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Systemax To Buy Some CompUSA Stores

CompUSA and a small number of stores will be receiving a second chance thanks to Systemax owned TigerDirect.

TigerDirect has agreed to purchase up to 16 CompUSA stores in Florida, Texas and Puerto Rico from the Dallas based company that announced liquidation plans last month. The deal includes the CompUSA brand name, trademarks and Web site. The $30 million cash deal will close in stages starting this week.

CompUSA To Close

Computer and gadget retailer CompUSA, controlled by Mexican billionaire Carlos Slim, has been sold to restructuring and investment firm Gordon Brothers Group.

Study: Live Chat Ups Conversions Tenfold
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Sales, online and off, are closed when the customer trusts the seller. To that end, how far does including live chat in the online sales and checkout process go toward sealing the deal? Numbers are coming in, and they’re looking good.

IBM, Bazaarvoice Focus On Word Of Mouth

Bazaarvoice, a company focused on helping brands use online word of mouth to improve their businesses, announced it is teaming with IBM software to assist retailers in creating an interactive and customer centered shopping experience.

CompUSA’s Interesting Vista Launch Promotion

CompUSA has announced three promotions for the Windows Vista launch next week.

Zune Released, PS3 Failure, Vista and more

The Zune came out today, as well as news that Microsoft is paying Universal Music $1 per Zune sold, in order to get Universal’s music in its Zune music store. Looks like the music industry and the mafia aren’t so different after all

Easy Skype phone

One of the first things I did upon my return to Amsterdam today was install a very cool gadget I bought in CompUSA on Saturday – a Linksys Skype phone.

FTC Settles Charges Against CompUSA

Under the terms of two separate consent agreements, the Federal Trade Commission has settled charges against CompUSA.