US online sales nudge $20bn in Q1
US consumers are increasingly seeing the internet as an alternative way to purchase goods as illustrated by the continuing rise in revenues from ecommerce retail sales.
E-tailers tempt Brit shoppers off the street
British shoppers are being lured off the high street and onto the internet. Data from the Interactive Media in Retail Group (IMRG) reveals web shopping grew 30 per cent in April, the biggest year-on-year increase for seven months.
Gov.UK plans cheap digital IDs for egovernment
The Government is planning to offer citizens low-cost digital certificates to give them more convenient and secure access to online government services.
Underground showdown: defacers take on phishers
Groups fighting against online criminals intent on phishing have gained allies from another species of underground miscreant: website defacers.
Orange pushes TV on 3G display
Orange customers "will be the first in the UK" to watch TV - live broadcasts - on their mobiles. And it will cost them: ten quid a month. And you'll have to have a Nokia 6680 phone. And you'll have to be in 3G coverage...
Star Wars' galactic dollars
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