Handling the iPhone vs Android Debate Among Friends


As more people get smartphones, it’s likely that they’ll find at least one or more of their friends owns a competing smartphone platform.

So what’s the best way to handle any friendly debates you may have with your friends? This video recommendation may help.

Kodak and Insignia Take Your Media Wireless


It seems like every family has a wireless network in their homes these days, but did you know that laptops and game consoles aren’t the only thing you can connect to that wireless router?

I had an opportunity to speak to Cleveland’s Fox 8 News morning team about “internet media devices”, like the Kodak Pulse wireless digital photo frame and the Insignia Infocast.

Really, it’s only a matter of time until EVERYTHING in your house is wireless. Even the dog.

I Survived 2010’s E3

This week thousands of game industry insiders (and a few outsiders) met in Los Angeles, California for the 2010 Electronic Entertainment Expo. Running from June 15th through the 17th, it was three days full of giant convention displays filled by equally giant videogame companies showing off both their latest releases, as well as upcoming game titles and hardware.

I was there in the middle of the gaming chaos to help with coverage for this month’s online issue of Best Buy On. Helping to cover the show with photos and articles meant a lot of running around the convention floor, which can be a lot of work, but it also meant I was pretty much guaranteed to see just about every part of the show floor. I even had a number of opportunities to stop and talk with the smaller companies who came with hopes of attracting new fans to their products, as well as see some “unique” hardware accessories that were shown along with the big show stoppers.

Even though it was my first time at E3, I had a blast, and can’t wait until next year. In the meantime, check out the rest of the Best Buy On E3 coverage.

It’s a Twitter Christmas for Retail

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ABC World News took a look at the “Twitter Christmas” in this report about how retail companies are using social media resources like Twitter and Facebook to reach out to the public.

I had a chance to speak about our own @Twelpforce in the report, as I answered incoming tweets while on-camera.

How About a Little Twelp From Your Friends?

Phil Wilson has a nice piece on the Minnov8.com website in which he asks about the success of Best Buy’s Twitter-based @Twelpforce.

As a member of Twelpforce, my favorite line comes from our own Twelpforce lead, John Bernier, who explains that, “We’ve been able to meet our customers at the crossroads of need and time…Being there when and where they need us.”

That is, I think, really the best way to measure our progress on the project.