Welcome!

iPhone Authors: Michael Shaulov, Shelly Palmer, Elizabeth White, Kevin Benedict, Yeshim Deniz

News Feed Item

Sam's Club Puts the Cheer into Black Friday Savings

Members-only event starts at 7 a.m. with free breakfast, Starbucks coffee; free shipping on Samsclub.com for select Black Friday items launching Wednesday, Nov. 21 at 10 p.m. CST

BENTONVILLE, Ark., Nov. 8, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Shoppers on the hunt for a more cheerful Black Friday savings experience should look no further than Sam's Club, who today announced extraordinary savings atop complimentary breakfast to all Sam's Club members on Nov. 23. When the doors open at 7 a.m., holiday cheer starts at Sam's Club with members-only savings on exclusive one-day only items and top brands, plus free Starbucks Holiday Blend Coffee and Artisan Fresh pastries, baked fresh at Sam's Club.+

Making Black Friday Cheery

According to a recent Sam's Club 2012 Study on Holiday Cheer one in ten shoppers believe early morning shopping is in need of more holiday cheer. The study found that to make the annual Black Friday shopping trip cheerier, 36 percent of American consumers who shop on Black Friday want to receive free stuff, 24 percent want smaller crowds, 20 percent would like shorter lines, 12 percent want baked pastries and eight percent want free coffee.

"Our members pay a fee to shop in our clubs, so they expect a sensible, hassle-free holiday shopping experience alongside an exciting assortment of gifts at great prices; at Sam's Club, they'll find free breakfast, hot coffee and award-winning member service," said Todd Harbaugh, Executive Vice President of Operations at Sam's Club. "The Black Friday shopping experience is our annual 'thank you' to members, providing access to extraordinary prices, quality brands our members trust like Samsung, Dyson, and Vizio, and the assortment of gifts to bring cheer to all of our members' family and friends."

Cheer Is: Making a List and Checking it Twice

The Study on Holiday Cheer also states that 59 percent of men dread holiday shopping, while 55 percent of women dream of shopping for gifts all year.  Including exciting savings on smartphones, jewelry and electronics, Sam's Club delivers the perfect gifts for him, her and them to the Black Friday assortment including:*

Tech, Wireless and Entertainment

Gifts that Sparkle

Gifts for Kids and Family Fun

Fabulous Finds for the Home

Can't Wait? Cybernate with Free Shipping on Select Black Friday Items

Members eager to beat or avoid Black Friday traffic can "cybernate" and shop online for memorable gifts for 48 hours beginning at 10 p.m. CST on Wednesday, Nov. 21 at SamsClub.com and on the Sam's Club mobile and iPad apps. Members will enjoy free shipping to most states on electronics, toys, jewelry and several unique items, including the following online-only offers:*

Tech & Digital, SamClub.com only

The Live Better Experience, SamClub.com only

For the Kid in All of Us, SamsClub.com only

Sam's Club Kicks off Cyberweek Nov. 24Dec. 2

Members who choose to snooze through Black Friday can take advantage of exciting Cyberweek merchandise, including free shipping on select items, Nov. 24 through Dec. 2 at SamsClub.com and Sam's Club mobile and iPad apps.

Cheer is: Exclusive Services during the Busiest Time of the Year

In an effort to better serve members on the busiest shopping day of the year, Sam's Club is offering a number of time-saving, convenient services and holiday inspiration to help shoppers as they search for the perfect gifts and prepare to spend time with family and friends.

Membership/Upgrade Incentive: Shoppers who join Sam's Club during the Black Friday Savings Event, starting Nov. 23 and continuing through Nov. 25, will receive a gift card valued up to $40 to use immediately or to stuff a stocking for the holidays. Current members who upgrade to Plus membership will receive a $25 gift card. Gift of membership is available, offering family, friends, college students, teachers and everyone on your list the gift of savings for an entire year. 

Sam's Club Mobile Updates: Mobile shoppers can access Black Friday deals on-the-go through Sam's Club mobile app, available for Android, iPhone and Blackberry, and the iPad app. New updates for the app include a Holiday Giftfinder and handy "How-To" videos and photo guides to tree trimming and home decor.  Members can also upload special holiday photos directly from their smartphone to the Sam's Club Photo Center on the Sam's Club app.

