Flickr acquired by SmugMug

Flickr acquired by SmugMug

Flickr, the photo sharing website, has been acquired by premium photo hosting company SmugMug. Based on what SmugMug are currently saying I’m hoping that this might actually be a good thing.

Flickr and SmugMug will continue to operate as separate entities indefinitely, although CEO Don MacAskill says he doesn’t yet know what his plans are for Flickr.

 
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Merry Christmas & Happy New Year

Merry Christmas & Happy New Year

We’d like to thank all our clients for their custom in 2017.

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UK lagging behind the global average in mobile internet usage

UK lagging behind the global average in mobile internet usage

According to Zenith’s Mobile Advertising Forecasts 2017, the UK is lagging behind the global average in mobile internet usage.

Globally, mobile internet usage accounts for 73% of time spent on the internet. In contrast, UK usage of a mobile device to access the internet is just 57%, with a rise to 64% expected in 2018.

 
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UK predicted to be world’s third biggest market for e-commerce in 2021

UK predicted to be world’s third biggest market for e-commerce in 2021

According to new data from Worldpay, the payment processing service, the UK will be the world’s third biggest market for e-commerce in 2021. This means it will grow by and average of almost 10 per cent over the next five years and put the UK just behind China and the US in terms of the value of online transactions.

 
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Esso launches mobile payment app for fuel purchases

Esso launches mobile payment app for fuel purchases

Esso has launched a new app for mobile phones, that allows customers to pay for their fuel at the petrol station. Using cloud-based technology, the system is quick and secure.

Once at the pump and before filling up with fuel, customers can open the app, select the pump number and authorise payment. When the nozzle for the fuel pump has been replaced the app confirms the payment amount and emails them a receipt for their purchase.

 
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Adobe to phase out Flash Player plugin by end of 2020

Adobe to phase out Flash Player plugin by end of 2020

Adobe has said that it plans to phase out its Flash Player plugin by the end of 2020. Once widely used in games, online radio and animation, much of Flash’s functionality has now been replaced by HTML5.

 
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