LONDON: The Financial Times is today releasing its Windows 8 App, available to download for free from the Windows Store and accessible on any tablet, desktop or laptop running Windows 8. The app will be pre-installed on Samsung Windows 8PCs such as Smart PC, Smart PC Pro and All in One PC in the UK, plus VAIO devices from Sony in the UK and EU.
Access to FT content will be free via the app for the first month from launch, following which it will be integrated into the FT.com access model where once users have registered, they are able to sample FT content before subscribing.
According to research conducted by the Carnegie Trust and Demos, the Financial Times is considered to be the most ethical UK newspaper. The study, which surveyed a representative sample of 2000 adults across the UK, found that 57% of respondents thought the FT operates in an ethical manner, higher than any other title.
Duncan O’Leary, lead author of the report and deputy director of Demos said: “Following the phone-hacking scandal, trust in newspapers is at an all time low. Despite that, our survey of the public found the FT to be the most trusted of all UK newspapers, with a clear majority agreeing that the paper operates ethically, with due regard to the public interest.”
Ladies and gentlemen, distinguished guests, it is an honour to speak here in Barcelona at Esade, one of the world’s great business schools in one of the world’s great modern cities, home, I believe, to a well-known football team.
When Javier Solana called me to extend the speaking invitation, I frankly wondered if he had got the wrong number. It was after all almost five minutes to midnight. Maybe he was sending a coded message about the state of Europe. Seriously Javier, you possess so much charm, good humour and tactile urgency that it is impossible to say the word “no”, let alone (Spanish) “no”.
Financial Times Assistant Editor and Columnist Michael Skapinker was named best Business Commentator at the 2012 Editorial Intelligence Comment Awards. Now in its fourth year, the awards recognise the UK’s finest commentary in print and online.
Julia Hobsbawm, chair and CEO of Editorial Intelligence, commented “Business Commentator of the Year is one of the most coveted and hardest to choose because there is so much of it. The judges are looking always for distinction, flair, individuality and covering the topics at hand in forensic detail.”