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Asus Zenbook getting pink and gold variants by the end of April

Google halts new orders for 16GB Nexus 7, surprised by demand

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Heavy demand for the 16GB version of the new Nexus 7 tablet has caught Google out after it expected more customers ordering through Google Play to want the 8GB versionSources close to Google say the search giant seriously underestimated the demand for the 16GB version of its 7in Nexus 7...
Google halts new orders for 16GB Nexus 7, surprised by demand

Your move, YouView: Freesat launches a new UK catch-up TV service

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Hot on the heels of Freesat’s Netflix partnership, the UK free-to-air digital satellite TV service has announced a new smart TV guide called Free Time. Just to recap, Freesat is a not-for-profit joint venture between the BBC and ITV, which launched to the public in May 2008. It offers a...
Your move, YouView: Freesat launches a new UK catch-up TV service

Who is Apple’s new retail boss, and what will he do?

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Tim Cook has made his first major appointment since taking the reins at Apple, bringing in the head of British technology retailer Dixons, John Browett. He comes in to fill the gap left by the departure of Ron Johnson, the man who spent a decade building the Apple Store into...
Who is Apple’s new retail boss, and what will he do?

Following rumors, 32GB Nexus 7 accidentally shipped to customer in Japan

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Following rumors that a 32GB version of the Nexus 7 may launch October 24th following inventory leaks, the 32GB Nexus 7 and its upgraded storage glory has appeared in a photo from Japan. Twitter user @oppese says he was accidentally sent a 32GB Nexus 7, instead of a 16GB version that he ordered....
Following rumors, 32GB Nexus 7 accidentally shipped to customer in Japan

Dixons beats Christmas forecasts as tablet sales rocket

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Like-for-like sales in the UK and Ireland rose 11% in northern Europe - but in the southern Europe division, sales fell 8%Dixons Retail, Europe's second-biggest electrical goods retailer, said "phenomenal" demand for tablet computers drove sales in its home and Nordic markets, though they continued to fall in southern Europe.Dixons,...
Dixons beats Christmas forecasts as tablet sales rocket

Microsoft considers opening retail stores in the UK, but it may depend on their success in the US

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We knew that Microsoft was headed to the UK to open a physical retail store in March next year and it seems that the company is spending a little time exploring real estate for that purpose. According to a report in the Financial Times, Microsoft has been chatting with UK...
Microsoft considers opening retail stores in the UK, but it may depend on their success in the US

Currys launches 'Knowhow Movies' VOD service / money-pit

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Today, DSGI (Currys, PC World) and Rovi launch a UK-based VOD service under the retail giant's Knowhow paid-support brand (think: Geek Squad with more overcharging). You'll be able to buy and download movies and TV to your Windows PC or stream them to a Mac using Rovi's DivX technology...
Currys launches 'Knowhow Movies' VOD service / money-pit

Tim Cook on New Retail Chief John Browett: 'The Best by Far'

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MacRumors reader Tony Hart notes on his blog that after emailing Apple CEO Tim Cook with his thoughts on the company's selection of Dixons CEO John Browett as the next head of retail, he received a personal response in which Cook noted that Browett was "the best by far" among...
Tim Cook on New Retail Chief John Browett: 'The Best by Far'

Fomer Dixons boss takes top job at Monsoon after shock Apple exit

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John Browett makes comeback as chief executive of Monsoon Accessorize, four months after abrupt departure from AppleFormer Dixons boss John Browett is making a retail comeback as the chief executive of Monsoon Accessorize, four months after his shock exit from Apple.Browett is understood to be taking the top job on...
Fomer Dixons boss takes top job at Monsoon after shock Apple exit

The new Acer Chromebook

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Creating a better, simpler computer and making it available for everyone is at the core of the Chromebook vision. It’s exciting to see people using Chromebooks as the perfect additional computer in the home, and we continue to work with our partners to make them easy-to-use and more affordable. Today,...
The new Acer Chromebook

What Lies in Store for Apple Stores?

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(The following post was originally published on sister blog Tech Europe.) It would be safe to say that eyebrows were raised at news that Apple is hiring John Browett, the chief executive of British technology retailer Dixons, to head Apple Inc.’s global retail division. Presumably Mr. Browett interviews really, really well,...
What Lies in Store for Apple Stores?

Apple’s new retail SVP and why he was chosen to replace Ron Johnson

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We reported last night that Apple officially appointed CEO of Dixons John Browett as its senior vice president of Retail following Ron Johnson’s departure in October of last year. Browett is leaving his position at Dixons Retail, which operates various United Kingdom-based retail stores including Currys, Currys.digital, and PC...
Apple’s new retail SVP and why he was chosen to replace Ron Johnson

Google expands Chromebook availability to six more countries while doubling down in U.S.

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Google’s cloudy Chromebooks must be doing well. The company has just extended their availability to six new countries, namely Australia, Canada, France, Germany, Ireland and the Netherlands, and doubled the number of Best Buy stores in the U.S. in which the Chrome OS laptops are sold. According to a blog...
Google expands Chromebook availability to six more countries while doubling down in U.S.

