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Texts in decline as WhatsApp and friends set to send 300bn messages

Experts say WhatsApp and the like contributed to the number of text messages sent falling for the first time last year.

By January 13, 2014


Game of Thrones finale piracy hits 2 petabytes in 12 hours

Once again, Game of Thrones has broken all torrenting records -- records the show had already set itself.

By June 16, 2014


Smartphone shipments to hit 1 billion this year, says report

That number could actually come closer to 2 billion, according to accounting firm Deloitte -- at least based on its definition of a smartphone.

By January 7, 2013


Blockbuster is back: 10 new stores to open this year

DVD rental chain Blockbuster is coming back, with new stores, its postal DVD service, and streaming options all on the cards.

By February 28, 2014


HMV stops online orders as potential buyers circle

HMV has halted online purchases -- it's now only doing business through its high street shops.

By January 16, 2013


HMV closes completely in Ireland, 300 jobs lost

All 16 Irish branches of ailing music and DVD shop HMV will stay closed, leaving 300 people out of a job.

By February 13, 2013


Following Christmas boom, half of all Britons use a tablet

Between 12 million and 13 million tablets were sold in the UK this year, research says, and soon half of all Britons will be using one.

By December 30, 2013


Comet closes for good, as government investigation begins

The Comet sale closes its doors today as the final shops shut. But the government wants to make sure all is in order.

By December 18, 2012


Comet sale will honour gift cards as Dixons tries to save staff

Despite earlier fears, the ailing retailer's upcoming fire sale will see vouchers and gift cards honoured.

By November 7, 2012


HP execs were aware of Autonomy's sales practices -- report

Hewlett-Packard knew about Autonomy's accounting issues long before it accused the firm of fraud, a new report says.

By February 18, 2014