Now that Google is reportedly on the prowl for the next Groupon, it’s time to revisit the debate of whether Google should be allowed to add to its empire. Last week, we spoke to Gary Reback, the lawyer that led the antitrust crusade against Microsoft in the late 1990s. Drawing parallels to the Microsoft case, Mr. Reback accused Google of abusing its dominance in search to suppress the content of competitors and elevate its own. “Microsoft bundled the browser with the operating system and gave preference to their own, a lot of people worked very hard to break that
It wasn't that long ago that Best Buy was sitting in the catbird seat, even as the recession was in full force. Circuit City had collapsed and the people who still were buying HDTVs were less likely to make their purchase online. But times have changed, even if it's been just a year or two, and Best Buy is reporting a decline in TV sales for the third quarter, even as the economy is in recovery (albeit a lurching one). What happened, and how much is Best Buy to blame?
Consumers trust well known brand names. Retailers and TV marketers know this and use strategies to take full advantage of this trust. HD Guru wants readers to be aware that some of the well known TV brand models you may be considering are not produced by the company you think made it, and the online store selling an HDTV may not be the same company you once knew and trusted. Bad reliability and poor customer service often accompany this masquerade.
Best Buy Co.'s third-quarter net income fell more than expected as it lost sales of TVs and laptops to competitors. It also cut its full-year outlook Tuesday. Shares of the largest U.S. electronics chain fell nearly 13 percent in premarket trading as the results raised fears over the holiday season. The company, which benefited when Circuit City went out of business last year, is facing stepped-up competition from online and discount stores
The story of the rise and eventual collapse of Circuit City is coming to the big screen. A documentary called "A Tale of Two Cities: The Circuit City Story,” produced by WulfTeam Productions, traces Circuit City from its founding in 1949 to its closing in early 2009.
The book can at last be closed on the nearly two-year saga of Circuit City's bankruptcy, with the final approval Wednesday of the retailer's amended liquidation plan.