Posts tagged with ‘business’

Money-making expert

Sunday, 3 June 2012

MoneySavingExpert.com, a site offering consumers tips on reducing bills and finding the best deals, has been sold by its owner Martin Lewis for a reported £87 million. The buyer is Moneysupermarket.com, which already provides the click-through links on MoneySavingExpert.com that make money for both sites. Many users of MoneySavingExpert are furious at the move, which […]

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Why take the train then complain?

Thursday, 26 January 2012

The BBC News website carried an ariticle today on growing dissatisfaction with rail fares. Now fair enough, the article makes some valid points. No-one likes the above-inflation rises in ticket costs that we see each year, and it is undoubtedly cheaper to travel by train in many other European countries. However, what made me laugh […]

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BSB: superior but short-lived satellite TV

Saturday, 9 July 2011

The furore over phone hacking has once again put Rupert Murdoch’s proposed takeover of BSkyB into the spotlight. In the past, many people, including both me and Vince Cable’s fake constituent, might have assumed that Murdoch already owned Sky. So how did it come about that he only owns part of it? The answer is […]

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New name for a merged bank

Thursday, 18 September 2008

A name has yet to be decided for the newly merged Lloyds TSB and HBOS. Yesterday, cybersquatters were have reported to have registered domain names of potential names for the merged business, including lloydshbos, hboslloyds, lloydsbos and lloydstsbhbos (the .coms of which were all registered yesterday). I would have thought Lloyds BOS is a sensible […]

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Not impressed by new Classic FM schedule

Friday, 29 February 2008

Following the news that GCap Media are to scrap their theJazz and Planet Rock digital radio stations, it seemed that Classic FM, as an analogue station, would emerge unscathed. Unfortunately, the closures have had a knock-on effect that has changed Classic FM for the worst. In the week, I’m only really able to listen to […]

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Sounds bad for DAB digital radio

Tuesday, 12 February 2008

Who would spend ages doing hard sums when you can use a calculator? Who would wash their clothes by hand when you can just put them in the washing machine? And who would listen to an old, hard-to-tune analogue radio when you could have a new DAB digital radio? That was the gist of a […]

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Farewell free tea and coffee

Sunday, 11 November 2007

From today, many of the trains serving the UK’s National Rail network will be operated by different companies. One of the changes sees Midland Mainline’s service, which connected cities such as Leicester and Sheffield with London, merged with local services on the eastern part of the network formerly operated by Central Trains. I for one […]

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Sky high arrogance

Sunday, 18 March 2007

Many people have blamed both sides in the dispute between BSkyB and Virgin Media, but over the last week or two it appears that Sky have launched a vendetta against their competitor. First, to fill in the background: the two companies couldn’t agree on the price that Virgin pays Sky to show Sky’s “basic channels” […]

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