Saturday, November 14, 2009

Apple Store New York Upper West Side Opens

Apple will open its newest retail store on New York’s Upper West Side on Saturday, November 14 at 10:00 a.m. According to Apple, this store (that sits beneath an all glass roof)will offer more Macs, iPods and iPhones than any store in the world.

On the lower level you will find the largest area ever created by Apple for personal training and technical support (45-foot Genius Bar).

The New Apple New York Upper West Side Store is Located on Broadway at 67th Street (just minutes from Lincoln Center and Central Park).

The store is staffed with a highly trained Apple team made up of more than 200 employees.

This new Apple Store Upper West Side is the fourth in Manhattan and Apple’s 15th in the New York metro area. According to Apple, approximately 170 million people on four continents have visited Apple retail stores this year.

Apple now operates 280 stores in ten countries including the US, UK, Italy, Australia, Canada, Japan, China, Switzerland, Germany and France.

Here are some Videos of the Apple Store Opening in the Upper West Side in NYC.


Best Buy Gets into the Fitness Business

Best Buy customers in select markets from Washington, DC to Denver can turn to the nation’s largest consumer electronics retailer for help in satisfying their Health and Fitness equipment. A wide selection of Health & Fitness gear is now available in 40 Best Buy Stores in the US.

Best Buy Locations with the new Fitness Gear in the US include stores in Arizona, Colorado, Iowa, Maryland, Massachusetts, Nebraska, New Mexico and Texas. The Health & Fitness technology devices are organized by activities (running, walking, swimming, and yoga), as well as fitness equipment in some locations.

The Best Buy health and fitness assortment includes a wide variety of monitoring watches by Timex, Polar, Garmin, and Sportline.

Friday, November 13, 2009

Apple to Open New Stores - London, Paris, Shanghai and Elsewhere

Apple announced that they plan to open dozens of "significant stores" around the world. New Apple Store locations include London, Paris, Shanghai and elsewhere. Apple also recently opened it's fourth store in New York.

Other locations to see Apple Stores built in 2010 include the United Kingdom, Canada, Australia, Italy, Switzerland, Germany, France and China. New US based Apple stores are also planned to spring up next year.

It's exciting to see the growth of the Apple Stores. Their stores are awesome!!!

Black Friday 2009 - Videos from Years Past

Here's a collection of Black Friday Videos from years past to get your blood pumping for the 2009 Black Friday Sales.

It really is nutty how crazy folks will get to save a few bucks.

Walmart Black Friday 2007

2006 Circuit City Black Friday

Best Buy 2006 Black Friday

Each year Retailers seem like they are getting closer at figuring things out. Personally, I have found Best Buy to be the most organized of the Top Retailers.

Walmart Black Friday Plans Hours Change

Walmart is changing its hours for the day after Thanksgiving, after the tragedy last year when a temporary employee in Long Island was trampled to death as customers tried to grab a bargain.

Instead of having customers wait outside overnight and then rush inside when the store opens in the morning, many stores will open Thanksgiving night and stay open 24 hours. Customers will be asked to line up inside the store in front of Black Friday specials.

Deloitte’s 24th Annual Holiday Survey

Deloitte’s 24th Annual Holiday Survey of 10,878 consumers reports that:

22% of all consumers will do their primary shopping online this year
60% will use social media sites to find discounts
53% to research gift ideas
52% to check wish lists
19%—plan to use their mobile devices for shopping this year
25% of those users expect to make a holiday purchase with their phones
55% will use their devices to find store locations
40% to find product information
32% to get discounts and coupons
31% to read reviews

That's few of the top stats for the Holiday Shopping Survey from Deloitte.

Dollar General Trading today on NYSE

The U.S. discount retailer Dollar General began trading today on the New York Stock Exchange in the largest initial public offering for a U.S. retailer in 17 years. At $21, Dollar General's price-to-earnings and price-to-sales ratios will exceed retail giant Wal-Mart Stores and approach Targets.

Dollar General pitch point is that it will boost retail sales, open 4,000 more stores, and improve its margins.

