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Best Buy Super Bowl Ad To Ditch Celebs For Tech Inventors Best Buy Super Bowl Ad To Ditch Celebs For Tech Inventors
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Apparently, Best Buy thinks Silicon Valley inventors make the best spokespeople, and are willing to bank on that at this year’s Super Bowl. Best Buy’s Super Bowl advertisement, which will appear during the third commercial break of the 1st quarter …

New iPad Scam Leaves Customers Without an Apple New iPad Scam Leaves Customers Without an Apple
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Some Canadian citizens are getting a surprise after purchasing their new iPads. Reports from a few consumers around the Vancouver area say that they have been scammed! Excited about their purchases, they tear into the neatly sealed packaging only to …

WolframAlpha Brings Comparison Shopping to Siri WolframAlpha Brings Comparison Shopping to Siri

WolframAlpha has announced that they have brought a new feature to their computational knowledge engine. The service now helps users with their shopping by integrating Best Buy’s public APIs in order to deliver data on a wide variety of products. …

Galaxy Nexus Release Date: Signs Point To December 15th Galaxy Nexus Release Date: Signs Point To December 15th
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For those of you who have been waiting for what seems like ages to get your hands on the Ice Cream Sandwich-loaded Samsung Galaxy Nexus, two more days shouldn’t really seem like that much longer. If a couple of recent …

Galaxy Nexus Rumor: Landing At Best Buy December 11th Galaxy Nexus Rumor: Landing At Best Buy December 11th

Unfortunately for everyone eager to get their hands on the Ice Cream Sandwich-powered Samsung Galaxy Nexus, we’ve heard of no official release date. And until we do, rumors will have to suffice. According to a Best Buy source quoted by …

Darren Aronofsky’s Anti Meth Ads, Dodgeball Ninja, Trolling a Predator, Best Buy Prank Darren Aronofsky’s Anti Meth Ads, Dodgeball Ninja, Trolling a Predator, Best Buy Prank
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Lot’s of videos to get through today, so we’ll be brief with the introduction. In today’s “Best Videos” edition, you’ll see Radiohead, Darren Aronofsky’s anti meth ads, a dodgeball ninja, instructions on how to troll a predator and a few …

Buy Modern Warfare 3, Get a Free Smartphone Buy Modern Warfare 3, Get a Free Smartphone

In an effort to promote their mobile offerings, Best Buy is launching a deal surrounding the imminent release of the highly-anticipated Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3. Best Buy will be giving away an HTC smartphone to anyone who purchases …

Napster Acquired by Rhapsody Napster Acquired by Rhapsody

Rhapsody announced today that it has agreed to acquire Napster from Best Buy. That includes the subscribers and “certain other assets” which remain unspecified. For the acquisition, Best Buy gets an also unspecified minority stake in Rhapsody. As a result …

Nexus S Free at Best Buy for Today Only Nexus S Free at Best Buy for Today Only

Forget all that iPhone 5 talk that has been dominating the mobile device news for the last couple of days – today is an Android day. That’s because Google and Best Buy have announced a special promotion for the Nexus …

Best Buy Needs A Sense of Humor Concerning NewEgg Best Buy Needs A Sense of Humor Concerning NewEgg

Apparently, making fun of your competitors, without calling them out by name, warrants a cease and desist letter. Just ask Best Buy and NewEgg.com. The latter made the commercial that leads this post, and it’s a funny characterization of the …

iPad 2 Best Buy Rumors Addressed iPad 2 Best Buy Rumors Addressed
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There has been some controversy flowing around the web, regarding rumors about Best Buy witholding sales of the iPad 2. Both Best Buy and Apple have apparently addressed these rumors. The rumor was that Best Buy was holding back iPad …

Roku at Best Buy Should Mean Increased Adoption
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Roku announced today that its Roku XD player is available for purchase at Best Buy stores nationwide and at BestBuy.com. We spoke with Roku Chief Communications Officer Brian Jaquet at SXSW  earlier this month, about the company’s expansion in retail, …

Running The Numbers On The Best Buy “Buy Back” Program
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Let me state my bias up front: I really like Best Buy. I think that they have consistently demonstrated a savvy about the consumer electronics business that other companies only dream about. It’s a tough market too, littered with big …

iPad 2 at Best Buy Friday at 5pm
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Best Buy has posted an iPad 2 FAQ page that should help those looking to purchase the device at the retail giant complete their task. After all, not every town has an Apple store, and there are over 1,150 Best …

Walmart, Best Buy To Begin Selling Facebook Credits

It’s perhaps not too much of a stretch to describe either Best Buy or Walmart as omnipresent, and together, the two retail chains are definitely hard to avoid.  So it looks like Facebook’s virtual currency will soon receive a huge push, as Walmart and Best Buy are supposed to start selling Facebook Credits gift cards.

More Google TV Release Date Confusion
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Google said right from the beginning (Google I/O in May) that Google TV would be available in time for the holidays. They were never specific about the when, however. A week ago, Eric Schmidt confirmed that Google TV would be out this fall. A day or two later, Intel CEO Paul Otellini reportedly said that Google TV devices should start shipping as soon as this month.

iPad Coming to All U.S. Best Buy Stores September 26
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Best Buy just announced it is expanding iPad availability to all U.S. stores September 26. That of course goes for the Wi-Fi and Wi-Fi +3G models. 

Google Talks White Spaces, Google TV Coming This Month?

Google has a post on its Public Policy blog talking about moving forward on white spaces. As the company notes, the five current FCC Commissioners will soon meet to set final technical rules for white spaces. 

"If it gets the rules right, the Commission will have taken a huge step to put better and faster Internet connections in the hands of the public," says Richard Whitt, Washington Telecom and Media Counsel.

 

Half of Mobile Users Don’t Know When Their Contracts Are Up
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There are some interesting survey results out from Best Buy today, regarding mobile phone users and their contracts. The findings reveal that about half of users don’t know when they’re contracts expire.

While the survey is used by the company to promote is new Upgrade Checker campaign, shed some light on the issue nonetheless.

Chad Ochocinco Wants to Get Rid of Farmville

Fast Company has an interview with none other than Chad Ochocinco, receiver for the Cincinnati Bengals who makes as much of an impact on online pop culture as he does on the football field (perhaps more so). He wants to get rid of Farmville.

Use Social Network Services To Send Gift Cards

If you are like me and you spend quite a bit of time hanging out on social networks and social media websites online, then you know that your friends’ and family members’ birthdays and other special occasions tend to pop up out of nowhere, and you are left to scramble and purchase something online and send it to them. We are internet power users, and tend to make most of our purchases now online rather than rely on the old antiquated snail mail system.