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The 10 Biggest PR Losers of 2013 - Posted January 2, 2014
Sure, he's happy now. Just wait 'til he wakes up tomorrow. Now that 2014 has granted us nearly 48 hours' worth of hard-earned hindsight, we'd like to pull out our overgeneralizing caps and name the ten biggest losers of the past ... [PRNewser]

Canadian Airline's Christmas Stunt Goes Viral (Again) - Posted December 10, 2013
We will probably never use the word "heartwarming" in a sentence, and we didn't cry at this WestJet "Christmas miracle" stunt (botched facelift). But quite a few people have apparently teared up while watching the clip in the two days since it went live. And yes, this is the same brand... [PRNewser]

Best Buy Wants You to Film Yourself Standing in Line on Black Friday - Posted November 26, 2013
Oh hey: remember this holiday classic? How about this one? Best Buy is hoping against hope that nothing like that happens this year. In fact, they're so sure that everything will go smoothly on Black Friday that they're ... [PRNewser]

$99 'Useless Box' Makes it to Best Buy Shelves Thanks to Clever Prank - Posted August 21, 2013
If you've ever had a printer break down on you mid-project, or watched helplessly as your ultra-expensive laptop crashed, effectively rendering all of your precious files nonexistent, you've likely felt as though you shelled out a ridiculous amount of cash for what, in the end, amounted to ... [PRNewser]

Afinia Desktop 3D Printer and Supplies Now Sold Online by Five Retailers - Posted August 8, 2013
(3Ders.org) Afinia announced that its H479 desktop 3D printer and supplies are now being sold online by Best Buy ($1,599.99), CDW ($1,739.99), STAPLES Canada ($1,599 +eco fee), Tiger Direct ($1,789.99) and B&H Photo Video ($1,599). Best Buy Co., Inc. is North America's number-one specialty retailer of consumer el... [3D Printing Insider]

eBay Banks on Time to Deliver Online Glory - Posted May 7, 2013
We live. And then we die. Time is of the essence. The public, understandably, hates waiting for anything. We want our food fast, our deliveries now and the transactions in our lives to be instantaneous. Money comes with many benefits, but perhaps the greatest power money holds is that it can save us... [AgencySpy]

REPORT: T-Mobile USA Was Most Responsive U.S. Brand On Facebook In 1Q - Posted April 30, 2013
Mobile service provider T-Mobile USA was the mo... [AllFacebook]

STUDY: What Do Millennials Like On Facebook? - Posted April 10, 2013
One of the most important groups on Facebook -- in terms of marketing -- is millennials. These young adults are the most active on Facebo... [AllFacebook]

Retailers Fight 'Showrooming' by Charging Visitors to Browse - Posted March 26, 2013
"Showrooming" is a relatively new phenomenon in the retail world, but it appears to be growing. It's basically the act of visiting a physical store, checking out the prices on the items you want, then buying them online for less. (We assume celebrities hire people to do this sort of thing,... [PRNewser]

10 Brands That Do Customer Service Right on Twitter - Posted March 7, 2013
Here's an interesting fact: 30% of top brands now have "dedicated customer service Twitter handles". This makes perfect sense, right? Customers value great service above all else, they love the instant gratification of social media and they real... [PRNewser]

Best Buy Releases 'Like for Like' Metis API - Posted February 14, 2013
Best Buy has now released its previously announced "Like for Like" Metis API: "BBY Open and the Metis project team are excited to announce the release of ... [semanticweb.com]

The AllFacebook Guide To Super Bowl XLVII - Posted January 31, 2013
On Sunday, the San Francisco 49ers and Baltimore Ravens will meet in New Orleans for Super Bowl XLVII -- a topic already hugely popular on Facebook. The 49ers, led by quarterback Colin Kaepernick, are the most-talked-about team on the social network by far. However, the two fan bases ha... [AllFacebook]

Announcing: Best Buy Product Catalog via Semantic Endpoints - Posted December 18, 2012
A new resource has been announced on Best Buy's BBYOpen blog: Metis Alpha. Like Best Buy's ... [AllTwitter]

