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BBC site wants to be 'your starting point for shopping on the Web'

The BBC's commercial online arm,, has relaunched with a new look for the Christmas season, focusing, not surprisingly, on shopping.

With the headline "Your starting point for shopping on the Web", the site lays out what it promises are hundreds of shopping choices under brand-name headings: Good Homes for house-buying and improving tips; TopGear for car buying information, Top of the Pops for music shopping pointers.

The site also includes a new Christmas-shopping section including gift tips -- mostly BBC books and video and audio recordings -- for 'him', 'her', kids and teens.

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