festive season

festive season

Are Tesco's special offers a Christmas fable?

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Tesco's promotional offers suggest bargains galore, but the reality of Christmas 'reductions' are a real festive surpriseNo doubt thousands, possibly millions, of Tesco Christmas Chocolate Yule Logs, will be sold during the festive season. As Tesco says, they are a half-price bargain - just £1.20, down from the normal price...
Are Tesco's special offers a Christmas fable?

Vidyo expands into gaming, partners with Nintendo to power Wii U video chat

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Vidyo, the telepresence company, has announced that it is providing the software for Nintendo’s Wii U Chat. The embeddable video chat feature will be included in every console. Nintendo has been pushing the new console in the US in the run up to Christmas with 5,000 kiosks showing the unit...
Vidyo expands into gaming, partners with Nintendo to power Wii U video chat

Chatterbox: Friday

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The place to talk about games and other things that matterIt's Friday, so those of you who've had to work for two days can now have two more days off again. Ah, the confusion of the festive season. There's only one way to get through it all and that's video...
Chatterbox: Friday

Amazon to create 1000 jobs in the UK for the Christmas season

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Students rejoice, there is work for you over the holiday season. Anyone who has taken up a seasonal job will likely remember the haul over Christmas and Amazon says that it will be opening 1000 jobs through its UK warehouses to cope with the demand for gift orders. Recruitment for...
Amazon to create 1000 jobs in the UK for the Christmas season

Google Apologizes To Customers Angry Over Nexus 4 Delays

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Google is still facing supply shortages for its Nexus 4, and is now apologizing to customers in the UK who are still waiting to receive the device. Customers have been complaining about Google's poor communication in the ordeal, citing confusion about delivery estimates and payments. "At this time of year...
Google Apologizes To Customers Angry Over Nexus 4 Delays

TNW's Daily Dose: Rovio downloads, BuzzFeed funding and more

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Rovio’s astounding festive season downloads, BuzzFeed funding and Current TV becomes Al Jazeera America, it’s all in today’s Daily Dose. You can catch The Daily Dose every Monday through Friday right here on The Next Web. Be sure to hit the subscription button of your choice below to get The...
TNW's Daily Dose: Rovio downloads, BuzzFeed funding and more

The 20 best games you may have missed in 2012 - part one

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From experimental indie puzzlers to idiosyncratic Japanese adventures, here are 20 great titles you may have overlookedAlthough many of us try to play every decent video game launched during the year, few achieve it. Inconveniences like jobs and loved ones (I'm joking), combined with the sheer wealth of new releases...
The 20 best games you may have missed in 2012 - part one

Amazon expected to reveal cash pile of up to $9bn after record Christmas

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Analysts say online retailer's reserves have swollen as row rages over tax contributionsRecord Christmas takings have swollen Amazon's cash pile to as much as $9bn, the online retailer is expected to declare on Tuesday in results that will inflame the debate over its tax contributions around the world.In just 13...
Amazon expected to reveal cash pile of up to $9bn after record Christmas

Google pushes 18 new Google+ features focusing on mobile, photos, events and Hangouts

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As Google begins to wind down its operations before Christmas, some of its teams have been working hard to get their new features out before the festive season truly begins. For the Google+ team, that day is today, and to mark the occasion have launched 18 new features for Google+. Some...
Google pushes 18 new Google+ features focusing on mobile, photos, events and Hangouts

Spread some holiday cheer with Pocket Card Lab

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Pocket Card Lab is an iOS app from Urbn Pockets. It’s normally a paid app, but in celebration of the festive season, the developers have temporarily made it free so children and the young at heart can make their own electronic holiday cards without having to pay a cent. It’s...
Spread some holiday cheer with Pocket Card Lab
Angry Birds Star Wars Blasts Off On Android, iOS, Windows Phone 8, Kindle Fire, Mac, PC, Windows 8 (Sorry BlackBerry Users)

How charities can use QR codes

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QR codes can be used to engage donors and make their donation journey quick and easy – and they're free to createYou may have noticed a rather curious patchwork square boxes on posters, in magazines and on the television more and more recently. If you have wondered to yourself: "what...
How charities can use QR codes

Christmas gifts: budget v bling

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We took classic festive gifts - slippers, scarves, perfume - and found the cheapest and the priciest. Anyone for a £100,000 bottle of scotch?Consumers are planning a frugal festive season this year, according to a Co-operative Bank report this week which found that one-third of us will be cutting back...
Christmas gifts: budget v bling

The shape of 2013 for UK startups

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The New Year is upon us and most hungry startups are back at the coal face, if they took a break at all over the festive season. So what is there to look forward in tech business and trends for 2013? What are the more practical hopes for startups and...
The shape of 2013 for UK startups

Dixons benefits from Comet's demise

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Electrical store sold five tablet computers each second before Christmas as competitor's collapse boosts salesDixons Retail sold five tablet computers every second in the run-up to Christmas as the electricals chain and Argos owner Home Retail Group benefited from consumers' seemingly insatiable appetite for gadgets and the demise of rival...
Dixons benefits from Comet's demise

The Oatmeal webcomic is being sued by greeting cards company Oatmeal Studios

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The creator of The Oatmeal, the notorious webcomic about pretty much anything that will make you laugh, may soon be returning to court. It’s yet another odd turn of events. Matthew Inman, the mastermind behind the webcomic, has been working recently with Recycled Greetings, a company that owns the Papyrus chain...
The Oatmeal webcomic is being sued by greeting cards company Oatmeal Studios

Happy #xmas: Christmas Day on Twitter

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Messages of faith, joy, comfort and questionable relevance as people take to their phones and laptops to break from family fun@LambethPalace ABC: the truth of God is the most comforting and joyful presence we can imagine, and also the most disorienting and demanding #CSWC The Archbishop of Canterbury's office live...
Happy #xmas: Christmas Day on Twitter

Future predicts 'tablet Christmas' will boost e-editions sales

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Magazine publisher hopes for seasonal surge as digital sales of titles such as T3 break the £6m mark this yearMagazine publisher Future is banking on a huge sales surge of e-editions of its titles thanks to an expected "tablet Christmas", as digital sales of titles such as T3 and Metal...
Future predicts 'tablet Christmas' will boost e-editions sales

Etsy targets the UK market with 2 million uniques per month and 3 million sales set for the holiday season

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It might not feel like it for most, but the festive season is upon us. Ecommerce sites are gearing up to tempt us all into spending with them as we start to consider gifts for the holidays. Etsy, the global craft market is also on the case. With a new...
Etsy targets the UK market with 2 million uniques per month and 3 million sales set for the holiday season
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