From prweek.com/uk: From our bloggers

LOAN SHARK DEBATE

Simon Redfern, 11 November

I loved Tuesday's adjournment debate secured by Stella Creasy MP on consumer credit regulation. Creasy has been campaigning to force loan sharks to lower their interest rates. Look at David Willetts' response: 'She made clear her views about loan sharks - even more so when she tweeted a message to me which, if clicked on, plays the "Jaws" signature tune' ...

Creasy's been using Twitter to crank her campaigning up a notch. And Willetts has been reading her tweets ...

MOBILE PLATFORM WAR

Ged Carroll, 11 November

I was told that the First World War started because the shooting of Archduke Ferdinand precipitated a treaty-bound Europe into conflict. A similar situation seems to be developing across the smart phone industry. The 'Ferdinand' moment seems to have been the launch of the iPhone and Android which upset the previous balance ...

The big question is which platform(s) will win and which will be driven out of the smartphone business ...

ONLINE GAMBLING BOOM

Matt Bourn, 10 November

I attended a great event today, presented by SportBusiness and iGamingBusiness, and attended by a selection of movers and shakers in the rapidly growing world of sport and online gambling. Online gambling brands are the fastest growing sponsor of professional sport. In the UK, 28 per cent of Premier League and Championship football clubs have a gaming company as a shirt sponsor ...

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