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Google Reportedly Preparing To Sell Self-Branded Chromebooks

November 26, 2012

Google is committed to the Chromebook and a report out of China indicates a Google-branded model is on its way. If true, this is a smart move and would help the fledgling desktop platform gain traction. The sellout success of recent Nexus products shows Google finally knows how to do hardware.

China Times reports Google intends to launch Chrome OS netbooks equipped with touchscreens. Compal, a Taiwan-based ODM, is tasked with the manufacturing. Per this report, Google placed the order itself rather than relying on a 3rd party like Acer or Asus
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November 7, 2012 From News

Making the most of the biggest sporting event of the year no longer means having the biggest, baddest screen on the block. Football fans and Super Bowl dilettantes alike are looking to reach out and expand the social aspect of fandom beyond the living room.

This year, in addition to state-of-the-art flat screens and sound systems, retailers need to acknowledge the networking trend with gadgets that connect viewers to Facebook friends, streaming online services, and mobile apps that integrate home video and audio gear with smartphones and tablets.

Whether it’s indignation at a blown call or celebratory shout-outs when their team scores, football fans want to share the games not only with those around them, but with friends and family miles away. This leads to the increased use of second screens—like tablets—so that viewers can follow friends’ comments on Facebook, or trends on Twitter, while watching the game. 
 
Creating the Omni-Channel
October 16, 2012 From Dealerscope
There’s no bigger industry evangelist for omni-channel marketing—the capability to meet and service consumers at every possible touch point—than Best Buy. The retailer has declared it a top priority to render the product research and buying experience seamless for buyers, whether they are toggling between mobile devices and home computers, calling in an order or browsing the showroom floor. And despite Best Buy’s recent problems, it has the resources to execute the play on a grand scale.
 

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