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Will Amazon’s further expansion into on-demand threaten Netflix?

Amazon is venturing further into the on-demand home entertainment market this week. The internet retail giant is expanding its service to offer thousands of movies and TV programmes online to the UK from February 26.

Industry experts view Amazon's move as a direct threat to streaming service Netflix, which has been a critical and financial success. Amazon plans to invest millions in creating its own shows, as Netflix has done, notably with Kevin Spacey's remake of UK political drama House Of Cards.

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Christmas Day set to smash online records

Internet retail giant Amazon is bringing its Boxing Day sales forward by 24 hours this year to take advantage of the millions of consumers expected to splash the cash online on December 25.

A record-breaking 117 million visits to retail websites have been predicted for Christmas Day, which would be a 9% increase on last year.

Experian forecasts that online consumers in the UK will spend a total of 45 million hours shopping online between Christmas Eve and ...

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Are you ready for Black Friday?

Black Friday, the US shopping event that sees retailers dramatically slash their prices, is once again set to shake up the UK marketplace.

Some of the biggest names on the high street will be joining in the early Christmas bonanza this year, offering huge discounts to consumers.

Customers at John Lewis, for instance, will be able to save up to 50% on selected small electrical and audio items on Friday; up to 25% on selected televisions, and up ...

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