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Dixons store to sell Samsung 10in tablet early

Want a Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 a day before it launches? Then pop down to PC World on London's Tottenham Court Road on 3 August. The retail giant is selling the tablet a day early. Well, almost. The ten-inch tablet will go on sale at 5pm. Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 PC World will be charging £399 for the Wi-Fi only model, on …
Tony Smith, 25 Jul 2011
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Dixons to flog off old 'brands' Miranda and Saisho

Struggling retailer Dixons Store Group has appointed an IP firm to flog off two of its now-defunct brands. Metis Partners is looking for offers for Saisho and Miranda. Saisho is offered with "goodwill in the brand and reputation", we're told. It also holds 16 international trademarks. Metis reckons Saisho has made £27m in …
John Oates, 18 May 2011
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Dixons done for dumping customer info in skip

Dixons has had its wrist slapped for leaving customer details in a skip outside one of its PC World stores. To be fair to the world's favourite tech retailer there were only eight completed credit agreements found, but they did contain customers' personal and financial data. The store concerned was in Northamptonshire, and the …
John Oates, 25 Aug 2010
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Dixons Store Group loses head

Dixons Store Group (DSG) is losing its long-serving chief executive John Clare. Clare will leave the firm after the annual general meeting on 5 September. He is retiring after 22 years with the retailer, which included 13 as its chief executive. When Clare took over as chief exec in 1994 the main brands were PC World and The …
John Oates, 31 May 2007
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Windows 7 saves Dixons

Dixons Store Group International credited the launch of Windows 7 with reducing its losses for the first half of the year - ahead of the all-important Christmas sales beano. DSGi said sales in the six months ended 17 October 2009 were down one per cent to £3.3bn and like-for-like sales were down four per cent overall, but up one …
John Oates, 26 Nov 2009
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Dixons blames PC World for falling sales

Dixons Store Group saw sales fall six per cent in the last quarter, despite good progress in sexing up its stores. DSG international, owner of PC World and Currys, did worse on its home turf - UK computing sales fell 17 per cent, in sterling, in the sixteen weeks ended 22 August 2009. The firm said reformatting of stores and a …
John Oates, 02 Sep 2009
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Dixons plunges to loss

Dixons Store Group International posted a £30m loss for the last six months of trading. The firm, which operates as PC World and Currys, said interim results for the 24 weeks ended 18 October showed sales fell seven per cent to £3.5bn and it made a pre-tax loss of £29.8m. Total loss after tax was £41m. UK Computing sales fell …
John Oates, 27 Nov 2008
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Dixons cuts off Norse to right base

Dixons shares jumped nearly 12 per cent today on news that it has started cutting its Nordic stores and is considering a rights issue to speed the rest of the restructure. Dixons Store Group International confirmed that it is going ahead with plans to close stores in Sweden and Finland and rebrand its remaining outlets. But the …
John Oates, 06 Apr 2009
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Grim news at Dixons

Dixons Store Group International (DSGi) updated the markets today on a miserable six months of trading. Like-for-like sales fell 7 per cent for the 24 weeks ended 18 October 2008 and gross margins were down 0.7 per cent. The company said: "Consumer confidence has significantly deteriorated across Europe, particularly in more …
John Oates, 23 Oct 2008
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Another miserable quarter for Dixons

Dixons Store Group International saw sales fall ten per cent in the 12 weeks ended 10 January because customers delayed buying TVs and computers until after Christmas, once the sales had begun. Like for like sales were down 10 per cent overall - southern Europe performed worse with falls of 14 per cent - UK computing sales were …
John Oates, 15 Jan 2009
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Dixons ditches the High Street

Dixons Store Group (DSG) is pulling Dixons off British High Streets - the brand will continue, but only as a website. All Dixons stores will be rebranded as "Currys.digital" shops, starting in early May. The programme to rebrand and rebadge 190 stores will cost about £7m, but will deliver annual savings of £3m. The change will …
John Oates, 05 Apr 2006
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Dixons shares spanked after profit warning

Dixons Store Group International saw its shares fall more than 20 per cent this morning after the company admitted Christmas trading had been poor. DSG International told the London Stock Exchange today that trading was down one per cent on a like-for-like basis. Group chairman Sir John Collins said: "Like for like sales were …
John Oates, 03 Jan 2008
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Dixons Group still suffering

Dixons Store Group International shares fell another five per cent this morning after the company reported poor results for the three months ended 23 August 2008. DSGI shares were trading at 50.5p, down from a year high of 160p. The interim report revealed like-for-like sales were down seven per cent and gross margins down 0.75 …
John Oates, 03 Sep 2008
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Dixons grinches Christmas

Dixons Store Group (DSG) blamed overstocking of laptops for poor performance at PC World, and sounded a warning for Christmas and the rest of the financial year. DSG chairman Sir John Collins said: "There is much debate about the uncertain outlook in many of our markets and the economic fundamentals make it difficult to …
John Oates, 28 Nov 2007
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Intel and Dixons raided by Competition Commission

