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Three steps to keep up with VR

On May 16 I attended VRWorld in London, a two day event on augmented, mixed and virtual reality. It reinforced my thoughts on the ever-changing landscape of VR, and I have created a three step plan to keep up.

By Phill on 10 Jul 17

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Thomson and their mobile mistake

An illuminating talk from John Boughton, director of mobile at the TUI Group (owners of Thomson), shedding light on how they and others coped with the web and mobile revolution.

By Amy on 27 Oct 16

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What is Xamarin?

Xamarin is a software tool that developers use to build mobile apps for Android, iPhone and Windows Phone. But that's not the special part...

By Amy on 27 Jul 16

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Online stats Q and A

The IAB digital trends report gives us some new stats into website and app popularity, as well as usage across different devices.

By Amy on 01 Apr 16

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Where does the online time go?

A report shows the most popular apps and websites, the growth of mobile and music streaming and the surfing habits of the over 55s.

By Amy on 16 Mar 16

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Cyber crime and keeping your business safe

Does your small business have an IT policy? An IT policy could help prevent cyber crime and online fraud and educate staff on preventable dangers.

By Amy on 16 Mar 16

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Cyber crime in Cambridge

Police say they are tackling cyber crime as a ‘priority’ but it is not just a policing matter. How are our businesses at risk and what can we do to prevent cyber crime and online fraud?

By Amy on 15 Mar 16

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More people are shopping on their mobiles

Most of us browse online on our mobiles. A new study has shown more people are checking out and making the purchase on their mobile, too.

By Amy on 22 Jan 16

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Black Friday UK sales reach £3.5billion

A report from Experian and IMRG shows a record £1.1billion was spent online in the UK on Black Friday alone. Online sales in particular saw a dramatic rise.

By Amy on 03 Dec 15

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iOS vs Android mobile app development

In the UK, the majority of apps are built for iOS or Android. Sometimes you're not sure which to choose. A survey has shown what developers are building.

By Amy on 23 Sep 15

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How popular is social ecommerce?

How many times have you been on Twitter, Pinterest or Facebook and seen a picture of something you want to buy? And if you could buy it with one click… would you?

By Amy on 12 May 15

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Ecommerce meets old-school print

The fashion magazine Porter combines apps and online shopping with traditional print. So how has that worked out?

By Amy on 11 Mar 15

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Waitrose ecommerce boost

Online grocery shopping continues to grow at Waitrose with a 26.3% increase in sales over Christmas

By Amy on 09 Feb 15

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Research online means buy in-store?

ROPO is a phrase you may have heard. It means “Research Online, Purchase Offline”, and refers to customers scoping out online prices before heading to a shop to buy.

By Amy on 08 Dec 14

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MongoDB Cambridge - March Madness

Derick Rethans (of both php and mongodb fame) will be travelling up to join us from MongoDB's London office.

By John on 01 Mar 14