Pippa gets a job at Waitrose! Duchess of Cambridge's sister lands job writing recipe column in magazineHer food column Pippa's Friday Night Feasts will start in April issueComes despite her book Celebrate being a pre-Christmas flop By Martin Robinson PUBLISHED: 14:07 GMT, 25 February 2013 | UPDATED: 14:51 GMT, 25 February 2013 Her first book may not have been the success she or the publisher that paid her an 400,000 advance expected, but despite the hiccup the work keeps rolling in for Pippa Middleton. The Duchess of Cambridge's sister will now pen a column called Pippa's Friday Night Feasts which will feature 'casual dining ideas and recipes' for Waitrose's monthly magazine.
Online boom forces John Lewis to axe 325 managers, despite retailer being one of the strongest performers on the high street Retailer is to axe hundreds of senior roles at its 28 department stores'Streamlining' management structures as more customers shop onlineFirm's Christmas online sales were up 44 per cent year on yearOverall sales rose by 15 per cent for the five weeks to December 29 By Rupert Steiner PUBLISHED: 01:56 GMT, 14 February 2013 | UPDATED: 01:57 GMT, 14 February 2013 It is seen as one of the safe havens of the high street. But John Lewis, held up as the face of ‘responsible capitalism’ by ministers, is axing hundreds of senior roles at its 28 department stores. The popular retailer yesterday announced plans to wipe out 325 departmental manager posts – paying salaries of 35,000 to 45,000 – despite being one of the high street’s strongest performers
A holiday they'll never forget: Couple stranded in the Amazon after being infected with flesh-eating parasites that crawled out of their skinAlly Vagg and boyfriend Bryan Williams got mosquito bites on Amazon trip Fly larvae penetrated bites to live under their skin, feeding on their flesh Parasite could hatch into maggots and crawl out of their skin within weeksAustralian couple stranded in Bolivia until they are free of the parasite By Anna Hodgekiss PUBLISHED: 16:43 GMT, 10 January 2013 | UPDATED: 18:45 GMT, 10 January 2013 For Ally Vagg and her boyfriend Bryan Williams, their trip to the Amazon basin was meant to be the holiday of a lifetime. And it has been just that – but for all the wrong reasons. The couple, from Australia, are now stranded in Bolivia and are not allowed to return home after contracting a rare flesh-eating parasite
Anger as Google Music's scan-and-match feature swaps explicit songs with clean versions | UPDATED: 22:11 GMT, 28 December 2012 Users of a new Google Music feature have been left angry and disappointed after it replaced expletive-laden songs with the cleaner versions suitable for all ages. The scan-and-match technology which had been rolled out just in time for Christmas drew early criticism from users who said the tool was weeding out explicit lyrics.
An appy Christmas: Record breaking download numbers on Christmas Day as Apple's iPad takes the festive crown 328million apps downloaded on Christmas DayApple iPad, iPad mini and Amazon's Kindle named as the big winners Tablets outnumber smartphones by 51% to 49%A billion apps set to be downloaded between Christmas Day and New Year's Day | UPDATED: 19:23 GMT, 27 December 2012 Apple's iPad has been revealed as the big winner in the Christmas gadget wards, according to record breaking figures for downloads on Christmas day. 328m apps were downloaded on the 25th December, with 51% of them tablets and 49% smartphones, according to mobile analytics firm Flurry
How we spent 300m shopping online yesterday as the turkey was cooking: Retailers struggle to cope with demand | UPDATED: 00:47 GMT, 26 December 2012 Families spent an estimated 300million shopping online on Christmas Day morning as they shunned traditional activities to bag a bargain. Retailers struggled to keep up with demand as thousands logged on to buy cut-price tablet computers, smartphones and Kindle e-books
Stuff the sales starting Christmas Day – M&S start theirs online TODAY – and here's their pick of the best bargains | UPDATED: 19:13 GMT, 24 December 2012 Much has been made of Amazon's decision to start their sale on Christmas Day – but in actual fact, many online stores have already started their sales – and M&S joined in today as they launched their big sale online at midday – with the stores to follow suit on Boxing Day. From clothing and beauty to kitchenware and toys, here the store reveals the top bargains to be had online. Most are 50% off – and some are discounted even more
Amazon brings forward festive sale to 9am Christmas Day to take advantage of online shoppers trying out new gadgetsLast year, online shoppers spent 186million on Christmas DayCustomers were logging on to their favourite stores as early as 6amDebenhams say children's clothes are most popular Christmas Day bargainHarrods' winter sale also starts online on December 25 | UPDATED: 11:51 GMT, 18 December 2012 Amazon has followed in the footsteps of a slew of other retailers by bringing forward its Boxing Day sale to Christmas Day. The online store expects this December 25 to be its busiest after spending on the day trebled over the past five years, in part thanks to families trying out Kindles, iPads and tablets they have been given as gifts. The proliferation of smartphones, home broadband and other gadgets also makes it much easier to make a purchase – and the price-cuts will make logging on as tempting as another slice of Yule log.
Is Amazon building a smartphone Rumours claim Kindle handset set to launch next yearFirm believed to have signed deal with iPhone maker Foxconn for the gadgetCould run same modified version of Google's Android software as the Fire tabletComes as Amazon boss Jeff Bezos patents airbag protection system for mobiles | UPDATED: 12:18 GMT, 18 December 2012 Amazon is rumoured to be launching a smartphone next year to take on Apple and Google. The firm is believed to have signed a deal with Foxconn, who also make Apple's iPhone, for five million phones to be delivered late next year. The firm has long been rumoured to be developing 'Kindle phone' to complement its line of e-readers and tablets
Google avoids tax on 10bn after doubling amount of money it puts into company in Bermudan tax havenThe internet giant reportedly moved nearly 80 per cent of its pre-tax profits to a shell company on the North Atlantic territoryThe move has seen the company slash its overall tax rate almost in halfGoogle's European Vice Chairman Matt Britten pays most tax where it creates 'economic value', mainly the U.SBut the company still moves some of the income generated by U.S created technology to foreign 'shelters' | UPDATED: 21:02 GMT, 10 December 2012 Internet giant Google avoided tax on 10billion revenue last year by doubling the amount of money put into a shell company in Bermuda.