Internet Story: 22 Dec 1998
Dixons Shares Soar Do we have another Amazon in the making here? No, not Dixons selling books/cds/videos, but being the first major player in a revolutionary access method to the Net. I'm talking about FreeServe - their "free" unlimited access service (as mentioned in these pages earlier in the month). Dixons shares hit an all time high last week which some analysts put down to FreeServe. When other major retailers are not fairing so well Dixons seems to be bucking that trend.
UK Missing Children Well the site we talked about on the 7th of December made it online; "UK Missing Children Web Site". It's a bit bare bones at the moment, though it does allow you to search for missing children using a variety of criteria. It does not seem to be restricted to UK missing persons.
Win the Lottery If you want to enhance your odds of winning the lottery, check out Southampton University's Lottery Research page. But don't give up your day job just yet :-)
More UK Shops Online Here's a few more to add to our list. Diesel (spot the nauseating Xmas midi that plays - appropriately named bighell.mid !), and some of the GUS companies are now online... Shoppers Universe, Kays Catalogue, Stocking Fillers. Other GUS members that have been online for a while are: Argos, Innovations, Sports Elite, McCord, and Brainwaves.
And for those wishing to make new year's resolutions check out the 1999 New Year's Resolution page.
Andrew Stringer, © Pendle.Net Ltd, 1998