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Deja Vu? Best Buy Takes on Amazon with In-Home Consultation Program

Best Buy CEO says new home advisor program is one way the company plans to open up ‘lately’ customer demand for smart-home technology.

Chelsea Cafiero · August 30, 2017

Best Buy Stock Dips as Amazon Officially Launches Smart Home Services

Amazon Smart Home Services has launched in-home consultations — yes, the same thing CE Pro editor Julie Jacobson checked out earlier this year. But does it take direct aim at Best Buy’s Geek Squad?

Chelsea Cafiero · July 10, 2017

Former Magnolia A/V CEO Jim Tweten Joins CE Pro 100 Integrator

Former Magnolia A/V president/CEO and CTA Hall of Famer Jim Tweten joins CE Pro 100 integration firm Signals AV in Southern California.

Jason Knott · June 20, 2017

What Magnolia’s ‘Mag Care’ Remote Support Says about the Future of Service

There are two big lessons home technology integrators can take away from the news that Best Buy’s Magnolia will offer remote network support, called Mag Care.

Joseph Kolchinsky · June 14, 2017

Best Buy Reports Strong Q1; Boosts Full-Year Outlook

Best Buy’s stock leaps 13% in pre-market trading after reporting 1.5% domestic revenue growth in Q1. Outlook for year boosted to 2.5% growth.

Jason Knott · May 25, 2017

Best Buy’s Magnolia Launches Mag Care Remote Network Support, Powered by Domotz

New Mag Care app, powered by Domotz, is being deployed by Best Buy’s Magnolia to help customers monitor their own networks and receive remote tech-support from in-store specialists.

Julie Jacobson · May 19, 2017

Vivint Reports Q1 Net Loss, Continues Best Buy Rollout

No. 1 CE Pro 100 integrator Vivint reports that despite a net loss, total revenues increased in Q1 thanks in part to an increase in recurring revenue. Vivint also cements its relationship with Best Buy.

Rodney Bosch · May 18, 2017

Differentiating Your Smart-Home Business: CEDIA vs. DIY vs. Each Other

Smart-home integrators have to compete against other integrators, but also Geek Squad, electricians, security dealers, cable companies, consumers themselves (DIY) and more. Here are 6 ways to pick your targets and go after them head-on.

Julie Jacobson · May 17, 2017

Vivint, Best Buy, ADT Top CE Pro 100 List of Smart-Home Integrators of 2017

CE Pro’s 2017 list of the highest revenue custom installation companies saw a whopping 24 percent increase in revenues over the last year, led by smart-home giants Vivint, Best Buy and ADT.

Jason Knott · May 16, 2017

Inside the Vivint Smart Home Stores at Best Buy: A Huge Paradigm Shift

CE Pro’s Julie Jacobson visited several Best Buy stores in San Antonio, Texas, where Vivint Smart Home is testing a new business model for selling and installing security and home automation systems.

Julie Jacobson · March 24, 2017