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Breaking News Fall in desktop searches hurts Google Posted on:19/07/2013

Nokia set to claw back smartphone territory The “re-invention” of zoom by Nokia within the new Nokia Lumia 1020 is posied to help the company drive a stake into the smartphone market dominated by Apple and Samsung. The phone features a second generation 41 megapixel sensor, which Nokia says consumers can discover more detail than ever before. TRENDS: Compact, quality, connectivity more.. RESULTS AND RANGES: Cameras gear for renewed focus on innovation OUTLOOK: Connected products drive imaging industry Special Edition News confidence RESULTS AND RANGES: Floorcare defies retail downturn by adapting to consumer trends FUTURE PLANS: Suppliers embrace Spring cleaning promotions

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Google’s financial report yesterday has shown the impact of the consumer’s switch from desktop use to smartphones on the business. Google’s second-quarter results missed analysts’ expectations for revenue and profit and showed that its desktop search business continues to slow while ad prices fall as it struggles to make as much money on mobile devices. more..

LG kicks Optimus brand to the curb Posted on:19/07/2013 LG Electronics which until now, has badged its premium phone range the Optimus series and offered multiple models, including the Optimus G Pro and F5 will change the name to the G series. The first phone in the series will be the G2 (launch date still to be revealed), the company said today.

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111th Anniversary of Invention of AirConditioning Posted on:19/07/2013

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UE makes music social Posted on:19/07/2013 At an exclusive event in Sydney’s eastern suburbs yesterday, Ultimate Ears unveiled its UE boom, designed for digital music convenience. more..

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Bricks-and-mortar set to grow with online Posted on:18/07/2013 By Emily Bencic While online shopping growth is continuing, so are traditional in-store sales in New Zealand, according to Colliers International national director of research and consulting, Alan McMahon. “National core retail household expenditure, excluding online shopping, is forecast to … more..

iSuppli says smartphone sales to double by 2017 Posted on:18/07/2013 By Claire Moffat If you businesses doesn’t yet has a presence on a mobile device, you may need to get cracking as leading researcher IHS iSuppli is estimating smartphone shipments will double from 2012 to 2017. The company cited the …

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Final buyout of Dick Smith Posted on:18/07/2013 Anchorage Partners has finally completed a release from the financial obligations of the Dick Smith business to its former partner; Woolworths. more..

Masters’ losses to hit $157 million Posted on:18/07/2013

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At a conference call this morning, Woolworths revealed that losses for home improvement joint venture Masters, will hit $157 million for the 2012-13 financial year but the group insisted the result will not fall further into the red for the current year. more..

Uniden meets DIY security solution demand Posted on:18/07/2013 Australian consumers are becoming more security conscious and are increasingly looking

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Posted on:18/07/2013 US: Nikon has unveiled an interactive Facebook app, My Nikon World, that awards user participation with community points and digital badges for taking and posting photos. more.. LG updates Optimus G Pro Posted on:18/07/2013 US: LG is adding new features to its Optimus G Pro smartphone, including Smart Video, dual-camera capability, new video recording and more. more.. Hisense planning factory growth in South Africa Posted on:15/07/2013 SOUTH AFRICA: Chinese appliance and consumer electronics maker Hisense opened a plant to make TVs and refrigerators in South Africa last month, and, according to media reports, is already beginning discussions on more plants in the vicinity. more..


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Retail sales grow 1.4% in June Posted on:15/07/2013 UK: Retail sales experienced growth of 1.4% on a like-for-like basis in June 2013, according to the British Retail Consortium (BRC) and KPMG’s monthly monitor. more..

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INDIA: Sony India focuses on DSLR camera growth Posted on:11/07/2013 Sony India is aggressively marketing its DSLR category of cameras in India, as compact cameras experience declines. more..

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UK:Roberts Radio celebrates The Beatles with promotion

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Roberts Radio is running a special promotion to help retailers boost sales, in celebration of the 50th anniversary of legendary pop group The Beatles. The store is offering every customer who buys a Roberts radio the chance to win a free pair of tickets to see Beatles-themed musical Let It Be at the Savoy Theatre, along with a night of luxury in London’s famous Savoy Hotel. more..

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Touch-based interfaces tipped to drive computing Posted on:18/07/2013 A changeover to touchscreen interfaces will help retailers into new sales opportunities in computing, according to North American CE and IT distributor, D&H Distributing. more..

Global e-commerce to soar 17.5% in 2013 Posted on:15/07/2013 US:Global e-commerce sales are expected to rise 17.5% this year to $963 billion, up from $820.5 billion last year, according to a study by Siemer & Associates. more..

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