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December 2, 2013 | By Salvador Rodriguez
Exactly what Google wants to do with the barges being built on both coasts are becoming a bit clearer. According to a new report, there will actually be three barges and they will be used as floating retail stores for Google's new Glass eyewear. They will cost a total of $35 million, according to the San Francisco Chronicle , which attributed the information to a budget report by Turner Construction Co., which is building the barges. The barges will be stationed in San Francisco, Los Angeles and New York, the Chronicle says.
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February 13, 2014 | By Lisa Boone
Packed with every type of light imaginable - including antique-brass chain pendants, Sputnik sconces and organic-looking wood chandeliers - the first direct-to-consumer Arteriors store, in West Hollywood, is sure to please the lighting-fixated. The business has been around since 1987, when Mark Moussa started the Dallas-based company as a design firm specializing in lighting, furniture and decorative accessories sold primarily to the trade. On Wednesday, Moussa opened the firm's first retail store, on the corner of Melrose Avenue and Huntley Drive, two doors down from the new Design Within Reach studio.
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BUSINESS
October 31, 2012 | By Andrea Chang
Apple released its annual report Wednesday, an 82-page filing that gives insights into its future plans and views on the competition. Here are some highlights: -- Apple said it is confronted by "aggressive competition" in all areas of its business and expects it to "intensify significantly" as rivals attempt to "imitate some of the features of the company's products and applications within their own products or, alternatively, collaborate with...
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December 6, 2013 | By Salvador Rodriguez, This post has been corrected, as indicated below.
Apple has rolled out its "iBeacon" indoor location software at its 254 U.S. stores. The technology sends notifications to customers within the store with information that might be relevant to their interests. When enabled by the customer, iBeacon uses a Bluetooth connection to push a signal that detects iOS devices within its proximity. Depending on where customers are in the store, different iBeacon devices will send targeted messages to the customer. For example, iBeacon will be able to notify customers when their product order is ready.
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February 27, 2013 | By Salvador Rodriguez
Google's Andy Rubin, the company's head of its Android mobile operating system, said the company has no plans to open retail stores. Rubin made his remarks at the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, Spain, this week. Rubin's comments come after recent reports by the Wall Street Journal and 9to5Google said the Mountain View, Calif., tech company would be opening retail stores later this year in time for the holiday shopping season. “Google has no plans and we have nothing to announce,” Rubin said, according to AllThingsD . QUIZ: How much do you know about Google ?
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February 18, 2013 | By Salvador Rodriguez
It started with Apple stores. Then came Microsoft stores. Are Google stores next? The Silicon Valley company hopes to open retail stores in time for this year's holiday shopping season, according to a report by 9to5 Google , which cites an unnamed source. According to the report, Google 's leaders have decided retail stores are necessary for the eventual launch of Google Glass -- eye glasses with capabilities similar to that of smartphone . QUIZ: How much do you know about Google ?
BUSINESS
March 15, 2001 | Bloomberg News
Fleetwood Enterprises Inc., the largest U.S. maker of recreational vehicles, expects to sell or close at least 22 of its retail stores by the end of April, according to a regulatory filing. The Riverside-based company also has entered into a limited operating agreement with an unnamed "large independent retailer" that will take over the operations and most of the new inventory at 67 other retail outlets, the Securities and Exchange Commission filing said.
BUSINESS
October 20, 1999 | JOSEPH MENN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Continuing a retreat from its money-losing personal computer business, IBM said it will stop selling its consumer desktop PCs through retail stores and instead encourage customers to buy the Aptiva models over the Internet. The world's biggest computer company lost $1 billion on its PCs last year and more than $200 million in the first half of this year, caught amid offers from discount computer makers, rebates tied to Internet access and direct sales by rivals to consumers.
BUSINESS
November 21, 2012 | By Salvador Rodriguez
You can now access the indoor floor plans for more than 10,000 locations around the world, including retail stores, when you use Google Maps with a Web browser. The indoor floor plan feature has been available to Android device users for some time now, but Google said it is bringing it to the Web browser so that more people can use it for their holiday shopping. "Before heading home for the holidays or out to shop on Black Friday, check out indoor maps of the airport or shopping mall on your desktop to better plan your trip," the company said on a Google+ post . To see a building's layout, simply zoom in and details will begin to appear.
BUSINESS
August 15, 1989
HQ Office Supplies Warehouse Inc. of Long Beach said it agreed to acquire four Workplace retail stores in Southern California for about $8 million. The company said it expects to close the deal by Aug. 31.
BUSINESS
December 2, 2013 | By Salvador Rodriguez
Exactly what Google wants to do with the barges being built on both coasts are becoming a bit clearer. According to a new report, there will actually be three barges and they will be used as floating retail stores for Google's new Glass eyewear. They will cost a total of $35 million, according to the San Francisco Chronicle , which attributed the information to a budget report by Turner Construction Co., which is building the barges. The barges will be stationed in San Francisco, Los Angeles and New York, the Chronicle says.
