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TikTok is the third most-downloaded, non-gaming app of 2019, according to a report by mobile intelligence firm Sensor Tower. It boasts 614 million downloads in 2019 and has reportedly surpassed 1.5 billion downloads worldwide on the App Store and Google Play. TikTok is a video-sharing social networking service owned by ByteDance. The app is used to create short lip-sync, comedy and talent videos.

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Amazon is increasing its dominance in the United Kingdom's e-commerce sector, chalking up a 30% share of the pie. Ebay, the closest competitor to Amazon, has only 10% market share. In 2018, Amazon had 28.8% of the UK market, which is rated as the third largest market in e-commerce, just behind China and the United States. With such high percentages of market share going to just a handful of players, there is an unbelievable amount of pressure on retailers in the UK.

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In a campaign called "The Big Hack", a disability charity in the United Kingdom called Scope wants to raise awareness for retailers about digital exclusion. Because of the nature of e-commerce, many disabled customers can't shop online properly. The aim of The Big Hack is to make the digital world better for people with disabilities. Together with the tech industry, Scope wants to destroy the barriers that disabled people face – both online and offline.

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The world of e-commerce is growing and changing, as it always has. Europe holds 8 of the 10 top spots on the B2C E-commerce Index of the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development. A list that ranks countries on their preparation to engage in e-commerce, the B2C Index shows that Europe is, by far, the most prepared region for e-commerce. 

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The European Commission has released the 2019 Consumer Conditions Scoreboard. It shows that consumer conditions have become less unequal between different regions of the European Union, with Eastern and Southern countries progressing and narrowing the gap to the EU average. That being said, there are considerable differences between the countries with the best consumer conditions (mostly in Northern Europe) and those scoring the lowest.

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The success of B2C e-commerce is no secret. Billions in revenues are made every year, but what about B2B e-commerce? In a recent survey, more than 3/4 of European manufacturers were found to be selling online. Many that don't are speeding up their plans to launch a B2B e-commerce site. The majority of those surveyed have some form of online selling platform.

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