TalkTalk buys Blinkbox from Tesco for £5m

Tesco has announced this morning that it has finally sold Blinkbox to TalkTalk - for a surprisingly low £5m. According to Business Insider, integration between Blinkbox and TalkTalk's existing TV business will be kicking off immediately - with "revenue synergies" (ie: job cuts) expected. Interestingly, it isn't just a video on demand business TalkTalk has…

Is TalkTalk planning to buy Blinkbox?

There have been rumours for a while that Tesco is looking to offload its struggling on-demand service Blinkbox - and today we're hearing reports that it looks like TalkTalk could be a buyer. According to The Guardian TalkTalk has been TalkTalking to Tesco about a possible sale of the service - which is apparently lost…

Original Hudl gets a price cut to £79

Tesco has slashed the price of its first tablet - following the announcement of the Hudl 2 a couple of weeks ago. The original 7" Hudl is now £79 - and for the price you still get a not-too-bad device: 1.5ghz processor, Android KitKat and 16GB of storage. Presumably Tesco will be stopping Hudl 1…

Is Tesco building ROBOTS?

Tesco is expecting robots, wearable technologies and "cognitive computing" to become commonplace within the next five years, according to the company's Chief Information Officer. According to Brand Republic, the executive has been speaking at the IGD Convention, where he has used a lot of business buzzwords to explain the inevitable: "We’ve only scratched the surface,…

Tesco evasive on the future of Blinkbox streaming service

Speaking at the Tesco Hudl 2 launch this morning there was one topic that Tesco's Group Digital Officer Michael Comish clearly didn't want to talk about: the fate of Blinkbox, the on-demand video and music streaming service that the retailer owns. When asked directly by a Bloomberg journalist amongst the assembled hacks whether the service…

Tesco announces Hudl 2 tablet

Tesco this morning has officially announced the Hudl 2 - a follow-up to its well received budget tablet last year, which has apparently sold 150,000 units. Read on for all of the details. At the launch Tesco's Michael Comish explained how the tablet has received a "complete redesign" in terms of hardware, software and user…

Is Tesco about to give up on Blinkbox?

Tesco could be planning to sell-off its video and music streaming service Blinkbox, if reports are to be believed. The news was reported in The Times (by way of the IB Times) and curiously comes just days before the retailer is expected to announce the Hudl 2 - a successor to its surprisingly zippy budget…

Tesco abandons plans for Hudl phone

Tesco has said that it is putting its plans for its own Android phone on hold - to instead concentrate on building a new version of its budget Hudl tablet. The first version of the Hudl, that was surprisingly powerful for such a cheap device was surprisingly successful - shifting more than half a million…