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WNW Design News 2012

February 6, 2012

 

To keep you up to date with important and interesting news from the world of technology and the internet we are introducing a change of format to the WNW Design Newsletters. 

 

So you can quickly source information that is relevant to you we will be highlighting links to stories from highly regarded sources with a brief description of the article, so you can choose which stories you read in full.

Online retail sales soared in December even as high street struggled
Shoppers spent nearly £8bn over the internet, an increase of 16.5% over the same period in 2010
http://www.guardian.co.uk/business/2012/jan/19/online-retail-sales-soar-december

 

Facebook Timeline:  Things you and your kids need to know!
Over the next few weeks Facebook users will be forced to adopt Timeline, the social network’s new layout that is supposed to “tell your life story through photos, friendships and personal milestones like graduating or travelling to new places.” Now is the time to update your privacy settings.

 

Average price of 30 second Super Bowl advert is $3.5 million
Brands including Coca-Cola and Volkswagen will be using social media to extend the impact and longevity of their adverts. http://www.telegraph.co.uk/sport/othersports/americanfootball/9047918/Super-Bowl-average-price-of-30-second-advert-costs-3.5-million.html

 

What is SOPA and PIPA and how does it affect the UK?
The prospect of new copyright laws in the USA could have a profound effect on the internet worldwide, as the closure of Megadownload.com showed.  Wikipedia, Google and Facebook line up against Murdoch, Disney.
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-16628143

 

Online retail sales hit £50bn
With a new report showing online shoppers spent an average of just under £1,500 on 39 items each last year, retailers can no longer afford to ignore e-Retail
http://www.guardian.co.uk/money/2012/jan/19/online-retail-sales-hit-50bn

 

Facebook to float on Stock Market for $100!
Facebook plans to file papers with the US financial watchdog on 1st February according to the Financial Times and the Wall Street Journal
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-16779779

 

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