Walmart Plans Super Bowl Specials

Walmart Wednesday became the latest retailer to announce specials leading up to the Super Bowl on HDTVs from Vizio, Samsung and Philips.

Tivoli Unveils Times Square Billboard

Tivoli Audio is unveiling a 98-foot-wide billboard Dec. 1 in New York City’s Times Square that commemorates the tenth anniversary of the company’s founding and features the winning design of its Global Design Challenge.

RadioShack Plans “Shack Friday”

RadioShack had dubbed Black Friday “Shack Friday,” but the retailer is actually planning multiple specials for the three days prior to Thanksgiving.

Sears, Kmart Release Thanksgiving Offers

Sears, which already announced that it will open on Thanksgiving for the first time in its history, this week announced a series of Thanksgiving and Black Friday specials, along with corporate sibling Kmart.

Best Buy Gets Exclusive on Four Smartphones

Best Buy Mobile announced Thursday that it would begin a pre sale on four smart phones which will be available exclusively from Best Buy.

Apple to Debut Largest Mall Store Ever

Apple announced this week that it will open a new 6,000 square foot store, its largest ever in a U.S. mall, in St. Louis.

Staples Adds Kindle

Staples this week becomes the latest retailer to begin selling Amazon's Kindle. The retailer will sell the Wi-Fi Kindle ($139), the Kindle 3G ($189) and Kindle DX ($379), although the latter does not arrive until mid-November.

Report: Best Buy Cutting Back on CDs, DVDs

How long Best Buy make room for the ebooks, tablets and other new products that it plans to showcase this holiday season? According to a report today, it plans to cut back on its stock of CDs and DVDs.

3D Demo Days Start Friday

The Consumer Electronics Association and ESPN's weekend of 3D Demo Days begins Friday. A wide variety of retailers, including Best Buy, Sears, CompUSA and Fry's Electronics, will participate in the promotion Friday, Saturday and Sunday.

Best Buy Opens Game Trade-In Program in Stores

Best Buy announced Thursday that it is launching its games trade-in program in 600 stores, with more to come. Starting August 29, those who trade in one of 100 popular titles will receive a $20 Best Buy gift card.

Amazon Plans More Gadgets

Fresh off the huge success of the Kindle, Amazon has “a flurry” of new consumer electronics hardware products in its pipeline, the New York Times' Bits blog reported Wednesday.

Sam’s Club to Use Wi-Fi to Push TVs

This holiday season, Sam's Club is making a big bet on Internet-connected television sets—and hopes that providing free Wi-Fi in its stores will help draw customers to the new technology.The Wal-Mart Stores Inc. membership warehouse chain's more than 500 clubs will be outfitted with Wi-Fi by November. The move is testament to Sam's Club's high hopes for Internet TV sets and other Web-enabled devices this holiday shopping season.