Shop Charges $5 Entry Fee to Avert "Showrooming" Browser Scum

One Australian shop owner has had enough of people poking around her stuff before rudely running off home to order it cheaper on the internet, and is now charging people a $5 browsing fee to enter the shop. Read More >>

Google Offloading Some Complete Tat in its Play Store Birthday Sale

To celebrate its Google Play rebrand taking place one year ago, Google has launched a rather half-hearted sale across its app, music, book and film portal. Celebrate it being a Wednesday by giving Google some money, seems to be the rough idea of it. Read More >>

Microsoft Refusing to Sell 18-Rated Games on Windows 8 Marketplace

Microsoft has got itself into a bit of a pickle regarding the direct selling of digital games through its Windows 8 Marketplace, with the result being that no 18-rated titles will be available to buy through its PC store in the UK. Read More >>

Caption This: Bootleg Chinese Apple Store is a Bit, Er, Naughty

Over in China, a very strange knock-off Apple store has emblazoned our esteemed logos doing the, um, nasty as the logo for the shop. Not the most conventional way to brand your shop, but each to their own. Either way, I throw this over to you, our esteemed readers, to give us a caption. We might throw you a brownie or an e-hug for the best one. [MicGadget, Thanks, Darrell!] Read More >>

HMV Saved By Music and Film Industry

It looks like HMV might survive as the only UK high street media retailer left standing. It’s struck a deal with suppliers including Universal Music, to effectively share the burden by getting the suppliers to shoulder the risk for stock; a bit like a jeweller does. Read More >>


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