One of the myths about online retail technology was that it would only pass on benefits to the consumer. That’s not always the case. Everything is cheaper online, right? Wrong! That’s what they want you to believe.
Retail technology companies could do far more to help the charity sector and it would cost them hardly anything
One of the most enduring popular myths about the modern economy is that there’s an easy fortune to be made in online trading, if you can only be bothered to make the effort. The implication is that the unemployed really ought to jolly well pull their socks up and start a business.
Joe Bloggs wishes to use a pseudonym on Facebook as he does not want his employer and his tutors to know that he has an account. Or, Jane does not wish to have her Google services merged into one account
If you resent giving money to corporations that avoid their taxes, the alternatives are painfully expensive. Especially in retail. As an experiment in ethics, I tried getting rid of assorted films, clothes, books and games using anyone but eBay, Amazon and Google. It cost me around £300 but, as we shall see, it was all worth it.
By Nick Booth | | Friday, 11 January 2013 at 3:22 pm
America’s busiest shopping day is in full swing today as traditional Black Friday sales hit streets across the country. The exciting shopping season began as early as 4am
What’s trending and why?
Sites like eBay, Amazon and Gumtree are taking over the retail world but they are also home to a growing phenomenon that no one could have predicted – they may just be the breeding ground for the next generation of comic talent.
5000 mile project: To the end of the earth, in the footsteps of pumas and the lost people of Magellan
These first few days of our year-long 5000 mile project run of South America represent some of the most remote and hostile.
If it isn’t already top of your search engine, we’ve noticed that Amazon are selling Nazi flags on the site. At the bargain price of £6.44, comments mocking the items have appeared in reviews on the site. But should flags that represent a racist and offensive ideology be up for sale? John Rentoul and Matthew Bell open the debate.
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