Scrap Digital Tax, or no Free Trade Deal

The US will not negotiate a free trade deal with the UK unless a new digital services tax is dropped, according to a newspaper report – Source: Sky News The measure, which was proposed in 2018 by then chancellor Philip … Continue reading Scrap Digital Tax, or no Free Trade Deal

Viacom versus Youtube again!

The US court of appeal has agreed the decision to allow media giant Viacom to have another court hearing in their lawsuit against Google over it’s viral company Youtube over copyright infringement – accusing Youtube of  “massive intentional infringement”. This action follows a previous court case In 2010, where a lower court dismissed Viacom’s $1bn (£630m) case against Google. The court of appeals said the dismissal was based on a mistake, as a jury could have reasonably found that YouTube knew of specific copyright infringements. Viacom owns  MTV, Comedy Central and Nickelodeon. Viacom had claimed that “tens of thousands of … Continue reading Viacom versus Youtube again!


Google is fast becoming the most richest company in the world (Walmart holds that position) it is currently valued at making roughly $69 Billion a year from its advertising revenue. Originally the search engine software was written by two students at Stanford University by Larry Page and Sergey Brin. They wanted to create software that indexes the internet. Larry Page’s name is given to the phrase “PageRank” as it was his ability to write software that recognised ‘keywords’ and their relevance in finding a relavent site – so in “Search Engine Optimisation” your content and keywords dominate. Originally in 1991 … Continue reading Google

SDMX Conference 2nd May Washingtob DC

The third SDMX Global Conference took place in Washington during May 2-4, 2011. Hosted by the World Bank and IMF, the conference was attended by more than 200 officials from 90 countries, as well as all major international agencies and six vendors including Google. The Statistical Data and Metadata Exchange, also known as SDMX, is the electronic exchange of statistical information and is sponsored by the BIS, ECB, Eurostat, IMF, OECD, UN and the World Bank. Its goal is to develop and promote technical standards, content-oriented guidelines and related implementation tools to foster greater efficiencies and reduce reporting burden associated … Continue reading SDMX Conference 2nd May Washingtob DC