Latest News from Rakuten’s Play.com

Below you can find out all about Rakuten's Play.com recent activities and the media stories surrounding them.

February 2014:

Cable.co.uk - iPad is UK’s most wished for Valentine’s Day gift says Play.com

Neowin.net - iPad is Britain’s most desired Valentine’s Day gift for 2014

iBlastPhone - iPad most wanted Valentine’s Day gift in the UK

Huffington Post - The Perfect Valentine's Day Present Is Only a Click Away

Daily Telegraph - iPad is most desired Valentine’s Day gift

Ubergizmo - iPad voted most wanted Valentine’s Day gift across the pond

Computer Business Review - iPads top list of UK adults’ most desired gift on Valentine’s Day

PhoneArena.com - Survey shows that Apple's iPad is the most wanted Valentine's Day gift in the UK

Retail Week - In pictures: Retailers battle over £1bn Valentine’s spend

SouthWales-EveningPost.co.uk - iPad voted most wanted Valentine’s Day gift across the pond

Bacon Cape - Playstation 4 launch games outselling Xbox One by 3 to 1, but PC games prove most popular of all

Thirteen1 - PS4 games outselling Xbox One games by 3-to-1 but PC “most talked about”

SA Gamer - Play.com: PS4 games outsold Xbox One titles 3:1 over holidays

Huffington Post - The perfect Valentine’s Day present is only a click away

January 2014:

My Customer - Yippee Ki Yay for Die Hard - the most popular film on Christmas Day

My Customer - Rakuten's Play.com brings Christmas to Kids Company

Glamour - Win a smartphone with Rakuten’s Play.com!

Huffington Post - Become a Savvy Shopper in 2014

Good To Know - Win a Samsung Galaxy Tablet with Rakuten’s Play.com

Huffington Post - New Year, New Challenge, New Business

Huffington Post - Only Fools and Horses becomes most popular retro TV series

Now Magazine - Win a Samsung Galaxy Tablet with Rakuten’s Play.com

Pick Me Up - Win a Samsung Galaxy Tablet with Rakuten’s Play.com

What’s On TV - Win a Samsung Galaxy Tablet with Rakuten’s Play.com

Chat - Win a Samsung Galaxy Tablet with Rakuten’s Play.com

Woman - Win a Samsung Galaxy Tablet with Rakuten’s Play.com

Woman’s Own - Win a Samsung Galaxy Tablet with Rakuten’s Play.com

Woman’s Weekly - Win a Samsung Galaxy Tablet with Rakuten’s Play.com

Digital Spy - PS4 launch games outselling Xbox One games by 3 to 1

Digital Spy - PS4 outselling Xbox One by ratio of 1.5 to 1 in UK

NowGamer - PS4 Games Outselling Xbox One 3:1

Meri Station - Play.com: Los juegos de PS4 vencen 3:1 a los de One en ventas - PC

MCV - PS4 games outselling Xbox One by 3-to-1 on Play.com

VG 247 - Play.com: PS4 games outsold Xbox One titles 3:1 over holidays, PC software outselling both consoles PlayStation 4 launch games outselling Xbox One by 3 to 1, but PC games prove most popular of all

PC Games N - PC games outsold Xbox One and PS4 equivalents on Play.com over Christmas - thanks to Football Manager

Gamasutra - PlayStation 4 launch games outselling Xbox One by 3 to 1, but PC games prove most popular of all

Female First - Only Fools and Horses most popular retro TV show

TameBay - Top 5 best selling products for Christmas

Pocket-Lint - Cyber Monday best UK deals

Mirror - Cyber Monday UK Live updates

Fresh Business Thinking - Empowering smaller retailers online

Here come the Girls - Rakuten's Play.com review

A Mother's Ramblings - Christmas shopping at Rakuten's Play Review

Rock'n'Roll Mum - Christmas shopping with Rakuten's Play.com #PlayChristmas

Big Fashionista - Rakuten's Play.com review

MCV UK - Play.com predicts Wii U will dominate this Christmas

Trusted Reviews - Wii U and Xbox One to be more popular than Xbox One and PS4 this Christmas

