US festive online spending up 19%

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US sales from internet retailers rose 19% between 1 November and 27 December compared with the same period of 2006, a report estimated. The online information group comScore said that online spending excluding travel...

Cell Phone Spending Surpasses Land Lines

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With Americans cutting the cord to their land lines, 2007 is likely to be the first calendar year in which U.S. households spend more on cell phone services, industry and government officials say. The most...

Online Holiday Retail Spending Skyrockets in 2007

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According to comScore Incorporated, a global leader in measuring the digital world, for the first 44 days of the November – December 2007 holiday e-commerce spending has hit $22 billion, which is an 18% increase...

Microsoft to hike spending on Embedded

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Microsoft will spend $75 million in 2007 on its "Windows Embedded" operating system for portable devices, up 33% from 2006, an executive at the world's largest software maker said yesterday. Microsoft, which competes with operating...

Video game spending to surpass music spending this year

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In its annual "Global Entertainment and Media Outlook" report covering 2007 through 2011, consulting firm Pricewaterhouse Coopers has concluded that the video gaming industry is poised to overtake the music industry in the US, with...

British Online Spending Tops £100 billion

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Total online spending by British shoppers has hit £100 billion, research shows. This figure dates back to April 1995 when e-retail first launched, according to the Interactive Media in Retail Group (IMRG). Britons spent £3.465...

Nintendo beefs up publicity and R&D spending

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Intent on supporting the successful launch of the DS, and developing its next-generation game console Revolution, Nintendo is increasing cash flow into two key areas during the remaining months of its fiscal year. ...

Dell CEO: IT spending to increase in 2004

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The world's largest personal computer maker, Dell, expects large companies to resume spending on information technology in 2004, Chief Executive Michael Dell was quoted as saying on Monday. In a joint interview in...

Spending To Fend Off Online Attacks Grows In 2004

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More than half of companies surveyed say they will increase their security budgets over the next three years. The information-security spending focus next year will be on hackers and viruses, according to research...

Online spending busts records

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Buoyed by an increase in the population of online shoppers and more liberal spending by online shopping veterans, e-commerce in the United States blew away old spending records with a nearly 40 percent leap over...

UK spending £40m on talking fridges

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Talking fridges and intelligent boilers could become standard household appliances as the UK Government announces a £40m spend on new technologies. The newly created Virtual Interdisciplinary Research Centre (vIRC) will bring together...

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