THERE is a mobile app for everything these days. From ones that curate the best places to eat, to an app that helps you find the nearest public toilet, new mobile apps are hitting the market every day.
OPPORTUNITY is a-knocking on the doors of small businesses with the explosive rise in smartphone usage and the availability of a wide range of apps which allow even small companies the chance to compete and grow.
China’s tech giants are betting on ‘Uber for bicycles’ as they hunt for the next unicorn, with Xiaomi, Tencent and Didi among investors that are pumping funds into bicycle-sharing apps operators MoBike and ofo.
Are investments transacted via phone apps inherently problematic and strewn with pitfalls? British funds are grappling with the issue, caught between the inevitability of technology and the question of feduciary safeguards.