Hong Kong: The Financial Times Non-Executive Directors Diploma, the first post-graduate course designed specifically to train independent non-executive directors, is going global and expanding to Hong Kong.
The six-month course launches on 18 June, 2013 and is based on the Hong Kong Corporate Governance Code. It covers the skills and knowledge needed for any non-executive role, including:
Keynote addresses from Hugo Boss, Moët Hennessy, European Commission and Goldman Sachs
LONDON: The Financial Times will host its ninth annual Business of Luxury Summit on 2nd – 4th June 2013 at the Palais Liechtenstein in Vienna, Austria. Chaired by Financial Times editor Lionel Barber, the premier event will bring together key executives, decision makers and financiers from the global luxury sector.
The Financial Times has this week launched a redesign of its award winning web app, created and developed by the FT’s product, design, web development (FT Labs) and editorial teams. Here they talk through the technical challenges and opportunities of developing the app.
What are the benefits of developing an HTML5 app?
HTML5 is unique in that it supports interoperability between devices and platforms, meaning we can use the same code base to support the FT app on iOS, Android and Windows 8, plus the desktop version of Google Chrome (although this isn’t currently available to the public). By pushing the boundaries of web technologies, we’re able to maintain a native-like experience, but not be constrained by a particular app ecosystem. This means we have a direct relationship with our users, are able to release changes without asking people to update and can fix major bugs within hours, rather than having to wait for an app store to approve the latest version. It also means we can extend support to new platforms such as Firefox OS, Tizen and Ubuntu Touch easily.
The Financial Times today unveils a redesign of its award-winning HTML5 web app, available to access at app.ft.com. The refreshed app is cleaner and easier to use, offering readers the choice between a static morning edition mirroring that day’s newspaper or a dynamically updating version with developments throughout the 24-hour news cycle. Users can switch between the two to suit their reading habits.
FT.com Managing Editor, Robert Shrimsley, said: “Our new app offers a richer, more immersive experience that builds on the idea of the dynamic newspaper. Among the improvements are a new look article that makes it far easier to swipe between stories and which also now includes video and slideshows. We believe personalisation is increasingly important to readers, so we’ve created My FT – a personalised hub which is a one-stop shop for your clippings, portfolio, what you’ve read most recently and other recommendations based on your browsing history. We’ve also added the morning edition for those readers who said that even though they liked our app, they wished they could see what had been in that morning’s newspaper.”