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TalkTalk's commercial director WalkWalks away from telco

TalkTalk's outspoken commercial director David Goldie has resigned from the company's board after 14 years helping the business grow. He oversaw the telco's shift from Opal to Carphone Warehouse to TalkTalk. "As one of the main architects of TalkTalk, David has made an enormous contribution to TalkTalk and in fact to the …
Kelly Fiveash, 27 Sep 2013
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TalkTalk kills Tiscali

In the end, it went quietly. As of yesterday, Tiscali is no more in the UK. Carphone Warehouse and TalkTalk boss Charles Dunstone wielded the axe on his corporate blog. He said: "From today the Tiscali brand is no more and we're committed to giving all of our customers absolute clarity about who we are, the services we …
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TalkTalk steps up attack on government

Charles Dunstone, the TalkTalk boss with links to the Conservative Party, has launched an attack on the government's plan for a 50 pence per month tax on every landline to fund rural fibre rollout. He claimed today the £6 per year levy will mean 100,000 low income households will be forced to disconnect their broadband. "This …
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Carphone Warehouse enjoying 2009

Carphone Warehouse is bearing up as it prepares to bisect itself, despite Charles Dunstone's dire predictions. The company is already splitting its results into TalkTalk and Best Buy Europe in preparation for division, with the former reporting the addition of 47,000 broadband customers during the quarter while the latter has …
Bill Ray, 23 Jul 2009
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New CEO to Tiscali TV: 'Show me the money'

The new owner of Tiscali, Carphone Warehouse CEO Charles Dunstone, has told the Financial Times that he's prepared to give Tiscali TV a chance to demonstrate that its video-on-demand service can make money for the company. The news comes as a relief to those working in Tiscali TV, as Mr. Dunstone has been pretty dismissive of …
Bill Ray, 15 Jul 2009
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Carphone Warehouse buys Tiscali UK

Carphone Warehouse has bought Tiscali's UK businesses for £236m after lengthy on-again off-again negotiations. The cash deal, announced this morning, will see Talk Talk and Tiscali's networks integrated within two years. Service will not be interrupted by the deal, and for now Tiscali customer service remains the point of …
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Carphone puts £60m tag on Best Buy Europe project

Carphone Warehouse has lifted the lid on how much its cooperative deal with Best Buy is going to cost, along with a trading report on how well the year is going for it so far. CEO Charles Dunstone reckons everything's peachy this year, with subscribed mobile connections up 21 per cent and two million broadband customers now …
Bill Ray, 14 Oct 2008
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Property slump hits Carphone Warehouse

Carphone Warehouse hasn't been connecting as many ADSL customers as it had hoped, though apparently it's all the fault of the housing slowdown and booming sales of mobile broadband. Overall revenue is up by 12 per cent over the last 12 months to £4.5bn. "Headline profit" jumped 75 per cent to £216m, while "statutory profit …
Bill Ray, 12 Jun 2008
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Whatever happened to... Three Strikes?

Sharp-witted readers may be wondering what happened to the great stand-off between the British recording business and the nation's biggest ISPs. You'll recall that back in March, the BPI set ISPs a 14-day deadline to "take action" - or face court injunctions over copyright infringement. Then, nothing. Last week, rumours …
Andrew Orlowski, 19 May 2008
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BestBuy blasts into UK with Carphone Warehouse buy

Carphone Warehouse is selling a 50 per cent stake in its mobile phone retail business to US electronics retailer BestBuy, setting the stage for a heavyweight fight in the UK's retail electronics market. The deal will bring CPW £1.1bn in cash, enough to sort out its debt problems and could leave enough in the till to buy …
John Oates, 8 May 2008
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Tech support costs Carphone dear

Carphone Warehouse (CPW) revealed it expects to spend between £10m and £15m more than expected on supporting broadband customers when it released Key Performance Indicators (KPIs) to the London Stock Exchange today. It showed an eight per cent increase in total connections to 2.41 million. The company has 2.27 million broadband …
John Oates, 2 Apr 2007
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Carphone Warehouse opts for musical life

Carphone Warehouse is offering a music download service as an adjunct to its MyMobileLife website. MyMobileMusic is managed by Virgin Digital and based on Microsoft DRM, so only Windows users need apply, and there's no iPod compatibility (though, intriguingly, it claims to be "working on it" in the FAQ). Tracks come in at 79 …
Bill Ray, 6 Mar 2007

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