Find out what's been happening this week in the business worlds of technology, games and more.
Mobile Entertainment has cast its net out across the, ahem, net to look for the hottest business news stories circulating the online universe this week.
Despite Tesco's digital footprint with Tesco Mobile, Clubcard TV and more, the supermarket has announced plans to cut back on the number of consumer electronics goods on offer in its stores.
Independent retailers are said to be rubbing their hands with glee over the opportunity, however, hoping the firm's focus on food will mean more opportunity to make a profit from customers, particularly as Tesco has also binned its computer repairs service.
We look forward to seeing what the firm does with its non-tangible technology products.
Everyone likes Lego, right? The toy maker continues to make little yellow products that resemble pretty much every film, TV show, and so forth, but consumers' plastic product needs still aren't being met.
A top ten list of impressive fan-made Lego creations has been pieced together – inspired by Lego bringing out a Back to the Future set – which includes: TV sitcom Friends, horror movie franchise Saw, and games line Grand Theft Auto.
Personally, my favourite is Lego The Only Way Is Essex (TOWIE) – perhaps offering the first time the company would need to make its characters orange instead of yellow.
Catch the full story over at Toy News.
Gamers are eagerly awaiting the launch of Sony's PlayStation 4, as are developers, and the Japanese firm issued self-publishing details this week to compete with the service offered by rival Microsoft.
Developers will have access to tools like Unity and FireEngine, as Sony Computer Entertainment Europe senior account manager Agostino Simonetta adds Sony is trying to remove “all of the possible barriers” to submissions.
It comes as indie developers are as big a part of the games space as larger publishers, and the company is eager to alleviate any difficulties and discoverability problems.
Catch the full story over at Develop.
Morrisons and Wii U dumped Nintendo's Wii U earlier this week, which comes alongside data that shows the console shifted just 10,000 units.
The device's software is said to be a main problem that has inhibited success, while many games were available on rival consoles months before reaching the Wii U.
Marketing seems to be below par too, with zombie titles pushed towards the family-based Nintendo audience, while the New Super Mario Bros game seems to be growing tired, marking the fourth release in six years.
Can Nintendo turn around sales for Christmas?
Catch the full story over at MCV.
Olympian Victoria Pendleton has already secured a role working with O2 for its Priority Sports rewards scheme, and the cyclist now furthers her clout through a deal with Halfords.
The cyclist has adapted her range of bikes for girls, using a retro-inspired look in various colours to entice the youngsters.
Catch the full story over at BikeBiz.
Something for music fans now, as Gary Numan and The Rifles have signed to Cooking Vinyl. The move will see the artists release new albums worldwide - excluding North America for Numan.
Cooking Vinyl is promising an 'innovative online social campaign'.
Catch the full story over at MusicWeek.