Facebook adding emojis to like button
Facebook is to trial status "reactions" from today in Ireland and Spain, following widespread reports it would add a dislike button.
The Guardian reports "icons" representing "love, laughter, cheeky smiles [and] shock anger" will be some of those available to users in the trial.
Source: The Guardian
Amazon rolls out food delivery in London
Amazon has started delivering fresh, chilled and frozen food to selected London postcodes for the first time as it looks to muscle in on the UK grocery market.
Amazon Prime members can now order food to be delivered within 60 minutes to certain locations.
It is believed to be testing out distribution ahead of a full launch next year. Currently here are around 50 fresh products on offer in the trial, with a minimum order of £20.
Source: City AM
Asda profits hit £1bn but sales dip
Asda outperformed rivals Tesco and Morrions last year, reporting a 2.3% rise in profits in the 12 months to December 31 to £1.01bn. However, Asda’s revenues fell 0.4% to £23.2bn and like-for-like sales were down 1.0 per cent.
In August, CEO Andy Clarke said it had hit is "nadir" as he reported a 4.7% sales drop its half year results.
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Tesco is understood to be bringing back the concept of its famous 90s "Dotty" marketing campaign in a festive brand ad featuring Welsh celebrity Ruth Jones.
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