Now Gamer - Wii U to beat PS4 and Xbox One over Christmas says retailer

PCR Online - Wii U and iPad more popular than PS4 and Xbox One this Christmas

VG247 - Rakuten deems Wii U and Ipad most discussed Christmas presents for kids

Nintendo Life - Retail company Rakuten highlights the Wii U and iPad as most talked about children's presents

The Inquirer - Wii U to outsell the Xbox One and PS4 this Christmas, retailer predicts

The Telegraph - Wii U beats PS4 and Xbox One onto kids Christmas lists

Ubergizmo - Wii U expected to dominate Christmas sales according to Play.com

Independent - Wii U to beat Xbox One and PS4 at Christmas says Play.com

Toy News - Wii U and iPads are most talked about Christmas presents on Twitter

T3 - Play.com expects Wii U to outsell PS4 and Xbox One this Christmas

Cubed3 - Play.com predicts Wii U holiday season success

Sidhtech - PS4 vs Xbox One vs Nintendo Wii U

Christian Post - Wii U to outsell PS4 and Xbox retailer says Play.com

Geeky Gadgets - Nintendo Wii U to dominate Christmas sales

Online Gadget Store - Nintendo Wii to outsell PS4 and Xbox one

Click Online - Wii U expected to dominate sales this Christmas

Time Magazine - Retailler predicts Wii U will outpace Xbox One and PS4 this holiday, but read carefully

Tweak Town - Play.com owner says Wii U will outsell the Xbox One, PS4 over Christmas

Techie news - Wii U will dominate Xbox One, PS4 this Christmas, claims retailer

Highlight Press - More retailers back Wii U as the winning console this Christmas - PS4 and Xbox One in trouble?

Game Politics - Play.com predication: Wii U will beat PS4 and Xbox One thisn holiday season

Toy News - Rakuten's Play.com reveals merchants offering last minute Christmas delivery

Ox Gadgets - Play.com announce their support for Kids Company

Ox Gadgets - Play.com declare Die Hard to be this year’s No.1 Christmas Film!

Mr Bazaar - Christmas decorations for nine different looks

My Customer - Yippee Ki Yay for Die Hard - the most popular film on Christmas Day

My Customer - Rakuten's Play.com brings Christmas to Kids Company

Mail Online - From Tinkertoys to Tamagotchis: How technology has topped Christmas wish lists since the beginning of the 20th Century

T3 - Die Hard: Most popular film on Christmas Day this year

October 2013:

Daily Mail - The Shining really is the scariest horror film ever: Heart rate monitors reveal the most terrifying movie moments of all time

The Guardian (film blog) - 'Here's Johnny!': The Shining scene is scariest in movie history, claims study

The Radio Times - The Shining is scientifically proven to be the scariest horror movie ever

IMDB - The Shining is scariest film, says science

IMBD - Stanley Kubrick’s The Shining Contains Cinema’s Scariest Moment

FHM - The 10 scariest movies of all time as voted by an audience hooked up to heart monitors

Home Cinema Choice - A Nightmare on Elm Street named scariest movie ever...

Net Mums - What's the scariest film you have seen?

News Talk (Irish radio station) - The Shining scene 'scientifically proven' as the scariest film moment

The Inquisitr - Study Shows The Shining’s ‘Here’s Johnny!’ Scene Scariest In Movie History

Orange.co.uk - The Shining's 'Here's Johnny' voted scariest scene

Fizz and Tattle - The Shining's Here's Johnny scene revealed as scariest movie moment

Nyupopculture - Jack Nicholson In The Shining Is Still Terrifying, According to 10,000 Viewers’ Heart Rates

BBC Online - Quiz of the week’s news

Digital Spy - 'The Shining' "Here's Johnny" scene voted scariest horror movie moment

Here is the City - 'Here's Johnny!': The Shining scene is scariest in movie history, claims study

ABC News - Instant Index: Researchers Measure Top 3 Scariest Movies

Sploid Gizmodo - The Shining is the scariest movie of all time, says science

Herald Sun - The Shining voted the scariest horror film of all time

Perth Now - The Shining voted the scariest horror film of all time

News.com - The Shining voted the scariest horror film of all time

NY Daily News - Jack Nicholson's 'The Shining' scene is scariest movie moment, new study finds

Horror Cult Films - ‘The Shinings’ here’s Johnny scene voted the scariest horror scene of all time!

