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Ferraris, Zondas and ... er, a bike with a 500hp V10 under the saddle

There is a joke which runs along the lines of "Sainsburys exists to keep the riff-raff out of Waitrose". In car events, the amazing, upmarket Goodwood festival of Speed is Sainsburys... and Salon Privé is Waitrose. And it isn't just the rival events which filter out those who might sully the place. It's the ticket prices, which …
Simon Rockman, 06 Sep 2014
Targeted Spam

Fed-up bloke takes email spammers to court – and WINS PILE of CASH

It's 9am. You open your email client and wade through the usual pile of spam that's dropped in overnight. It's boring and tiresome. But what if you could earn yourself a few hundred quid and kill the spam off as well? In a landmark court hearing last week, Sky News producer Roddy Mansfield won unspecified damages from retail …
Gareth Corfield, 05 Jun 2014
Gold iPhone 5s, in'it?

It's official: The iPhone 5S bling-mobe IS chavvy. OR, Burberry isn't

One was once famous for the beige-checked baseball caps worn by footie louts across Britain. The other is a fading luxury brand beloved by the Waitrose class. Today, Burberry and Apple have forged an alliance of sorts: the new iPhone 5S will be used to snap and upload to the web pics at the British clothing label's fashion show …
Jasper Hamill, 13 Sep 2013
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Waitrose.com in posh broadband offer

Waitrose.com - the ISP of posh supermarket chain Waitrose - has unveiled new prices for its broadband service. It's 256K service costs £18.99 a month, 512K runs in at £23.99 and the 1MB service costs £29.99 a month. The service - which is run by Brightview - boasts "unlimited usage" and is said to be "competitively priced". We …
Tim Richardson, 11 Jan 2005
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Axe hovers over John Lewis IT jobs

The Reg understands that an "increase in efficiency" at John Lewis's Computer Services team could involve job cuts. Computer Services at John Lewis handles the back-end IT for John Lewis, Waitrose, johnlewis.com and waitrose.com. It would appear that over 100 jobs in the department are facing the axe. A reader has told us that …
Anna Leach, 26 Jul 2012
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Spend £11,700 now and save £30! enthuses Waitrose

Ocado.com, the ecommerce tentacle of UK supermarket chain Waitrose, has got itself into a bit of a pickle with one Reg reader after sending his elderly mother an email with the following irresistable, money-saving offer: Thank you for your recent Ocado order. We're always looking at ways to improve our service. We know that …
Lester Haines, 21 Aug 2006
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Waitrose donates free ISP revenues to charity

Posh supermarket chain Waitrose has joined Tesco and Iceland in the race to attract shoppers online. Launching its subscription-free ISP today the food division of John Lewis plc claimed that Waitrose.com marked "a radical departure from the recent mould of ISP packages". Part of that "radical departure" is to offer a "quality …
Tim Richardson, 09 Sep 1999
The Register breaking news

John Lewis touts own-brand broadband

The British middle classes' favourite high street retailer, John Lewis, is renowned for its customer service. Britain's ISPs are not renowned for their customer service, although sometimes they are fast and often they are cheap. So one can see why John Lewis thinks it will make a significant splash with this week's own-brand …
Drew Cullen, 21 Apr 2012
John Lewis, inside Magna Park

John Lewis to respray with coat of Oracle ERP: Don't worry, we won't be 'wall to wall' Larry

The CIO of John Lewis makes no apologies for what he’s about to do. Quite the contrary. I’m meeting Paul Coby at John Lewis's offices in Victoria, a concrete tower fitted with JL’s fittings and furniture that overlooks the jumbled innards of London's £700m upgrade of the Victoria underground line. It's also a tube-strike day. It …
Gavin Clarke, 05 Mar 2014
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Computacenter celebrates 30th birthday with strong results

Computacenter grew sales by 10.7 per cent in 2010 to £2.68bn and managed to increase adjusted profits by 21.8 per cent to £66.1m. Earnings per share are up 19.1 per cent to 33 pence. Mike Norris, chief executive at Computacenter, said the last two years had shown the company identifying and moving into more profitable markets. …
John Oates, 10 Mar 2011

