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Tesco buys Giraffe restaurants – Makes a change from Horse meat!


Supermarket group Tesco has bought the restaurant chain Giraffe for £48.6m. The move will see the supermarket open Giraffe branches near to Tesco stores as it seeks to create “retail destinations” for customers. Tesco will hope that the acquisition will help revitalise its UK business. via BBC News – Tesco buys Giraffe restaurants.

ePrivacy – Google given $7 million Street View fine


I makes a change for North America to be a little more aggressive when it comes to challenging large corporates on privacy goofs than EU countries. France handed down an £87,000 (100,000 euro) penalty which whilst the largest ever handed out by CNIL pales into insignificance compared to our North American cousins. In the UK the ICO […]

Online Food Ordering Startup Delivery Hero Fully Acquires Hungryhouse


The online food ordering market has become even more competitive after Berlin startup Delivery Hero announced it has fully acquired UK-based firm Hungryhouse, as well as purchasing smaller UK player EatitNow.co.uk, and putting pressure on its major rival Just Eat in the UK and across the world. The deal comes after Delivery Hero acquired a ‘controlling interest’ […]

Apps providing spin-off opportunities for popular magazine brands | Technology | guardian.co.uk


A great article on how some publishers are looking to bespoke apps and experiences to monetise mobile rather than replicating the magazine format on tablets and mobile. … a new app released by Dennis Publishing’s male health mag aims to change that, although it’s no digital replica. Men’s Fitness Cover Model Body Plan is a […]

Backlash against Amazon tax in the UK


So two things strike me as odd about the Amazon sweepstakes. 1. We don’t have Black Friday in the UK as we don’t celebrate Thanksgiving so it’s an odd promotion for the UK. 2. They don’t seem to have engaged anyone about the broadly negative comments about their tax avoidance schemes in the UK. Such […]

Hungover? There’s a ‘cure’ for that as detox patch goes on sale – Health News – Health & Families – The Independent


As usual it’s the comments that make most articles on news sites in my opinion and this is no exception as DJL2 highlights the irresponsible ‘journalism’ at work simply running a press release as news. “…after nine or 10 Martinis…works great” DLJ2 – “that’s 20 units? nearly 3 bottles of wine? fully enough to pose […]

Zynga closes UK office, closes games and axes 5% of staff | The Wall Blog


We have already seen stocks in social networking firms quickly decline this year and last night more of the bubble burst as social gaming firm Zynga announced, timed to coincide with the launch of the iPad Mini, that it was cutting 5% of its 3,200 workforce. The cuts will include the closures of its operations […]

Amazon wipes customer’s Kindle and deletes account with no explanation | Money | guardian.co.uk


An Amazon Kindle user has had her account wiped and all her paid-for books deleted by Amazon without warning or explanation. The Norwegian woman, identified only as Linn on media commentator Martin Bekkelund’s blog, approached Amazon when she realised her Kindle had been wiped. She was informed by a customer relations executive that her account […]

Tweets on 2012-04-18


Funny 2:47 guide to the EU cookie law http://t.co/2htsk9Dz not sound legal advice and it's way more complicated obviously but fun #cookielaw # @nocookielaw I din't hate it – it's a pain to implement across sites and ad networks though! in reply to nocookielaw # Major impact on Advertising networks if up to a quarter […]

The reason eBay is no good for buyers


Well actually eBay the worlds largest tat bazzar is actually no good for sellers either but for buyers the saying buyer beware has never been more accurate. Take for example the regular scams that appear. Okay some of them are not exactly scams but they are dubious. It would be easy for eBay to stamp […]


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