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Best Buy and Vivint Part Ways, Will No Longer Sell Co-Branded Smart Home Products

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.

Best Buy to Acquire Emergency Response Company GreatCall for $800M

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.

Sonos IPO Sets Share Price at $17 to $19

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.

Best Buy’s Geek Squad Rolls Out $200 Total Tech Support Nationwide

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.

Best Buy Smashes Q4 Revenues

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.

Top 5 Home Tech Trends for 2018: From Smart Home Services to ‘Chief Security Officers’

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 …. . .

10 Indications 2018 Will be a Big Year for Smart Home Installations

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.

Best Buy ‘Excited’ about In-Home Advisory Service for Holidays

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.

Responding to ADT Lawsuit, Ring Refunds ‘Protect’ Pre-orders, Promises New Model

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.

CEDIA Dealers Shouldn’t Trust Amazon as Smart-Home Partner, Says Industry Veteran

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.

Best Buy Lays Out Massive Smart Home Service Expansion Plan

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)

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

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.

Best Buy Stock Dips as Amazon Officially Launches Smart Home Services

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?

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

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.

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