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Retail performance has been encouraging in the final quarter

Retail sales growth fastest for 26 years

Research suggests price cuts in the final quarter encouraged more customers into stores. 

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carwow allows users to buy new vehicles online

carwow travels to seven figures of investment in Series A round

Balderton Capital injects more funds into car buying platform with a £4.6 million investment.

Only 50% of employees are satisfied with the amount of time their managers spend with them

UK businesses fail to improve management practises in more than a decade - report

The UK government is being urged to get behind innovation in workplace management, to help make businesses competitive.

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Businesses will now be able to perform big data analytics and security capabilities from their Apple devices.

Apple and IBM unveil business apps built exclusively for iPhone and iPad

The two technology giants deliver on their high-profile partnership to combine IBM’s business expertise with Apple’s favoured user experience.

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The collaboration is aimed at saving lives of people with diabetes

Seven figures in grant funding raised by healthcare and big data collaboration 

Outcomes Based Healthcare and Big Data Partnership have partnered up to raise £1 million for a project focused on saving the lives of diabetes sufferers. 

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First-time business directors in the UK hit an all-time high in 2013, amounting to 59% of the start-up population.

Lack of startup investment results in the highest ever number of business directors living in social housing

Latest figures shine a light on the changing profile of UK business directors, with an increasing proportion living in social housing and coming from less affluent backgrounds.

The platform allows SMEs and individuals with little to no prior technical knowledge to create their own app

'Wordpress for mobile apps' receives private equity funding

AppInstitute, a cloud-based platform that allows SMEs to create their own app, has achieved £500,000 in investment from Foresight Group. 

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