News MyTablet - Argos's foray into the budget tablet market

Online sales now represent almost half of all Argos' business

Dixons to float pounds 300m tranche of Freeserve

THE APPETITE of British investors for Internet shares will be put to the acid test next month when Freeserve, the country's largest Internet service provider (ISP), is floated by Dixons in an estimated pounds 1.5bn initial public offering.

Freeserve to sell float shares online

THE 1.25M subscribers to Freeserve, Dixons' Internet service provider, will be able to register online for the shares when it is floated within the next few weeks. It is thought to be the first time that subscribers have been able to register for a flotation issue on the Internet in Britain.

Freeserve may offer special share deal

FREESERVE, the free Internet service provider being demerged by Dixons, is considering special share deals for subscribers if it includes a retail offer as part of its pounds 1.5bn-pounds 2.5bn float.

Personal Finance: Will the Net `bubble' last?

SOMETHING IS going on. There is no doubt about that. Are we watching the biggest market bubble since the Dutch went bananas about tulip bulbs or is there, as the cognoscenti like to say, a paradigm shift going on?

Host of copycats clouds Dixons' Freeserve float

News Analysis: The free Internet service could be worth anything from pounds 500m to pounds 2bn. The range hints at the uncertainties facing the fast- changing online sector

Market Report: Dixons charges market with Net service float talk

DIXONS ELECTRIFIED a sleepy market yesterday as dealers speculated on an imminent flotation of its Internet service.

Dixons invests pounds 9m in online trader

FREESERVE, THE free Internet service provider owned by the retailer Dixons, yesterday advanced its plans to launch online trading this summer by lifting its stake in the US firm GlobalNet Financial.com Inc.

Dixons tipped to gatecrash pounds 92m Action offer

COMPUTER RETAILER Dixons was yesterday tipped as a possible counterbidder for Action Computer Supplies, the UK's leading IT distributor, after Action recommended an all-paper offer worth pounds 92m from Arizona-based computer company Insight Enterprises.

Outlook: Internet loss

EVERY MAN and his dog seems to be launching a "free" Internet service provider these days. The latest offering comes from Mirror Group, which plans to put pounds 1m of advertising behind ic24.net, as well as promoting the service through its flag ship title, the Mirror.

WH Smith optimistic despite profits fall

WH SMITH yesterday reported a fall in first-half profits but cushioned the blow with upbeat comments about prospects for the core high street brand and its fledgling Internet service.

Football: Phillips pursues a dream ending

From Baldock to Budapest, the latest England attacking hope has earned his chance today. By Glenn Moore

Dixons sues AOL over internet arm

World's largest service provider faces paying damages over slanderous claims by CompuServe

Dixons shares soar on plan to cash in on Internet boom

DIXONS, the electronics retailer, is preparing to cash in on the soaring value of Internet stocks by floating off a part of Freeserve, its popular free Internet service which is valued at up to pounds 4bn by analysts.

Outlook: What to do with Sir Stanley's Net gem

SIR STANLEY KALMS and his chief executive at Dixons, John Clare, claim always to have anticipated that their pioneering new service in Internet access provision, Freeserve, would take the UK market by storm. However, neither of them could have foreseen the effect on their share price, which has more than doubled since the service was launched last September.

Dixons likely to tighten its grip

THE SHAKE-OUT in the electrical retail sector is set to continue, according to a new report published today, with large players such as Dixons likely to tighten their grip on the market.
Latest stories from i100
Career Services

Day In a Page

Independent Travel
Pompeii, Capri & the Bay of Naples
Seven Cities of Italy
Burgundy, the River Rhone & Provence
Prague, Budapest and Vienna
Lake Garda
Minoan Crete and Santorini
Prices correct as of 17 April 2015
Where the spooks get their coffee fix: The busiest Starbucks in the US is also the most secretive

The secret CIA Starbucks

The coffee shop is deep inside the agency's forested Virginia compound
Revealed: How the Establishment closed ranks over fallout from Loch Ness Monster 'sighting'

How the Establishment closed ranks over fallout from Nessie 'sighting'

The Natural History Museum's chief scientist was dismissed for declaring he had found the monster
One million Britons using food banks, according to Trussell Trust

One million Britons using food banks

Huge surge in number of families dependent on emergency food aid
Excavation at Italian cafe to fix rising damp unearths 2,500 years of history in 3,000 amazing objects

2,500 years of history in 3,000 amazing objects

Excavation at Italian cafe to fix rising damp unearths trove
The Hubble Space Telescope's amazing journey, 25 years on

The Hubble Space Telescope's amazing journey 25 years on

The space telescope was seen as a costly flop on its first release
Did Conservative peer Lord Ashcroft quit the House of Lords to become a non-dom?

Did Lord Ashcroft quit the House of Lords to become a non-dom?

A document seen by The Independent shows that a week after he resigned from the Lords he sold 350,000 shares in an American company - netting him $11.2m
Apple's ethnic emojis are being used to make racist comments on social media

Ethnic emojis used in racist comments

They were intended to promote harmony, but have achieved the opposite
Sir Kenneth Branagh interview: 'My bones are in the theatre'

Sir Kenneth Branagh: 'My bones are in the theatre'

The actor-turned-director’s new company will stage five plays from October – including works by Shakespeare and John Osborne
The sloth is now the face (and furry body) of three big advertising campaigns

The sloth is the face of three ad campaigns

Priya Elan discovers why slow and sleepy wins the race for brands in need of a new image
How to run a restaurant: As two newbies discovered, there's more to it than good food

How to run a restaurant

As two newbies discovered, there's more to it than good food
Record Store Day: Remembering an era when buying and selling discs were labours of love

Record Store Day: The vinyl countdown

For Lois Pryce, working in a record shop was a dream job - until the bean counters ruined it
Usher, Mary J Blige and Will.i.am to give free concert as part of the Global Poverty Project

Mary J Blige and Will.i.am to give free concert

The concert in Washington is part of the Global Citizen project, which aims to encourage young people to donate to charity
10 best tote bags

Accessorise with a stylish shopper this spring: 10 best tote bags

We find carriers with room for all your essentials (and a bit more)
Paul Scholes column: I hear Manchester City are closing on Pep Guardiola for next summer – but I'd also love to see Jürgen Klopp managing in England

Paul Scholes column

I hear Manchester City are closing on Pep Guardiola for next summer – but I'd also love to see Jürgen Klopp managing in England
Jessica Ennis-Hill: 'I just want to give it my best shot'

Jessica Ennis-Hill: 'I just want to give it my best shot'

The heptathlete has gone from the toast of the nation to being a sleep-deprived mum - but she’s ready to compete again. She just doesn't know how well she'll do...