Electronics retail company Best Buy decided to forgo the regular celebrity spokesperson for its annual Super Bowl commercial in favor of highlighting mobile technology innovators.
Consumers shopping from mobile devices over the holidays played a significant role in record online sales. But which retailers won these mobile shoppers over with the best experiences?
Gaikai, the game streaming company, has kept a low profile recently, but a quick survey of the web shows that the company has scored some big deals with online retailers. Among those that have quietly adopted Gaikai are BestBuy.com, YouTube, Capcom and Ubisoft in its online UbiShop, VentureBeat has learned.
Streaming music service Rhapsody has now hit the 1 million paid subscriber milestone, the company announced today.
Best Buy and Hooked Media have launched a competition to find the best Android mobile game developers, and VentureBeat is helping out. The Get Discovered! competition will give the winner and finalists distribution on mobile platforms, media recognition and seed funding from Trinity Ventures.
Best Buy sold out of Research in Motion’s PlayBook tablets this Black Friday, leading to speculation that the company was canning the tablet altogether.
Electronics retail store Best Buy has closed a deal to acquire full ownership of the American portion of Best Buy Mobile from Carphone Warehouse Group for $1.3 billion, the company announced today.
Best Buy has agreed to acquire IT and cloud services provider mindSHIFT for $167 million to help extend its business further beyond retail, the company announced today.
An unauthorized shipment of TouchPads running the Android operating system has HP scrambling for leads, and open source advocates up in arms.
To be fair, $99 is a pretty sweet price for a tablet computer.
HP’s massive TouchPad fire sale won’t be hitting Best Buy stores in the U.S., as the retailer will be shipping its remaining stock back to HP, Engadget reports.
After Hewlett-Packard announced it was killing its webOS devices, many of us were left wondering what the company planned to do about the numerous TouchPad tablets still sitting on retail shelves.
Best Buy has more than 240,000 unsold units of the HP TouchPad in its inventory, indicating that consumers aren’t responding well to the product.
Internet-connected TVs are becoming a lot more mainstream. The latest sign: Best Buy is announcing its own house label model, dubbed the Insignia Connected TV.
It looks like it’s time for a new Macbook Air model.
Electronics retailer Best Buy announced the launch of its own cloud-based music service for the U.S. today, dubbed Music Cloud. The new service will let users register and stream their music libraries for on-the-go listening through iOS, Android, and BlackBerry devices.