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  • Dixons profit warning: It's the economy stupid

    Is it really any surprise Dixons has announced profits for the year end in April will be at the lower end of analyst expectations? Profits before tax are expected to be around £85m, right at the bottom of estimates that ranged from £85m t... 

  • Linguists in war of words over Apple App store trademark claim

    Do you ever get the feeling some companies just have too much money for their own good? And that maybe they could be using it to better purpose than lining lawyers' pockets? Microsoft and Apple are currently embroiled in a fairly ridiculous court cas... 

  • VAT in the Channel changes - just

    BusinessMan reported on the 17th March that the loophole that allows businesses in the Channel Islands to sell items valued under £18 VAT free, and therefore cheaper than businesses on the mainland can achieve, may well end soon. Well the C... 

  • Miliband adds iPod insult to injure Osborne

    Labour leader Ed Miliband got in a good crack during his reply to George Osborne's budget speech today (23 March) when he compared the current situation to the last time the Tories were in power in the early 1990s. "The same hubris and arro... 

  • A response to the Budget from SAP

    Today's Budget speech focused on reforming the nation's economy, ensuring jobs in the future and repairing Britain's finances. 

  • Nintendo 3DS midnight launch: Is any gadget worth staying up for?

    The very very early hours, actually minutes, of Friday morning could turn out to be a mugger's paradise with the news that more than 1,200 stores are opening at one minute past midnight in the UK for the launch of Nintendo's 3DS game console. The... 

  • The iPad is child's play? It's even easier than that

    Saying something is 'child's play' is usually a sign that it is very easy to use but in the case of Apple's iPad, it looks as if the phrase needs to be amended to 'baby's play' judging by this video on YouTube of a two year old boy playing with the A... 

  • VAT changes in the Channel

    The VAT rules that allow firms in the Channel Islands to undercut UK mainland rivals are looking like they're about to end. Originally set up to help Guernsey flower growers, the VAT exemption allows traders to despatch items priced under £... 

  • Out of tune Zune player fades out

    Can it really be true? Will the Zune really be no more? Such are the rumours that Microsoft is preparing to pull the plug on its iPod killer a mere four years and four months after its launch. And yet, it all seemed so different back then. Even t... 

  • iPad is a curse for Acer and a blessing for Dell

    Acer has reason to curse the iPad. Not long ago, the Taiwanese vendor was riding the crest of the netbook wave and its notebooks were making serious inroads into the consumer market. The strength of its consumer products helped propel Acer into secon...