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Kobo, a unique eBook platform, arrives in the UK

Kobo, a unique eBook platform, arrives in the UK

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 »

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24thFeb 2010

Twitter hits 50 million tweets per day

Twitter hits 50 million tweets per day

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 »

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23rdFeb 2010

Condé Nast to produce upmarket business title for Clydesdale and Yorkshire Banks

Condé Nast to produce upmarket business title for Clydesdale and Yorkshire Banks

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 »

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23rdFeb 2010

Channel 4 caps amazing run for White Light Media

Channel 4 caps amazing run for White Light Media

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 »

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22ndFeb 2010

Consumer online spending starts to slow

Consumer online spending starts to slow

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 »

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22ndFeb 2010

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