Best Buy Beefing Up Web, Downsizing Stores

Best Buy is rebalancing its channel strategy to address market share gains by online retailers, including Amazon.com. In the process, the company is dramatically expanding its online-only assortment, is promising to price those products aggressively, and has begun shrinking the footprint of some of its big-box stores as they come off lease. The chain has also not ruled out the possibility of closing some of its larger locations outright. In a fourth-quarter earnings call last month, co-Americas president Mike Vitelli said Best Buy will offer "very aggressive" pricing on a much broader online-only assortment to improve its price perception with customers. The move is designed to help counter mobile price-comparison technologies, which can put in-store stock at a disadvantage because price checks don't reflect value-added promotions like extended financing, loyalty program discounts and bundled offers, he said. The low web pricing will be achieved through a combination of supplier fulfillment, two-step distribution and Best Buy-owned inventory, he said. Still, CEO Brian Dunn stressed the importance of maintaining a brick-and-mortar presence to differentiate Best Buy from online-only competitors. Stores allow in-person consultations, provide a convenient pickup option for ecommerce orders, and will give the company a competitive advantage should tax policy favoring e-tail-only merchants change.

Chyron Names Peter Morrone Senior Vice President, Engineering and Product Management

Chyron today announced that Peter Morrone has been appointed to the new role of senior vice president for engineering and product management.

CRESTRON'S ROOMVIEW EXPRESS 6.3 ENHANCES EMERGENCY PREPERATION PROCEDURES AND SIMPLIFIES BUILDING MANAGEMENT

e new RoomView Express 6.3 remote helpdesk and resource management software now includes provision to streamline preparation for emergency situation procedures.

Auburn Hills Michigan. FortrezZ, LLC. releases for production a second generation of water and freeze detection sensors, wireless. This is a first of such sensors for the European market.

The new water and freeze detection sensor, WWA-02 certified for both USA and European markets, comes with new software features required by the customers, option for two different color enclosures and is using ½ AA Lithium or standard AA batteries.

RTI's XP -6 Central Control Processor Now Shipping

Latest XP Processor Offers Variety of Control Options, Astronomical Clock for Time-Based Events, and Two-Way Communications, All at an Amazing Value

RTI Honored With CE Pro Quest for Quality Award for Best Dealer Programs and Incentives

Remote Technologies Incorporated (RTI) today announced that CE Pro magazine readers have selected the company as a Quest for Quality Award recipient.

The ultimate Vantage mobile access solution: create your own Vantage touchscreen on your iPad®

We are pleased to announce the launch of the new Vantage iPad® app. Now you can control your Vantage audio, lighting, climate and camera systems with your iPad®. The app is designed to provide homeowners with simple, intuitive control of their homes

Vantage Extends Home Automation Control to iPhone®

Vantage, one of the leaders in home automation solutions for luxury homes, announces the release of the new Vantage iPhone® and iPad® application. The new app enables homeowners to control lighting, audio, cameras, and home climate remotely.

Vantage system integrates seamlessly with Fidelio hotel reservation system from MICROS - Fidelio Driver important for hotelsector

In a typical scenario, the preferences of hotel guests are held in a general database that can be shared with other hotels that also use Fidelio.With this new driver, Vantage will be able to provide each guest with the highest comfort level possible.

Artists, Music, Audiences Change - Labels Find it Tough

Seems like half the shows on TV are about rising musicians/singers.  But ask the MPAA (music folks) and their industry is breathing its last chest rattling breath.

Classic Home Toys #26

Only a couple of years after the adoption of the familiar orange and white icon for RSS feeds, social  networking sites such as Facebook, my Space, and Twitter began to grow in popularity.  In fact, many RSS software sites stopped updating their software around 2007 and although some sites still provide inks to the feed,   RSS is barely ever mentioned anymore.  Some sites still display the icon, but  no longer provide an updated feed.

Content Insider # 172 -- Marketing You Don't Manage

If you went to/read about SXSW (check Wikipedia) you saw that folks were doing everything for word of mouth (WOM) buzz.  They'll do it all the time, every time.  Big secret though?   Those folks don't
have one iota of control over WOM! Nope that belongs to the people we're feeding the messages to.  You know "them."   Problem is they can turn on you in a heartbeat and gawd it ain't pretty.  When that happens it's damage control and you try to save the vital parts...that's when you call the PR folks to blame...not us, them! It can be "managed if you know how to prepare, what to do, when to do it...and you have blind faith!!!!

Content Insider #170 - Usage Trends

If you were one of the fortunate few who got his/her iPad 2 lord it over the other folks who are waiting for ...something else.  Of course they and you also carry around your smartphone, notebook, other mobile devices.  They're too important not to be without...and the information they hold.  Good thing is all that data, content you're creating doesn't make the things weigh any more except when you have to get a few external hard drives to carry it all.  Who knew you just had to have 8-10 four drawer filing cabinets of stuff with you but...you do.  Could put all the content at home but that's getting pretty full.  Could put it in the cloud but that's a little scarey.  All storage people can say is thank you for creating, storing, sharing.

Content Insider #171 -- The Game Is On

We may have worked with Atari for over six years back in the real gaming system days but we never really had a long attention span -- long enough to play the games.  We knew people who slept under their desks and lived on Coke/Twinkies when it was crash n burn to get games out.  Folks still do but now they're talking serious money.  So serious we people buy virtual goods/stuff with real money.  Times have changed but the attraction of games hasn't.  The games are more realistic, more immersive and more valuable.  Serious men, women, boys, girls play them...serious men, women develop them...seriously there's a new breed of casual games !!!!

Digital to Analog Audio Conversion

Computers use a binary counting method that allows them to work with very large numbers - and the size of this number depends on how many bits they have.  In the case of most recordings, 16 bits are used to count.  In the case of the PS DAC, 32 bits are possible.  So all that happens is the analog music signal goes into a digital counting device and the musical energy is converted to numbers - bigger numbers for higher levels and smaller numbers for lower levels of music.

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