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25 Oct: Nation’s Job Readiness Deficit to Get Big Boost from Best Buy Support

By 2020, Best Buy will prepare one million youth annually for tech-reliant careers through a vastly expanded Teen Tech Center network, new Career Pathways program and heightened community-based efforts

MINNEAPOLIS — Best Buy today announced that the company will substantially increase its commitment to under-served young people over the next three years. By 2020, the leading technology products and services provider will prepare one million youth a year for tech-reliant jobs through intensified training and career readiness programs.

Best Buy’s accelerated, multi-million-dollar commitment comes as the U.S.


12 Oct: This Computer Advice Is Top of the Class

By now you’ve settled into the school routine. But has your computer?

Whether you put off getting that new computer all summer or are realizing your old reliable might not be so reliable, there’s always  time to upgrade.

The perfect computer looks very different for every student. Some devices fit with specific majors and interests better than others. It can be overwhelming to know where to begin.

We did your homework for you and chatted with Blue Shirt Carl Smith about picking the right computer for your needs.


16 Jun: The Right Tech Can Help You Navigate the Streets More Safely

We’ve all seen the headlines – U.S. roads are getting more dangerous because of distracted drivers.

That’s why more and more states are adding hands-free driving regulations to make the roads safer for everyone. In fact, 14 states now ban the use of hand-held cellphones while driving and 47 states outlaw texting behind the wheel.

Text messages are among the most common smartphone distractions. The average one takes your eyes off the road long enough to travel the entire length of a football field when driving 55 miles per hour, according to the Centers for Disease Control.


14 Jun: Amplify Your Music Festival Game With These Tips

Each year, about 32 million people attend music festivals across the U.S. And, with many iconic events happening this summer, music fans far and wide are prepping to see their favorite acts up close and personal.

While sound is the star of the show, having the right technology can help amplify the fun. So we checked in with a couple of Best Buy stores close to the action to get the lowdown on must-have tech for music fests.

Always have a juice boost

If taking pictures and videos doesn’t kill your battery, keeping in contact with your crew will.


04 May: Best Buy Partners with Vivint Smart Home to Launch Leading-Edge Smart Home Service

RICHFIELD, Minn. and PROVO, Utah (May 4, 2017) – Best Buy and Vivint Smart Home today announced a strategic partnership to give customers an easy way to automate and manage their homes, called Best Buy Smart Home powered by Vivint. With a nationwide rollout beginning this summer, Best Buy customers will be able to visit one of more than 400 of the chain’s large-format stores to consult with a smart home expert, design a comprehensive system, and receive professional installation and monitoring, often within 24 hours.

20 Apr: Best Buy Boosts Commitment to Underserved Youth with Expanded Geek Squad Academy Season

This year more than 8,500 teens nationwide will receive tech tools and hands-on training at 40 two-day camps


MINNEAPOLIS – (April 20, 2017) – Best Buy is deepening its commitment to helping underserved teens get access to essential tech tools by growing its flagship Geek Squad Academy (GSA) summer program more than 30 percent to conduct 40 camps supporting 8,500 teens this year.

“It’s clear that the challenges facing underserved youth are growing, with resources becoming more stretched even as the vast majority of future jobs will require tech proficiency,” said Andrea Wood, director of Community Relations at Best Buy.

09 Jan: Statement on Case of United States of America vs. Mark Albert Rettenmaier

The following is a statement from Best Buy regarding Geek Squad’s role in the criminal child pornography case of the United States of America vs. Mark Albert Rettenmaier:

“Best Buy and Geek Squad have no relationship with the FBI. From time to time, our repair agents discover material that may be child pornography, and we have a legal and moral obligation to turn that material over to law enforcement. We are proud of our policy and share it with our customers before we begin any repair.

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27 Nov: Cyber Monday Starts a Day Early

Consider These Deals to be Our Competition’s Wish List

Shoppers don’t need to wait until Cyber Monday to get great deals on top tech brands at Best Buy. The sale starts today, online and in our stores.

