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Our plucky Playmonaut celebrates his riches with a bevy of beauties

Argos offers 'buy now pay in 3 months' deal

If you're one of the estimated 96 per cent of Brits who lives within 10 miles of an Argos outlet,* then you've probably enjoyed the in-store tablet-based catalogue shopping experience, browsing and purchasing goods for immediate collection from the front counter. The trouble is with that, you have to pay on the spot. Shop …
Lester Haines, 12 Feb 2016

Feel like you got ripped off online? This is for you

A new online platform that will resolve problems between European consumers and online retailers will open Saturday. The online dispute resolution (ODR) service will allow people who have bought goods or services online and then had a problem with them to have their issue resolved through third-party referees and without …
Kieren McCarthy, 11 Jan 2016
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Shove off, ugly folk, says site for people who love themselves

The hotness police at BeautifulPeople.com have reportedly booted off 3,000 ugly folk, telling them "their looks no longer come up to the rigorous standards expected". The site, which helps people looking for love who love themselves meet other people looking for love who love themselves, periodically reviews the suitability of …
Kat Hall, 6 Mar 2015

What kind of generation doesn't stick it to the Man, but to Taylor Swift instead?

Interview David Lowery is a mathematician, musician (Cracker, Camper Van Beethoven), songwriter and producer. He also teaches business at the University of Georgia. "Congratulations!," Lowery wrote two years ago in a widely read post — "your generation is the first in history to rebel by unsticking it to the man and instead sticking it …
Team Register, 11 Nov 2014
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Takeaway order spewer Just Eat plans to raise £100 MEEELLION in IPO

Online takeaway aggregator Just Eat is hoping to raise a hefty £100m from an initial public offering on the London Stock Exchange. The 13-year-old Danish firm connects hungry folks to local takeaway and delivery services in 13 countries, including the UK, France, Canada and Ireland and claims to have had revenue of £96.8m last …

It's a scientific FACT: Online comment trolls are SADISTS

A group of Canadian researchers has given the imprimatur of social-science recognition to a fact that many of us who spend time in internet comment forums have suspected: there's a strong correlation between online trolling and sadism. "Both trolls and sadists feel sadistic glee at the distress of others. Sadists just want to …
Rik Myslewski, 12 Feb 2014
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UK libraries trial free access to scientific research

Hundreds of thousands of journal articles are to be made available to the public in Blighty's local libraries after a government consultation on how to expand access to publicly funded research. The Access to Research Initiative is kicking off a two-year pilot programme today, after major publishers like the Nature Group, …
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Nearly 1 in 5 of UK's Xmas gifts were bought online... not that it helped

A record number of Blighty's shoppers were browsing and buying online for Christmas, but their frenzied clicking wasn't enough to lift total retail sales by even a single per cent, the British Retail Consortium said. According to a BRC and KPMG survey, nearly one in five of all retail stuff bought was picked up from the …
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Brits to do £5bn worth of their Christmas shopping online

Online sales in Blighty are forecast to reach £5bn this Christmas, making up just under one-eighth of the total £40.3bn in festive shopping this season. Beancounters at Deloitte said that Brit shoppers would push online retail up 19 per cent year-on-year, driven by the general rise in popularity of internet shopping and the …

Unsupervised Brit kids are meeting STRANGERS from the INTERNET

Brit kids are engaged in risky behaviour online, including arranging meetings with people they meet on the internet and playing games intended for older age groups, according to a new study. A survey of 1,162 primary school age children in the south east and Guernsey found that many were sharing personal information on the web …

Amazon.com trumps other online retailers' sales by HOW much?!

It should come as no surprise that Amazon.com is the galactic leader in online retail sales, but what may be surprising is exactly how epic its lead is. The US Securities and Exchange Commission recently wrote to "about a dozen" online retailers, The Wall Street Journal reports, asking for "hard details" about the amount of …
Rik Myslewski, 30 Aug 2013
The Register breaking news

Arizona bill makes it illegal to 'annoy or offend' online

Updated The Arizona legislature has passed a bill that makes it illegal to annoy anyone over the internet. You think we're joking? The Reg – solid and stolid defender of all that is right and true – does not joke about matters of such import. Check it out: It is unlawful for any person, with intent to terrify, intimidate, threaten, …
Rik Myslewski, 4 Apr 2012
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Egypt ponders smut suppression

Nerds planning the ideal vacation destination may soon be forced to strike Egypt off the list. The nation's government plans to impose a ban on internet pornography. The country's Ministry of Telecommunications and Information Technology has taken preliminary steps to outlaw e-rotica, forming a committee to investigate the …
Caleb Cox, 27 Mar 2012
The Register breaking news

Feds issue final 'Do Not Track' privacy recommendations

The US Federal Trade Commission has issued its final report on the "best practices" companies should put in place regarding the collection of consumer information. "If companies adopt our final recommendations for best practices – and many of them already have – they will be able to innovate and deliver creative new services …
Rik Myslewski, 26 Mar 2012
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UK lags US in online content spending

Brits are often said to be behind the Americans when it comes to technology. That's not always the case, but it certainly is with digital content that punters part with their hard-earned for. US market research company Nielsen questioned tablet owners on both sides of the Atlantic about their content purchases. In almost all …
Tony Smith, 16 Mar 2012
The Register breaking news

Cheeky SalesCrunch flips Cisco $1 for WebEx biz

A serial entrepreneur with a penchant for sales has made Cisco Systems an offer that it most certainly can refuse and also snicker at: $1, plus a 15 per cent equity stake, in rival SalesCrunch if Cisco hands over its WebEx online meeting biz. In a statement, New York-based SalesCrunch tried to make the case that the online …
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High Court asked to keep 'cheap DVD' VAT loophole open

The English High Court will tomorrow begin an investigation to determine whether online retailers should be allowed to avoid paying VAT on CDs, DVDs and Blu-ray Discs. The judicial review, demanded by the Governments of Jersey and Guernsey, follows Chancellor George Osborne's decision to close the Low Value Consignment Relief …
Tony Smith, 12 Mar 2012
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Republican pol rips online piracy bill, defends Google

CES 2012 At least one powerful Republican member of the US House of Representatives takes a dim view of the Stop Online Piracy Act (SOPA) wending it way through the House. "The bottom line is you've got to throw it away," said Darrell Issa (R-CA), an 11-year veteran of the House Judiciary Committee, chairman of the House Oversight …
Rik Myslewski, 12 Jan 2012

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