Emojis, WISE women, and the battle with fake online reviews
In this episode, the lead up to an end-of-year General Election has Brian McKenna, Caroline Donnelly and Clare McDonald discussing politicians launching their own emojis, as well as the abuse many female politicians face online. The team also ponders whether online voting could be on the horizon for the UK in the wake of other countries, such as Estonia, embracing internet voting. Clare talks about the results of the 2019 WISE awards, which celebrates the achievements of women in tech. The team shares more on IR35 tax reforms as HMRC continues to clampdown on (what it terms) “disguised employment” within the IT contractor community. The podcast rounds off with a discussion about online reviews, with a piece by SA Mathieson debating how brands can use technology to encourage customer feedback whilst fighting back against fakes.