Are Amazon Geeks Geekier than Best Buy’s?

Amazon Tests In-Home Installations Recode is reporting that Amazon is testing an installation service for smart home products in several key test markets – in direct competition with Best Buy’s Geek Squad. While these two giants battle over the rights … Continue reading

HARD TIME: Vann’s Ex-CEO Gets 5+ Years in Federal Prison

Judge: ‘…Arrogance, That Defies Explanation’   In February, we reported that George Leslie Manlove was convicted on approximately 170 out of a total of 200 Federal felony counts stemming from his tenure as CEO of the now-defunct Vann’s Electronics & … Continue reading

Radio Shack’s 2nd Bankruptcy in 2 Years; The Era of The Gadget is Over

In yet another clear sign that the era of the gadget is over, once prodigious gadget-seller Radio Shack files for bankruptcy on Wednesday…again. This is the second bankruptcy filing for the company in just two years. A strategy of partnering with … Continue reading

Why Consumers Don’t Like to Shop at Retail Anymore

New research into what frustrates consumers when shopping in a retail store may give us a clue as to why brick-and-mortar retail is struggling – while online retailers are growing. Market research firm Capgemini asked consumers what they thought was … Continue reading

One Look at This and You’ll Understand Why Wal-Mart Bought Jet.com

Wal-Mart may be the world’s largest retailer, but when it comes to their ecommerce efforts…well, they’ve been much less than that. As behemoth Amazon.com continues to show strong growth, dominating category after category, Wal-Mart has seen its results lag. See … Continue reading

Horns Now Available from Chane Music and Cinema

A dramatic new high-end line of loudspeakers, Horns by Auto-Tech, is now available from Chane Music and Cinema, the newly appointed North American distributor/retailer for the brand. The brand offers five different systems, each of which features the use of … Continue reading