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Global online sales increased by 25% in 2010
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Conversion rates down 55% among online shoppers

Online conversions rates among UK shoppers are down almost 55% in the past five years, according to the latest IMRG Capgemini e-Retail Sales Index. In 2006 the average online conversion rate was 8.4%, but this figure has steadily declined to 3.8% in 2011 as consumers shift from 'online purchasing' to 'online shopping'.
Apple's new offices on Cork's Half Moon Street overlooking the quays. Credit: Google Street View
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Apple to create up to 350 new jobs in Ireland

Consumer electronics giant Apple are to create up to 350 new jobs in Cork, Ireland, after agreeing to lease offices in Cork’s city centre, according to the Irish Examiner. The new offices, on Cork’s Half Moon Street, constitue 25,000sq. ft. and may accommodate up to 350 workers.
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