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Thomas Cook to be revived as online travel firm

Image copyright Reuters The Thomas Cook travel brand is close to being re-launched following the company’s spectacular collapse last year that cost thousands of jobs. However, the new firm will be online-only without the aircraft, hotels and shops of the old business. The brand’s owner, China’s Fosun, wants to revive Britain’s oldest travel firm within weeks to capture the start… Read more →

Santander hit by online banking outage ahead of holiday weekend

Image copyright Getty Images Santander UK customers were unable to access their online accounts for several hours from Friday morning until mid-afternoon. “We are currently experiencing issues with customers logging in to Online Banking,” the lender told customers via Twitter. It comes ahead of a bank holiday weekend and monthly salary payments for millions of Britons. The bank said the… Read more →

The Iranian immigrant who conquered online video tech

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Shahrzad Rafati arrived in Canada with just one suitcase and little English The BBC’s weekly The Boss series profiles different business leaders from around the world. This week we speak to Shahrzad Rafati, founder and boss of internet video technology firm BroadbandTV (BBTV). Shahrzad Rafati was only 13 when she decided she would one… Read more →

‘Three quarters of UK does grocery shopping online’

Image copyright Getty Images More than three quarters of people in the UK now do at least some online grocery shopping, according to supermarket chain Waitrose. It said the growth in online supermarket shopping due to coronavirus was “reminiscent of scaling Everest”. Separate research suggests almost half of consumers feel their shopping habits will change permanently due to the crisis.… Read more →

Amazon launches online pharmacy in India

Image copyright Getty Images Online retail giant Amazon has launched an internet pharmacy in India, marking its entry into the country’s online medicine market. Amazon Pharmacy will make its debut in Bangalore and it may be trialled in other Indian cities. The move comes as the online drugs business has been given a major boost during the coronavirus pandemic. This… Read more →

Delivery giant to hire 10,500 amid UK online shopping surge

Image copyright Hermes Delivery giant Hermes says it will create 10,500 jobs in the UK after seeing a surge in demand from people shopping from home during lockdown. This will include 1,500 full-time roles across its delivery network and head office, and 9,000 freelance couriers. Hermes also said it would not accept any money from the government’s job retention bonus… Read more →

OnlyFans: ‘I started selling sexy photos online after losing my job’

Image caption Mark has resisted pressure to post explicit content on his OnlyFans page “It was through necessity, I needed an income. It wasn’t because I wanted to just get naked or post pictures of myself,” says Mark. He lost his job because of coronavirus in March and began posting semi-nude images on a subscriber-based social network. The 32-year-old had… Read more →