Best Buy mobile stores will all close by the end of May

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The electronics retailer has decided to shut down all 250 of its American mobile shops. Best Buy mobile stores will be shutting down as of May 31, said the electronics retail giant. The company plans to close down all the 250 locations in the United States. This was not much of a shocking revelation to consumers who were used to seeing the tiny shops. Many of the Best Buy mobile stores are located in shopping malls. For shoppers who saw them regularly, the news may sound as though it is…

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CurrentC mobile payments service may not be launching until 2016

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MCX announces that payment service is not likely to see a launch this year The Merchant Customer Exchange (MCX), comprised of several retail organizations, has announced that its mobile commerce platform, called CurrentC, may not launch until 2016. The platform was meant to compete with other services coming from Apple, Google, and Samsung, providing retailers with a tool that they can use to effectively engage consumers that are interested in mobile payments. Retailers have been expressing doubt concerning CurrentC because of its lengthy development and testing phases. Service could see…

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Best Buy calls itself the largest selection of wearable technology

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The electronics chain is telling holiday shoppers in Canada that it offers the most types of wearables. Now that the holiday shopping season is in full swing, consumers are starting to get to know what is available and where, and when it comes to buying wearable technology in Canada, Best Buy claims to have the largest selection of both the devices and their accessories. It says that its wearables selection contains over 200 different products that include a vast range of options. Within the wearable technology department, consumers can find…

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NFC technology could be Isis’s shortfall

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Mobile payments are starting to change, already as 7-Eleven and Best Buy drop near field communication. Best Buy and 7-Eleven have now both announced that they will no longer be accepting mobile payments based on NFC technology at their cash registers, which is bad news for the Isis digital wallet. There are a number of different theories being produced to help to explain why this decision has been made. While some think that eliminating NFC technology at the checkout counters will help them to save themselves the extra cost associated…

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SMS mobile marketing made a large difference on Black Friday

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Though the data from the weekend as a whole wasn’t all that promising, smartphones and tablets were winners all around. As the data from Black Friday continues to be announced, everything seems to be indicating that while shopping as a whole didn’t experience too much of an explosion, small screens have truly been coming into their own, particularly in the case of SMS mobile marketing and its impact on encouraging consumers to make a purchase. When it comes to smartphones and tablets, the holiday shopping season is off to a…

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M-commerce speed at Best Buy improves as reliability drops

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The electronics retailer has managed the slash its load time by 1.5 seconds, but errors are more common. According to the latest report from Keynote Systems on m-commerce performance, the mobile homepage at Best Buy has an average load time of 10.82 seconds, which isn’t great but that is significantly improved over the results from the previous week. The load time combined with the site availability are what are measured by Keynote for its index. Both of those factors were taken into account when the ranking for the site’s position…

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QR Code stores big hit in 2013

Dutch Startup to bring pop-up virtual store to the public After Tesco launched its QR Code virtual store for the homeplus formula in 2009, the number of QR Code stores has been increasing with double digits. In 2012 over 300 QR Code stores were published worldwide and over 2000 have already been announced for 2013. With the rise of mobile commerce, retailers are finally integrating their online and offline channels. According to Forrester research , mobile retail and travel spending grew by 80% in 2011 and is expected to more…

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Study shows Apple, Amazon, and Dell take the top spots for mobile consumer satisfaction

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According to the results of a study performed by ForeSee, mobile shoppers were most satisfied with the experience provided by online retail giants Apple, Amazon, and Dell. ForeSee accumulated adequate data to achieve a solid and statistically reliable score for mobile satisfaction among the top 16 American online retailers. The score was based on 100 points and compared the mobile experience with that of the traditional web. There was a significant margin between Apple, which had the highest score, and Sears, which had the lowest among the top 16. Apple’s…

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When will iPhone 5 be launched?

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Whenever another iPhone’s launch is imminent, theories begin to circulate among experts in the industry. With iPhone 5 on its way, there are two theories that are leading the rest, though Apple isn’t saying anything to confirm or deny either of them. The first prevailing theory is that iPhone 5 will make its appearance at the beginning of October, possibly in its first week, making presales available to consumers even before Friday, September 9. It is also believed, by some who claim to have obtained a leaked Best Buy document,…

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