Ikea-owner invests £12m in London-based startup what3words
Ingka invests in What3Words
Business operations

Ikea-owner invests £12m in London-based startup what3words

The investor says the startup's location technology could be used for drone deliveries and autonomous vehicles
25 Mar 2021
Amazon opens first checkout-free store in west London
The Amazon Fresh store in Ealing, west London
e commerce

Amazon opens first checkout-free store in west London

Customers are able to scan as they go and are billed when they leave
4 Mar 2021
The future of m-commerce
Man using mobile payments in front of a night background
Mobile

The future of m-commerce

M-commerce has come a long way since the term was coined in 1997, but how will it change in future to meet customer expectations?
3 Mar 2021
What is m-commerce?
A hand holding a mobile phone
Mobile

What is m-commerce?

The rise of m-commerce has made it vital for all companies to have mobile-responsive websites
25 Feb 2021
Fintech firm Adyen dismisses Bitcoin as a payment method
Website for the online payment platform Adyen
cryptocurrencies

Fintech firm Adyen dismisses Bitcoin as a payment method

Cryptocurrency is too volatile and of little interest to online payment merchants, the firm's CEO suggests
12 Feb 2021
EU charges Amazon over misuse of third-party data
Amazon logo on the facade of one of their corporate office buildings located in Silicon Valley
data protection

EU charges Amazon over misuse of third-party data

The EC claims Amazon broke competition rules by using data gathered on third-party sellers to compete against them
10 Nov 2020
The Xbox Series X shows how far the cloud still has to go
Cloud

The Xbox Series X shows how far the cloud still has to go

All the pre-order palaver makes us wonder: Just how elastic is the cloud, anyway?
25 Sep 2020
FCA agrees to phased rollout of new EU payment rules
Tablet payment
two-factor authentication (2FA)

FCA agrees to phased rollout of new EU payment rules

Decision slammed for creating unnecessary confusion among consumers
14 Aug 2019
Businesses can now sell products through Amazon Pay
Amazon Echo Dot with Alexa
e commerce

Businesses can now sell products through Amazon Pay

Amazon Pay for Alexa Skills makes it easier for customers to buy products and services
28 Sep 2018
Instagram starts trialling in-app payments
e commerce

Instagram starts trialling in-app payments

Some UK and US businesses to take in-app payments from users of the photo-sharing app
4 May 2018
How web retailers cope with the holiday season
ecommerce
Business strategy

How web retailers cope with the holiday season

Christmas, New Years, Boxing Day, January sales… How can web retailers meet the demands of seasonal peaks in sales?
28 Dec 2016
Black Friday sales overtake Cyber Monday in 2016
Online shopping
Business strategy

Black Friday sales overtake Cyber Monday in 2016

Research reveals Mondays are the hottest day for shopping, whatever the season
23 Dec 2016
Domino's signs up to Hitachi Consulting's DevOps expertise
Business strategy

Domino's signs up to Hitachi Consulting's DevOps expertise

Domino's is using the DevOps approach to boost agility and scalability of its operation
13 Aug 2015
Google to add 'buy' button in search results
Online shopping security
Network & Internet

Google to add 'buy' button in search results

Search giant could launch the feature within weeks, according to WSJ report
19 May 2015
EU to launch e-commerce competition inquiry
ecommerce
public sector

EU to launch e-commerce competition inquiry

The investigation will look into why the sector isn't growing, despite more consumers heading online for purchases
27 Mar 2015
Amazon teams up with Post Office for online deliveries
e-commerce
Business strategy

Amazon teams up with Post Office for online deliveries

Argos also bringing click and collect to underground stations
26 Nov 2014
Facebook to let users buy goods via ads & page posts
Facebook keyboard
asset management

Facebook to let users buy goods via ads & page posts

Social networking giant trials the inclusion of a "Buy" button on adverts and company page posts in the US
18 Jul 2014
eBay sets out tech vision for UK High Street rescue
Business strategy

eBay sets out tech vision for UK High Street rescue

Online auction firm announces Click and Collect partnership with Argos.
24 Sep 2013
E-commerce accounts for 20 per cent of sales for UK biz
E-commerce
Business strategy

E-commerce accounts for 20 per cent of sales for UK biz

Some 81 of UK firms have their own website, according to ONS figures.
3 Dec 2012
Internet economy eyes double-digit growth
e-commerce
Business strategy

Internet economy eyes double-digit growth

Online business to outstrip bricks and mortar economic growth, and the UK leads the way, says report.
19 Mar 2012
Oracle buys ATG for $1 billion
Acquisition
public sector

Oracle buys ATG for $1 billion

Ellison continues to build up his tech arsenal with the acquisition of ATG.
2 Nov 2010
Growth market for mobile fraud analysis
Mobile fraud
Security

Growth market for mobile fraud analysis

Gartner claims detection software needs urgent improvement.
21 Sep 2010
Barclaycard launches customisable SmartPay system
mobile banking
Security

Barclaycard launches customisable SmartPay system

Barclaycard's new SmartPay system lets merchants customise the transaction process to offer customers a "seamless experience."
17 Sep 2010