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WBR: Google changes could bring "Mobilegeddon" 20 April 15

April 20th, 2015

Episode 299 of 901 episodes

Businesses are warned of "Mobilegeddon" as Google prepares to change its search algorithm for mobile devices, which penalise websites without mobile-compatible versions. A small business owner in the UK tells us he's worried, but a digital marketing expert says firms should have already planned for the change. Chinese Premier Xi Jinping is in Pakistan to announce a $46bn package of investment to push ahead China's New Silk Road project. But the scheme faces challenges, not least because the investment will be in Pakistan's troubled Balochistan province. Correspondent Shaimaa Khalil tells us about the plan. The Scottish National Party is the latest UK party to announce its plans for government should it be elected. The SNP's deputy leader Stewart Hosie tells Dominic Laurie about its proposals. And our regular commentator Lucy Kellaway questions why it should be easier to get a job in, rather than away from, the boardroom.

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