Articles about Woolies

Aussie builds contactless card cloner app, shops at Woolies with fake card

Money hacker Peter Fillmore has created an Android app that can clone some of Australia's most popular contactless credit cards. In attacks that slipped beneath banks' and credit card providers' radars, the Aussie boffin probed the protocols behind Visa and Mastercard payment cards and proved the viability of an attack by …
Darren Pauli, 07 Oct 2014
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Woolies Pic'n'Mix goes for £14,500

The last bag of Woolworths Pic'n'Mix has sold for a cool £14,500.10 down at the world's favourite tat bazaar. The last bag of Pic N Mix The 800g bag of sugary goodness was sold off by the former manager of Woolies Petts Wood branch, Ed Adams, who snapped it up just before he pulled down the shutters on the store for the last …
Lester Haines, 23 Feb 2009
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Woolies to be resurrected as online-only store

Woolworths has been given the kiss of life as an online-only store after Shop Direct bought the now defunct UK High Street retailer’s brand name. Financial terms of the deal were kept secret by the David and Frederick Barclay-owned company, which is Blighty’s biggest home shopping dealer and operates under well-known brands such …
Kelly Fiveash, 02 Feb 2009
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Woolies Pic'n'Mix bows out with eBay auction

The last bag of Woolworths legendary Pic'n'Mix has popped up on eBay, the Telegraph reports. The last bag of Pic N Mix The 800g bag - containing faves such as fizzy cola bottles, white mice and rhubarb & custards - was bought by Ed Adams, former manager of Woolies Petts Wood branch. He explained: "I spotted at least a bag's …
Lester Haines, 20 Feb 2009
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Need a new duster? Avoid Woolies

NSFW If you're in the market for a new duster to do a bit of light spring cleaning we'd advise you to nip out to your nearest hardware shop rather than pop down to the UK ecommerce tentacle of retail monolith Woolworths, where a search query for this most innocent of household items returns a nasty shock for innocent inhabitants of …
Lester Haines, 31 Mar 2008
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Woolies enters home software market

Woolworths, the UK-based family and entertainment retail behemoth, is set to release its own range of home PC software. The firm has teamed up with white label software developer Formjet Innovations to offer seven software products including word processing, internet security, anti-virus, and "edutainment" packages. Formjet …
Kelly Fiveash, 30 Mar 2007
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MVNO misery will be pain for Oz mobile users as well

With the departure of yet another mobile virtual network operator (MVNO) from the Australian market, it's clear that margin protection has become the next obsession of Australian carriers. The collapse of ISPOne earlier this year, which sent some MVNOs (such as Aldi) scrambling for new arrangements and ended Kogan's push into …
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Firm Dick sales excite buyers

“A number of potential purchasers have expressed interest” in acquiring Dick Smith from Woolworths, according to half-year results released today. The report shows why the chain may not be an entirely impotent force in the market – sales were up 2.4% for the half despite generally tough retail trading conditions. New format Dick …
Simon Sharwood, 01 Mar 2012

Channel looks on the bright side, Woolies goes soft and Cisco aims small

Let the good times roll Let's start with the good news. According to a survey of European channel distributors and resellers (that means you), 2007 will be a year of strong sales growth and rises in revenue. The ETech 2007 survey found 70 per cent of channel distributors and resellers were confident about their business …
Billy MacInnes, 05 Apr 2007
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CD: The indestructible music format that REFUSES TO DIE

This is almost getting boring to report each year - but here we are again. Twelve years after sales peaked the music CD format is stubbornly refusing to die. You can shutter the dedicated record shops, hide the CDs behind fondleslabs and video games in the megastores, offer the public instant access to cheaper legal alternatives …
Andrew Orlowski, 26 Mar 2012
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Music on plastic discs still popular, apparently

Every year the story's the same – but every year it is stranger to report. People continue to buy pre-packaged plastic music discs – most containing as little as one album – despite the rise in digital album sales, the cheaper option of listening on demand, and the risk-free option of downloading entire discographies in one go. …
Andrew Orlowski, 28 Jun 2011
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Unsinkable music CD finally sinking

After a remarkably resilient lifetime, in which its death was announced prematurely several times, the music CD finally looks to be on its way out. Figures released by the BPI this week show a 12.4 per cent decline in CD albums sales. In 2009, CD sales fell just 6.9 per cent – remarkable considering the disappearance of Zavvi …
Andrew Orlowski, 06 Jan 2011
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Twenty classic arcade games

I’d better say it from the outset: picking 20 all-time arcade game classics is a nightmarish task, not simply because of the almost endless array of titles available to choose from, but because of all the really good ones you have to omit. Space Invader Here then, are the titles that made the cut, either because they have had …
Giles Hill, 05 Mar 2013
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Street View projects Woolworths through temporal portal

Here's a good one for those of you who might have considered the time-shifting capabilities of Google's Street View: An impressive example of how to project a Woolworths store through a temporal portal... The Woolworths branch on Street View, still open for business That's the Edgware Road branch of Woolies in London, seen in …
Lester Haines, 23 Jun 2009
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UK music worth £3.9bn

The UK music industry grew 4.7 per cent last year, according to the PRS annual survey. What's remarkable is that consumers spent pretty much the same in 2009 as they did in 2008 - while computer game sales fell 11 per cent, and DVD movie sales fell 10 per cent. Live music continues to boom, with revenues up 9.4 per cent to £1. …
Andrew Orlowski, 04 Aug 2010
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Apple chokes on Woolworths logo