Officials from the European Competition Commission, accompanied by local officials, raided Intel offices in Munich and those of Dixons Store Group International in the UK today as part of an investigation into alleged illegal collusion - that Intel and retailers worked together to fix prices. A spokesman for DSGI told the Reg: " …
John Oates, 12 Feb 2008
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Police investigate porn DVD bought at Dixons

Police in Birmingham have launched an investigation after child pornography was found on a DVD disk bought at a Dixons store in the West Midlands. The disk was part of software sold with a £200 CD rewriter. The family that bought the hardware told the ">Birmingham Post that they were "totally appalled" by what they saw. It …
Tim Richardson, 20 Dec 2002
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Dixons shutters 106 stores

Dixons Stores Group (DSG) is closing more than 100 High Street stores after poor trading. In an update released before the London stock market opened this morning the retail chain revealed slightly improved group trading, but said Dixons had performed particularly badly. As a result the chain will shut 106 shops within the next …
John Oates, 28 Apr 2004
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BT admits distribution talks with Dixons

BT has confirmed that it has held talks with Dixons Store Group (DSG) about replacing Freeserve in a key distribution deal with the high street electrical retailer. However, the UK's dominant telco has confirmed that it has ruled itself out of any tie-up with DSG. A spokesman for BT told The Register "Yes, we have had held …
Tim Richardson, 06 Jun 2003
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Screen Select signs up Wanadoo and Dixons

The battle for Britain's market for online DVD rental is hotting up with Screen Select nabbing distribution deals with Dixons and Wanadoo. Several firms are following the Netflix business model which gives customers unlimited DVD rentals for a set monthly fee. You can keep three titles at any one time and once you've watched …
John Oates, 27 Jul 2004
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Dixons sets up as ISP

Dixons Store Group, the UK's biggest computer retailer, is venturing into the Internet access provider market, according to the Mail on Sunday. The company accounts for 12 per cent of all PCs sold in the UK, and 35 per cent of sales in the consumer sector. By capturing Internet customers at the point of PC purchase, Dixons will …
Team Register, 21 Sep 1998
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PC World gets almost-exclusive iPad deal

If you want to buy an iPad on Friday, and you aren't near an Apple store, you'd best get down to PC World or Currys. Dixons Store Group International has got a 60-day exclusive to sell the giant phoneless iPhone in 139 stores. Pre-orders are only available through Apple's own shops. The magic pad will also be on sale in Best …
John Oates, 25 May 2010
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'NEVER, EVER buy ANYTHING from Curry's or Dixons'

A disgruntled Dixons punter has gone to extraordinary lengths to try and get the giant electrical retailer to return her busted TV. After months of complaining and being given the run-around, fed up Marie Griffiths created a blog detailing Dixons Store Group's (DSG) extreme lack of customer care. Not content with venting her …
Tim Richardson, 20 May 2003
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DSGi pays off HMRC in transfer pricing dispute

Dixons Store Group International, Europe’s second biggest electronics retailer, has paid HMRC £52.7m to settle a lengthy dispute with Britains tax collector over transfer pricing. The settlement was lower than many had expected. According to one source cited by the UK trade paper Accountancy Age, "HMRC was seeking as much as …
Drew Cullen, 04 Jun 2009
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DSG results hit by sunshine

Dixons Store Group (DSG) said sales were hit by the unseasonally sunny weather in April and problems in France and Italy. For the year ended 28 April 2007, Dixons Store Group saw total sales grow 14 per cent or four per cent like for like. John Clare, group chief executive of DSG, said he was pleased with progress during a …
John Oates, 17 May 2007
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Intel fined $25m

Intel has been fined $25m (26bn Won) by the South Korean Fair Trade commission for breaching fair trade rules. The chipmaker was found guilty of offering unfair subsidies to Samsung and Trigem Computer Inc if they promised to only buy Intel chips and froze out rival AMD. But Intel dismissed the charges. Bruce Sewell, Intel …
John Oates, 05 Jun 2008
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EU dumps more anti-trust charges on Intel

Chipmaker Intel is facing more EU competition charges relating to allegations that it abused its dominant position to keep computers with AMD chips out of European shops. Intel has been under European Commission investigation since 2001. Along with Dixons Store Group it had its offices raided by investigators in 2005, with a …
John Oates, 16 Jul 2008
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US Intel case delayed again

The Intel AMD antitrust case has been delayed and now won't be heard until 2010. The case is being heard in the District Court in Delaware and will now start in February 2010 rather than April 2009. The original case was brought in 2005 and accused Intel of offering discounts to computer makers who pledged not to use AMD chips …
John Oates, 06 Jun 2008
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HCL breaks billion dollar barrier

