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Best Buy has not had the rosiest of times in recent memory. Sales are lagging, profits are slumping, and one has to wonder if brick-and-mortar electronics stores really have a future in a world ruled by things like NewEgg and Amazon. So, what's a company to do? Pair up with someone else. Microsoft has this week announced a strategic partnership to create the Windows Store only at Best Buy, a comprehensive store-within-a-store in 500 Best Buy locations across the United States and more than 100 Best Buy and Future Shop locations in Canada. The stores within Best Buy will range in size from 1,500... Read more...
This has to be the most ironic twist to ever come out for the gaming console industry.  And it makes perfect sense when you stop to think about how the folks at Nintendo have utterly nailed this release of their latest console with the most disruptive and groundbreaking innovation this market has seen in years.  Go figure... Now it actually pays to get in shape for video gaming? Believe it. Whether your lunging at volleys and serves or slashing at evil villains, you better start thinking about getting that body by lazy-boy physique into gear.  Or you just may lose your edge, all... Read more...
 Google is going to make Microsoft look like a lemonade stand if they keep releasing useful things at the rate they're going. The latest is a customizable search engine: Not satisfied that it has given Web users enough tools to refine data on the Internet, Google will launch Custom Search Engine Tuesday, a product designed to cull search results from only those sites specified by the searcher. Users who create their own topic-specific search engines with the new tool, and share them via a search box on a web site, will be able to make money from ads placed by Google (nasdaq: GOOG - news... Read more...
Never pick a fight with a man that buys ink by the barrel, the old saying says. Well, Amazon is getting a beating by ignoring the modern version of that old advice -- men that buy pixels by the supercomputer. Glenn Reynolds, the Instapundit, doesn't like Amazon's Unbox movie download software's proclivity to load crap you don't want onto your hard drive. EULA or not. What's more, the whole philosophy here -- from the program's spyware-like behavior to its requiring you to login to uninstall software -- is totally wrong. Get this straight content providers: Our computers... Read more...