Kobo, an eBook shop backed by the US wing of the retail store Borders, launches in the UK today. It boasts a library of over 2 million titles and is supported by a range of large publishers including Random House UK, Penguin Group UK, Bloomsbury, Simon & Schuster UK and Faber & Faber. Read more »
In a post on his blog yesterday Twitter's analytics guru Kevin Weil confirmed that there are now over 50 million tweets a day.
"Folks were tweeting 5,000 times a day in 2007. By 2008, that number was 300,000, and by 2009 it had grown to 2.5 million per day. Tweets grew 1,400% last year to 35 million per day. Today, we are seeing 50 million tweets per day-that's an average of 600 tweets per second. " Read more »
Condé Nast's contract publishing division has secured a deal to publish an upscale business lifestyle magazine for Clydesdale and Yorkshire Banks.
The bi-annual title, provisionally called the Journal, will target the banks' wealthy clients and offer intelligent, business and lifestyle content, according to Condé Nast. Read more »
Channel 4 has commissioned Edinburgh-based White Light Media to produce a 32-page publication celebrating investment in creative content across the UK. Called Creative Cities, the publication will be distributed this spring. Read more »
The latest figures from IMRG Capgemini e-Retail Sales Index UK show that while online shopping revenue figures are up year on year they aren't growing as quickly as previous years. Consumer s apparently spent £4.3bn in January 2010 - 5% more than the previous January - which is the lowest annual increase ever recorded. Read more »