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Online shopping increases van sales

By Dyenamic Solitions - Last updated: Sunday, April 26, 2015

The increase of online shopping has helped van sales in the UK to a record high. The Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders said a home delivery boom had resulted in almost 100,000 vans being registered in the first three months of 2015 – 22.3% up on that period in 2014. It said 108,456 commercial […]

Mobile phones celebrate 40th anniversary

By Dyenamic Solitions - Last updated: Thursday, April 4, 2013

The first mobile phone call was made 40 years ago- on 3 April 1973.Martin Cooper, a senior engineer at Motorola, called a rival colleague at another telecoms company and announced he was speaking from “a ‘real’ cellular telephone”. In 2012 a report carried out by the International Telecommunication Union found that there were six billion […]

Wikipedia reveals most searched articles of 2012

By Dyenamic Solitions - Last updated: Friday, December 28, 2012

Wikipedia has revealled striking differences in what proved the most popular across the different language versions of the online encyclopaedia in 2012.Facebook topped the English edition while an entry for adult video actresses did best in Japan. Hua Shan – a Chinese mountain featuring “the world’s deadliest hiking trail” – topped the Dutch list. By […]

Ecommerce websites face new OFT scrutiny

By Dyenamic Solitions - Last updated: Wednesday, November 28, 2012

UK regulators are examining ecommerce websites on how they may be monitoring online shoppers in order to target them with different prices.The Office of Fair Trading (OFT) will consider how consumer data is collected and if any activities could be illegal. The OFT said it wanted to gather more information in order to assess if […]

Doctors could Skype patients to save time and money claim legal advisers

By Dyenamic Solitions - Last updated: Monday, November 26, 2012

Online video calling such as Skype could be used for GPs consultations with patients and save the NHS money legal advisers have claimed.Providing doctors are aware of the limitations of the technology and are careful that the video link in secure, video calling could reduce the number of missed GP appointments, a medical legal organisation […]

Geeks and Nerds- are they now positive nouns like Boffins?

By Dyenamic Solitions - Last updated: Friday, November 23, 2012

Are the names “geek” or “nerd” now becoming socially acceptable- even admired?It used to be implied that the person was socially awkward, even socially inferior. Now a “nerd”, or a “geek” can be a driven Machiavellian bent on success – even a Boffin- a Gordon Gekko in a hoodie. Today when people think of “geeks” […]

Millions in UK lack basic online skills

By Dyenamic Solitions - Last updated: Monday, November 12, 2012

About 16 million people in the UK lack basic online skills- a new survey suggests.The report, conducted by consultancy firm Booz & Company, defines basic skills as using a search engine, sending and receiving emails, completing online applications and accessing information online. Go ON UK, a charity chaired by the UK digital champion- and fellow […]

UK businesses optimistic about overseas expansion

By Dyenamic Solitions - Last updated: Monday, November 5, 2012

UK businesses are optimistic about the prospects for overseas expansion according to accountants BDO.Some 78% of the 100 UK firms surveyed expected revenue from foreign ventures to grow over the next three years. However, firms across the world are shunning eurozone hotspots like Spain and Greece, the same survey indicated. Despite their optimism, almost a […]

OFT cracks down on leading online retailers

By Dyenamic Solitions - Last updated: Wednesday, October 17, 2012

In a crackdown on leading online retailers the Office of Fair Trading has found that more than a third could be breaking UK consumer laws.A check of 156 popular websites suggested that as many as 62 may not be fully complying with consumer protection law. The Office of Fair Trade (OFT) found unreasonable restrictions on […]

Facebook UK makes loss

By Dyenamic Solitions - Last updated: Thursday, October 11, 2012

Facebook’s UK business made a loss last year.Facebook also joins the list of those companies which some may accuse of tax dodging as they paid a tax bill of just over £238,000 on sales of £175 million. The social networking group’s London business reported a pre-tax loss of £13.9 million last year, against a £1.1 […]