Announcing: Best Buy Product Catalog via Semantic Endpoints - Posted December 18, 2012
A new resource has been announced on Best Buy's BBYOpen blog: Metis Alpha. Like Best Buy's ... [semanticweb.com]

Black Friday Influenced Most Popular U.S. Facebook Pages Of November - Posted December 12, 2012
If you've been following any of AllFacebook's posts about Black Friday, holiday shopping, and Facebook, it's probably no surpris... [Lost Remote]

Black Friday Influenced Most Popular U.S. Facebook Pages Of November - Posted December 12, 2012
If you've been following any of AllFacebook's posts about Black Friday, holiday shopping, and Facebook, it's probably no surpris... [AllFacebook]

INFOGRAPHIC: Walmart, IPhone, And The Hottest Holiday Tech Trends On Facebook - Posted December 10, 2012
Walmart was the most-talked-about brand on Facebook over Black Friday and Cyber Monday, and it appears that the major retailer has carried that momentum through the holiday season. According to an infographic from Compass Labs, Walmart is again one of the most popular Facebook brands, wi... [AllFacebook]

Walmart, Toys "R" Us Saw Biggest Facebook Gains On Black Friday, Cyber Monday - Posted November 30, 2012
As millions of people opened their wallets last weekend for Black Friday and ... [AllFacebook]

Black Friday Fever On Facebook: Retailers Make Up Entire Top 25 In Terms Of PTAT - Posted November 26, 2012
Facebook had Black Friday fever during the week o... [AllFacebook]

Semantic Tech Checks In As The Holiday Shopping Begins - Posted November 26, 2012
  [caption id="attachment_33612" align="alignleft" width="300"] Photo credit: FlickR/crd![/caption]   With Thanksgiving Day, Black Friday and Small Business Saturday behind us, and Cyber-Monday right in front of us, it is clear the holiday season is in full force. Apparently, retailers - both online and real-world - are doi... [semanticweb.com]

Semantic Tech Checks In As The Holiday Shopping Begins - Posted November 26, 2012
  [caption id="attachment_33612" align="alignleft" width="300"] Photo credit: FlickR/crd![/caption]   With Thanksgiving Day, Black Friday and Small Business Saturday behind us, and Cyber-Monday right in front of us, it is clear the holiday season is in full force. Apparently, retailers - both online and real-world - are doi... [AllTwitter]

Facebook Highlights Black Friday Campaigns, Apps - Posted November 19, 2012
With Black Friday just days awa... [AllFacebook]

Facebook Customer-Care Combination: Lithium Technologies Acquires Social Dynamx - Posted October 9, 2012
Consolidation hit the social customer-care sector Tuesday, as ... [AllFacebook]

Study: Brands On Facebook Fail To Take Advantage Of Consumers' Attraction To Promotions - Posted October 8, 2012
Retailers' Facebook ... [AllFacebook]

Report: Coca-Cola Added Most Facebook Likes In August - Posted September 10, 2012
Users of Facebook and other social networks were thirsty for ... [AllFacebook]

CEOs Working Retail: Smart Move or PR Stunt? - Posted September 7, 2012
It's tough being a CEO. No, seriously: How can the head of a retail giant maintain a positive pseudo-relationship with hundreds or even thousands of employees when it's hard enough for C-levels at small businesses to let all their people know that they care? Hubert Joly, newly appointed CEO of... [PRNewser]

Facebook Check-Ins Power Game Play Of App Promoting Upcoming Video-Game Release - Posted July 18, 2012
Facebook ... [AllFacebook]

SemTechBiz Keynote: Jay Myers discusses Linked Data at Best Buy - Posted June 6, 2012
Jay Myers at Best Buy has been working with semantic technologies for a number of years. Traditional retailers like Best Buy are looking for opportunities to survive and grow, as competition increases and margins grow ever-narrower. Semantic Web and Linked Data solutions are part enabling tra... [semanticweb.com]

