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Microsoft loses a Zune retailer

GameStop has stopped selling Zunes, and while I don't think this is quite the end of the road for Microsoft's MP3 player, it's hard to see a silver lining in the news.

By May 23, 2008


Apple cleaning up in $1,000-plus retail market

NPD reports that Apple controls two-thirds of the U.S. retail market for personal computers that cost more than $1,000.

By May 19, 2008


Best Buy invests $2.1 billion in European phone retailer

In an effort to boost its mobile business, the electronics retailer is taking a 50 percent stake in European cell phone retailer Carphone Warehouse.

By May 8, 2008


Dell announces major retail partnership with Officeworks

Dell has announced a major retail partnership with Officeworks, to sell 10 PC models across its 104 outlets.

By April 30, 2008


FCC fines retailers over DTV violations

Big retailers get hit with fines for not properly labeling that analog-only TVs will need special tuners when TV broadcasters switch to all digital transmission next year.

By April 10, 2008


Dell adds another retail partner, this time in India

The PC maker continues its push to expand its retail relationships and emerging market strategy.

By March 25, 2008


Classmate PC coming to U.S., European retailers

Intel's low-cost laptop, which follows entries from OLPC and Asus, will sell for $250 to $350, according to a Reuters report.

By March 19, 2008


Web retail sales to dodge effects of slowing economy

A new report says U.S. online retail sales are expected to reach $148 billion in 2008, up 19 percent from 2007. But sales are poised to mature.

By March 7, 2008


Microsoft chops Vista retail prices

In a practically unheard of move, Microsoft is cutting the price of several boxed versions of its desktop operating system. Some analysts are scratching their head over Redmond's latest decision.

By February 28, 2008


When will iTunes replace Wal-Mart as No. 1 music retailer?

An NPD analyst says unless downward trend in CD sales suddenly reverses, Apple will overtake Wal-Mart as the country's leading music retailer this year.

By February 26, 2008