24/7 Free Tech Support: Thanks to the qualified team of Sam's Club Tech Experts, members can feel confident about their Black Friday purchases before they make them. Members can call 1-877-758-4346 for assistance and questions on Black Friday electronics, up to and including Thanksgiving Day.  Even on Christmas Day, Sam's Club members can call for free set-up and technical assistance for any television, home theater, digital music player, camera/camcorder or computer purchased at Sam's Club during the Black Friday Savings Event or any day of the year.

EDITOR'S NOTE: Pricing and item availability may vary in Alaska, Hawaii, Oklahoma, Wisconsin, Puerto Rico and on SamsClub.com. The Black Friday Savings Event circular* is available at SamsClub.com.  Black Friday and general holiday b-roll can be found at SamsClub.com/newsroom"Holiday Center".

About Sam's Club

Sam's Club®, a division of Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. (NYSE: WMT), is the nation's eighth largest retailer and a leading membership warehouse club offering superior products and services to more than 47 million members in clubs across the U.S., as well as in Brazil, China and Mexico. Members save an average of 34 percent over traditional retailers. To learn more about Savings Made Simple®, visit SamsClub.com, and look for Sam's Club on our Mobile and iPad® Apps.

+ Food and beverage available while supplies last.

* It is our firm intention to have every advertised item in stock.  Occasionally, however, an advertised item may not be available for purchase due to unforeseen difficulties. We reserve the right to limit quantities to normal retail purchases or one-per-Member or household, and to exclude resellers. We have done our best to ensure all information in marketing collateral are accurate and up-to-date.  Errors and omissions occasionally occur and are subject to correction.  Pricing and item availability may vary in Alaska, Hawaii, Oklahoma, Wisconsin, Puerto Rico  and on SamsClub.com  Pricing good for a limited time. No rain checks. Select items on SamsClub.com qualify for free standard shipping to Alaska and Hawaii, starting 10 pm CST Nov. 21 through midnight CST, Nov. 23. Offer available while supplies last. Not all items that are available online are available to ship to Alaska and Hawaii. Visit SamsClub.com for details.

**Min 6 available per Club. No rain checks.

SOURCE Sam's Club

More Stories By PR Newswire

Copyright © 2007 PR Newswire. All rights reserved. Republication or redistribution of PRNewswire content is expressly prohibited without the prior written consent of PRNewswire. PRNewswire shall not be liable for any errors or delays in the content, or for any actions taken in reliance thereon.

