By CE Pro Editors · August 29, 2018 • Best Buy and Vivint have decided to stop selling the 'Best Buy Smart Home by Vivint' line of products, according to a recent quarterly earnings report.
By CE Pro Editors · August 17, 2018 • Best Buy may be looking to expand its RMR after acquiring personal emergy response company GreatCall, which currently has over 900,000 paying subscribers.
By Jason Knott · July 23, 2018 • Sonos will offer 13.9 million shares at $17 to $19 per share to raise $263M when it goes public.
By Andrew Nichols · May 24, 2018 • A Total Tech Support membership features unlimited support from Geek Squad, including in-store repairs, appliance installation, and computer-setup.
By Jason Knott · March 1, 2018 • Best Buy's Q4 revenue grows 9% to $15.3B. Fiscal year growth ends at 5.6% to $42B.
By Julie Jacobson · February 5, 2018 • Every year, CE Pro selects five home-technology trends and opportunities for pros who install audio, video, security and home automation systems. Voice control, virtual reality, 4K, smart home as a service (SHaaS), mass sensorization, high-resolution audio (HRA), IoT awareness …. . .
By Julie Jacobson · December 29, 2017 • As smart-home products go mainstream, and IoT becomes ever more hyped and confusing, we should see more demand for professional installations.
By Jason Knott · November 17, 2017 • Best Buy reports Q3 domestic revenue growth of 3.6% to $8.5B, led by smart home. Touts in-home advisory service for holiday season.
By Julie Jacobson · November 8, 2017 • Ring refunds preorders for Ring Protect, Best Buy pulls promos, smart home and security industries pray for ADT win in lawsuit claiming Ring stole IP from Zonoff, ADT’s development partner.
By Chuck Schneider · October 13, 2017 • Smart-home pros would be 'foolhardy' to trust Amazon's intentions in launching 'Custom Home Services' for CEDIA-certified installers.
By Jason Knott · October 2, 2017 • Aiming to hit $43B in revenue by 2021, Best Buy will expand Smart Home Powered by Vivint home automation and security to 450 stores, add 1,500 dedicated smart home employees.
Best of DIY and Pro: UL-Listed Security Hub with SmartThings Inside, Monitored by ADT, Built on 2GIG
By Julie Jacobson · October 2, 2017 • Best Buy to sell new 2GIG-based security panel with Samsung SmartThings home-automation hub inside, including ZigBee, Z-Wave, Wi-Fi, security-sensor, and cellular radios. Presumably UL-listed for fire and life safety, with no-contract monitoring by ADT. (Julie Jacobson / CE Pro)
By Chelsea Cafiero · August 30, 2017 • Best Buy CEO says new home advisor program is one way the company plans to open up 'lately' customer demand for smart-home technology.
By Chelsea Cafiero · July 10, 2017 • 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?
By Jason Knott · June 20, 2017 • Former Magnolia A/V president/CEO and CTA Hall of Famer Jim Tweten joins CE Pro 100 integration firm Signals AV in Southern California.