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2008-09-16 00:00:07

Business News IN BRIEF *Best Buy, the US consumer electronics giant, is moving into the online music business with the purchase of Napster for $121m (67.6m). The deal has been unanimously approved by the board and also has the support of the company's executive stockholders. Chris Gorog, Napster's chief executive, and key senior managers will stay in their posts. Napster started as a peer-to-peer filesharing network, allowing users to swap music over the internet for free, but it...

2008-09-12 03:00:20

A MAJOR buyout in the telecommunications sector has taken place with the help of a Warwickshire law firm. Central Telecom, which specialises in business communications, instructed Leamington based Wright Hassall to complete a deal for CSP Solutions, a telecoms consultancy, to help it break into new markets. CSP Solutions, which lists Carphone Warehouse, Orange and T- Mobile as long-standing clients, is a leader in its market and will add a specialist arm to Central Telecom's core...

2008-09-10 00:00:19

By Cliff Feltham The Broadcasting chief Michael Grade faces humiliation today when ITV is booted out of the FTSE 100 index. The shares have lost a quarter of their value in the last three months and are certain to join Carphone Warehouse, Enterprise Inns and miner Ferrexpo in being relegated from the stock market's top flight. Demotion will be hurtful for Mr Grade, who was para-chuted into ITV, formed by the merger of Granada and Carlton, in late 2006 to transform its fortunes. But a...

2008-09-02 03:00:21

LONDON, September 2 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Nokia today announced that the United Kingdom will be the first market in the world to launch 'Comes With Music', its groundbreaking service which introduces a revolutionary way for people to discover and enjoy music. Comes With Music gives people a year of unlimited access to the entire Nokia Music Store catalog with the ability to keep all downloaded tracks even after the year is over. Carphone Warehouse will be the exclusive UK pre-pay...

2008-08-14 00:00:35

By Sarah Arnott VODAFONE is to add 50 shops to its 350-strong retail network over the coming 12 months, hiring an extra 200-plus staff on top of the 300 already being recruited to improve its face-to-face customer service. The first new outlets will be opened in Bristol, London and Liverpool this autumn, with the rest to be up and running by spring 2009. "To deliver the best service, we need to make sure that our customers and potential customers can speak face to face with a retail...

2008-08-13 09:05:00

National retailer Best Buy Co. announced Wednesday that it will sell Apple Inc's 3G iPhones at all of its 970 full size stores and 16 Mobile stores beginning September 7.   The Minneapolis-based chain will be the first in the U.S., outside of AT&T Inc. and Apple retail stores, to sell the popular device. Until now, AT&T had been the exclusive U.S. carrier for iPhone, selling the device in each of its 2,000 stores.  Apple also sells the iPhone at its 189 retail...

2008-08-11 06:00:11

US-based consumer electronics retailer Best Buy, in partnership with the UK-based telecom retailer Carphone Warehouse, plans to roll out nearly 200 stores in the UK, reported the Financial Times. The new expansion strategy from Best Buy is expected to generate strong competition for local players like DSG International. Previously, Best Buy and Carphone have announced a GBP1.1 billion deal in which Best Buy would own a 50% stake in a joint venture with Carphone.

2008-08-09 18:00:11

BlackBerry will release this latest version of its emailing mobile phone later this month in an ongoing technology battle with rivals Apple and Nokia. The new phone, called the Bold, will go on sale in the UK around the middle of this month, although no date has yet been set. It is expected to be available initially at retailers Carphone Warehouse and T-Mobile. The Carphone Warehouse said the Bold, like its rival the iPhone 3G, will be free with a contract but will not be available...

2008-08-02 18:00:13

FOOTAGE of tenor Paul Potts in his first television appearance has become one of the most popular TV archive clips ever. Potts, who overnight went from being a salesman at Bridgend's Carphone Warehouse to worldwide fame after winning Britain's Got Talent in 2007, came third in a Top Ten list chosen by Fremantle Media Archives - one of the world's largest television libraries. Potts, from Port Talbot, only lost out to classic clips of the Sex Pistols swearing on the Today show, and...

2008-08-01 18:00:14

By CLINTON MANNING ALMOST pounds 2billion was wiped off the value of BT yesterday as it lost the latest skirmish in the battle for broadband customers. The phone giant said 103,000 new customers signed up for its high- speed internet service in the three months to the end of June. But that was nearly 50,000 down on the previous quarter - and half the 200,000 connected by bitter rival Sky. BT's share price was hammered by 12 per cent after it also revealed profits slumped 35 per...

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