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Best Buy to start shutting stores

Best Buy will start closing down its UK stores on Sunday after throwing in the towel in its battle to shake up the UK electronics market.

Best in show: Carphone Warehouse (Chi and Partners)

On 17 November 2006, Kristofer Ström posted his hand-drawn stop-motion video for Minilogue on YouTube. That was nearly three million hits ago. Many of those viewings were by bored advertising creatives trawling for ideas. More than a few found themselves charmed by its innocence, simplicity and invention, and resolved to harness these qualities to the Great Engine of Commercial Desire. I was one of them. But for one reason or another Ström’s handiwork remained virgin and intact. Until now

The Big Question: What is being done to tackle illegal downloading,

After years of wrangling, the British Phonographic Industry (BPI) – the body that represents the UK's major record labels – has got agreement from the biggest Internet Service Providers (ISPs) to go after people whose taste for downloading free music is arguably the biggest threat the music industry has ever faced. Yesterday it was announced that the government had brokered a deal between the two sides that agrees measures to be taken to try to control the problem.

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