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Hollicom Digest 17 August: How not to influence people

It’s #FriYay and in this week’s Hollicom Digest read how the levy is dry, and about a real lightbulb moment for credit card providers. I mean, why did it take so long to realise they work better the other way around? Fire the apprentice When the 3billion apprenticeship levy was announced by then chancellor of […]

Hollicom Digest 10 August: Who’s giving and who’s taking, read it here…

Today’s Hollicom Digest highlights exclusive news about the future of NHS Scotland, and more… Read on. Giving it back Digital is going to be a game changer for the NHS. And this tech guru – known as ‘the Doctor’ – is going to lead the charge in Scotland. Dr Alistair Hann likely doesn’t need the […]

Hollicom Digest 3 August: Airbnb hits back in Edinburgh and more…

Let the festivals begin It’s officially festival time in Edinburgh. As hordes of tourists descend on Scotland’s capital, a report highlights just how big Airbnb has become. The city, like Berlin and New York, is considering regulation and restriction. But Airbnb, which is the world’s biggest hotel chain but manages no property, hits back hard […]

Hollicom Digest 27 July: How VR can help and Scotland reaches for the stars

There’s always something interesting going on – beat the heat and read some of the weeks’ news and views here on the Hollicom Digest blog. VR is good for you Virtual reality head sets may be considered just a bit of fun, but therapists at the Sue Ryder neurological care centre in Aberdeen have found […]

Hollicom Digest 6 July: Beware of VCs bearing gifts, and other top stories

Some of the best stories and comments from this week. Please read outside in the sunshine with a bowl of strawberries and cream. Founders foundered in unicorn sale The talk of Scotland’s entrepreneurial steamie this week was the eye-popping revelation that the founders and investors behind tech ‘unicorn’ FanDuel got nothing – despite a $465million […]

Hollicom Digest 29 June: Essential stories this week

Hollicom reckons these stories were great. World Cup balls England is in the final 16 and, call it schadenfreude, Germany isn’t. For those who are interested in marketing, The Drum has come up with a list of winning creative hacks that advertisers have come up with to please and capture the attention of footie fans […]

Hollicom Digest 22 June: Because there’s more going on than just the World Cup

Brexit raspberry The Twittersphere was highly engaged with the two front page stories on the Times today. Taken in tandem, they seemed to succinctly sum up where we are in terms of Brexit as Airbus makes plans to depart the UK, but at least there is soft fruit to be picked. Northern ambition The new […]

Hollicom Digest 15 June: Top stories this week from windy yet sunny Scotland, plus an adventure in France

It was a little blowy  The Aberdeen Standard Investments Scottish Open is coming to Gullane 12-15 July. This is despite best efforts by Storm Hector to blow it down – watch the video on the Herald. http://www.heraldscotland.com/news/16292037.Watch__How_Storm_Hector_destroyed_a_Scottish_Open_marquee/?ref=mr&lp=1   Whisky angel gets his share  Charlie MacLean is one of the nicest chaps in whisky you’ll ever meet […]

Hollicom Digest 8 June 2018: All the week’s top stories in one handy place

All aboard: Media groups unite in condemnation of northern rail chaos Newspapers including Manchester Evening News (Reach), Yorkshire Post (Johnston Press) and Northern Echo (NewsQuest) this week set their rivalries aside to call for an emergency summit in Downing Street. The dismal implementation of a long-planned change to rail timetables saw the Northern rail franchise […]

Hollicom Digest 1 June 2018: Headlines of the week

Here are some of the compelling stories around this week which caught our eye. To tax or not to tax? Edinburgh City Council estimates it can raise £29m a year in a tourist tax – but hotel operators are furious. Here’s the Herald’s take: http://www.heraldscotland.com/news/16262501.Edinburgh_votes_to_be_first_UK_tourist_tax_city/   Trading troubles Bitcoin is exciting but turns out it […]