5 Things That Happened This Week You Probably Didn’t Need To Know About

HMV Found A Buyer


HMV this week reached a deal with Hilco who own HMV Canada. Hilco have acquired 132 HMV stores and all 9 branches of Fopp in a deal rumoured to be worth around £50 million.

HMV posted on Facebook:

‘Great news – we’re officially out of administration and now under the new ownership.

The whole team here is working hard behind the scenes to bring you a new and improved hmv – a new website and digital service, a rebooted Pure rewards scheme and a fresh approach to our stores are all in the works.

We’ve got some exciting stuff in store for you, but all of this is going to take us a little time to perfect. For now, we’ll do our best to keep you up to date as we get everything ready to come back with a bang later in the year.

So a big thank you for all your support and patience during the past few months. We really appreciate it and it makes us even more determined to provide you with a better hmv experience.

To sign up for email updates or to locate you nearest hmv store please visit www.hmv.com

Finally, we’d also like to thank and acknowledge the valued contribution of all our store, distribution centre and head office colleagues, past and present.

Thanks, team hmv’

This is great news for the troubled music retailer. We wrote about why ignorance killed HMV and not the internet back in January. You can read the article here.

More about the acquisition at The BBC.

Manchester United Hired a Sound Man

After complaints from fans in Old Trafford’s Stretford End about the acoustics in the 75,000 seater stadium, Manchester United have hired a sound man to try and boost the atmosphere in the theatre of dreams. Sound levels were monitored during January’s match against Liverpool and will be monitored again during Monday’s Manchester Derby in order to work towards a solution.

More at The Metro

Facebook Unveiled ‘Home’

Facebook Home

Facebook have unveiled a brilliant new user experience for Android called Facebook Home.

Home replaces your default Android launcher with an immersive Facebook orientated experience. Take a look here:

More at The Verge.

Find out more about Facebook Home and how to download it here.

66/1 Outsider Auroras Encore Won The Grand National

Auroras Encore fended off the competition to win the 166th Grand National by nine lengths.

After the race Auroras Encore’s handler said ‘He’s such a grand little horse, you can ride him any way you like.’

The race saw all 40 horses and jockeys return safely.

Paris Brown Apologised For Her Tweets

Paris Brown

Britain’s first youth Police and Crime Commissioner apologised for the offensive comments sent from her Twitter account @vilulabelle.

Tweets included [sic] ‘im either really fun, friendly and inclusive when im drunk or im an anti social, racist, sexist, embarrassing arsehole often its the latter’, and ‘Everyone on Made in Chelsea looks like a fucking fag’.

Paris was appointed to work alongside Kent’s Independent PCC Ann Barnes to represent the views of young people in a position worth £15,000 a year.

Some are calling for Paris to resign but you have to wonder why she’s been hired for her views but she’s now being shot down by the media for having views and being opinionated. Anyhow Paris has since apologised for her remarks. Now we just need to wait for her to apologise for her eyebrows.

Full article at The BBC

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