SemTechBiz's Schema.org Panel: Which Way Will It Go? - Posted May 29, 2012
Perhaps one of the most anticipated panels at next week's Semantic Technology & Business Conference in San Francisco is the ... [AllTwitter]

SemTechBiz's Schema.org Panel: Which Way Will It Go? - Posted May 29, 2012
Perhaps one of the most anticipated panels at next week's Semantic Technology & Business Conference in San Francisco is the ... [semanticweb.com]

Roll Call: Best Buy's new PR SVP, Atomic & Elasticity have new offices - Posted May 25, 2012
Matthew Furman (left) has joined Best Buy as SVP of comms and public affairs, managing all PR, executive communications, community relations, and other areas. Furman joins from Mars Chocolate where he was on the management team and ... [PRNewser]

Report: Facebook Likes Must Lead Fans To Purchase, Consider, Recommend Brands - Posted May 9, 2012
The latest attempt to quantify what a Facebook like is worth comes from ... [AllFacebook]

Roll Call: Fleishman-Hillard, Warner Bros, Best Buy - Posted May 4, 2012
Fleishman-Hillard has appointed Anne de Schweinitz (left) SVP, managing director, and senior partner of ... [AgencySpy]

H+K Strategies Working with Best Buy After CEO Resignation - Posted April 11, 2012
A sharp-eyed tipster saw this story on the Bloomberg site in which a spokesperson from Hill + Knowlton Strategies... [PRNewser]

Best Buy, BlackBerry Promise Change, But It Sounds Much the Same - Posted March 30, 2012
In the face of changing consumer habits and shifts in mobile technology, two business giants -- Best Buy and Research in Motion -- have announced changes in their business strategies. After a weak earnings report, Best Buy says it's going to close 50 stores and cut 400 jobs. The news comes just... [PRNewser]

Best Buy's CEO Responds to Negative Media Coverage Via Blog - Posted January 6, 2012
Best Buy has been hit with a lot of bad feedback lately. A story in Forbes predicts that Best Buy is on its way out due to a bad business model and worse customer service. The retailer waited until... [AgencySpy]

Media Ruins Sasha and Malia's Christmas Surprise, Gives Best Buy, PetSmart Best Gift Ever - Posted December 22, 2011
Naturally, President Obama's every move is followed and scrutinized. So it's no surprise that the media was on his tail yesterday as he did his Christmas shopping. However, they should've included a spoiler alert for Sasha and Ma... [PRNewser]

Best Buy Worker Joins Black Friday Backlash - Posted November 17, 2011
Now you can add Best Buy to the list of retailers facing backlash from employees who have been told to cut short their turkey time so they can help bargain-hunters shop for discount goodies in the wee hours of Black Friday/Thanksgiving night. The ... [PRNewser]

Friday Morning Laughs - Batman, Mario & Best Buy Gets Pranked - Posted November 11, 2011
Happy 11-11-11 everyone! It's Friday, which can only mean one thing--it's time for our weekly roundup of laugh-inducing videos! This week our Friday Morning Laughs features an adorable wedding speech, a Mario Bros.-style scooter fail, a funny Batman sketch, Improv Everywhere's Best Buy prank remastere... [SocialTimes.com]

Best Buy's Dive Into CityVille: What We Can Learn - Posted September 6, 2011
Zynga, the leading game developer in the social gaming market, has continuously proven itself with successful gaming titles: FarmVille, Texas Hold'em... [SocialTimes.com]

Infolinks Introduces Self-Service Semantic Advertising - Posted August 22, 2011
Online advertising that leverages semantic technology is expanding to the do-it-yourself model. Infolinks today is launching its self-service in-text advertising marketplace. The company says the service is designed to speed advertisers' ability to create in-text ad campaigns, which work in the Infolin... [AllTwitter]

Be smart. Be respectful. Be Human. -- Corporate Social Media Summit Wrap-Up (2 of 4) - Posted June 24, 2011
The title of this post is taken from Best Buy's social media policy. When offered up at Useful Social Media's Corporate Social Media Summit by the company's Director and Social Media Le... [SocialTimes.com]