Horror News - Stanley Kubrick’s The Shining Contains Cinema’s Scariest Moment

Rebel Mouse - 'The Shining' has scaries movie moment, study finds’

The Loop - Study proves ‘The Shining’ is the scariest movie

Jaca Randa FM - Scientists prove the scariest movie moments

Panarmenian.net - “Shining”’s “Here's Johnny” scene named scariest horror film moment

AOL.com - The Shining's' 'Here's Johnny' Scene Is Scariest in Movie History

AOL.co.uk - The Shining's' 'Here's Johnny' Scene Is Scariest in Movie History

First Coast News - The Shining's' 'Here's Johnny' Scene Is Scariest in Movie History

Montgomery Advertiser - The Shining's' 'Here's Johnny' Scene Is Scariest in Movie History

The Californian - The Shining's' 'Here's Johnny' Scene Is Scariest in Movie History

News Look - The Shining's' 'Here's Johnny' Scene Is Scariest in Movie History

Stevenspoint Journal - The Shining's' 'Here's Johnny' Scene Is Scariest in Movie History

Wisconsin Outdoor Fun - The Shining's' 'Here's Johnny' Scene Is Scariest in Movie History

HTR News - The Shining's' 'Here's Johnny' Scene Is Scariest in Movie History

KSDK - The Shining's' 'Here's Johnny' Scene Is Scariest in Movie History

Tallahassee.com - The Shining's' 'Here's Johnny' Scene Is Scariest in Movie History

Wausau Daily Herald - The Shining's' 'Here's Johnny' Scene Is Scariest in Movie History

Bizu TV - The Shining's' 'Here's Johnny' Scene Is Scariest in Movie History

Cincinnati News - The Shining's' 'Here's Johnny' Scene Is Scariest in Movie History

Internet Retailing - New coalition aims to take 200 UK high streets online

Fresh Business Thinking - Independent retailers

Retail Bulletin - Independents look to take on retail giants in fight for share of online market

Financial Times - The Social Media MBA in Practice, by Christer Holloman

Drapers - Shoppers set to cut Christmas spending by half

The Drum - Social Discovery Sites Influences Retail Expanding Rakuten's Play.com

Internet Retailing - Social media will be more important in this years Christmas shopping play.com

Digital Strategy Consulting - Cost Conscious Christmas Ahead

Fresh Business Thinking - Cost Conscious Christmas

Talk Business - UK retail spending to top £40bn

PCR Online - Consumer Christmas Spending to increase by 2 billion

Retail Gazette - Mixed Predictions for Christmas Spend

Brand Bank - Shoppers still plan to cut back this Christmas

Fresh Business Thinking - Multi-Channel Retail Strategy

The Wise Marketer - Social media playing havoc with Christmas

Retail Week - Evolution of the online marketplace

Digital Marketing Show - Rakuten's Play.com reveals rising retail power channels

July 2013:

The Drum – Tangible Resolve Between High Street and Online

The Drum - Retail Searches On Tablets Up 132%

Biz Report - Tablet Retail Searches Up 132%

Mi2N.com - National Poll From Rakuten’s Play.com Reveals Queen Really Are The Champions

Music News - Queen tops the Beatles in Poll

Vintage Vinyl News - Queen Tops the Beatles in Poll by Two-to-One as Greatest Music Act Ever

May 2013 - June 2013:

Netimperative - Rakuten reaches 25 countries with Austria launch

Retail Technology Review - Launch of Rakuten Austria marks milestone entry of Rakuten's e-commerce, marketing and digital service into 25 markets worldwide

Tamebay - Rakuten launches Austria site: but whats the big plan?

