Can traditional toys fend off the tablet?

Jan 30, 2014

Can traditional toys fend off the tablet?

by Alfons Luna

The big players in the traditional toy market have come out fighting in Britain as little fingers are increasingly occupied by iPad-type devices at playtime. Previously seen as the preserve of grown-ups, tablets are increasingly top of children’s wish lists. The best-selling toy in ...

Jan 23, 2014

Kid-friendly app cat gets its claws into your iWallet

by John Naughton

It’s 4.30 on a gloomy winter’s afternoon. I’m sitting with my grandson having one of those conversations in which grandsons explain complicated stuff to their grandads. He is 4 years old, omniscient in the way that 4-year-olds are, and tolerant of my ignorance of ...

Dec 24, 2013

Even our Facebook 'grunts' could be monetized

by John Naughton

As Mark Twain observed: “A lie can travel halfway around the world while the truth is putting on its shoes.” And that was a long time before the Web. Which brings us to a meme that was propagating last week though social media. Its ...

Dec 17, 2013

Why do governments make such a mess of IT?

by John Naughton

This is a tale of two cities — Washington and London — and of the governments that rule from them. What links the pair is the puzzling failure of said governments to manage two vital IT projects. In both cases, the projects are critically ...