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eBay reveals this year’s Christmas wish - and “miss” - lists

New research, released by eBay, reveals the items topping Britain’s Christmas wish list this year – as well as those Brits would least like to find under the tree.

UK sellers expected to export £153M on eBay this Christmas

UK online merchants are expected to export a record £153 million worth of items this Christmas to online buyers all over the world, according the latest data from eBay.co.uk.

Amazon launches Black Friday Deals Week 2014

Running from Monday 24th November until Sunday 30th November, Black Friday Deals Week 2014 is set to be Amazon.co.uk’s busiest sales week ever. With over 3,000 ‘Lightning Deals’ - a limited amount of a product sold at a discount, for a limited period of time - Amazon.co.uk will be releasing new offers every ten minutes throughout the week.

Brits prefer web-surfing to sleeping

We spend a total of 57 hours per week online, or 2,964 hours per year, according to analysis by MoneySuperMarket. When comparing this to research from The Sleep Council, it’s emerged that catching up on sleep takes a back seat as we spend 10 hours more online than getting a good night’s rest.

If the Schuh Fits - Schuh consolidates programme exclusively to Affiliate Window

If the Schuh Fits - Schuh consolidates programme exclusively to Affiliate Window

Schuh, a leading retailer of independent fashion footwear in the UK, has consolidated their performance marketing programme from Rakuten Linkshare to partner exclusively with global performance network, Affiliate Window.

Surfing the communication highway abroad

A recent poll of more than 10,000 over 50s shows that staying in touch with friends and family whilst on holiday is important to almost 75% of today’s travellers.

New online advice and support for small businesses

Small businesses can now access information and advice to help them make the most of communications services, following the launch of a dedicated online portal from Ofcom.

Over-sharing information can affect insurance claims

Only 29% of insurance customers think it is fair for insurance companies to use social media posts to check the validity of claims, research from industry experts Consumer Intelligence shows.

Internet tops the list of things we can’t live without

The internet is the most essential day to day comfort that Britons say they can’t live without, according to research from Direct Line Home Insurance.

Toyota tops twitter league for car makers

When it comes to Twitter, the car brand in front is a Toyota. Research from Auto Trader and social media analytics platform BirdSong suggests that Toyota is miles ahead of the field, partly due to strong engagement outside normal office hours when consumers are most ready to engage.

Amazon.co.uk dials up mobile phone offering, launching pay monthly contracts and upgrades

Amazon.co.uk has introduced pay monthly mobile phones to its Phones & Accessories Store.

Buoyant housing market supports home and garden searches

Total search volumes for home and garden grew by 15% in the third quarter of 2014 compared with the same quarter a year earlier.

Pelipod launches smart home-parcel pods to UK consumers

Pelipod launches smart home-parcel pods to UK consumers

Pelipod, a smart home-parcel box with built-in proof-of-delivery that saves time, money and worry for consumers, couriers and retailers, is launching in the UK with a free 60-day trial.

Amazon.co.uk to hire 13,000 people in seasonal roles this Christmas

Amazon UK has announced that it will hire 13,000 people in seasonal roles within its fulfilment and customer service centres over the Christmas period.

Illegal web trade of personal information soars to record highs

While people are getting better at taking steps to protect their personal information online, the volume of illegally traded information online is soaring with more than 110 million pieces of data bought and sold by criminals so far in 2014, according to research from Experian.