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London Internet World Exhibition - Internet Boom is Back

London Internet World exhibitors have filled three quarters of London Olympia 2 hall for the first time since the 1999 and 2000. That is 171 exhibitors, and a projected 10,000 visitors. With no less than three mapping services in attendance; streetmaps.co.uk, multimap.com and mapsolute, compared with only mapquest.com in 1999.

The figures touted by most presenters today were

  • 28m UK online shoppers
  • £30bn in online UK sales
  • 30% yearly growth rates
  • 65% of car owners to re-insure online
  • Amazon.co.uk set a record of 480,000 shipped in one day, on the 18th of December 2005

Heady stuff. The rumor is that boo.com, the £185m disaster the UK internet bust flagship, will be resurrected this year.

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