London Mayor Boris Johnson says his current term will be his last and now has two and a half years until it’s over. So how will the Mayor’s final term be judged once he’s gone? One defining issue will be his plans to close 10 London fire stations across the capital to try to save money for small council tax cuts. The councils affected are so angry though they’ve taken the Mayor to court. Rob Whitson looks at some of the issues behind the arguments.
Users of mobile phones are becoming addicted to their handsets, claims Doug Grinspan mobile publisher for Global Solutions and Say Media. He explains the ways we now depend on them not merely for sharing information and communicating, but also innovative other uses when we are alone. Grinspan reveals what he feels this relationship will mean for advertisers and publishers.
Phil Teer, partner and strategy director at Brothers and Sisters, believes now technology is everywhere this makes it virtually irrelevant. Therefore, he feels it becomes more of a tool to help people tell stories and involve them more fully with content and the mobile phone’s geolocation feature could also help change their idea of what they will consider ‘local’.
Belinda Parmar, CEO of Lady Geek, explains her goal to make technology more appealing and accessible to women to Tech City Insider, plus her thoughts on the future of women in digital. She also reveals her opinion of the Tech City scene and what she believes the big tech news will be in 2013.