‘Digital boost’ for mental health sector



More people with mental health problems could receive the support they need if innovative technology was introduced across the sector, according to a new report. The NHS Confederation’s Mental Health Network and its partners believe that smartphone apps to track … Continue reading

UK’s online traders ‘feel confident’



A study has found that two thirds of smaller firms trading online and exporting overseas are confident of sales growth in 2013, with the US and Europe listed as being top of the growth targets list. Canada, Asia and Russia … Continue reading

Online retail bloomed at Christmas



The volume of online retail searches increased 14% in the final quarter of 2012 over the same period in 2011, the British Retail Consortium-Google Online Retail Monitor has revealed. The report was able for the first time to monitor the … Continue reading

Jump in mobile marketing spend predicted



Spending by retailers on mobile marketing will be almost double what was expected initially this year, a new report suggests. Juniper Research says that retailers will spend $55bn on mobile marketing over the course of 2013, much more than the … Continue reading

UK web users ‘open to new brands’



UK internet users are more open to switching brands when a new product is launched than consumers around the world, new market research has found. The Nielsen Global Survey of New Product Purchase Sentiment also revealed that Britons appear more … Continue reading

New health technology fund launches



New companies hoping to make a contribution to the study of major diseases and technologies to treat them are set to benefit from a multi-million pound investment scheme. The £50m venture capital fund, which has been set up by Scotland-based … Continue reading

Online marketing ‘generated £9bn last year’



British businesses raked in more than £9bn from affiliate marketing and lead generation activities last year, according to a new study. PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC), which conducted the survey on behalf of the Internet Advertising Bureau (IAB), said British firms spent £814 … Continue reading

DNA finding ‘may support cancer cures’



Four-stranded molecules of human DNA may hold the key to curing cancer, according to new research from Cambridge University. Scientists claimed the unusual “quadruple helix” molecules could play a pivotal role in the development of rapidly dividing cells, such as … Continue reading

‘Growth’ in online retail sales



Online retail sales grew at a faster than expected rate in December, with mobile devices proving particularly popular. Sales were up 12% on the previous month as Christmas shopping kicked into full swing, while the IMRG/Capgemini e-Retail Sales Index measured … Continue reading

Delivery warning for online sellers



Online retailers need to make sure they focus on getting orders to customers on time and should offer more delivery options, according to a study by Econsultancy. Over half (59%) of the shoppers questioned said that they would not use … Continue reading