It's Google vs Apple as Christmas shoppers snap up one tablet computer every second

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New and cheaper rivals to Apple's iPad and models aimed at children help to set the tills jinglingRetailers say 2012 will be a "tablet Christmas" as they gear up for a massive surge in sales of products such as the iPad Mini and Google Nexus 7.John Lewis, Argos, Currys and...
It's Google vs Apple as Christmas shoppers snap up one tablet computer every second

Apple boosts retail store performance despite Browett's missteps

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Apple's retail efforts continue to hit pay dirt, according to the latest analysis from RetailSails. Apple still tops the firm's annual ranking of retail sales productivity, raking in a mind-boggling $6,050 per square foot of retail space—slightly more than twice what its next nearest competitor, Tiffany's, pulls in. That's good...
Apple boosts retail store performance despite Browett's missteps

Apple Hires Dixons CEO John Brewett as Retail Chief

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Currys and PC World 2-in-1 Superstore | Image courtesy of Dixons So today we got the answer to a question that we’ve been pondering for a number of months and we got Tim Cook’s first major hire as the official CEO of Apple. But I for one am a little...
Apple Hires Dixons CEO John Brewett as Retail Chief

Microsoft's Skype Takes Its Gift Cards International, Now In 44 Countries, As It Continues Retail Rollout

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In an effort to get more people using Skype Credits and paid services on the site, today the Microsoft-owned internet calling giant Skype is expanding its Gift Cards: as of today these are now live to buy online in 44 countries. The company is also gearing up to expand its...
Microsoft's Skype Takes Its Gift Cards International, Now In 44 Countries, As It Continues Retail Rollout

Diagramatic Proof that Apple Fanbois are complete A**h*les

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Fanbois FTW Queues started down Regent Street outside the Apple store from yesterday afternoon for today's launch.....FT: ....The lengthy queue outside - elongated perhaps by Apple’s policy of allowing buyers in only one at a time - attracted attention from passers by. Not everyone was as excited as those who...
Diagramatic Proof that Apple Fanbois are complete A**h*les

Kindle Touch gets early release in UK and Germany

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Amazon is now shipping preorders for its Kindle Touch and Kindle Touch 3G in both the UK and Germany, a week ahead of schedule. While eager e-reader... readers in the likes of France Italy and Spain have to wait a little longer, Germans and Brits can expect their orders...
Kindle Touch gets early release in UK and Germany
Google Launches $1,299 Chromebook Pixel With 2560×1700 3:2 12.85″ Touchscreen, Core i5 CPU, 1TB Of Google Drive Storage & Optional LTE

Apple grabs Dixons CEO John Browett to be retail Senior VP

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Apple chose early Tuesday to reveal that it had persuaded the CEO of UK retailer Dixons, John Browett, to become its Senior VP for retail. The shift will fill the vacuum left since June, when Ron Johnson left to become the CEO of JC Penney. Apple CEO Tim Cook described...
Apple grabs Dixons CEO John Browett to be retail Senior VP

The Apple Store’s New Chief Already Runs an Electronics Retailer. Is That Good or Bad?

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Ron Johnson, the Apple retail chief who helped turn the Apple Store into a juggernaut, announced last June that he was leaving to become CEO of JC Penney. He departed Apple as of November 1st. And now he’s been replaced: Apple has announced that John Browser is its new senior...
The Apple Store’s New Chief Already Runs an Electronics Retailer. Is That Good or Bad?

Skype launches prepaid cards in UK: Available in over 1,400 stores, credit starts from £10

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Skype has unveiled a series of prepaid cards for the UK, offering users without a credit card the ability to top-up their accounts starting from from £10. A second £20 card will also be available in UK retailers including Asda, Currys, PC World, Sainsburys and bookseller WHSmith, with both...
Skype launches prepaid cards in UK: Available in over 1,400 stores, credit starts from £10

Barnes & Noble Nook lands in Currys, PC World and Sainsbury's stores, furthers the UK conquest

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Barnes & Noble must want no corner of Britain untouched by Nooks. Following its planned bookstore invasion, the American company is bringing both the Nook Simple Touch and its GlowLight cousin to Sainsbury's and Waitrose supermarkets, as well as Dixons Retail-owned chains Currys and PC World. When the e-readers...
Barnes & Noble Nook lands in Currys, PC World and Sainsbury's stores, furthers the UK conquest

Winners emerge from high street wreckage

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Primark and Asos succeed in fashion market and Dixons and Argos benefit from demise of CometA burst of retail winners have provided hope for the high street after a week of gloom that has seen the collapse of three of retail's biggest names.Primark and Asos revealed soaring fashion sales despite...
Winners emerge from high street wreckage

Ouch! The WSJ Just Blasted Apple's New Retail Boss (AAPL)

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The Wall Street Journal's Ben Rooney just wrote a lengthy piece on John Browett, Apple's new Senior Vice President of Retail, and it ain't pretty. The story starts off with a bang: Presumably Mr. Browett interviews really, really well, and perhaps Apple CEO Tim Cook has yet to visit...
Ouch! The WSJ Just Blasted Apple's New Retail Boss (AAPL)

Best Buy retail stores begin stocking Samsung Chromebooks

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Google has revealed that Chromebooks will be headed to retail store shelves in several markets. In the company's day-two I/O keynote, an executive noted that 100 Best Buy locations throughout the US are set to stock Samsung's Series 5 550 Chromebook as of today, while UK shoppers will be able...
Best Buy retail stores begin stocking Samsung Chromebooks

Briefly: UK iPad sales up 80 percent, China smuggling iPads

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Sales of the new iPad are up as much as 80 percent over last year's launch of the iPad 2, sources at one of the larger retail outlets for Apple gear in the UK have told Pocket-Lint. One PC World outlet in London, which opened its doors at midnight for...
Briefly: UK iPad sales up 80 percent, China smuggling iPads
Google brings Chromebooks to the world (or at least more of it)
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