When you walk into your local Best Buy store you will usually find a miniature Apple Store and a Samsung experience section, and soon you can expect to see a Windows store as well. Microsoft on Thursday announced that it has partnered with the retailer to create a store-within-a-store at 500 Best Buy locations in the United States and 100 locations in Canada. The stores will...
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Apple’s iPhone has been credited with beginning what many now call the “App Economy.” There were apps for Windows Mobile and Palm phones before 2008 when the App Store first debuted, of course. Borrowing a few lessons from their iTunes store which made buying individual songs online as easy as entering a password, Apple’s App Store become a more or less instant hit. Some of...
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Best Buy is going to install branded Samsung shops in 1,400+ of its stores, and has indicated it will further explore the store-in-a-store approach recently touted by J. C. Penney as a remedy to the continued slide in its sales. Its shares traded up sharply on the day of the announcement, and at least one Wall Street analyst blessed the move as "another step in the right...
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NEW YORK (TheStreet) -- An email from Apple in my inbox this morning to let me know I can now buy one of two versions of its new MacBook Air. "MacBook Air is more capable than ever" the solicitation began, "...and now you can enjoy up to 12 hours of battery life on the 13-inch model and up to 9 hours on the 11-inch model. Get it today at your favorite Apple Retail Store. Or...
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NEW YORK (TheStreet) -- For weeks, I have heard people suggest Apple should buy Twitter. Some even spew this fairy tale as more than a suggestion. It's presented as binary: Either Apple wants to buy Twitter and it does or Apple doesn't want to buy Twitter and allows it to stay independent. As if Dick Costolo is some tool who has no say in the matter. If it were possible,...
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As Apple's iTunes store celebrates its tenth birthday this week, Apple revealed it holds over 35m songs and the 25 billionth song was downloaded in February this year, in Germany.
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Filed under: Investing Best Buy's new partnership with Samsung Electronics is yet another attempt by the big box retailer to attract customers to its stores. Under the arrangement, Best Buy will open up space inside its U.S. stores for Samsung to set up shop. The Samsung-branded stores will hit Best Buy locations as soon as next month, with plans to open 1,400 mini-stores...
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Filed under: Investing Outside of Samsung itself, the biggest winner in the upcoming release of the revolutionary Galaxy S4 in the coming weeks may be Best Buy . The struggling consumer-electronics chain will be housing Samsung Experience Shops inside its superstores, giving the South Korean consumer electronics giant a way to show off its latest phones, tablets, and laptops...
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Apple is planning to open a third retail store in Utah, according to its corporate website. The job listings for the electronics giant state only that it is hiring for a new location in Salt Lake City. But the widely read Apple news blog, Apple Insider, says the site will be the Station Park shopping center in Farmington. Calls to Station Park’s representatives were not...
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The countdown on Apple’s website stopped late Wednesday indicating that the company’s App Store has surpassed 50 billion downloads. The milestone comes just 14 months after Apple announced 25 billion apps had been downloaded from its popular marketplace. Apple launched the App Store in July 2008 and downloads have increased steadily over the past five years. The company’s...
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