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Cold weather helps UK online retail sales beat expectations

Shoppers in the UK spent a total of £6.8 billion online during December, equivalent to £111 per person, with sales up by 7% on November and by 25% on December 2009, marking a record high, according to new research.

The findings, from IMRG and Capgemini, round off what has been an impressive year for online retail. A total of £58.8 billion was spent online in 2010, which resulted in the Index increasing by 18%, far outstripping the original prediction of 13%. For 2011, IMRG and Capgemini have predicted the Index will see a further 18% growth, with total e-retail sales estimated to be worth £69 billion.

24/01/2011  |  Full story...

Top Tweets of 2010: Justin Bieber, Inception, Gulf oil spill and vuvuzelas

Twitter has revealed the top trends of 2010, with Inception, vuvuzuelas, the Gulf oil spill and Justin Bieber being the most tweeted subjects of the year. The most popular term of all was 'Gulf oil spill', referring to the accident on board the Deepwater Horizon oil rig in the Gulf of Mexico in April which caused the biggest environmental disaster America has ever seen.

Second most popular overall was the FIFA World Cup, then Inception and the Haiti Earthquake.
Also in the top ten were the Vuvuzuela, the deafening horn used by supporters at the World Cup, Apple’s iPad and the Google Android phone. The most popular film on Twitter was the science fiction film Inception, followed by Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, and action comedy Scott Pilgrim vs. the World.


16/12/2010  |  Full story...

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg named Time's person of 2010

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg has been named as Time Magazine’s annual Person of the Year, marking him out as the figure it believes had the most influence on events in 2010. The 26-year-old billionaire was the subject of a 2010 film, The Social Network, charting Facebook's rise.

Wikileaks founder Julian Assange earlier won a Time readers' poll on 2010's most influential person. The annual feature has been a fixture since the 1920s, with the winner appearing on the front cover of Time.


16/12/2010  |  Full story...

Video: Top 10 YouTube clips of 2010

YouTube has looked back on the year to launch a video of its most watched clips of 2010, including Old Spice, annoying oranges and bed intruders...

15/12/2010  |  Full story...

Facebook reveals most talked about UK trends of 2010

Facebook has revealed the UK’s list of top trends in status updates in the UK, giving a unique insight into the sporting, TV and cultural moments which prompted national conversations. The Facebook Memeology study looked at what terms grew the most in status updates in 2010 compared to the year before.

It reflects the politics, pop stars and events which captured the imagination of the 26 million UK Facebook users based upon the content and status updates that they shared with friends and family across the site throughout 2010.


15/12/2010  |  Full story...

Chatroulette, Take That and Facebook: Google reveals top UK search terms of 2010

Google has released its annual Zeitgeist report into the UK’s search habits online browsing habits, listing the terms most commonly searched on its site this year. The lists are collated in an attempt to give a snapshot of the country's online interests.

According to the Google Zeitgeist 2010, the webcam chat site Chatroulette was the UK's fastest rising search term, while tickets to see the re-formed band Take That were the most commonly searched in their category. Perhaps reflecting the higher voter turnout at this year's general election than in 2005, the top two searches in the news category were "election 2010" and "register to vote".


10/12/2010  |  Full story...

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