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Q&A: The ways tech is driving e-commerce Special

There are a range of new and emergent technologies that is are helping to shape e-commerce like blockchain, app development and more. To discover more about these, Jonathan Fries from Exadel provides some insights.

Q&A: New SaaS-based business VoIP communications solution Special

For sales reps, calls are reportedly 10-15 times more likely to generate a successful sale. Focusing on this, Versature have launched a new product to allow companies to leverage call data to improve the way they do business.

Raising the minimum wage helped Walmart boost sales

Walmart, Amazon's biggest rival in online shopping, increased its minimum wage back in 2016. That same year, the retailer saw a boost in sales, which the CEO attributed to the pay raise.

Q&A: Why virtual video calls will be key to sales success Special

New data from SalesLoft reveals that both buyers (93 percent) and sellers (92 percent) prefer virtual video calls over in person meetings. This could mean new disruptions for the sales sector.

Q&A: Blockchain makes waves in real-estate Special

Camber Creek is aiming to help start-up companies that have created technology that can improve the real estate industry by investing in them and helping them into the space. This includes innovations in blockchain.

Bringing blockchain to real estate: Q&A Special

Imbrex is an Ethereum blockchain based real estate marketplace. The aim is to open communication channels between the world’s real estate networks creating an environment akin to a global Multiple Listing Service (MLS).

Cloud based phone system helps manage remote teams: Q&A Special

Managing sales teams remotely can be challenging for businesses. Aircall is one solution: a cloud based phone system built to enable remote collaboration for sales and support teams. Olivier Pailhes, CEO of Aircall explains how this technology works.

Increase in PC sales for the first time since 2012

The first months of 2018 have seen the first rise in personal computer sales in almost six years, with a rise of 1.4 percent year-on-year growth for the period April to June 2018. There are some key reasons for this turnaround.

How intelligence systems help companies win deals: Q&A Special

New technology is allowing companies to obviate the need to find a sales-superstar. By using artificial intelligence, companies can instead turn average sellers into closers. Byron Matthews, CEO of Miller Heiman Group explains how.

As sales plunge and losses mount — Sears to close 72 more stores

On Thursday, Sears Holdings, which owns Sears and Kmart, announced that it has identified 100 non-profitable stores and that it would be closing 72 of these locations “in the near future.”

Global electric car sales up over 50 percent in 2017: IEA

Paris - Electric car sales around the world rose by 54 percent in 2017, taking global stock across the three-million threshold, the International Energy Agency said in a report Wednesday.

Social learning platform for sales and talent development Special

Braidio is a social learning platform for sales enablement and talent development, integrating real-time communications capabilities. To find out more we spoke with Iain Scholnick, the company's CEO.

Black Friday sales have already passed $3.5 billion

Black Friday shoppers have spent more than $3.5 billion online. The deals have never been steeper. The demand for discounts and rise of online shopping could be a problem for some retailers if they fail to adjust their strategies.

Volkswagen defies 'dieselgate' to boost sales in 2016

Frankfurt Am Main - Scandal-hit German carmaker Volkswagen said Monday it increased sales in 2016, despite strong headwinds after it admitted to cheating on regulatory emissions tests for millions of vehicles.VW said it had delivered 5.99 million vehicles last year, up 2....

HP website slip-up advertises £2k laptop for less than £2

HP has apologised to customers after the UK version of its online store inadvertently listed a laptop worth more than £2,000 for just £1.58 over the weekend. It admitted its mistake but said it will not honour the sales.

Fitbit's Blaze off to a blazing start, 1m sold in first month

Fitbit has managed to surprise investors by selling over 1 million of its new Alta and Blaze fitness wearables each in the first month of availability. Shares fell at the announcement of the devices which now appear to be an unexpected hit with customers.

Tablet sales to fall as Windows 'detachables' rise in popularity

Sales of tablet computers are expected to fall almost 6 percent this year as other more versatile products rise in popularity. Hybrids are expected to see particular success, driven by Windows-based laptops that convert into tablets.

