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Elevation Networks / New government support for young entrepreneurs

by on June 20, 2013

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Elevation Networks became an official Delivery Partner for the Department for Business, Innovation & Skills' Start-Up Loans initiative in early 2013. Over the coming months Elevation Networks will aim to distribute up to £1 million worth of loans to more than 350 young people that need capital to start or grow a new business.

They will be given access to a mentor, monthly training, and a number of other benefits through the initiatives Global Partners (including Ebay and PayPal). [more…]

Iceland introduces online shopping service

by on May 7, 2013

Iceland Foods has announced it is to trial an online shopping service in selected locations across the UK.

The new system will be an extension of its already popular home delivery service, which is currently free for those spending £25 or more in store. The same spend will be required for those trying its new online option, and will allow shoppers to make orders up to 10pm to qualify for free next day delivery. [more…]

Important ‘fresh’ news from Peppa Pig, Entertainment One Family, NewVoiceMedia, CleverTouch, Marketing Team Direct

by on April 5, 2013

Entertainment One Family (eOne Family) accelerates the international expansion of Peppa Pig with news today that leading broadcaster Discovery Kids has acquired the broadcast rights for Latin America. The multi award-winning pre-school series from animation studio Astley Baker Davies will launch in the territory this year on Discovery Kids.


Saxo Bank, 100th Tour de France, Weejot Donate, Alzheimer’s Society, Rightster

by on March 26, 2013

Saxo Bank, the online trading and investment specialist, is as an integrated marketing campaign launching a series of videos this week to celebrate the 100th Tour de France.


Ovum comments: PayPal expands ‘PayPal Here’ to Europe / Eden Zoller

by on February 22, 2013

PayPal says the swipe based version of 'PayPal Here' has been well received in the US, and it makes sense for it to develop a chip and pin version that can be pitched in Europe and other markets that use this technology.

According to Eden Zoller, principal analyst at Ovum, “The UK is the logical place to start as it is PayPal’s second biggest market outside of the US with some 18 million active users.


2012 was a year of “Bricks vs. Clicks” but what will drive retail in 2013? / Jon Worley The Logic Group

by on January 14, 2013

Sunny and Disruptive: Outlook for Retail Industry in 2013

Jon Worley, Director of Customer Interactions from The Logic Group writes .. 2012 has been a tough year for the high street, with retailers struggling to drive sales and many high street stores shutting their doors permanently.

By contrast, the online high street saw resilient growth. In fact, the latest figures of the annual IMRG e-Retail Sales Index have revealed that online sales in November are up 18 per cent from last year as the festive rush has encouraged consumers to reach into their digital pockets. So 2012 was a year of “Bricks vs. Clicks” but what will drive retail in 2013?


The incredible attendee list for The Europas, the shortlists for each category, a guide to buying a drink for Europe’s leading startups, investors, media and service providers

by on January 9, 2013

Hey Will,

This morning we've released the incredible attendee list for The Europas, the shortlists for each category, a guide to buying a drink for Europe's leading startups, investors, media and service providers at "Europe's Tech Oscars" (schmoozing in other words), and released a final 9 of those rarest of hotel rooms.

If you want to stay in one of our official hotels with hundreds of leadings VCs, entrepreneurs and media from across Europe and the US, you can book as you're booking a ticket here - as they say, first come first served.


“First mobile couponing that operates right across retail” / Sam Blunt, Kellogg’s UK

by on November 16, 2012

Shopitize has begun piloting a mobile couponing app that lets British shoppers get cash back on their Jaffa Cakes and Coco Pops.

The firm has signed up Kellogg's and United Biscuits for a thousand-strong pilot of its couponing service this month, enabling participants to receive up to 50% off on items including McVities Jaffa Cakes, Special K and Pringles.Users who download the Shopitize iPhone or Android app and buy featured products take photos of their paper shopping receipts, which are then automatically processed and validated, with cashback returned either by PayPal or old-fashioned cheque. 


Is EBay looking at cutting its staff at PayPal?

by on October 18, 2012

EBay all but confirmed it is looking at cutting its staff at PayPal, the online payment system that is its biggest growth engine, but questions still remain over what exactly those changes will be.


Foolproof has acquired One to One Global

by on October 4, 2012

UK-based experience design agency Foolproof has acquired One to One Global Pte. Ltd. a long established Singapore based user experience agency. The acquisition underpins Foolproof’s growth ambitions in Asia and establishes an operational hub for the region.

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