Staples Black Friday Ads for 2009

Staples Black Friday Ads for 2009 have been leaked.

You will find the normal set of deals on electronics, including:
HP 15.6" Laptop w/Intel Celeron Processor 900, 3GB RAM, 160GB Hard Drive, Windows 7 - $299.98

HP 15.6" Laptop w/Intel Pentium Processor T4300, 4GB RAM, 250GB Hard Drive, Windows 7 - $399.98
Omnitech 12" Digital Picture Frame - $69.99
eMachines 21.5" Widescreen LCD Monitor - $89.98

You can see the full Staples Black Friday Ad Scans Here:

Target Black Friday Ad 2009

Target Released their Black Friday Ad for 2009.

Doorbusters include:

APEX 40" 1080 FULL HD LCD TV - for $449
RCA Dual Screen Portable DVD Player - for $88
Garmin Nuvi 1350T GPS for $179
Nintendo DSi - for $169.99 (free $20 Target Card)

You can find the scans of the actual Target Black Friday ads here:

Tuesday, November 10, 2009

A Six Part Link Building Strategy

A Six Part Link Building Strategy by Jerry L. Work

Link building is an absolutely critical part of a search engine optimization campaign. If you want to be successful marketing your web site, you will give it the attention it deserves. There are many ways to go about getting links to your site. Our discussion here will focus on some of the best link building strategies for getting free, high quality one-way links to your site. These strategies mostly revolve around creating content.

1. Create such a high quality or interesting web site that people want to link to you. No matter what else you do, this should be top priority. This is often referred to as "link bait." In other words, you are baiting other web sites or blogs to link to you. You want other web sites to have a reason to link to you.

2. Submit articles to article directories. The author's resource box is the thing that makes article marketing a good strategy. When a web or newsletter author uses your content, he is required to include the author's box, which includes a link to your site. Adding articles to article directories gives you links from the directories as well as links from other sites that use your articles.

3. Spin your content. This is a strategy that is abused by some. Spinning content is creating similar but different variations of an article. This concept can be abused by creating thousands of web pages with nearly the same content. What you will be doing is creating a handful of content pages that are based on a seed article but that are highly different from one another.

4. Distribute your spun content to several high quality social networking sites. Search engines often consider these sites to be "high authority" sites, so pages on these sites tend to rank very well. So creating lots of social networking content can result in lots of high quality links to your site.

5. Write a blog. Update it often. If you have the time and ambition, do some keyword research and emphasize specific keywords in your blog posts. Over time you will train the search engine spiders to return regularly to your blog to look for new content. If your blog is good enough, you will get links based purely on the quality of your writing.

6. Comment on others' blog posts. Many blogs allow you to type in a name and URL when submitting a comment, with the linked name appearing with the comment. If you replace your name with a keyword, then you have created a keyword link back to your site. Ideally, it should be a "do-follow" link A "do-follow" blog is one that allows links in its comments that search engine spiders can follow, although there is some controversy regarding how Google actually treats these links.

The strategy outlined above will go a long way toward helping you be successful with your web site marketing. Are there other ways to get links? Absolutely! But this strategy results in lots of one-way links from high quality sites, which are the best kinds of links to get.

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TiVo TCD652160 HD Digital Video Recorder: Review

TiVo TCD652160 HD Digital Video Recorder: Review by RichMas

The latest and most popular TiVo version, the TCD652160, provides all of the great TiVo satisfaction to which we have become accustomed and, by connecting to the Internet, it adds a new wealth of incredible services which allow us to do many cool things, including download movies immediately from the Internet!

When considering the purchase of a new TiVo digital video recorder, there are two classes of purchasers. The first group is those people who have never owned a digital recorder in the past and the second group is those who are considering an update for HD services and Internet connectivity. This article is for both groups.

Digital Video Recorders became a mainstay technology for many people with the advent of TiVo several years back. TiVo became so popular that it turned into a verb. Just like with Internet searches--I Googled it-- people now say, "I TiVo'd the show" or "did you TiVo it?"