BUSINESS
November 12, 2013 | By Chris O'Brien
In a surprise move, Apple announced Tuesday that the iPad mini 2 with a retina display is now available for purchase.  However, the device is only available for order through Apple's online store, not its retail stores. Apple's website says, depending on the model, it will be shipped anywhere from one to 10 business days. The device can be shipped to your home or for pickup at an Apple Store.  PHOTOS: Google barge to be 'unprecedented artistic structure' The second generation of Apple's smaller iPad was unveiled at an event last month in San Francisco, along with the larger iPad Air. While the iPad Air went on sale in early November and drew the customary lines of fans at stores, the company had been vague about when the iPad mini would go on sale.  Until recently, the company had said "sometime in November," and speculation put the sale date closer to Thanksgiving and the holiday shopping season.  While it appears the iPad Air, the fifth generation of the larger tablet, is off to a strong start, Apple has not disclosed official sales figures.  But since the introduction of the iPad mini last year, the smaller device has become the more popular choice between the two sizes for consumers.
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October 29, 2013 | By Salvador Rodriguez
Not one but two secret floating barges have now been tied to Google, but what could they be? In the past week, the Mountain View, Calif., tech giant was linked to a company that has leased out a hangar in the middle of San Francisco Bay where it is building a mysterious structure behind tight security. That same company is building a similar floating structure in Portland, Maine, that is also "shrouded by the same high security and mystery" as the barge in San Francisco, according to a Monday report by the Christian Science Monitor .  PHOTOS: Top 10 Apple Mavericks OS X features to check out Google has yet to comment on the matter, which adds to the belief that the Silicon Valley company is involved with mysterious structures.
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October 28, 2013 | By Salvador Rodriguez
Something big and mysterious is being built in San Francisco Bay, and according to two reports, Google is behind the project. A multistory structure is under construction on a barge off of Hangar 3 at Treasure Island, a former Navy base, and the project has been drawing attention thanks to the tight security surrounding it. CNET looked extensively into the mysterious structure and fo und an interesting connection to...
BUSINESS
October 15, 2013 | By Chris O'Brien
Apple Inc. announced Tuesday that Burberry Chief Executive Angela Ahrendts will run its retail division, including online and retail stores. Ahrendts will become the only woman among Apple's top executive ranks , reporting directly to Apple Chief Executive Tim Cook.  "I am thrilled that Angela will be joining our team," Cook said in a statement. "She shares our values and our focus on innovation, and she places the same strong emphasis as we do on the customer experience.
BUSINESS
May 7, 2013 | By Salvador Rodriguez
The next time you walk into a Best Buy store, there's a good chance you'll see Samsung's answer to Apple's retail stores. The South Korean electronics giant, which has been closing the gap between itself and Apple, is rolling out hundreds of mini-shops across the U.S. inside Best Buy big-box locations as well as its smaller mobile-specific retail shops. The stores are formally called Samsung Experience Shops and will showcase Samsung products. A couple of shops opened in March and more have opened since.
BUSINESS
November 27, 1986
The Richmond, Va.-based electronics chain has agreed to purchase leasehold interests in seven retail stores in Northern California and is negotiating leases on three additional sites. The company expects to remodel the locations and open seven new stores in the first half of 1987 and the remaining three soon thereafter.
BUSINESS
May 20, 1986
Carter Hawley Hale Stores, Los Angeles, appointed Edward A. Wolfe vice president-security, effective July 1. He previously was vice president for loss prevention and sales support services at the company's Neiman-Marcus division. The company also owns the Broadway chain and other retail stores.
BUSINESS
April 19, 2013 | By Salvador Rodriguez
T-Mobile put the HTC One on sale online Friday, the same day that AT&T and Sprint began selling the device in their stores. A 32-gigabyte version of the flagship device from the Taiwanese phone maker is available from both AT&T and Sprint for $200 with a two-year contract. Buyers can also get a 64 GB version for $300 from AT&T. Sprint and AT&T began taking pre-orders for the device earlier this month. Now users can now pick up the smartphone in stores. Top 10 must-have smartphone apps Meanwhile, T-Mobile, which had confirmed it would carry the phone but had not announced a date of release, is selling a 32 GB version of the device online for $99 down, plus 24 payments of $20 with zero interest, a total of $579, for "well-qualified" buyers.
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February 27, 2013 | By Salvador Rodriguez
Google's Andy Rubin, the company's head of its Android mobile operating system, said the company has no plans to open retail stores. Rubin made his remarks at the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, Spain, this week. Rubin's comments come after recent reports by the Wall Street Journal and 9to5Google said the Mountain View, Calif., tech company would be opening retail stores later this year in time for the holiday shopping season. “Google has no plans and we have nothing to announce,” Rubin said, according to AllThingsD . QUIZ: How much do you know about Google ?
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