Best Buy Under Fire For "Serial" Tweet
December 12, 2014

Best Buy’s official Twitter account sent out a tweet Thursday that sought to piggyback on the chain’s tangential tie to the popular podcast “Serial.” Since deleted, it said this:

Sanus Debuts "Deck the Walls" Sweepstakes
November 25, 2014

Sanus this week announced the launch of a holiday sweepstakes called "Deck the Walls." Those interested in entering can do so either through Sanus' Twitter or Facebook page or by mailing in a note card entry.

Spotify launches in BMW dashboards
November 21, 2014

BMW includes a long roster of apps for its ConnectedDrive system, with Facebook, Twitter, Amazon Music, GoPro, Aupeo, Pandora and Glympse to name a few. At the 2014 Los Angeles Auto Show, Peter Burgner, in charge of BMW's AppCenter, showed me the latest addition, Spotify.

FutureVision’s Day-Two Visionaries – on Retail, Health Care, Social Strategies
October 1, 2014

The second and last round of presentations at the inaugural FutureVision Conference, held this week at Sonoma, Calif.’s Fairmont Mission Inn & Spa, included presentations from a trio of experts who outlined the conditions shaping retail and health care and the changing nature of social media and its utility in marketing and relationship-building with the consumer. The conference, which wrapped up Wednesday, was sponsored by Dealerscope and Ryan Retail Consulting.

FutureVision’s Day-One Visionaries: Carroll, Thompson, Stone
September 30, 2014

The inaugural FutureVision Conference’s first day in Sonoma Tuesday was a forum for three visionaries – futurist Jim Carroll, ShopRunner CEO and former Yahoo and PayPal executive Scott Thompson, and Twitter co-founder Biz Stone – to present their views of how technology has shaped and will continue to shape the retail industry, the consumer and the content that is delivered to that consumer. Some of the comments were colored by anecdotes from the speakers’ personal experiences. 

Moto 360 Sells Out
September 8, 2014

Perhaps for the first time in smartwatch history, a wearable device is apparently so in demand that its makers are incapable of keeping up for one measly day. The Moto 360, hotly anticipated for months, went on sale at last this past Friday, and mere hours later, Motorola took to Twitter to announce the beautiful, round-faced timepiece is “sold out”.