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GAME’s Christmas sales fall from last year

It doesn’t seem that long ago that GAME, like a number of high-street gaming and technological chain stores, was bankrupt and needed to be saved by outside finances. Since then it’s had some measure of recovery, but it’s not doing amazing. Christmas sales have not been as strong as expected …

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Google’s own Chrome OS laptop is coming to the UK

Google’s in-house made Chrome OS laptop, the Chromebook Pixel 2, is coming to the UK this month. The new model was announced last month over in the US and is intended to get more developers on-board and working with the lesser used Chrome operating system. Chromebooks are generally cheaper, intended …

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HMV to drop pre-owned game sales

One of the hottest points of contention between developers, gamers and store owners over the past few years, has been the sale of pre-owned games. Developers say they take money out of the industry, gamers say they allow them to buy new games since they know they can get trade-in …

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Former HMV boss ready to ‘help’ Blockbusters

Confidence is a good thing. We like meeting people who have a well-placed confidence on their own skills and abilities. Bit like the master and commander of a sailing vessel. But what if a captain’s last command ran into the rocks – and he was still highly confident?  KitGuru wonders …

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HMV shuts down ROI stores

HMV

Following on from the temporary closing of all HMV outlets in Ireland last month – as per Irish law – when the administration was announced, Deloitte, the administrator, has announced that all locations will be permanently shuttered since no buyer has been found for the branch of the firm. This …

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GAME looking to buy up HMV locations

Despite suffering through its own administration less than a year ago and ultimately closing half of its outlets and letting go a big portion of its staff, GAME is apparently looking to buy up HMV locations in a move to expand current business. Revealed by GAME boss Martyn Gibbs in …

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Making the shopping experience of the future

Minority Report

While we’ve seen a lot of high street businesses fold in recent times thanks to a huge upsurge in online sales, Intel has come up with a way to improve the retail shopping experience in the real world that could mean for a much nicer experience when out looking for …

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HMV.com is taken down by administrators

HMV Notice

You know it’s the end where the simple to maintain website is taken down. Administrators for HMV, Deloitte, have now killed off the HMV.com website, leading it with a simple message explaining that until further notice, the website would no longer be in operation. HMV staff have said in the …

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Virgin stores still deserted – new venture doomed?

Back in January 1971, Richard Branson opened his first Virgin Records store at 24 Oxford Street, the ‘cheap end’ as Dickie put it. Until March 1992, when he sold out to Thorn EMI for $1 Billion, his business was a huge success. Virgin’s attempts to sell phones on the high …

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HMV wants you to come in-store and save on postage

HMV

HMV is continuing its struggles to stay relevant in an increasingly digitally dominated media world, by offering a click and collect system, where users can reserve online and then buy and collect in-store. This saves on postage, which the company likely takes a small loss on – since it offers …

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