Tag Archives: United Kingdom

14Jan/21

IBM Helps Audi UK Reimagine the Digital Customer Experience

Online sales inquiries increase 59%; car buying experience puts prospective customers in the driver’s seat

ARMONK, N.Y. and LONDON, Jan. 14, 2021 /PRNewswire/ — IBM [NYSE: IBM] and Audi UK, one of the world’s leading premium automotive manufacturers, collaborated to redesign Audi’s website to deliver a far more engaging digital customer experience. During the course of 2020, Audi has seen a 59% increase in UK online sales inquiries despite an almost 30% industry decline in new UK car sales during the pandemic. Continue reading

12Jan/21

World’s First Robotic Kitchen Launched

– Most advanced domestic robot ever – cooks from scratch and even cleans up afterwards

– Six years research and testing with 100 strong design and engineering team

– Incorporates Italian design with world-leading German technology

– Choose from 5000 recipes or record your own using family favorites

LONDON, Jan. 12, 2021 /PRNewswire/ — The world’s first robotic kitchen was showcased today at CES 2021 (Consumer Electronics Show), one of the world’s premier consumer technology shows. Created by British technology company, Moley Robotics, the system features a dexterous robot integrated into a luxury kitchen, that prepares freshly-cooked meals at the touch of a button. Continue reading

22Dec/20

Lifesum study finds that lockdown made Brits healthier but snacked more

LONDON, Dec. 22, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — Lifesum, one of the world’s most popular health apps, with over 45 million users, has revealed how Brits ate during the pandemic. The study analysed 10,000 people and showed that Brits became healthier in lockdown, but snacked more once lifted, and lost more weight during the pandemic by adding a healthy twist to traditional British food. Continue reading

13Dec/20

Xoom, a PayPal service, announces secure money transfers to mobile wallets in 12 countries in Africa

Xoom, PayPal’s money transfer service, announced that the company’s customers in the US, UK, Canada and Europe can now send secure and convenient money transfers directly to mobile wallets in key markets across Africa with a focus on the underbanked segment. This new service expands the company’s offering to send money to mobile wallets in Burundi, Cameroon, Ghana, Kenya, Madagascar, Malawi, Mozambique, Rwanda, Tanzania, Uganda, Zambia, and Zimbabwe—with plans to include more markets in 2021. Read more

07Dec/20

British homes – which each have 28 connected devices – are getting more high-tech this Christmas, as 83% of UK consumers plan to gift a digital device according to BT Full Fibre

LONDON, Dec. 7, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — The typical British family has 28 devices connected to the internet – and their online activity has peaked during the pandemic, new research from BT Full Fibre reveals.

BT Full Fibre available across the UK, with prices starting at £39.99
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05Oct/20

BMI Celebrates Its 2020 London Awards Winners

BMI (Broadcast Music, Inc.) paid tribute to the top UK and European songwriters, composers and music publishers of the most-performed songs of the previous year at the 2020 BMI London Awards. Honourees for Song of the Year, Million-Air Awards, Top 30 Pop Songs and Film, TV & Visual Media were celebrated across BMI’s digital and social channels. To recognise their remarkable achievements, BMI created a special page on its website where fans can watch video messages, listen to award-winning songs and take a look back at the best award show moments throughout the years. Read more

03Oct/20

AutoStore sues Ocado for infringing technology patents central to the Ocado Smart Platform

AutoStore, the pioneer and global leader in automated storage and retrieval systems (AS/RS), today filed patent infringement lawsuits in the United States and the United Kingdom against the UK FTSE 100-listed online grocery retailer and technology company, Ocado Group Plc.

AutoStore is seeking court orders barring Ocado and its partner, Tharsus Group (of Blyth, UK), from manufacturing, importing, using and selling technology that infringes AutoStore’s patents, as well as monetary damages. Ocado has signed agreements with retailers such as Kroger (US), Marks & Spencer (UK), and Morrisons (UK) that rely on the continued infringement of AutoStore’s intellectual property. Read more

28Sep/20

ZeroAvia Completes World First Hydrogen-Electric Passenger Plane Flight

ZeroAvia, the leading innovator in decarbonising commercial aviation, has completed the world first hydrogen fuel cell powered flight of a commercial-grade aircraft. The flight took place yesterday at the company’s R&D facility in Cranfield, England, with the Piper M-class six-seat plane completing taxi, takeoff, a full pattern circuit, and landing. Read more

08Aug/20

July surge of UK vehicle sales put rest of Europe in the shade, but market expected to be 28-30% down at year end, according to latest research from GlobalData

July light vehicle sales in Europe provided surprises aplenty, not least in the UK. Without incentives or a scrappage scheme in place, UK sales totalled over *203,000 – a whopping 10.6% ahead of last year. However, the UK market is still expected to be **28-30% down at year end, according to the latest data from GlobalData, a leading data and analytics company. Read more

02Aug/20

H2-WHOA: Dehydration warning as nine out of ten Brits not drinking enough water, despite UK heatwave according to Actiph Water research

90% of Brits drink less than 2 litres of water a day, according to new research carried out by alkaline water brand Actiph, with 1 in 10 drinking no water at all.
The research also showed the nation is instead reaching for highly acidic beverages such as coffee and energy drinks.
With temperatures set to soar in the UK, these shocking figures reveal millions of Brits are risking dehydration during the impending heatwave. Read more