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Watchdog probes £4.50 premium rate texts

A watchdog has revealed it is investigating a premium-rate texting campaign, following complaints from recipients that they have been charged fees even though many believe they never opted into the service.One expert claimed the messages look like spam, which could cause phone owners to ignore them.There is also concern …

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Uber-style working review attacked as 'feeble'

A long-awaited review of the rights of gig economy workers – who are freelance or have temporary contracts and work irregular hours – is facing a union backlash. The findings of the Government-commissioned report, which were widely leaked in advance, calls for additional protections for those employed by the …

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Dating app tech finds celebrity lookalikes

Dating app Badoo is adding facial recognition technology to let people search for celebrity lookalikes.The company said the feature would soon be added to its mobile app, to let people find dates who look like their favourite stars.The BBC’s Chris Foxx asked Badoo’s Miles Norris whether it was really …

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Google criticised over Ed Sheeran ticket adverts

Ed Sheeran’s promoter has said Google must do more to stop secondary ticket sales for the singer’s gigs. Stuart Galbraith called for the change after Google adverts pointed fans towards secondary site Viagogo, where tickets for Ed Sheeran’s tour were being sold at inflated prices. “Google needs to bow …

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Siemens in dispute with Russia over diverted turbines

The German industrial giant Siemens says at least two gas turbines it has supplied to a Russian company have been illegally diverted to Crimea.The firm said the turbines had been moved “against its will” and in breach of EU sanctions imposed after Russia’s 2014 annexation of Crimea from Ukraine.The …

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Abercrombie stock falls as sale talks end

Investors dumped shares of Abercrombie & Fitch on Monday after the Ohio clothes retailer said it had broken off talks with potential buyers.The firm, which once drew teen shoppers with ads featuring scantily-clad models, has struggled more recently with falling sales.But shares rose in May after the firm, which …

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How To Run A Successful Website & Digital Marketing Franchise: Part 2

With the right approach, running your own digital marketing and website franchise can provide you with plenty of opportunities for profitable business growth and long-term success. 1. Listen. “People buy benefits, not features. Ask lots of questions so you know exactly what the prospect needs before talking about what …

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