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Sainsbury's and HP buddy up on recycling jamboree

HP and supermarket giant Sainsbury’s are asking Londoners to recycle IT kit they no longer use. Both firms want people to bring neglected desktops, laptops, fax machines, scanners and printers to Sainsbury’s Nine Elms store in Vauxhall, London this Saturday (6 September) between 11am and 4pm for recycling purposes. HP said it …
Kelly Fiveash, 03 Sep 2008
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US unveils planet-hugging London embassy

The US has unveiled the design of its new embassy in London - a "carbon neutral" glass cube described as a manifestation of the "core beliefs of our democracy - transparency, openness, and equality". The proposed US London embassy Philadelphia architects KieranTimberlake are at the helm of the £650m project, destined to land …
Lester Haines, 24 Feb 2010
David Caminer

David Caminer, creator of the first business computer

Business without computers would be unthinkable today. Spare a thought then for those who first made the connection; who not only realised that a computer could be used to run a company, but who also knuckled down to build a system from the ground up and put it to use driving a huge commercial enterprise. This pioneering work …
Chris Bidmead, 27 Sep 2011
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Samsung Semi to push into retail market

Executives from Samsung Semiconductor said today that it was branding its DRAM as retail goods, first in the UK, and then throughout Europe. Adrian Elms, senior sales manager at Samsung Semi UK, said: "There's been a divergence of memory in the marketplace, some of which is not quality product. We've done a lot of market …
Mike Magee, 04 Mar 1999
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Gizmondo grabs troubled UK games maker

UK stock market-listed games developer Warthog is to be bought by US-based Tiger Telematics, owner of the Gizmondo mobile gaming console for almost 500,000 Tiger shares and $1.13m in cash - together worth $8.1m. Tiger will acquire all of Warthog's operating subsidiaries, along with the group's debts, and Warthog's CEO, Ashley …
Tony Smith, 03 Nov 2004
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BMW brings Wi-Fi to London showrooms

BMW is to roll out public Wi-Fi Internet access at three of its London showrooms and service centres, the motor manufacturer said today. The service's provision comes courtesy of BT Openzone and is geared toward customers availing themselves of BMW's one-hour mend-and-mop Fast Track service package. Alas, while Fast Track …
Tony Smith, 08 Apr 2005
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'Be' Broadband updates on 24 meg service

Broadband ISP "Be There" has issued an update on the progress it's made so far in providing unbundled broadband in London. While it recognises that some punters have experienced difficulties, the ISP has sought to keep customers up to date with some of the issues facing the local loop unbundling (LLU) operator. For instance, …
Tim Richardson, 14 Oct 2005