3 May.  US is world-leader in spam output (Uncle Spam!), then China & Russia.  60% of email traffic is now spam Guessed the Word?         Series 24 (1/7)            [pic:…

May 28, 2018 admin123@ No comments exist

Yesteryear Every generation thinks it’s in transformational times.But technological change in past 50 years isn’t as great as between 1890 to 1950, when rifles, horses & Morse telegraph advanced to atomic bombs, jet aircraft & TV.  Only exception is in invisibles (data/ computers), which is accelerating exponentially Guessed the Word?         Series 24…

May 25, 2018 admin123@ No comments exist

Eyeball auction Highest bidding advertiser gets to show their ad to web page viewer in > 1/10th of a second from loading the page.  Cookie data – location, gender, age, likes, dislikes – indicates how valuable that customer could be, so how much to bid  (while placing new cookies for future use) Guessed the Word?   …

May 23, 2018 admin123@ No comments exist

Residency A residency is a lucrative way for pop stars to find new  fans.Downloads/ streaming decimate royalties, but touring tires both artistes & fans.  Old hits have never been so valuable, but only if performed live. Las Vegas leads in breathing new life into fading careers – be the talk of the town & sleep in…

May 21, 2018 admin123@ No comments exist

  GDP Royal wedding boost to UK economy estimate >£1bn ($1.4bn) in tourism, retail, restaurants, fashion & gifts.  But till recently, VAT from small firms was excluded in GDP calculations.  Volunteer work still doesn’t count, as no monetised transaction Guessed the Word?        Series 24 (6/7)         [pic: Jaguar E-type Concept…

May 18, 2018 admin123@ No comments exist

    Guess the Word  and Contact Us for prizes!  Series 24 starts soon….. 1st letter of each post Title (in a Series) spells a business word – spelt correctly, backwards, jumbled up, or as an anagram.  Previous answers: Series 23 spelt   F-L-I-P-G-A-S-H   (FLAGSHIP) Series 22 spelt   S-I-N-B-U-S-E-S   (BUSINESS) Series 21 spelt   C-A-B-K-A-P-Y   (PAYBACK) Series 20 spelt   L-A-B-L-O-G   (GLOBAL) Series 19 spelt …

May 16, 2018 admin123@ No comments exist

  Heyday Let’s use rivers as transport arteries to move people & goods, as in their heyday.  London was busiest world port in the 19th c.  Innovations like floating cycle paths could bring a buzz back to city rivers  Guessed the Word?       Series 23 (6/8)        [pic: Claude Monet 1871]

May 14, 2018 admin123@ No comments exist

Sudden Sudden change in rules/ markets can cause a sudden end.  Unexpected EU ban on shipping rosewood (used in fingerboards) across borders led to sad collapse of USA’s fabled Gibson, founded in Nashville 1902 Guessed the Word?     Series 23 (5/8)     [pic: Gibson Les Paul/ SeanKearns]

May 11, 2018 admin123@ No comments exist

Appliance Good appliances endure.  A kettle is found in more homes than any other device.  In Britain,  “Put the kettle on”  is as valid a greeting on arriving home as  “Good evening” Guessed the Word?             Series 23 (3/8)              [pic: kboyd]

Gym

May 9, 2018 admin123@ No comments exist

Gym The gym is the new pub.  36% of 18-36 year olds pay for  membership – twice the %age of people older than them.  In 2018 – UK gyms will go over 7,000 for 1st time, membership will exceed 10m & market value will reach £5bn Guessed the Word?           Series 23…