Sony shifts more games consoles than its rivals Tuesday, 18th February 2014
Sony has sold over 5.3 million PS4 units worldwide since it launched in November, the company has said. The company had previously estimated that 5 million units of its next-gen games console would be sold before the end of its financial year, which is in March. Sony has already surpassed that estimate, and with the PS4’s upcoming launch in Sony’s native Japan this Saturday, it would appear that the sky is the limit for the technology firm.
Adidas to open 'technology-led' concept store in spring Thursday, 13th February 2014
Leading sportswear brand Adidas is set to open a ‘technology-led’ concept store at the Bluewater shopping centre in Kent. The outlet will open sometime this spring and will be located next to the Victoria’s Secret store. The move follows in the footsteps of the recently opened Reebok Fitness Hub, which features plyometric jump boxes, gym equipment and flooring.
Apple buys back $14bn worth of shares following a disappointing Q1 Friday, 7th February 2014
An Apple company spokesman has confirmed that the tech-giant has repurchased USD 14 billion of its stock since it reported disappointing Q1 results. Apple bought USD 12 billion of shares via an accelerated share repurchase program (ASR) and USD 2 billion of shares from the open market, the spokesman said.
Samsung and Cisco enter patent agreement Thursday, 6th February 2014
Following the news that Apple is being taken to court over patent infringements, arch rival Samsung and mobile communications firm Cisco, have entered a ten-year agreement to share patents. It follows the news that Samsung and Google entered a similar agreement in January. The agreement will allow both Samsung and Cisco to share patents without the fear of being sued for the next ten years.
H&M to launch first-of-its-kind t-commerce campaign during Super Bowl Tuesday, 7th January 2014
Swedish fashion retailer H&M, along with omni-channel advertising firm Delivery Agent, is set to showcase a never-before-seen technology which allows consumers to engage with TV advertising and buy products from the comfort of their own living room. The pioneering t-commerce advert will feature David Beckham’s new Bodywear collection and will feature during the second quarter of the Super Bowl.
Bill Grimsey and LG Harris team up to help ailing high street businesses Thursday, 21st November 2013
Retail guru and former Iceland boss Bill Grimsey, and decorating firm LG Harris, have teamed up in an attempt to save the UK’s high street. The campaign is designed to help ailing independent retailers improve their e-commerce operations. Mr Grimsey said: “This is an excellent initiative and others should follow the example.
Dixons Retail launches new tablet in the run up to Christmas Monday, 11th November 2013
Dixons Retail is waging war with Tesco and Argos by launching its own seven-inch tablet in the run up to Christmas. The Advent Vega Tegra Note 7 will retail at around £180, making it a middle-of-the-road alternative to the pricier £250 Apple iPad mini, and the cheaper-priced Tesco and Argos models.
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