Many cable and satellite providers offer digital video recorders with their contract. However, these are not TiVo and people do not get the same TiVo experience. At a small extra cost, TV provides immense programming options. Of course, the core, the foundation, that we all love is the ability to watch our favorite TV programs whenever we want.

If you are new to the TiVo world, this is the model that you should buy. However, if you already have a DVR, should you upgrade to the TiVo TCD652160? To come up with an answer to this, let's look at all of the enhanced features of this TV offering.

This new TiVo device now supports up to 20 hours of high-definition programming (for up to 150 hours, choose the TiVo TCD 658000). Today's Top LCD TVs provide a picture that is absolutely stunning. You do not want to have to scale back when you are watching recorded programs. Thus, the HD additions alone make it worth the price of admission.

But there is so much more! When you combine TiVo with network and Internet connectivity, the options available skyrocket.

TiVo now connects to your home network and the Internet enabling you to transfer your shows to portable devices (such as your MP3 player--very cool!), put shows on a DVD, transfer between two devices, play music through your computer's music library, show photos and home videos, and, perhaps most importantly, order movies on demand through the Internet.

One recent user summed up the sentiments of many by simply saying: "Awesome Product". The TiVo TCD652160 HD Digital Video Recorder is just that.

Find this TiVo and much more in the Christmas Electronics section of the Christmas Store Online.

Article Source: TiVo TCD652160 HD Digital Video Recorder: Review

Samsung LN52B750 - 52 Inch LCD TV Review

52 Inch LCD TV Review-The Samsung LN52B750 by Emilee Faber

TVs are awesome and just like people, they are constantly improving. The latest model to be released from Samsung is their new LN52B750 HDTV. This television is truly a delight to own, even though there is so much high-end technology in one simple box. What exactly makes the Samsung LN52B750 such a great product?

Lots. To begin with, just take a look at its sophisticated appearance; since all of us want the best bargain for our money, nowadays, it takes a trooper to come back home with one of those big, bulky boxes. The Samsung LN52B750 comes in a sleek "Touch of Charcoal Grey" that looks distinctively modern.

That's not the only great thing about it though; because it has software for ant blur, awesome HD resolution, great contrast ratio, and very fast processing speed, you will absolutely love it and it will be a great fit in your home.

Just like with any new TV, the Samsung LN52B750 comes with many features; The ordinary picture-in-picture is improved with Anynet+ allowing you to control all of your HD products with your TV remote. Never again will you have to deal with changing out batteries, nor the frustration of having to touch sticky buttons from your kids' icky fingers!

These extras are obviously great, but pale in comparison to the Internet@TV service, which lets you use your favorite computer applications like YouTube and Flickr right there on your television set. Also, the Samsung LN52B750 is able to be integrated with a phone, PC, MP3 player and lots of other technical devices so that you won't have to get up from the couch for a minute.

And of course, the LCD screen delivers a brilliant image. You'll have natural colors and the blackest blacks. You have many options to buy and the Samsung LN52B750 is definitely one to think about.

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Monday, November 9, 2009

Bose QuietComfort 15 Does It Really Work?

Bose QuietComfort 15 - Does It Really Work As They Say ?

Tom Leroy

Noise cancelling headphones are exactly what their name suggests. Originally made for flyers and first introduced by Bose, these headphones are made to reduce constant noise and are a delight for our ears if you regularly travel. Of course they will perfectly help you too in any other noisy conditions. Let's take the example of the Bose QuietComfort 15.

Noise Cancelling is a concept created more than 20 years ago and Bose were the first to make headphones equiped with this technology. If Bose is a pioneer in the industry, many other have followed their tracks. The QuietComfort 15 is the latest product of this type nd equiped with this awesome technology. After 20 years of improvement the Bose noise redution is better thn ever headphones.

How it works ?

There are both microphones on the inside and outside of the earcups. The outside noise polarity is inverted and added back to the audio signal. You don't have to raise the volume to cover the noise, because an antinoise was generated.

The Bose QuietComfort 15 also had the cushion redesigned with new materials to reduce noise even more, but it also provides an ergonomic and comfortable ear fit.

