Fresh air has been a fairly important thing this last six months… distancing, daily exercise and safety has meant that a breath of fresh air has been more important than ever! That same wind is blowing through the entrepreneurial community of the U.K. with a boom in new startups—a gust of new business that is breathing life into communities and the economy.

Figures from the Centre for Entrepreneurship show that there was a record growth in startups in June this year, growing a huge 47%. After a period of decline as lockdown hit, it seemed that creativity, entrepreneurship and ambition actually started to find its way to the fore again. This may be driven by a necessity to create income due to lost work opportunities from the pandemic, or

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By Swati Pandey and Chibuike Oguh

SYDNEY (Reuters) – A gauge of Asian shares eased on Wednesday led by losses in Chinese and Hong Kong stocks, though it was still near a seven-month peak, driven by ever expanding policy stimulus aimed at cushioning the blow from the coronavirus pandemic.

In an indication of positive start for Europe, futures for Eurostoxx 50 and Germany’s Dax rose 0.3% each while London’s FTSE futures Added 0.2%.

E-Minis for the S&P 500 were last up 0.15%.

Asian shares had started the day on a positive note too before profit taking emerged in Chinese and Hong Kong shares.

MSCI’s broadest index of Asia-Pacific shares outside of Japan snapped two straight days of gains, dipping 0.1% after earlier hitting a high of 571.33 points, a level not seen since late January.

China’s blue-chip index slipped 1% following a strong rally in recent days, while Hong Kong’s

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At every major shift in media technology, there’s the stubborn temptation to mimic the technology that’s being subverted.

At the advent of talkies, producers attempted to use actor inexperience in voice, sometimes with hilarious results as lampooned in the stage play Once In A Lifetime and later in the film Singin’ In The Rain. Enter the actor from Broadway, schooled in elocution, but tethered to spectacles that made little use of the more interesting elements of acting in the new medium. And when radio gave way to TV, producers attempted to replicate the old radio play, high on elocution, low in visual production values. Then, in the nineties, when the Web first became a staple of corporate marketing, Web pages were little more than digital brochures. And the rule applies to technology forced on us at times of major disruption or crisis. Before the Coronavirus, the average person was

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