The Bong's NEXT-mas Message for 2012

Christmas is traditionally a time of reconciliation, love and humility. So it's in that spirit that I am reaching out to all of my readers, to say... "FUCK YOU! FUCK YOU ALL: VICTORY IS MINE. THE BONG has WON!" I am aware that I have many critics: and many of you in the dying, meatspace world may not wish to hear this. For …
Steve Bong, 20 Dec 2013
Do Not Adjust Your Set

Eight EXCELLENT languages for the fondleslab-friendly Intranet of Thingies

What are you up, Verity? Ensconced in one of your comfortable, miles-from-any-critical-path projects? Actually, I have been sussing out an upgrade path for our longstanding customer x. Do you remember? Certainly I do. It is quite easy to remember 'x'. Even in this age of companies with stupid names, it is unusual. As I recall, …
Verity Stob, 20 Jan 2014
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Is UK web speech regulated? No.10: Er. We’ll get back to you

As plastered all over the news yesterday, politicians and anti-tabloid campaigners finally hatched a plan to form a publishing regulator, by royal charter, with the ability to fine misbehaving organs and demand corrections to articles. The letter of the law underpinning the watchdog states it will cover websites; government spin …
Andrew Orlowski, 19 Mar 2013
Barnes and Noble Nook HD+

Nook pulls on backpack, heads for Europe and flings with foreigners

There are a lot of Nooks in the US, maybe 10 million, maybe more, no one is quite certain as the company only releases revenues, which are up at around $192m a quarter for the Nook, not unit numbers. But at an average purchase price of $200 including media, that‘s about 4 million devices a year, since in first launched. But all …
Faultline, 01 Oct 2012
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Veg rustlers hit with conditional discharge after roadside lineup

A pair of petty thieves were hit with a conditional discharge after pilfering a load of fruit and veg from allotments in Cambridgeshire. The light but grubby fingered vegetable rustlers were searched by suspicious cops across the road from allotments in Brampton, Cambs. Lawrence Miller, 44, and Steven Randall, 46, were found to …
Team Register, 09 Nov 2011
Dinner Spinner

Dinner Spinner

Dinner Spinner is a classic example of the slick and inventive apps that have made the iOS App Store what it is today. It’s also a good example of the way those same apps are now migrating to Android. The idea is blindingly simple and perfect for anyone who - like me - thinks that cooking involves a telephone and knowing the …
Alun Taylor, 12 Jul 2011
B&N Nook HD+

Barnes & Noble Nook HD and HD+ hands-on review

Giant US book retailer Barnes & Noble is coming to the UK, setting up shop here to sell e-books online rather than finding a foothold in the High Street. Its weapons against established retailers and arch-rival Amazon: the Nook Simple Touch GlowLight 'backlit' E Ink e-book reader and a pair of new tablets able to take the fight …
Tony Smith, 26 Sep 2012
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iPhone comes to Tesco

Tesco is planning to offer the iPhone 3G and 3GS, hopefully before Christmas, proving that Apple's status symbol is now the phone of the people. Tesco will be selling both models of iPhone, on-line and in stores, but they're not promising to have them available before Christmas as there are logistical issues to sort out, …
Bill Ray, 25 Nov 2009
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Broadband heavyweights disappoint punters

A survey of ISP customer satifaction has revealed the big boys have a lot of work to do to improve their reputaions with customers. None of the three biggest providers - BT, NTL and AOL - managed to satify more than a third of their customers, according to Which?. Small outfit Zen Internet got top ratings for ease of set-up, …
The Register breaking news

Too thick to boil an egg? Buy 'em preboiled

Having been relieved of the burden of having to make a jam sandwich, those without either the time or the intellectual capacity for basic culinary tasks can now avail themselves of the latest word in labour-saving foodstuffs: Preboiled free range eggs. Happy Egg Company pack of preboiled eggs Yup, the Happy Egg Company will, …
Lester Haines, 07 Jul 2009
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White label broadband scores big for satisfaction