Schema.org Can Be Useful, But RDFa Will Be Hard To Beat - Posted June 8, 2011
  Jay Myers, lead web development engineer at Best Buy, acknowledged that he had to make some last-minute alterations to the presentation he gave yesterday at SemTech on the practical business uses of RDFa for search engines and beyond. They were required in light of the ... [AllTwitter]

Tools Round Up: Private Jets, Groupon Going Public, and An App to Avoid - Posted June 2, 2011
Tired of sharing flights with tons of people you don't know? Load ... [PRNewser]

Best Buy: Next Steps Into the Semantic Web - Posted May 2, 2011
Just a few months ago Jay Myers, lead web development engineer at Best Buy, talked to The Semantic Web Blog about using RDFa to mark up the retailer's product detail pages and more semantic things he'd like to do, including mashing up its online catalog data with some other data sources. ... [AllTwitter]

Best Buy: Next Steps Into the Semantic Web - Posted May 2, 2011
Just a few months ago Jay Myers, lead web development engineer at Best Buy, talked to The Semantic Web Blog about using RDFa to mark up the retailer's product detail pages and more semantic things he'd like to do, including mashing up its online catalog data with some other data sources. ... [semanticweb.com]

'Browse Widening' at BestBuy.com - Posted March 18, 2011
Jay Myers, Best Buy's lead web development engineer, has been a vital part of the implementation of semantic web technologies into bestbuy.com, a subject our own Jennifer Zaino ... [semanticweb.com]

Best Buy, GRAMMY Foundation, Rascal Flatts Partner to 'Give Harmony' - Posted December 14, 2010
Best Buy, the GRAMMY Foundation, and country music band Rascal Flatts ... [PRNewser]

The Semantic Web Delivers For Best Buy. So Why Not For Your Business, Too? - Posted November 15, 2010
Best Buy may be considered by many as a poster child for why businesses should use Semantic Web technologies. An early adopter of the GoodRelations vocabulary (just recommended for product and price information usage in web pages by Google), the retailer has been at the forefront of the Semant... [semanticweb.com]

WEBCAST: Maximizing your Google SEO Effect with Semantic Web Technology - Posted November 12, 2010
NOTE: This Webcast is in three parts. Part I Part II Part III DESCRIPTION: If own or manage a web sit... [semanticweb.com]

Best Buy's Jay Myers on Using Semantic Web to Drive Customers into Stores - Posted November 11, 2010
How is semantic Web applied in the business world? Writer Katie Bunker asked Jay Myers, lead Web development engineer for BestBuy... [AgencySpy]

Wal-Mart And Best Buy Running Pre-Black Friday Deals - Posted November 5, 2010
Retailers are preparing their big Black Friday deals and Wal-Mart and Best Buy are starting early with special holiday sales this weekend. Wal-Mart is running a two-day sale on electronics November 6-7. While they don't have any of their fres... [AppNewser]

Have Semantic Technologies Crossed the Chasm Yet? - Posted September 17, 2010
  This article kicks off a series of interviews on Semantic Technologies in the MIT Entrepreneurship Review with industry thought leaders including Thomas Tague (Thomson Reuters), Chris Messina (Google), David Recordon (Facebook), Will Hunsinger (Evri) and Jamie Taylor (Metaweb). At first sight, the answer is yes. I recently attended the Semantic Technology Conference... [semanticweb.com]

Bridging the gap: How Semantic Web can move into the mainstream through SXSW - Posted August 17, 2010
Personally, I believe that the Semantic Web will become mainstream in the next few years (I actually have a bet on this with some college friends). I know that this is a strong statement, but I am confident that it will happen. Mainstream is defined in Wikipedia as “the common current of... [semanticweb.com]

A Giant Whooshing Sound - Posted April 21, 2010
Did you hear that sound this week? The giant whooshing sound? There was a great disturbance in the Force, as if thousands of Semantic Web academics, implementors and enthusiasts sighed in unison and their critics were silenced. I believe something wonderful has happened. With apologies to Mr. Lucas, I don't think that... [semanticweb.com]

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