Plus, it is also equiped with an active equalization. This ensures you get an optimal acoustic experience with a high audio performance. Bose likes to do the things right and provides the QuietComfort 15 with few accessories, such as the detachable audio cable, that means you could even wear the headphones just to reduce noise and not listen to music if you want !

In short, the Bose QuietComfort 15 is a no brainer for regular flyers and anyone working or living in noisy condition. Its comfortable design allows you to wear it during hours and still enjoy the music you're listening or movies you're watching. A must have.

Our Expert Recommendation...
All the details here : Bose QuietComfort 15

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What's the Sony KDL32W550 0U TV Like?

What's the Sony KDL32W550 0U TV Like? by Todd Fox

Everyone knows that Sony is a good brand name television, and the Sony KDL32W550 0U is one of the many models on the Bravia range. This is the top of the range and the "W" series consists of a 1920x1080p Full HD panel, which has now become a standard feature, but the "W" series was the first to use this technology.

This KDL32W550 0U model is an LCD TV of course and for this kind of top range television the price is very reasonable. It features 4 HDMI inputs, and Ethernet jack which allows the Applicast to work and connect to the internet. A USB which is able to handle video, music and photo files of all kinds, and whatever else you need it for!

100Hz Motionflow and the Bravia engine image technology are also featured and apparently this is one of the many features of this feature-rich unit that makes the KDL32W550 0U so good. The fact that retailers can't sell enough of these sets must mean they are a good buy.

The attractively framed KDL32W550 0U screen is a generous 32" and is more than adequate, it looks more compact because of the glossy black bevel surround. Take care of scratching, although the television does come packed with protective covers on the scratchable surfaces. These glossy surfaces look good, but much like mobile phones which are also packed with protective coverings they also get scratched with heavy use.

The KDL32W550 0U is definitely a compact unit so it is ideal if you don't want a television to dominate the room. Let's face it, most of us girls don't want the kind of TV that does this. We want something that looks good and serves its specific purpose. I have read reviews that say the Sony 32E5500 looks better but I really don't believe this is true.

Wega Gate menus feature on most Sony TV models, but not on this particular KDL32W550 0U model. It makes use of icons, much like the Playstation 3. For some people this is a much more user friendly interface and it is definitely innovative. But if you prefer the more traditional menu interface it may be confusing. The way I think a picture paints a thousand words and I find it easier to use.

Getting used to the KDL32W550 0U menu may be difficult to get used to for the traditional menu user. Take my father for example, he thinks my TV is so advanced it doesn't need a remote. I just don't tell him that I have hidden it so he can' meddle with my settings. You know what men are like with remote controls!

The video processor on the KDL32W550 0U works fine as far as I am concerned, I don't really know much about the technicalities of this. So read the tech specs if you want to know more. Mine works, the picture is fine and I get a fantastic quality picture with videos and DVD's on Thursday night Chick Flick night, so I am more than happy!

The Sony Bravia KDL32W550 0U is a great top of the range Sony model, it works perfectly with my decor and was exactly the right price for me. It blends well with my modern/art deco style furniture, and fits beautifully into the corner that has been awaiting its arrival.

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Amazon Launches Denim Shop - Top Denim Brands

Amazon just launched a new Denim Shop with free shipping and free returns on jeans.
At the Amazon Denim Shop you can find an impressive lineup of premium denim brands such as 7 for All Mankind, Lucky Brand, Joe's Jeans, plus all-American classics such as Levi's.

The launch of the Amazon Denim Shop is pretty timely, with the prime Shopping season getting ready to start.

Sunday, November 8, 2009

Salvation Army and JCPenney Online Angel Giving Tree

It was announced recently that the Salvation Army and JCPenney have launched an online Angel Giving Tree program. The new online version of the program will allow site visitors to adopt an Angel and then shop for the needy child or Senior this Holiday Season. The Angel Giving Tree program has been in existence for 40 years.

From now until mid december, you can go to the online site, search for an Angel to adopt. If you would like to get involved or find out more details you can visit the Angel Giving Tree JC Penny website.

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