News roundup—1st April 2008

News roundup—1st April 2008

Never mind: Five months after it began selling apparel
online, Tesco has yanked the items from its website,
reports The Times, as it seeks to “improve
the offer”. The Times also has a brief review of the Tesco website. In a nutshell:
“The website lacked that mix of keen pricing and
attractive store layout which, in other areas, cajoles us into
committing £1 out of almost £7 we spend to

The Telegraph looks at the latest wave
of dot-com entrepreneurs. On its “ones to watch”
list: fashion retailer, optician site, printing website and, a portal of instructive videos.

In what is hopefully not a harbinger of things to come,
computer behemoth Dell is closing a manufacturing facility
in Texas, in what is believed to be its first such closure in its
24-year history, according to theFinancial Times.


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