Scotland urged to exploit online shopping market

SCOTLAND is missing out on its share of the online shopping market and is failing to cash in on the internet's soaring popularity in comparison with the British high street, experts are warning.

Online shopping spree for Christmas Day

MORE than three million people will shop online on Christmas Day, experts predict.

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Web wins out in Christmas battle

SANTA might be better off ditching his sleigh, sacking the elves and ordering his presents online.

Online spending reaches record £767,500 per minute

ONLINE spending hit a record high at 1:09pm yesterday, a payment processing company claimed last night.

Scots log on as online Christmas shopping set for £4bn record

ONLINE shopping will reach its busiest ever peak tomorrow, according to analysts, as shoppers turn to the internet to buy presents in the build-up to Christmas.

XCalibre challenges Amazon

XCALIBRE, the Livingston-based web-hosting firm, is to take on Amazon for a slice of the world's £4bn hosting market with a new pay-as-you-go server programme.

Web soaking up sales

JULY'S wet weather helped drive online shopping to record levels, according to the Interactive Media in Retail Group.

Online snake sales a danger warns father

A FATHER who bought a man-eating python that could grow up to 30ft long has warned people of the dangers of buying pets online.

MySpace logs 10.2 million UK users

IT HELPED propel the Arctic Monkeys to stardom and gave a platform to the growing interest in Lily Allen.

Gridlock on the superhighway as web grinds to a halt

WHETHER updating their YouTube sites or sending holiday snaps home to mum, millions of consumers have come to expect the internet to work in the blink of an eye.

Moneysupermarket plans July flotation

MONEYSUPERMARKET, the price comparison website founded in 1999, has ended months of speculation by announcing it is seeking to float in London next month.

Spowart's comparison site at war with Direct Line over ad campaign

PEOPLESCHAMPION.COM, set-up last summer by serial financial guru Jim Spowart, has hit back at claims that comparison sites are confusing for customers and should carry "accuracy warnings".

Wisden sells Cricinfo site to US giant

CRICKET'S most popular website, Cricinfo, was yesterday sold by owner Wisden to US sports broadcasting group ESPN for an undisclosed fee.

Fancy buying Scotland for £2m?

SCOTLAND will go on sale at an auction in New York with a price tag of offers over £2 million, The Scotsman can reveal.

Kangaroo jumps at chance to auction unwanted goods

A DUNDEE firm has set up a website on which businesses can sell off unwanted or surplus stock.

Web commerce help

EDINBURGH Chamber of Commerce is to host an event on Thursday in which web commerce experts will explain to businesses how to get the best out of internet marketing through maximising search engine activity.

Yahoo losing ground in battle with Google

INTERNET search engine Yahoo has seen quarterly profits slump 11 per cent to £71 million as it battles to keep up with rival Google.

Online tycoons net the castle with a record £5m price tag

TWO internet entrepreneurs from Edinburgh have paid £5 million for a Lothian stately home after selling their company for £50m.

Web pioneers say code of conduct needed to clean up manners online

THEY are the online diaries of the 21st century where writers often condemn their employers or write racily about their love lives. But the world of blogging faced a new challenge last night as two internet pioneers called for a new code of manners for anyone tempted to pour out their heart on the web.

MyTravel in web deal

AMBERGREEN, the Edinburgh-based search engine marketing agency, has clinched a contract with travel agency MyTravel, to optimise its internet presence.

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