The Rundown Report: Record low SPAM, record high sales and the loss of a gaming legend. A week of highs and lows.

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Summer is here! Take a look at our top news stories of the week gone by.

1. SPAM levels at a 12-year low

Rejoice! The number of spam emails being received is at a 12 year low, the BBC reports. This is great news as customers are spending less time looking through unsolicited mailing and have more time to view targeted, legitimate emails.

2. Amazon Prime day boosts sales

Amazon has boosted sales by more than 80% during Prime day. Interestingly, products such as knuckledusters, chefs hats and a Diane Keaton t-shirt appeared in the offer. Perhaps surprising then, that this surpassed the Black Friday promotion which is held the day after thanksgiving.


3. Gamers mourn loss of Satoru Iwata

Tributes are pouring in with the recent passing of Nintendo boss, Satoru Iwata. No doubt, he has been one of the most important figures in the video gaming industry. Iwata has worked to bring iconic characters such as Mario, Donkey Kong, Pikachu and Link to many people around the globe, his legacy shall live on.

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4. YouTube grows in popularity

The average mobile YouTube session lasts 40 minutes, reports The Drum. It seems that the importance of video is set to grow, with YouTube’s CFO, Ruth Porta, stating that streaming has jumped by 60% in the last quarter. Furthermore, mobile searching is now above desktop in 10 countries, showing the ever increasing importance of mobile optimisation.

5. Take a 1 minute brain break

Long day? Perhaps you should look at this latest article from the Independent. It features some interesting facts and articles to help your mind relax, ready for a productive rest of the day!


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