Amazon maintenance 8th & 9th September

Amazon Maintenance

This coming week on Tuesday the 8th and Wednesday the 9th of September Amazon will be carrying out two 4-hour scheduled maintenance periods. Our friends at ChannelAdvisor have announced that the two periods will commence at 6pm UK time (5pm UTC for Europe, 1pm EDT for the US and the wee small hours of the […]

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How to Fund your Digital Enterprise, Brighton: 17/9/15

Brighton digital festival

Are you bewildered by the options available to you when it comes to funding a digital business? If so, this workshop at the Sussex Innvovation Centre in Brighton might be able to help. To find out more and bag a place, visit this page. As they say: “Join digital professionals and funding experts at the […]

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eBay 20th birthday announcements: what’s in store? #ebay20

eBay New Logo Feat

Next week in San Jose, California, eBay is holding what’s dubbed a “Seller Summit” in celebration of 20 years of business. As eBay President and CEO Devin Wenig says of the event: “We will be unveiling exciting new products that further enrich and simplify the buying and selling experience, and tools that will empower sellers. […]

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Doddle opens up shop in King’s Cross station, London

Doddle Brixton

Doddle has opened up what it’s calling its flagship in King’s Cross station. The store will be open Monday to Friday from 7am to 8pm, Saturday 9am to 5pm and Sunday and Bank Holidays from 10am to 4pm. They say that 47 million pass through the area every year. Not just through King’s Cross but […]

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Amazon Fire phone flop leads to lay offs

Amazon logo feat

According to reports, Amazon has laid off dozens of engineers at it’s Lab126 hardware lab which designs and develops consumer devices like the Kindle, Echo, and Fire tablet. It was recently responsible for the Amazon Fire phone which has proved to be unsuccessful. Apparently, Lab126 employs roughly 3000 people, so the redundancies won’t likely be […]

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Just for fun: eBay homepage nostalgia

eBay old logo feat

Because today is eBay’s 20th Birthday I thought I’d share a screengrab of the eBay UK homepage from Christmas 2003. For some reason it has been loitering on my computer hard drive ever since. It’s just a bit of fun. Isn’t it amazing how far the internet and eBay have developed in the past ten […]

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MyHermes set to launch revamped website

myHermes International

Courier MyHermes has announced it will be launching a new website over the next few weeks. A small subset of customers will be already seeing the new site and it’s already available to mobile users. Myhermes say of the change: “We are pleased to announce that we are updating the myHermes website to ensure that […]

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It was twenty years ago today when Omidyar created eBay…

eBay old logo feat

Back in San Jose California, Pierre Omidyar launched what he called AuctionWeb on the Labor Weekend of 1995. That little idea became eBay and the creation myth says that blast off occurred on the 3rd of September 1995 and here we all are two decades on. My own association with eBay began 15 years ago […]

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DIY SEO for start-ups and small businesses, London: 7/9/15

enterprise nation

Enterprise Nation will be holding a workshop at their Somerset House HQ in London on the 7th of September. The focus will be SEO (search engine optimisation) for small businesses and start-ups. Join digital marketing consultant and chartered marketer Elizabeth Malone-Johnstone and learn top tips and tricks on how to manage your own SEO. To […]

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