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By Chris Dawson January 17, 2018 - 12:24 pm

Small channels banned from YouTube monetisation

YouTube have changed their eligibility for monetising videos through the YouTube Partner Program (YPP) which could discourage small content creators from starting out on the site. The new YPP eligibility requirements for monetization are to have attracted 4,000 hours of watchtime within the past 12 months

As many as 30k UK SMEs could be owed money by Carillion

It is estimated that as many as 30,000 small businesses could be owed money by Carillion, which went tinto compulsory liquidation on Monday. It was typical for SMEs to be on 120 day payment terms so sums owed could stretch back several months. And needless

Online outstripped the High Street in Christmas 2017

Christmas 2017 wasn't a boom season for the High Street. UK shoppers increasingly shopped for Christmas presents online in 2017 according to new figures from the British Retail Consortium (BRC). Almost a quarter (24.1%) of non-food shopping took place online in the run up to

Leaked image of Samsung Galaxy S9 box reveals phone features

What purports to be an image of the Samsung Galaxy S9 retail box has been posted on Imgur and reveals some interesting features of Samsung's upcoming handset which is expected to be officially announced at the Mobile World Congress in February. A 5.8" screen comes with

MP calls for new SME banks disputes tribunal

A member of the British Parliament is calling for the establishment of a new SME banks disputes tribunal to oversee disagreements between small businesses and banks. Kevin Hollinrake is MP for Thirsk and Malton and Vice-Chair of the All Party Parliamentary Group for Fair Business Banking

Credit and debit card surcharges will be banned in the UK from Saturday

Expecting shoppers to pay credit and debit card surcharges will be banned in the UK from Saturday, 13th January. That includes services taking payment for flights online or small shops around the corner. The new rule stems from EU legislation but the UK measures go

Royal Mail union CWU reports “substantial progress” in negotiations

The major Royal Mail union, the CWU, has signalled that progress is being made in the negotiations about pensions and working practices. The good news is that it looks increasingly unlikely that strikes are on the cards on the foreseeable future. According to the London branch

ChannelGrabber add Product Bundles capability

For many sellers on marketplaces and websites product bundles are an essential tool for differentiating their offerings and increasing average order sizes. You may sell cameras, but if you can sell a bundle including a lens, case and tripod then you still only have to

Selling Online Conference – Coventry

There's an interesting 'Selling Online Conference' taking place on the 1st of February in Coventry. Attendees will b joined by Google, Facebook, Push Marketing, Bing, Marks & Clerk, Western Union, Royal Mail, Tmall and Barclays who will cover some of the topics listed below during

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