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Commercial Awareness – Battling Big Tech

Commercial Awareness - Battling Big Tech

In our previous commercial awareness articles, we have written about the effects big data, cyrptocurrency, and blockchain are having on the markets and the legal challenges that come with them. As previously noted, whilst some of these advancements are advantageous, they also run the risk of allowing large tech companies too much control...

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Commercial Awareness – Blockchain Technology

Commercial Awareness – Blockchain Technology

Last month we wrote about cryptocurrency and its potential effect on the markets. This month we’ll discuss blockchain technology. Blockchain and bitcoin are used interchangeably but they are distinctly different. Bitcoin is a controversial currency and utilises blockchain technology, whereas blockchain technology itself is not so controversial and has...

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Commercial Awareness – Cryptocurrencies

Commercial Awareness - Cryptocurrencies

Unless you have been living under a rock for the last few years, you will know cryptocurrencies are dominating the financial news. Even law firms are taking an avid interest in them, and they are a hot topic for an ambitious law student to show off their commercial awareness...

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Commercial Awareness – Big Data

Commercial Awareness - Big Data

When e-receipts in physical stores were introduced I welcoming them, as I was forever losing paper receipts in my handbag. When contactless payment methods were announced I was also happy as they are really convenient when trying to complete a million tasks on my lunch break. However, when I...

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From Open University to….Virtual University?

From Open University to....Virtual University?

The Open University has always been at the forefront of technology use in education. All members of the OULS will have experienced the way in which, through online course or interactive media, new and innovative methods have been developed by the OU law school to better enhance our legal...

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Technological innovations that, simply, weren’t!

Technological innovations that, simply, weren't!

Recent technological innovations in the field of Artificial Intelligence (AI) have instigated a debate between lawyers, students and academics as to whether ‘AI’ will help lawyers perform to the best of their ability, or alternatively threaten jobs in the legal industry. With recent technological advances, and IBM Watson’s platform...

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