HTC sells 15,000 Vive VR headsets in first 10 minutes

The HTC Vive has established itself as one of the most popular virtual reality headsets around. The company confirmed this yesterday as it saw thousands of the $800 kits fly off its shelves when pre-orders opened online.

Adele's album '25' exceeds 8 million in sales in America

Music superstar Adele has been on a roll with her new album "25." It has sold over 8 million copies in the United States.

1.4 billion smartphones were shipped in 2015

1.4 billion smartphones were sold during 2015 according to market analysts IDC. Smartphone sales may be slowing but overall volumes are still very high. Samsung remains the largest manufacturer, followed by Apple and Huawei.

McDonald's reports menu changes boosted restaurant sales

New York - McDonald's Corp. reported Monday that introduction of all-day breakfast and other menu changes helped sales rise nearly 6 percent in the fourth quarter last year.

U.S. judge bans sale of Samsung phones in meaningless patent case

Apple has won a victory in its patent dispute with Samsung as a U.S. court has ruled Samsung should be banned from selling its smartphones in the country. The case is meaningless though because the phones are all years old and the patents almost invalid.

Computer sales fall by over 10% in record decline in demand

Sales in PCs fell by a record 10.6 percent in the fourth quarter of 2015 over the same period of 2014 amid consistent declining sales in all the regions of the world. Blame has been placed on the increasing popularity of tablets and convertible laptops.

Huawei now third biggest smartphone brand, sold 100m in 2015

Huawei has been enjoying a noticeable increase in demand for its smartphones this year. The extent of its growth is now clear as the company has moved up to third largest manufacturer in the world after selling 100 million handsets in the past 12 months.

iPad popularity wanes as Microsoft Surface sells more strongly

A report has concluded that the Microsoft Surface now sells more strongly online than the iPad, often perceived to be the leading tablet device. Although Apple still dominates overall market share, Microsoft is seeing the most sales.

Black Friday crowds smaller, calmer in stores across the country

New York - Smaller crowds and fewer unruly bargain-hunters made the start of the holiday shopping season seem almost civilized, reports from around the country appear to indicate.

Sony has sold 30 million PlayStation 4 consoles worldwide

Sony has announced it has sold over 30 million PlayStation 4 consoles worldwide since launch. It puts the company on a strong footing going into the all-important holiday season. Sony claims the figure shows PS4 is the "best place to play."

Report claims U.S. iPhone usage has crossed 100 million handsets

Over 100 million iPhones are now being actively used in just the U.S., according to a report. Over two thirds of those devices have been sold within the past two years and are iPhone 6 or 6S models.

Xbox One outsells PlayStation 4 for first time in six months

The Xbox One has managed to outsell the PlayStation 4 for the first time since April as Microsoft's promise of the "best games line-up in history" and yesterday's console update begin to make an impression on gamers.

Apple Watch 'enormously successful' according to designer

A key designer of the Apple Watch has said the device has been a success and will become a 'game-changer' over time. He admitted the smartwatch hasn't gained the immediate recognition some thought it would though.
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Boxing Day Sales in Canary Wharf, London.
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Boxing Day Sales in Canary Wharf, London.
Boxing Day Sales in Canary Wharf  London.
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Car sales are gaining traction as they roll through the months. February was a vast year-over-year improvement for most.
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Share of Top Brands Selling Tablets Online - Last 12 Months
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A GIF explains how music industry sales have progressed over the past 30 years
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Boxing Day Sales in Canary Wharf  London.
Boxing Day Sales in Canary Wharf, London.
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Oracle Canada office in Markham.
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Graph from a report claiming the iPhone now has over 100 million U.S. users
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CONCEPT: A Rock & Roll McDonald's restaurant is seen on the North Side of Chicago.
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A young girl looks up at a toy sales display in a JC Penney store during Black Friday sales in New York
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A store advertising its sales
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Boxing Day Sales in Canary Wharf, London.
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Boxing Day Sales in Canary Wharf, London.
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OPEN, OPEN: "Gray Thursday" crowds jam the video games and movies section of a Walmart store in Klamath Falls, Ore., on Thanksgiving Day in 2013.
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