HCL Technologies brought in revenues of $251.51m in the third quarter of financial year 2006 - ended 31 March 2006. Revenues grew by 28.2 per cent compared to the same period a year ago. The company made a net income of $35.94m in the period. HCL made special mention of its deal with Dixons Store Group which it said was the " …
John Oates, 19 Apr 2006
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PC World notebook ad 'misleading', ASA rules

The UK's Advertising Standards Authority (ASA) will tomorrow slap Dixons Store Group's wrist over a "misleading" TV advert run on behalf of the Dixons-owned PC World chain promoting Intel's Centrino wireless notebook technology. According to a confidential copy of the ruling, seen by The Register ahead of publication and …
Tony Smith, 29 Nov 2005
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John Clare surprised at DSG raids

The former boss of Dixons Store Group International (DSGI) says he was surprised at the European Commission raids on retailers earlier this week. The EC raided a DSGI call centre in Hemel Hempstead, as well as the offices of German and French retailers on Monday as part of an investigation into alleged anti-competitive behaviour …
John Oates, 14 Feb 2008
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Intel misses Competition Commission deadline

Intel has missed the deadline to respond to the Supplementary Statement of Objections sent by the European Competition Commission in July. The Commission is investigating Intel for alleged anti-trust violations relating to its relationships with computer manufacturers. The original Statement of Objections was sent in July 2007, …
John Oates, 28 Oct 2008
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TSG gets SME specialist

The Technology Services Group, the reseller started by Sage founder Graham Wylie, is making John Mundell its regional sales director for the north west. Mundell has experience in IT sales and previously worked for Excel Publishing, URL Ltd and Dixons Store Group. He will be focussing on selling to SMEs around Manchester and …
John Oates, 02 Jun 2005
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Slingbox shrugs off video on demand

The folks behind the Slingbox aren't worried by traditional broadcasters getting into video on demand because, they claim, their boxes offer a far more personalised experience. The Slingbox allows you to watch your TV from anywhere with a broadband connection. Stuart Collingwood, Sling Media's vice president of Europe, said: " …
John Oates, 14 Feb 2007
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Tapwave offers Zodiac Wi-Fi pack to UK users

Tapwave's newly announced Wi-Fi package for its Zodiac handheld games consoles will be coming to the UK, The Register can confirm. Launched into the US market earlier this week, the bundle comprises drivers for Wi-Fi SD card adaptors from PalmOne and SanDisk, along with an email application, PalmSource's Mail 5.2. Tapwave …
Tony Smith, 07 Dec 2004

Slingbox TV-via-internet kit ships in UK

Sling Media has launched its Slingbox location-free TV system in the UK, pitching the product at consumer who want to watch British digital television broadcasts anywhere they can get hold of a broadband internet connection. sling media slingbox uk edition The UK-edition Slingbox supports both digital and analogue TV. The …
Tony Smith, 30 May 2006
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Retail bonanza with Freeserve float

Dixons is taking a leaf out of the privatisation stocks by opening its Freeserve flotation to the British public. As previously announced, Freeserve is offering its customers the chance to get onto the Internet gravy train. In the almost inevitable event of oversubscription, preference will be given to Freeserve subscribers and …
Drew Cullen, 28 Jun 1999
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PowerHouse axes 813 jobs

Some 3000 jobs are under threat at electrical retailer PowerHouse after the company called in the receivers yesterday. The company, the UK 's largest independent electrical retailer, immediately announced that it has already decided to close 93 of its 223 stores at the end of the month with the loss of 813 jobs. Some 600 …
Tim Richardson, 21 Aug 2003
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PC World takes on Dell with mix ‘n’ match scheme

Buying a custom-built PC just got easier, according to PC World, after it launched an in-store system that enables shoppers to choose the exact configuration of their machines. Aimed at second-time buyers and those with enough confidence to decide between the 864 different permutations of machines and monitors available, the …
Tim Richardson, 02 Nov 1998
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SCH pulls plug on TW2.com

The TV cameras were out in force in Birmingham city centre on Friday evening to record the first high-profile new media collapse in the West Midlands. The victim is TW2.com, the well-regarded developer of e-commerce systems, which is to be airbrushed from history, after losing the support of parent company Specialist Computer …
Drew Cullen, 12 Feb 2001
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Amstrad unveils £99 videophone

UK consumer electronics company Amstrad today launched the third generation of email terminal - now dubbed the E3 - in a bid to bring video telephony to the masses. While the device is initially geared toward dial-up connectivity, company chief Sir Alan Sugar forecast support for broadband through a plug-on Wi-Fi unit, The …
Tony Smith, 15 Sep 2004
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Dutch company takes over US company Baan has acquired Caps Logistics, a supply chain software company. 4Front Technologies makes first Italian acquisition 4Front, the UK-based, NASDAQ-quoted mini-IT conglomerate, has moved into the Italian market with the acquisition of hardware maintenance firm Memorex Telex SpA. It is paying …