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Best Buy to launch location aware in-store mobile service

US electronics giant Best Buy, which co-owns a retail business with Carphone Warehouse, is to launch a location-based in-store service for smartphone owners, allowing them to receive and process discount coupons and special offers from their handset while in the firm’s retail

Carphone Warehouse outlines expansion plan

UK-based mobile phone retailer the Carphone Warehouse gave more details on its expansion into the consumer electronics market this week, under a £1.1bn deal with US retailer Best Buy. As the UK company announced its second quarter results on Tuesday, Carphone’s chief executive, Charles Dunstone, revealed that the new venture, known as Best Buy Europe […]

Best Buy buys Napster

Consumer electronics retailer Best Buy is to acquire digital music shop Napster for an aggregate price of $121m. The proposed acquisition includes Napster’s 700,000 digital subscribers, its web-based customer service platform, and its mobile operation, which counts O2 and AT&T among its customers. “We believe Napster brings us excellent capabilities in the mobility space, as […]

Best Buy to sell iPhone 3G

The iPhone 3G is reported to be selling like hot cakes and on Wednesday Californian vendor Apple introduced plans to make the gadget more available under a deal with consumer electronics retailer Best Buy. From September 7, the US high street retailer will start stocking the iPhone 3G at $199 for the 8GB model and […]

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