Apple Watch verdict – Apple Watch is the best smartwatch on the market 

Tim Bradshaw, writing in the Financial Times, says that the Apple Watch is the best smartwatch on the market but that its biggest shortcoming is its speed. He found himself regularly staring at a loading screen as an app strained to pull even simple

Silver lining: Amazon’s cloud business

   Today, nearly a decade after it launched its cloud-computing business, Amazon, the world’s biggest e-commerce firm, will finally enlighten its shareholders about the unit’s size, growth and profitability. Analysts estimate Amazon Web Services to have had revenue of around

Poundworld first of Britain’s single-price “pound store” chains to open an online store

Poundworld has become the the privately owned retailer yesterday launched a transactional website Poundworldplus.co.uk, which offers 4,000 items priced at a pound. Chris Edwards, the trading director, said: “There is a huge consumer demand for an online store that delivers

Mobilegeddon: Google’s revised algorithm

The timing is awkward, to say the least. Today Google starts implementing a new version of its algorithm for mobile searches, which will penalise many sites. The overhaul (widely called “mobilegeddon”) comes less than a week after the European Union

Only 16% of global retail chiefs say they fulfil omnichannel orders profitably

Only 16% of global retail chiefs say they fulfil omnichannel orders profitably. Only 16% of companies say they are able to fulfil omnichannel demand profitably due to rising costs as they sell across more channels. Source: Multichannel Retail Source: Intology

Indian retailers go online bypassing the western bricks-and-mortar retail model

The Times’ Robin Pagnamenta reports on how India’s online retailers are bypassing the western bricks-and-mortar retail model. This is not a surprise, he says, given the country’s expertise in IT, cheap Indian labour and consumers who are well used to

Jawbone announces AmEx partnership

Jawbone announces AmEx partnership

Jawbone has announced that the new version of its UP fitness-tracking wristband, which goes on sale this summer, will allow American Express customers be able to make contactless payments in stores by touching the device to payment points. Source: Intology Ltd

‘Mapping prices’ survey shows cheapest places for goods and services

‘Mapping prices’ survey shows cheapest places for goods and services. Deutsche Bank survey shows shopping in Europe and Japan is cheaper while Australia is world’s most expensive country Where in the world do you get the cheapest hair cut, or

Sainsbury’s test new app in-store to help with product locations

Sainsbury’s test new app in-store to help with product locations

Sainsbury’s is testing an in-store app that will allow shoppers to build a shopping list on their phone. The app will then offer directions in any chosen store to each item. The app is an extension of Sainsbury’s current Scan-and-Go

Poundland sales break a billion

Poundland sales break a billion

Poundland has posted annual sales of £1.11bn for the 12 months to the end of March, up 11.4% on the previous year. Like-for-like sales also improved, up 2.4%. The company expects to have earned profits of around £43.8m, and will