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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 […]

Hollicom Digest 14.07.2017

Golf tourists and Scotch connoisseurs will be rejoicing at some of the stories we have found for you today. Also, we bring you tidings of how the inexorable drive towards electric vehicles faces a few bumps along the road. Things are looking up for oil price ravaged-Aberdeen, but Bill Jamieson points to dark economic clouds […]

Hollicom Digest: 11.07.2017

Enjoying those hazy, crazy, lazy days of summer? Here’s some interesting reads before you hit the beach: an exclusive interview with Aberdonian Neil Bruce on why no-one minds when a Canadian company buys British; a contentious take on what the Government can do about miserly public sector austerity pay rises; some unusual venues for a […]

Hollicom Digest 03.07.2017

Are you confused by events and wondering what the heck is going on? Here’s some stories from around that gives us some clues, including: if you are fed up with late trains, a solution might be at hand; an oil and gas boss who is putting his shoulder to the wheel for the North Sea; […]

Hollicom Digest – 28.06.2016

We may now be officially in the silly season now that class has been dismissed but there’s still lots of interesting news out there. Here’s some links, including a revealing interview with an oil tanker tycoon, a senior insurance boss going into a tech-start up, a sad day as a stalwart of apprenticeships dies and details […]