Apple Pay Best Buy Support Rolling Out This Fall

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While Best Buy was initially planning on using a rival digital payment platform, the retail chain has announced that it will be rolling out Apple Pay in stores later in the fall, with in-app support available right now on iPhone. Apple CEO Tim Cook announced the Apple Pay Best Buy partnership during the company’s quarterly […]

Samsung Poaches Apple Retail Veteran in Latest Push to Open New Stores


Samsung may be looking to do what Apple and Microsoft have both done before it by opening its own branded retail experience. According to The Information, Samsung had already poached senior Apple store designer Tim Gudgel as it contemplates its next move into crafting its own retail stores. Currently, the South Korean electronics giant doesn’t operate […]

AT&T Brings Destination Experience Concept to Life at Retail Stores


As the future of technology is becoming even more interconnected and complicated, AT&T is trying to stay true to its Beck Bennet-led ‘it’s not complicated’ commercial tagline by showing customers how different pieces of technology work together to simplify your life. The carrier had earlier this year remodeled its flagship Michigan Avenue store in Chicago, […]

Intel Opening Special Pop-Up Stores for the Holidays


Intel has announced that it will be opening up several temporary retail stores during the holiday season. The so-called “experience” pop-up stores will begin to open up this month, with the first one opening in New York on November 23. More locations will open following that date, but the locations haven’t been disclosed yet. The pop-up […]

White Nexus 5 Appears Ahead of Launch


The Nexus 5 smartphone from LG and Google is nearly here. With reports, leaks, and official sightings coming daily. Someone up in Mountain View pulled a fast one last night and put the brand new, still unannounced Nexus 5 smartphone up on the Google Play Store. Revealing the device will start at $349 for the […]

Target Is Latest to Join iPhone 5c Discount Frenzy

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The iPhone 5c is seeing a massive discount across multiple retail franchises, including Best Buy, RadioShack and Walmart. The latest to join in will be Target, according to CNET. Starting on Sunday, Target will discount the iPhone 5c to as low as $50 in order to match the discounted price given at many other competitor […]

Apple Online Store Down Ahead of iPhone 5s Orders


Ahead of when customers can begin ordering the iPhone 5s on Friday, September 20th, in the U.S., Apple’s online store is down for maintenance. Apple usually takes its stores down in the hours ahead of launching a new iPhone smartphone and it appears that the situation is no different with the iPhone 5s. For the […]

Apple Retail Store iPhone 5s, 5c Displays Emphasize Color


Apple is beginning to install displays in its corporate-owned retail stores that highlight the new colors of the iPhone 5s and iPhone 5c. Both phones will begin going on sale starting tomorrow, Friday, at Apple stores and through its partner retail channels, including stores owned by wireless carrier partners. Though the iPhone 5c is available […]

Google Hiring Google Glass Advisers, In Case You Need Support


Google, which had historically limited customer service to web forums, emails, and chat in the past, is taking a bold move in hiring 40 Google Glass advisers. The Glass Advisers will be hired in key locations in San Francisco and New York, and some will be present at Google retail stores that are said to be […]

Best Buy May Become the Department Store of Electronic Brands


With Apple already having a store-within-a-store presence in many of the Best Buy retail locations across the U.S., the big box electronics retailer may become something akin to an electronics department store once Samsung opens its store-within-a-store at local Best Buy locations as well. Samsung will be the latest to join the retail trend, but […]

Only 16 GB iPhone 5 Will Be Available in Stores at T-Mobile


After having confirmed that the iPhone 5 will be hitting its networks next month at its UNcarrier media event, T-Mobile USA has confirmed that it will only be stocking the 16 GB model of the iPhone 5 at its stores. The more expensive 32 GB and 64 GB variants of Apple’s current flagship smartphone will […]

Best Buy Teases HTC One Launch In Store


Through a series of in-store advertisements, U.S. retailer Best Buy is teasing the launch of the HTC One smartphone. The phone initially was announced last month and is expected to make its way to U.S. carriers sometime this month, and Best Buy is luring prospective HTC One customers to its stores. A specific launch date […]

Google May Focus on E-Commerce Rather Than Stores for Retail Strategy


After denying rumors that it would be building retail stores similar to those operated by Apple and Microsoft, it appears that Google may be gunning instead for Amazon with a new e-commerce strategy. The Internet search giant is now speculated to be partnering with physical retailers with promises for same-day delivery to take on Amazon’s […]

Google Planning Retail Stores to Compete Against Apple, Microsoft


Following Apple’s lead and Microsoft’s later foray into the retail space, it is rumored that Google will be opening its own retail stores to compete. This would be a first for Google–an expansion from a web URL to a physical address–as it tries to push further into the consumer space. Official Google retail stores are […]

Why Microsoft’s Surface Pro Launch Is a Success


The launch of Microsoft’s Surface Windows 8 Pro tablet over the weekend was marred by device shortages and long lines of customers, as if Microsoft hadn’t anticipated for the large demand of its much anticipated tablet after huge marketing dollars were spent leading up to the February 9 event. Though on the surface, the success […]

Griffin Technology Point of Sale System Uses iPad to Replace Bulky Registers


While Swype’s credit card swiper is a great tool for small businesses, larger retail enterprises may want a more visible point of sale system and that’s where accessories-maker Griffin Technology steps in. With the Griffin point of sale system, Griffin designed the hardware, which is essentially an iPad stand that houses the tablet as well […]

HTC to Try Its Hands at Retail With New Store Openings


In an effort to boost sales and interface better with customers, smartphone-maker HTC will be attempting to launch its own retail stores. Initially, HTC’s efforts will be a store-in-store concept, not unlike what Apple has been doing with retail partners like Best Buy in securing a dedicated presence within retail stores operated by partners with […]