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Tesco-owned Blinkbox taps Facebook and Sainsbury's execs for new Blinkbox-branded ebook and music services

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Blinkbox, the UK-based film and TV-streaming service that’s built around rentals and purchases rather than monthly subscriptions, has announced a handful of new recruits to head up its new content services that will launch under the Blinkbox brand later this year. Remember that Tesco-owned Blinkbox snapped up music-streaming service We7...
Tesco-owned Blinkbox taps Facebook and Sainsbury's execs for new Blinkbox-branded ebook and music services

Google Play gift cards make their way to the U.K.

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The gift cards will go on sale in U.K. brances of Tesco and Morrisons, and will allow customers to buy anything from music to apps. [Read more]...
Google Play gift cards make their way to the U.K.

Tesco launches UK's first virtual supermarket at Gatwick airport

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Supermarket chain installs smartphone-friendly online shopping system to enable holidaymakers to place an order before they flyTesco has launched the UK's first virtual supermarket at Gatwick airport in the hope bored holidaymakers waiting for their flights will want to order a delivery for when they return.The country's biggest supermarket chain...
Tesco launches UK's first virtual supermarket at Gatwick airport

Tesco web security 'flaw' probed

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The UK's data watchdog is to make enquiries into the security practices at Tesco.com, following concerns from numerous experts....
Tesco web security 'flaw' probed

Jedi church founder thrown out of Tesco for refusing to remove his hood - http://bit.ly/1P0EPK

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Jedi church founder thrown out of Tesco for refusing to remove his hood - http://bit.ly/1P0EPK

Tesco trials new film and TV service

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Supermarket giant Tesco trials a new TV and film streaming service called Clubcard TV, amid growing competition in the on-demand space....
Tesco trials new film and TV service

Fraudsters sail past Tesco security to open mobile account in stolen names

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Couple hounded for debts after Tesco Mobile's security fails to spot identity fraudTesco was accused this week of failing to have proper fraud prevention measures in place after a couple's identities were stolen and used to take out mobile phone contracts.The first Andy Firth, who lives with his partner Jayne...
Fraudsters sail past Tesco security to open mobile account in stolen names

Google Play gift cards available in the UK starting today, Tesco and Morrisons confirmed as retail partners

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Google launched gift cards for its US Play store just over six months ago, now they are arriving in the UK. From today (that's Wednesday if you are reading in the UK), you'll be able to pick them up in the same denominations as the US versions -- £10,...
Google Play gift cards available in the UK starting today, Tesco and Morrisons confirmed as retail partners

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

Tesco signs up BBC content for its free Clubcard TV streaming service, includes plenty of cooking shows

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Tesco's recently launched TV streaming service, which is free to its Clubcard members, has signed up to a bundle of programs from BBC Worldwide. The UK supermarket, which supports its Clubcard TV with ads between shows, has focused on comedy, drama and (unsurprisingly) cooking programming, with TV chefs Gary...
Tesco signs up BBC content for its free Clubcard TV streaming service, includes plenty of cooking shows

Metail, The Virtual Fitting Room You've Probably Never Heard Of, Partners With Warehouse, Shop Direct, Following Tesco Trial

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Likened to a space race, there are a whole bunch of startups trying to solve the problem of how to ‘try on’ clothes online. And for the online fashion industry, it’s a big problem, too. The inability to see if a garment actually fits before making a purchase, not only...
Metail, The Virtual Fitting Room You've Probably Never Heard Of, Partners With Warehouse, Shop Direct, Following Tesco Trial

UK pricing begins to filter out for Motorola's Intel-powered RAZR i smartphone

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Soon after it's unveiling, the Intel-based RAZR i showed up in Clove's listings with a SIM-free price of £342, and now it looks as if a few more outlets are pushing pricing details to the world. Expected to storm the UK in October, the phone should ship to Virgin...
UK pricing begins to filter out for Motorola's Intel-powered RAZR i smartphone

Does a supermarket magazine really have more readers than The Sun?

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Just when “branded content” is gaining heightened prominence, custom magazine publisher Cedar has announced Tesco Magazine, which it publishes for the supermarket giant, has become the UK’s most-read print publication. The numbers are contained in the latest National Readership Survey (NRS) report, which shows Tesco Magazine average issue readership grew eight...
Does a supermarket magazine really have more readers than The Sun?