London Loves Business - Mother's Day vs Father's Day

Digital Strategy Consulting - Father's Day shopping trends: Mum's the word for holiday gifting

Best Daily - Don't forget about dad this Father's Day

Figaro Digital - Mum's the word for holiday gifting

Netimperative - Father's Day shopping trends: Mum's the word for holiday gifting

Simply Marketing - Why Mother's Day is vital for marketer's

The Drum - Shoppers spend three times more on Mother's day than Father's day

April 2013:

Internet Retailing - The Global Marketplace: A Vision of Multichannel Retail

The Drum - Rise in High Street Showrooms

Net Imperative - Is Showrooming the Future of the High Street?

Retail Digital -Mobile Grows Strong in Retail Space

Jan 2013 - March 2013:

Internet Retailing - A Growing Marketplace

The Drum - 45% Actively Recommend Product on Social Media Sites

The Drum - Future High Street Forum Looks to Help Future of the High Street

Figaro Digital - Social Commerce in the 21st Century

Internet Retailing - E-Commerce “has a part to play in revitalising the UK’s High Streets”

Retail Times - Half of UK Shoppers Prioritise Trust

Social Media Influence - Social Commerce Spotlight Britain

December 2012:

Digital Strategy Consulting - UK leads world for online shopping

Retail Systems - Brits top online shopping survey

The Drum - 40% of adults and 62% of 18-24 year olds use their mobile phone to update social media

MarketingWeek.co.uk - We are a nation of high tech shoppers

Internet Retailing - E-commerce more popular in the UK than any other country

Huffington Post - Christmas shopping alone? Social shopping apps will keep you company

November 2012:

Handbag.com - The fifty effect: erotica more popular than prized literature since October

Female First - Erotic Novels more popular than award-winning literature

Retail Bulletin - Rakuten finds erotic novels are more popular than award-winning literature

Daily Mail online - What the Dickens? Erotic fiction is now 4,000% more popular than high quality literature as passion for 'mummy porn' sees off the classics

MaireClaire.co.uk - Erotic fiction is now 4000 percent more popular than high quality literature by the likes of Dickens or Austen

All Voices - Erotic fiction is now 4,000% more popular than high quality literature

CultHub - Erotic novels are more popular than award-winning literature

Booktrade.info - Erotic fiction is now 4,000% more popular than high quality literature

New York Daily News - Erotic fiction way more popular than man booker winners

Yahoo! Lifestyle - Top 10 erotic fiction novels - but Fifty Shades fails to bag the top slot

Salford Online - Erotic Novels more popular than award-winning literature

October 2012:

The Drum - Rakuten's Play.com announces branded e-shop platform

The Marketing Blog - Empowering retailers large and small by allowing them to create their own branded e-shops with Rakuten's Play.com

Retail Systems - Rakuten's Play.com launches marketplace

August and September 2012:

Net Imperative - How much is a like worth? Play.com Facebook fans ‘spend 24% more’

MyCustomer.com - Has Play.com cracked the power of a Facebook like?

The Marketing Blog - Rakuten's Play.com quantifies the power of a like on Facebook

Mobile Entertainment - Play.com Facebook page accounted for sales of £2m in 2011

Internet Retailing - Play.com customers spent 2million through Facebook in 2011

The Drum - Engaged Facebook fans spend 24% longer on websites and spend 30% more, Play.com finds

Marketing Week - Play.com's Facebook friends spend 24% more

Retail Week - Play.com achieved £2m sales from Facebook

Econsultancy - Play.com's Facebook fans spend 24% more than non-fans

Liverpool Daily Post - Online Retailer Play.com creates 55 jobs in Wirral

Wirral News - Online Retailer Play.com creates 55 jobs in Wirral

Retail Digital - Rakuten's Linkshare UK network sees 65% growth for same store sales