CE & Entertainment

06/18/2014 - 14:53

Specialty retailer Batteries Plus Bulbs is doubling down on its existing device repair business with plans to add the service to more than 600 stores by yearend.

06/17/2014 - 14:21

The Mayday button customer service feature Amazon introduced on its Kindle Fire HDX product last fall boasts an average response time of less than 10 seconds, roughly the time it takes other organizations’ automatic voice response system to say, “your call is very important to us….”

06/13/2014 - 12:16

Staples' secret weapon this Back-to-School season looks to be Katy Perry. The retailer recently aligned itself with the pop mega-star who has the potential to influence the shopping behaviors of 50 million Twitter followers and 71 million Facebook fans.

06/10/2014 - 10:38

RadioShack is making progress on its turnaround, according to CEO Joe Magnacca, even if it wasn’t readily apparent in first quarter results the company reported on June 10.

06/05/2014 - 12:11

RadioShack has launched RadioShack Labs to support inventors and startups and boost new product innovation, offering a roadmap that takes them from concept to production to distribution.

06/03/2014 - 16:23

Along with Apple’s release of iOS 8 on Monday, the company introduced an entirely new Health app that provides a clear overview of a user’s health and fitness data.

05/22/2014 - 10:29

First quarter same store sales at Best Buy fell a greater than expected 1.3% due to declining sales of consumer electronics and competition from online retailers.

05/20/2014 - 13:44

Hhgregg president and CEO Dennis May said severe weather was one of the main factors that hampered the company’s results in the fourth quarter.

05/14/2014 - 09:09

Sears Holdings plans to hire an investment banking firm to explore strategic alternatives regarding its 51% ownership stake in Sears Canada.

05/09/2014 - 13:51

RadioShack is scaling back its plans to close 1,100 stores. In a regulatory filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), the retailer said its lenders are offering unacceptable terms for RadioShack to proceed with that many store closures. However, the company will still shutter a number of locations as part of its turnaround plan.