consumer electronics

Apple Shares Drop on Downbeat iPhone Sales

Apple logs stronger-than-expected fiscal first-quarter earnings and revenue, but the consumer electronics giant shipped fewer iPhones than Wall Street had hoped for.

Will Your Next TV Be Ultra HD?

Television manufacturers are taking small steps toward making a new technology, Ultra HD, more viable for mainstream consumers.

The 5 Best Things to Buy in January

January can be an overlooked and underrated month when it comes to shopping. But along with New Year's resolutions and warm hearts, the month brings some really great deals.

Best Buy Still Has a Long Way to Go

Best Buy's quarterly results Tuesday looked pretty good, but shares still slipped. That's because expectations for the retailer are high, and it's challenges are too.

Why Best Buy Will Never Be Great Again

Best Buy shares have nearly tripled this year, and it posted better than expected results last week. But the turnaround that the market's anticipating may not happen at all.

Founders Taking Their Firms Private: A New Wall Street Trend?

Barnes & Noble's Leonard Riggio, Dell's Michael Dell and Best Buy's Richard Schulze each want to save the troubled companies they founded from the pains of publicly traded life. But is this trend powered by sound thinking, or wishful thinking?

Best Buy's Stock Price Falls to a Millennium Low

Best Buy shares were crushed on Tuesday after another disappointing quarter, hitting prices that the consumer electronics giant's investors hadn't seen since the 1990s. Here are some of the reasons why Best Buy has fallen to a millennium low -- and why things may get worse.

This May Be Best Buy's Last Hope

Best Buy founder Richard Schulze apparently isn't giving up on his dream of taking back his company. Reuters reports that Schulze and a consortium of at least four private equity firms are studying the struggling consumer electronics retailer's books to explore what sources say may be an $11 billion buyout.

RadioShack CEO Gooch Steps Down

RadioShack CEO James Gooch has agreed to step down immediately and is leaving its board of directors. Chief Financial Officer Dorvin Lively will serve as its interim CEO while it looks for a permanent replacement, the company said.

Why RadioShack Will Still Never Be Great Again

Beleaguered consumer electronics retailer RadioShack wants to be your next no-contract wireless carrier. But its new partnership with Leap Wireless' Cricket has no chance of stemming the decline of the once-popular small-box chain.