Feeds

Articles about Roger Taylor

Dixons Carphone Warehouse

Dixons and Carphone Warehouse confirm £3.7bn MEGA-BORG

Dixons Retail and mobile phone shop Carphone Warehouse have confirmed their £3.7bn merger after months of talks, creating one of the biggest retailers in Blighty. Dixons, which already owns Currys and PC World, will combine with the mobe-purveyor to form Dixons Carphone in a 50:50 merger, rather than an acquisition of one side …
For Sale sign detail

Best Buy UK spent £200m on failed megastores

Best Buy's efforts to win over UK consumers were an expensive failure, costing some £200m to set up just 11 big box stores. The stakeholders of the joint venture US retailer Best Buy and the UK's Carphone Warehouse (CPW) yesterday pulled the plug on the business, as investing more capital in the roll-out of another 90 stores was …
Paul Kunert, 08 Nov 2011
arrow pointing up

Carphone shares jump on Best Buy news

Carphone Warehouse shares are up almost nine per cent in early trading on news that the mobe reseller is raising targets after a strong first six months trading. CPW said smartphones and interest in the "Connected World" helped increase sales in the first six months. The company expects earnings per share of between 13.5 and 14 …
John Oates, 05 Nov 2010
The Register breaking news

Carphone Warehouse overcomes 'dread' in Q3

Smartphone sales and American connections are keeping Carphone Warehouse healthy, with the CEO telling investors that things are only going to get better for Blighty. The company, now split from TalkTalk, still owns half of Best Buy Europe which has already opened three UK stores and plans to open another three later this year, …
Bill Ray, 28 Jul 2010
The Register breaking news

HP ScanJet 3C takes lead on Bohemian Rhapsody

And now, because you secretly asked for it in your heart of hearts: a version of Queen's Bohemian Rhapsody as played by an old scanner, floppy drive and Atari and TI computers. Not the best sounding version, mind, but squeezing the modern rock classic from creaks, hums, drones, beeps and squeaks of antique kit should soften the …
Austin Modine, 20 Apr 2009
Flag United Kingdom

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 Tiscali …
John Oates, 08 May 2008
The Register breaking news

Carphone bets on iPhone peripherals and free laptops

Carphone's Q3 07 results show a steady growth in both mobile and fixed-line customers, according to a trading statement issued by the firm. Carphone added 89,000 broadband customers, taking its total to 2.5 million, though less than 500,000 of those are unbundled. Over the last three months another 500 exchanges have been …
Bill Ray, 10 Oct 2007
The Register breaking news

Carphone unveils 'free' broadband

The Carphone Warehouse has fleshed out details of a new bundled broadband and phone service that is half the price of its nearest rival. The offer, which is being plugged as "free broadband forever" massively undercuts similar services from leading players such as AOL, BT, and cableco NTL:Telewest. To take up the offer punters …
Tim Richardson, 11 Apr 2006