A BBC satisfaction survey has fingered white label provider Brightview as the UK's most customer-friendly broadband outfit. Brightview is behind three of the top four ISPs in the Watchdog survey, which polled 50,000 viewers. More than 90 per cent of Waitrose and Madasafish customers were satisfied or very satisfied by their …
The Register breaking news

Online food shopping getting better

Posh supermarket Waitrose chain continues to be best place to shop for groceries online, according to research carried out by Computing Which?. Ocado and WaitroseDeliver were both voted top e-supermarket because they were easy to use and had some top features including "excellent" search engines which even found items that were …
Tim Richardson, 05 Jul 2005
The Register breaking news

OFT fingers online grocers over pricing

The UK's biggest supermarkets have been ticked off for not being clear about the prices they charge for online groceries. The supermarkets use guide prices on their websites to show the in-store cost of goods on the day they're ordered. In most cases, the actual prices punters pay is the same online and in-store. However, …
Tim Richardson, 16 Mar 2006
The Register breaking news

Brightview targets broadband for growth

UK ISP Brightview has almost 10,000 broadband punters, up from 3,600 in August. The company has a stable of service providers including Madasafish, Freenetname, and Waitrose.com and has 300,000 net access users in toto. It was bought in August for £25m by communications services outfit Invox Plc Publishing its iresults for six …
Tim Richardson, 08 Feb 2005
BT

BT opens wallet for Brightview

BT has coughed £15.8m cash for Brightview, the ISP group behind internet access from Waitrose, Madasafish, and Global. The Brightview ISP brands, which have a total of 62,000 broadband customers, regularly buck market trends to top customer satisfaction surveys. Established in 2001, the firm was last sold in 2004, for £25m, …
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E-food crisis abates as Sainsbury's online sparks into life

The UK’s net population narrowly escaped starvation today as Sainsbury’s finally got its e-commerce site up and running again. The UK’s favourite supermarket for people who can’t always afford Waitrose and are a bit sniffy about Tesco announced last night that its online ordering system would be back up and running from 6pm …
Joe Fay, 20 Jun 2008
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E-tailers report 'bumper' Xmas

There are signs that online retailers have experienced another bumper year, as shoppers turned their backs on the high street in favour of the net. Of course, the true picture of what happened this year won't be known for some time until the release of official figures and trading updates from retailers. However, there are …
Tim Richardson, 04 Jan 2006
The Register breaking news

Grocery shopping online getting better

Food shopping online is a positive delight compared to a couple of years ago, according to those consumer guardians at Which?. In 2001, shopping online took longer than actually visting a supermarket and pushing a trolley around a supermarket yourself. Now, though, it seems doing the weekly shop on the net is a real breeze. The …
Tim Richardson, 02 Sep 2004
The Register breaking news

Adwalker awarded US patent

Dublin-based firm Adwalker has been granted a US patent for its wearable interactive digital media platform. "We have always been aggressive on the IP (Intellectual Property) front," Adwalker spokesman Simon Crisp told ENN. "The wearable media market in the US is growing all the time, so there's real value in securing the IP, …
Stephen Errity, 26 Sep 2007

Reg Hardware's April Fool's Day round-up

So April Fool’s Day is upon us once more and the web’s full of stories about talking fish, invisible cars and a fruit that sits somewhere between a banana and a pineapple (thanks, Waitrose). But, instead of trying to fool you with news that Apple today gave away 1000 free iPhone 4G phones to passing punters, Register Hardware …
James Sherwood, 01 Apr 2009

Shopping without tears: a parents' guide

Quocirca's Jon Collins gets to grips with Waitrose's QuickCheck scanners - and finds them an amusing diversion for kids and a real time-saver for long-suffering parents. All parents knows that a supermarket is not the best place to take a child. Even the most un-material of infants lasts only half an hour before descending into …
Jon Collins, 02 Sep 2004
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Broadband claims mislead on speed

There is a huge gap between advertised broadband speeds and the actual speeds users can achieve, new research from consumer group Which? has shown. A survey by the organisation found that broadband packages promising speeds of up to 8Mbps (megabits per second) actually achieved far less. Tests of 300 customers' net connections …
OUT-LAW.COM, 07 Aug 2007
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Tesco.com rings up profit