LogoWatch Apple has moved to prevent Oz retailer Woolworths from trademarking a logo - something which would allow it to "slap its branding and logo on every imaginable product", as The Age puts it. The Woolworths and Apple logos The problem is, according to Apple, that Woolies' brand frontage is too close to its own. Woolworths' …
Lester Haines, 05 Oct 2009
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Parent power pulls Woolworth's 'Lolita' kiddies' bed

Woolworths has withdrawn a kids' bed from its online tenctacle after campaigning parents objected to the fact it was rather unfortunately called the "Lolita Midsleeper Combi". The outrage was spotted earlier this week by the editor of Raisingkids.co.uk, Catherine Hanly, who promptly asked in the site's forums: "Am I being …
Lester Haines, 01 Feb 2008
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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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Temps to take a plunge in Leeds tomorrow

After recently recovering from last month's sweltering 188 degree heatwave, the unfortunate residents of Leeds are about to experience a dramatic about-turn in weather fortunes. In an unseasonally chilly twist, the mercury is forecast to hit its peak at a nippy 3°C tomorrow, according to the Beeb. Leeds weather forecast …
Tracey Cooper, 07 Aug 2006

Woolworths stores to stop selling HD DVD

Woolworths has thrown its high street heft behind the Blu-ray Disc format. From March, it will no longer sell HD DVDs in its shops. The change will coincide with the release of Pixar's Ratatouille, but while Woolies's shops will go Blu-ray only, the company will continue to sell HD DVDs online. This move is the a result of a …
Scott Snowden, 28 Jan 2008
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Top Ten Arcade Classics

Product Round-up What do you remember about being twelve? I remember spending a whole summer wishing I could hang out with the cool kids but instead nicking stuff from Woolworths and ramming coin after coin into Dragon’s Lair and Defender. Seventeen? Sometimes I ponder my misspent youth playing pool in Sneaky Dee’s and ramming coin after coin …
Lucy Orr, 19 Nov 2010
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Ofcom investigates X-Factor debacle

Media watchdog Ofcom today confirmed that it will be investigating more than 2,000 complaints it has received from X Factor fans who have been crying into their beer mulled wine Bacardi Breezers after Welsh opera-singer Rhydian Roberts lost out to surprise victor Leon Jackson. A row kicked off immediately after the live final …
Kelly Fiveash, 20 Dec 2007
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Woolworths.co.uk collapses under mispriced TV rush

The UK website of the high street retailer Woolworths, fell over today as British punters rushed in to place orders for ultra cheapo LCD TVs. For a few hours, all LCD TVs were offered on the site for £150 - the going rate for a Sharp 42" LCD TV is around £ 1500. Woolworth LCD pricing snafu No it wasn't an unnannounced pre- …
Drew Cullen, 15 Dec 2006
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Twenty somethings shocker for UK music sales

The UK music industry’s annual statistical bible has been published by the BPI, and it shows how much work it needs to do with music fans. In a nutshell, the business depends on real punters - people who like music enough to actually buy it regularly, and while there were more of them last year, they’re spending less. There are …
Andrew Orlowski, 11 May 2010
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Woolworths join Net dunce brigade

UK retailer Woolworths has joined the illustrious list of companies unable to deal with the Internet. It was the old tale - people being able to read customers credit card details and telephone numbers. Displaying the same ignorance of Internet security as Barclays and PowerGen was one thing, but Woolworths has gone one better …
Kieren McCarthy, 11 Aug 2000
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Dot-coms' VAT-swerve hurts small biz

The Forum of Private Business, which represents small and medium-sized businesses, is calling on the Treasury to close a loophole which allows ecommerce firms based in the Channel Islands to sell goods VAT-free to UK consumers. It cites the example of Tesco.com, based in Jersey, which is selling the latest Oasis dirge for £8.07 …
John Oates, 08 Nov 2005
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Recordstore offers MP3 and WMA tracks

Recordstore.co.uk, the online music and merchandise retailer, will this month give artists the opportunity to sell their own music downloads, Apple iTunes Music Store-style. Recordstore has a online retail outlet and also acts as a UK ecommerce fulfilment arm for Sony, Warner and Universal, and sundry artists. So when, say, a …
Tony Smith, 22 Mar 2004

Group Test: Blu-ray Disc players

Round-up Happy Christmas, the format war is over. Now that Toshiba has abandoned HD DVD, Sony’s Blu-Ray has emerged as the new standard for high-definition discs, and the millions of folk who've been watching ye olde standard-def TV programmes on their HD TVs can go out and buy themselves a Blu-ray player safe in the knowledge it's not …
Cliff Joseph, 21 Nov 2008
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Oops, Britney Spears is ebusiness babe

Britney Spears, the 18-year-old pop star, has agreed to be paid in shares for becoming the face of teen Web site YOUtopia.com. Spears, who is already worth a cool £10 million, will be an online hostess for the site, which is due to be launched this month. Canadian venture YOUtopia.com will offer online cafes, virtual parties and …
Linda Harrison, 14 Jun 2000
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AOL strikes my enemy's enemy deal with Kingfisher

AOL Europe has secured an exclusive distribution deal for Netscape Online sign up CDs with Kingfisher, as we reported yesterday. In return, Kingfisher will become "the exclusive retailer for electrical and home improvement products" for AOL Europe and Netscape Online, the brand new free ISP. It's a 'my enemy's enemy is my friend …
Drew Cullen, 25 Aug 1999