Facebook's Graph Search tool causes increasing privacy concerns

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New blog aims to show how those who share photos, personal information and "likes" on Facebook could see privacy invadedPrivacy concerns are mounting around Facebook's recently unveiled search tool, after it was used to unearth lists of people related to supporters of the outlawed Chinese group Falun Gong and companies...
Facebook's Graph Search tool causes increasing privacy concerns

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

Microsoft revamps Office 365 for businesses as rivalry with Google intensifies

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Microsoft this morning released a new version of Office 365 for businesses and said the paid subscription service has become one of the fastest-growing businesses in the company’s history — now used by 20 percent of its largest customers, up from 15 percent a year ago. This is the latest step...
Microsoft revamps Office 365 for businesses as rivalry with Google intensifies

17m gadgets bypass recycling schemes and end up in landfill sites, says UK report

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A new report suggests that around 17 million gadgets, including mobile phones, sat-navs and music players bypass recycling schemes and head straight to landfill sites. The latest figures from UK mobile operator O2 indicate that a third of adults who simply discard their electronic device could have earned over £40...
17m gadgets bypass recycling schemes and end up in landfill sites, says UK report

Sears, the Oldest Retailer in U.S. Has Newest API

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It’s come a long way from the Sears and Roebuck mail order catalog. Yet, the new API might bring wrench and dishwasher company Sears the closest it’s been to its origins in decades. Developers can now search the entire product database of Sears and Kmart (the companies merged in 2005)....
Sears, the Oldest Retailer in U.S. Has Newest API

Amazon's Kindle comes to China: Paperwhite for $138, Fire HD for $244 (16GB) or $293 (32GB)

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Amazon launched its Kindle e-book platform into China last Christmas, but locals looking to get their mitts on the company's hardware had to look, ahem, elsewhere. Fortunately for everyone but grey market importers, Amazon has released the non-cellular Paperwhite and the two 7-inch Kindle Fire HD tablets to the...
Amazon's Kindle comes to China: Paperwhite for $138, Fire HD for $244 (16GB) or $293 (32GB)

Retail Giant Tesco Gears Up For Amazon Fight With Blinkboxmusic, Blinkboxbooks And TV Service In UK; Devices, Int'l Push Next?

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The race for online consumers continues to heat up in the UK, and local retail giant Tesco wants to make sure that it doesn’t blink and let Amazon get the upper hand. Tesco today announced the launch of an all-encompassing digital entertainment service rebranded under blinkbox — blinkboxmusic, blinkboxbooks and...
Retail Giant Tesco Gears Up For Amazon Fight With Blinkboxmusic, Blinkboxbooks And TV Service In UK; Devices, Int'l Push Next?

Habbo Hotel: private equity group ditches stake over paedophile fears

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Move by 3i group follows claims that paedophiles have targeted children and teenagers using the websiteA major British private equity group is to ditch its shareholding in the company behind Habbo Hotel, the game-based social networking website popular with children and teenagers, following allegations that online paedophiles have been targeting...
Habbo Hotel: private equity group ditches stake over paedophile fears

Apple Hires Dixons CEO John Browett to Lead Retail

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James Davey and Poornima Gupta, reporting for Reuters: Apple chief Tim Cook, making his first high-profile hire since taking the helm of the world’s largest technology company, lured the well-regarded industry executive to fill a critical post once held by Ron Johnson, another outsider who left Target Corp to join...
Apple Hires Dixons CEO John Browett to Lead Retail
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Tesco experiments with free movie and TV streaming for Clubcard members

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Brits who shop enough at Tesco to be on a first name basis with the clerks may soon have a reward that doesn't require leaving home. The UK retail chain is currently testing Clubcard TV, a web-based movie and TV streaming hub that would be a free perk of...
Tesco experiments with free movie and TV streaming for Clubcard members

Tesco trial virtual grocery store

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Tesco claims airport first for virtual grocery shopping...
Tesco trial virtual grocery store
Music streaming service We7 acquired by Tesco for £10.8 million

Looking back: John Browett's turbulent six months in charge of Apple Retail

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In what was the biggest Apple boardroom announcement since the announcement that Steve Jobs would be stepping down from his position as CEO due to ill health, both Scott Forstall and John Browett are to leave the company. While Forstall (former SVP of iOS Software and responsible for Siri and Apple’s Maps)...
Looking back: John Browett's turbulent six months in charge of Apple Retail

The UK's attitude to computer education needs a reboot | Benji Lanyado

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If we don't take programming and web design seriously in schools, the UK will fall behind its global competitorsIn schoolrooms across the country, pupils have long learned how to use Word, and Excel, and how to make Powerpoint presentations during ICT classes. This is akin to teaching a generation of...
The UK's attitude to computer education needs a reboot | Benji Lanyado

7digital is becoming a mobile music power player

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Digital music retailer 7digital is shaping up to be one of the main smartphone competitors to iTunes Store, as it announces another big manufacturer carriage deal. 7digital, which already powers Samsung’s MusicHub on Galaxies, will also see its own app added to 20 million HTC Android phones, including its flagship...
7digital is becoming a mobile music power player

Nexus 7 8GB coming to UK mid-July for £159, 16GB version arriving at retailers July 27th for £199

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We've just had word from ASUS that the 16GB variant of the Nexus 7 will arrive on UK shelves on July 27th -- slightly later than the 8GB model, which will be sold exclusively through Google Play from mid-July. Brits are looking at £159 for the 8GB tablet and...
Nexus 7 8GB coming to UK mid-July for £159, 16GB version arriving at retailers July 27th for £199
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