• Fired Because Of Twitter [Video]

    Fired Because Of Twitter [Video]

    You’ve likely seen the EVO 4G vs. iPhone video. Maybe you’ve seen the follow up. And maybe you’ve read the story about how these videos almost got the guy who made them fired from his job at Best Buy. Well, he’s back with another video. And it’s good. TweetFired is the story of Peter, a man who gets in trouble with his job because of the tweets he posts. Read More

  • Hey Brian (Guy Behind iPhone Vs. EVO Videos), Paramount Wants To Talk!

    Remember those awesome iPhone 4 versus EVO 4G videos? Hopefully you do, it has only been a few weeks since we posted both of them. You know, the ones that almost got the Best Buy employee fired? The ones that made him rethink his career path? Yeah, those videos. Well, they just got potentially a lot more interesting. Paramount Pictures has just contacted us, asking if we can put them in… Read More

  • Best Buy Issues Reprieve For Employee Behind Videos — But He Declines Reinstatement

    Last week, we noted that Best Buy was looking into firing the employee that made the hilarious EVO versus iPhone 4 video (and the rebuttal video). The employee, 25-year-old Brian Maupin, was placed on suspension as Best Buy decided what they wanted to do. Today brings some good news: they’ve decided not to fire Maupin. But Maupin has decided not to return to work just yet, as he’s… Read More

  • Best Buy Trying To Fire Employee Over Those Hilarious EVO Versus iPhone Videos

    Best Buy Trying To Fire Employee Over Those Hilarious EVO Versus iPhone Videos

    By now it seems like just about everyone has seen the iPhone 4 vs. HTC EVO video (and the rebuttal video). The video portrays an electronics store employee trying to convince a person looking for an iPhone 4 to buy an HTC EVO 4G instead. It’s hilarious — like all good humor, so funny because it’s at least partially true. But you know who didn’t find it funny? Best Buy. Read More

  • Best Buy's Insignia Brand to Offer Audyssey

    Best Buy’s bargain brand, Insignia, is offering a new 5.1 home theater system with Audyssey technology, yes, Audyssey. We love Audyssey. Read More

  • Forget The Mayor, Gowalla Focuses On Serendipitous Deals For All

    We’ve all heard about mayor deals with Foursquare. That is, a person who is the “mayor ” of a venue (essentially, has checked-in there the most number of times) gets access to special deals, such free items or discounts. Gowalla goes about its deals a bit differently. Because there are no “mayors” in Gowalla, instead, they’re focusing on giving everyone an… Read More

  • Best Buy's @Gamer print mag hitting in-store newsstands this month

    We heard about @Gamer, Best Buy’s planned in-store games magazine, last month when it was confirmed as being real. The rumor was that the first issue would hit in June, but the first issue has “July/August” on the cover, so it looks like it will be a bimonthly mostly monthly job, for sale later in June. Their hook is that the magazine will not just be game reviews and… Read More

  • Guide to Google TV’s Ecosystem [Video]

    At this week’s Google I/O Conference, the company carefully articulated its vision of the world. There’s Apple in one corner, carefully controlling its ecosystem, rejecting Flash, and conjuring images of an Orwellian Big Brother. As the “one man, one company, one device” (Vic Gundotra’s words) becomes more powerful, Google is trying to posit itself as the… Read More

  • Eric Schmidt Presides Over The Marriage Of The 50-Year-Old TV And The Teenage Web

    Eric Schmidt Presides Over The Marriage Of The 50-Year-Old TV And The Teenage Web

    “We’ve been waiting a long time for today,” says Google CEO Eric Schmidt, who is presiding over a power panel of CEOs helping to make Google TV possible. The panel, at Google I/O, includes the CEOs of Sony, Best Buy, Echostar, Adobe, Logitech, and, of course, Google. He needs all of them, as well as developers, to make his new Google TV a hit. Google TV will be built into a… Read More

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