We’re not holding back, either. Best Buy has amazing deals on the latest tech – including 4K UHD TVs, mobile phones, DSLR cameras, and gaming – across the biggest brands including Samsung, Bose, GoPro and many more.

Just check out these offers:

  • Get a Samsung Galaxy S7 or S7 edge and get a free $450 Best Buy gift card, Gear VR and $50 Oculus gift card on a Verizon or Sprint installment billing plan
  • Free Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare Legacy Edition with PlayStation 4 Pro or PlayStation 4 Slim purchase
  • Samsung 55-inch Curved Smart 4K Ultra HD TV: $699 (Save $300)
  • LG 49-inch Smart HDTV: $299.99 (Save $100)
  • 40 percent off Nespresso
  • Save $500 on Nikon D3400 Two Lens DSLR Camera Kit with free 32GB memory card ($499.99)
  • Save $350 on Sony A6000 Two Lens DSLR Camera Kit with free memory card and camera case ($699.99)
  • Google Home for $99.99 (Save $30)
  • Save $80 on UE Boom 2 ($119.99)
  • GoPro Hero5 Black: Get a free $35 Best Buy gift card and 64GB Sandisk extreme microSD card with purchase ($399.99)
  • Hero Session: Get a free GoPro Handler, Sandisk 16GB MicroSD card, and GoPro head strap with purchase ($179.99)
  • Save $80 on Bose SoundTrue Around Ear Headphone ($99.99)
  • Save $50 on Bose QC20 In-Ear Headphones ($199.99)
  • Vizio 55-inch 4K Ultra HD TV with Chromecast Built-In: $469 (Save $130)
  • Insignia 40-inch HDTV: $179.99 (Save $40)
  • Save up to $50 on select Chromebooks

Shoppers can find more Cyber Monday deals on BestBuy.com

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01 Nov: Best Buy launches Ignite Site for Startup Tech

If you geek out whenever you get a glimpse of cool, new tech devices, there’s a new page on BestBuy.com that’s sure to spark your interest.

We have introduced a Best Buy Ignite web page dedicated to the latest and greatest tech from startups. You can browse, learn about and shop for a variety of innovative gadgets — everything from wireless earbuds to a 3-D printer to a smart jump rope (yep, that’s a real thing).

The new page is the next step in our broader Best Buy Ignite program.

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25 Oct: Best Buy Unveils Annual Holiday ‘Top Tech’ List

Start preparing those wish lists; the holiday shopping season is here. Today, Best Buy announced its annual “Top Tech” list — the 20 must-have technology products — just in time to get a head start on holiday shopping.

The list contains the hottest new and emerging technologies handpicked by Best Buy’s tech experts, from virtual reality and smart home products to drones and hair dryers (yes, hair dryers). It also includes the latest laptops, gaming systems, TVs, cameras and more. Customers can browse, learn about, preorder or buy them now in Best Buy stores and on BestBuy.com

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21 Oct: Best Buy Photo Pros Show Off Their Best Shots

More than 100 employees from Best Buy stores across the country recently traveled to Colorado for a crash course in photography.

During the weeklong training, a team of world-class photographers put the attendees through a series of classes and provided one-on-one advice and coaching. That knowledge was then put to the test in hands-on scenarios, including poor light, action shots and portraits.

They join a group of more than 500 other Best Buy employees who have completed the rigorous training over the past two years.


26 Sep: Best Buy Brings Leading Startups, Innovators to Consumers Like Never Before

For more than 50 years, customers have relied on Best Buy to help them learn about and enjoy consumer electronics. Now, Best Buy’s Ignite program gives customers access to even more of the latest technology from some of the world’s most inventive entrepreneurs and startups in consumer electronics.

Key features of the program include dedicated store space for products and services from startups; a new section on BestBuy.com where customers can browse, learn about, and purchase the newest products from startups; and a partnership with PCH, a product innovation company that works closely with startups to help get their products into consumers’ hands, faster and at a lower cost.