TiVo Stream
With my time limited, I’m continuously working to chip away at the ever-growing list of programs and movies on my TiVo. For the past week, I’ve been testing a device that solves a lot of my problems: TiVo Stream. The $130 box, available Sept. 6 from TiVo.com and in Best Buy soon after that, streams Continue Reading →
Best Buy
Best Buy on Monday announced that former Carlson boss Hubert Joly will take over as chief executive officer beginning next month. The retail giant’s former CEO, Brian Dunn, stepped down without warning this past April after the big-box retailer hit a rough patch and said during its fourth-quarter earnings call that it would shutter 50 Continue Reading →
[wpaudio url=”https://media.shellypalmer.com/wp-content/images/usrn/120816_SHELLYPALMER_GEN_BED.mp3″ text=”Click to play … ” dl=”0″] There’s no doubt that mobile payments have been growing steadily for the past few years, but its still pretty easy to leave the house without noticing a real difference in the way people pay for things. That might change soon. Last week, Starbucks struck a deal with Continue Reading →
Mobile Payment
Cash, credit or debit? You may one day have far more choices to make at the checkout counter. A group of big retailers, including 7-Eleven, Best Buy, CVS and Wal-Mart, said on Wednesday that they were forming a company that would offer a way for customers to pay for purchases with their smartphones, joining a Continue Reading →
eBay Now
Although eBay is best known for online auctions, the company is now testing the waters of same-day retail delivery with a service called eBay Now. The service has launched in beta for residents of San Francisco only. Through an iPhone app, users can order products from partnering retailers such as Macy’s, Target, and Best Buy, and Continue Reading →

The Second Coming

William Butler Yeats
I hated poetry growing up. I was too busy playing football, killing off brain cells with each collision. While we had a pretty intellectual team, poetry was not high on the list of topics to discuss. But as the years marched on, an appreciation for how poets see the world and capture the essence of Continue Reading →