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My name is Joel Bissitt. I have been an entrepreneur for 24 years and have run many small businesses across various sectors. For the last 10 years I have worked mainly within online media, franchising and small business start-ups. I am an author of various websites including Franchise UK https://www.franchise-uk.co.uk

New York investigates company accused of selling fake Twitter followers

New York’s chief prosecutor says the state is opening an investigation into a firm that allegedly sold millions of fake followers to social media users.”Impersonation and deception are illegal under New York law,” said Eric Schneiderman. The company, Devumi, stands accused of stealing real people’s identities, which it denies, …

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Ikea founder Ingvar Kamprad dies in Sweden at 91

Media playback is unsupported on your device The Swedish founder of the Ikea furniture chain, Ingvar Kamprad, has died at the age of 91, the company has announced.Mr Kamprad – who pioneered flat-pack furniture – died at his home in Småland, Ikea confirmed in a statement.The company said that …

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Critical industries warned over cyberattacks

Organisations involved in critical industry and essential services have been warned by the Government that they face £17m fines if their cybersecurity preparations are not up to standard. Energy, transport, water, health and digital infrastructure firms could be fined if they fail to develop robust safeguards protecting themselves from …

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East Coast rail franchise decision investigated by watchdog

The decision to allow two firms operating the East Coast Main Line to cut short the contract is being looked into by the public spending watchdog. In November, the Department for Transport said Virgin and Stagecoach could withdraw from running the London to Edinburgh service three years early.The National …

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Coincheck promises 46bn yen refund after cryptocurrency theft

One of Japan’s largest digital currency exchanges has said it will refund most of the $534m (£380m) worth of virtual assets lost in a hacking attack. Coincheck has promised to use its own funds to reimburse more than 46bn yen ($423m) to customers who lost their NEM cryptocurrency coins …

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Saudi billionaire Twitter investor freed after settlement

Media playback is unsupported on your device One of the world’s richest men, Prince Alwaleed bin Talal, has been released two months after being detained in Saudi Arabia’s anti-corruption purge.He was freed after a financial settlement was approved by the state prosecutor, an official said.Prince Alwaleed was held in …

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City executive funds 'final' MH370 search

A London-based hedge fund millionaire is helping to finance the “final” search for the missing Malaysia Airlines aircraft which disappeared nearly four years‎ ago, in a bid to solve one of modern aviation’s greatest mysteries. Sky News has learnt that Anthony Clake, an executive at Marshall Wace Asset Management, …

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