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Seb Murray

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Seb Murray is a freelance journalist for national newspapers, magazines and websites, such as The Guardian, The Economist and The Financial Times.

He focuses on higher education, business and technology.

David Jinks: “Half of existing stores may disappear by 2023 — that’s largely down to the impact of e-commerce. It’s more efficient, greener and comes with better protections for consumers,” (image: shutterstock.com)

The previously online-only bookshop has expanded aggressively into brick-and-mortar retail, which is reeling from inflation. Analysts say Amazon's technology gives it an edge, but there are privacy concerns
"Given that we know more about bitcoin, the size of the market, the futures contracts, that could lead to a moderation in bitcoin’s volatility.”

The price of the original and most valuable cryptocurrency tends to move in tandem with the broader market for “altcoins”, such as Ripple, Litecoin and Ethereum. But as the crypto bubble has largely burst, divergence in prices has emerged
Cleveland Cavaliers forward LeBron James celebrates his game-winning three-point basket in the fourth quarter against the Indiana Pacers in game five of the first round of the 2018 NBA Playoffs

Researchers at Harvard University and the American Enterprise Institute (AEI) have quantified the astounding economic impact of the “LeBron James affect”, or “LeConomics".
Representations of the Ripple Bitcoin Etherum and Litecoin virtual currencies are seen on motherboard in this illustration picture

More than 800 digital coins are now worthless, drawing comparisons with the dotcom bubble that burst in 2000, leaving tech stock investors nursing heavy losses.
Coins placed on paper with digital effect

Technology is already reshaping facets of finance, and consumers may soon be able to pay bills directly through an email inbox or check their bank balance via a robot on Facebook.
Argentina fans in Moscow during world cup 2018

The world's greatest sporting spectacle gives Russian president Vladimir Putin an opportunity to warm icy relations with the west, and the extra tourism could deliver the country's faltering economy a boost. But any gains will be short-lived.
The British Prime Minister Theresa May appears in a program at the Sky Studios, London.

Last week, investor George Soros published a plan to reverse the UK’s EU exit. It has ignited a debate among Britain's political spectrum over the terms of Brexit.
An Uber taxi is driven away from New Street Railway Station in Birmingham

New research contradicts the commonly held belief that their work is part-time or supplemental. It may have implications for gig economy firms, which have come under pressure from regulators and courts over their treatment of workers.
An engineer points to a Huawei Mate 10 Pro mobile used to control a driverless car during the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona.

The industry has grown globally, with some of the biggest names in the motor business ploughing hundreds of millions of dollars into driverless vehicles and a dystopian future. But concerns about safety threaten to put the brakes on the much-hyped market
Alphabets Google holds annual IO developers conference in Mountain View California

Amid intensifying competition, at the opening of Google I/O 2018 the company mapped out its software plans for the year ahead—nearly every one of them included a heightened focus on AI.