Tesco.com - the online grocery division of the giant supermarket chain - is now profitable. Announcing its prelims for the year to February 23 Tesco said it achieved sales of £356 million, up more than 50 per cent on last year. In the UK Tesco's home shopping business covers 95 per cent of the population and handles 85,000 …
Tim Richardson, 10 Apr 2002
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UK ISPs play the numbers game

Britain's largest independent ISP, Internet Technology Group (ITG), has attracted more than 150,000 Net users in the last two months, the company said today. Thanks to the recent launch of new branded ISP services, including Waitrose.com and Freenetname, ITG now boasts more than 300,000 Net users. By contrast, Cheshire-based …
Tim Richardson, 02 Nov 1999
The Register breaking news

Brightview acquires XO UK ISPs

Brightview - the privately funded UK-based outfit that includes IC24, Madasafish and Totalise among its stable of service providers - has bought the UK-based consumer ISP business that previously belonged to US telco XO Communications. As part of the deal Brightview has acquired three ISPs, Globalnet.co.uk, Freenetname.co.uk, …
Tim Richardson, 14 Aug 2002
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T-Online doubles sales to £216 million

T-Online's share price went up 7 per cent yesterday on the news that its half-year sales had doubled (to £216 million). This despite the fact that its chief exec resigned last week and the company's suffered its first loss of £45 million. It made a £2 million profit last year. The losses came mostly from the cost of its …
Team Register, 01 Sep 2000
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Will Tesco turn us into heterotards?

Britain's biggest shopkeeper is diving into digital music. And it's a much much bigger deal than we make out, many of you reckon. Although it's five years late, this may be good timing. But what about the idea that we should pay twice for our TV? Only one reader dared tackle the taboo. And there's a nice observation about how …
Andrew Orlowski, 20 Apr 2008
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E-shopping a ‘stress-filled chore’

Doing your food shop online is a waste of time and puts you under too much stress, those lifestyle gurus at Good Housekeeping have claimed. The magazine's latest survey found that visiting the local supermarket is actually quicker than shopping online, with researchers taking an average of 46 minutes to e-shop, while dashing …
Tim Richardson, 08 Sep 2003
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El Reg offers cut-and-paste comments service

It's come to our attention that a certain kind of story will invariably provoke a Pavlovian response in certain Reg commentators who, in lieu of salivating at the sound of a bell, will suffer an immediate figurative jerking of the knee. This involuntary spasm in turn provokes an uncontrollable venting of the spleen, the …
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Wobbly shopping carts blight UK e-commerce

Faulty shopping cart software is leaving consumers stranded at the checkout of many UK websites. The majority of shopping carts provide consumers with an unpredictable and unsatisfactory experience - making Web shopping a lottery, according to a survey by web testing specialist SciVisum out this week. SciVisum found that 80 per …
John Leyden, 04 Jun 2004
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Bonfield pondering Cellnet float

BT is looking to float its mobile phone operator Cellnet, today's Daily Mail reports. According to the tabloid, it is one of the options Sir Peter Bonfield, BT CEO, is thought to be considering to boost the company's flagging share price. Private, the Spanish purveyor of porn, is attempting to IPO its Internet and broadcasting …
Team Register, 24 Jul 2000
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"I have nothing to hide" - or the Sainsbury's Lesson

How frightened would you be if you were secretly planning to get pregnant, without telling your husband, and discovered that someone had written to him telling him about it? Or, put the other way, how would you feel if you discovered your wife was pregnant only when someone dropped you a letter? And who would that person be? It …
Guy Kewney, 08 Nov 2006
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Net Finance News: 9-15 Sept 1999

15 Sept 1999 Financial site Motley Fool has secured $26.5 million in VC funding -- the first in the company's five-year history according to the WSJ. Brothers Tom and David Gardner plan to use the cash to launch a major ad campaign to drive more traffic to the site. Although terms of the deal were not disclosed it's understood …
Team Register, 20 Sep 1999