@ThingsExpo Stories
Software AG helps organizations transform into Digital Enterprises, so they can differentiate from competitors and better engage customers, partners and employees. Using the Software AG Suite, companies can close the gap between business and IT to create digital systems of differentiation that drive front-line agility. We offer four on-ramps to the Digital Enterprise: alignment through collaborative process analysis; transformation through portfolio management; agility through process automation and integration; and visibility through intelligent business operations and big data.
There will be 50 billion Internet connected devices by 2020. Today, every manufacturer has a propriety protocol and an app. How do we securely integrate these "things" into our lives and businesses in a way that we can easily control and manage? Even better, how do we integrate these "things" so that they control and manage each other so our lives become more convenient or our businesses become more profitable and/or safe? We have heard that the best interface is no interface. In his session at Internet of @ThingsExpo, Chris Matthieu, Co-Founder & CTO at Octoblu, Inc., will discuss how these devices generate enough data to learn our behaviors and simplify/improve our lives. What if we could connect everything to everything? I'm not only talking about connecting things to things but also systems, cloud services, and people. Add in a little machine learning and artificial intelligence and now we have something interesting...
Last week, while in San Francisco, I used the Uber app and service four times. All four experiences were great, although one of the drivers stopped for 30 seconds and then left as I was walking up to the car. He must have realized I was a blogger. None the less, the next car was just a minute away and I suffered no pain. In this article, my colleague, Ved Sen, Global Head, Advisory Services Social, Mobile and Sensors at Cognizant shares his experiences and insights.
We are reaching the end of the beginning with WebRTC and real systems using this technology have begun to appear. One challenge that faces every WebRTC deployment (in some form or another) is identity management. For example, if you have an existing service – possibly built on a variety of different PaaS/SaaS offerings – and you want to add real-time communications you are faced with a challenge relating to user management, authentication, authorization, and validation. Service providers will want to use their existing identities, but these will have credentials already that are (hopefully) irreversibly encoded. In his session at Internet of @ThingsExpo, Peter Dunkley, Technical Director at Acision, will look at how this identity problem can be solved and discuss ways to use existing web identities for real-time communication.
Can call centers hang up the phones for good? Intuitive Solutions did. WebRTC enabled this contact center provider to eliminate antiquated telephony and desktop phone infrastructure with a pure web-based solution, allowing them to expand beyond brick-and-mortar confines to a home-based agent model. It also ensured scalability and better service for customers, including MUY! Companies, one of the country's largest franchise restaurant companies with 232 Pizza Hut locations. This is one example of WebRTC adoption today, but the potential is limitless when powered by IoT. Attendees will learn real-world benefits of WebRTC and explore future possibilities, as WebRTC and IoT intersect to improve customer service.
From telemedicine to smart cars, digital homes and industrial monitoring, the explosive growth of IoT has created exciting new business opportunities for real time calls and messaging. In his session at Internet of @ThingsExpo, Ivelin Ivanov, CEO and Co-Founder of Telestax, will share some of the new revenue sources that IoT created for Restcomm – the open source telephony platform from Telestax. Ivelin Ivanov is a technology entrepreneur who founded Mobicents, an Open Source VoIP Platform, to help create, deploy, and manage applications integrating voice, video and data. He is the co-founder of TeleStax, an Open Source Cloud Communications company that helps the shift from legacy IN/SS7 telco networks to IP-based cloud comms. An early investor in multiple start-ups, he still finds time to code for his companies and contribute to open source projects.
The Internet of Things (IoT) promises to create new business models as significant as those that were inspired by the Internet and the smartphone 20 and 10 years ago. What business, social and practical implications will this phenomenon bring? That's the subject of "Monetizing the Internet of Things: Perspectives from the Front Lines," an e-book released today and available free of charge from Aria Systems, the leading innovator in recurring revenue management.
The Internet of Things will put IT to its ultimate test by creating infinite new opportunities to digitize products and services, generate and analyze new data to improve customer satisfaction, and discover new ways to gain a competitive advantage across nearly every industry. In order to help corporate business units to capitalize on the rapidly evolving IoT opportunities, IT must stand up to a new set of challenges.
There’s Big Data, then there’s really Big Data from the Internet of Things. IoT is evolving to include many data possibilities like new types of event, log and network data. The volumes are enormous, generating tens of billions of logs per day, which raise data challenges. Early IoT deployments are relying heavily on both the cloud and managed service providers to navigate these challenges. In her session at 6th Big Data Expo®, Hannah Smalltree, Director at Treasure Data, to discuss how IoT, Big Data and deployments are processing massive data volumes from wearables, utilities and other machines.
All major researchers estimate there will be tens of billions devices – computers, smartphones, tablets, and sensors – connected to the Internet by 2020. This number will continue to grow at a rapid pace for the next several decades. With major technology companies and startups seriously embracing IoT strategies, now is the perfect time to attend @ThingsExpo in Silicon Valley. Learn what is going on, contribute to the discussions, and ensure that your enterprise is as "IoT-Ready" as it can be!
P2P RTC will impact the landscape of communications, shifting from traditional telephony style communications models to OTT (Over-The-Top) cloud assisted & PaaS (Platform as a Service) communication services. The P2P shift will impact many areas of our lives, from mobile communication, human interactive web services, RTC and telephony infrastructure, user federation, security and privacy implications, business costs, and scalability. In his session at Internet of @ThingsExpo, Erik Lagerway, Co-founder of Hookflash, will walk through the shifting landscape of traditional telephone and voice services to the modern P2P RTC era of OTT cloud assisted services.
While great strides have been made relative to the video aspects of remote collaboration, audio technology has basically stagnated. Typically all audio is mixed to a single monaural stream and emanates from a single point, such as a speakerphone or a speaker associated with a video monitor. This leads to confusion and lack of understanding among participants especially regarding who is actually speaking. Spatial teleconferencing introduces the concept of acoustic spatial separation between conference participants in three dimensional space. This has been shown to significantly improve comprehension and conference efficiency.
The Internet of Things is tied together with a thin strand that is known as time. Coincidentally, at the core of nearly all data analytics is a timestamp. When working with time series data there are a few core principles that everyone should consider, especially across datasets where time is the common boundary. In his session at Internet of @ThingsExpo, Jim Scott, Director of Enterprise Strategy & Architecture at MapR Technologies, will discuss single-value, geo-spatial, and log time series data. By focusing on enterprise applications and the data center, he will use OpenTSDB as an example to explain some of these concepts including when to use different storage models.
SYS-CON Events announced today that Gridstore™, the leader in software-defined storage (SDS) purpose-built for Windows Servers and Hyper-V, will exhibit at SYS-CON's 15th International Cloud Expo®, which will take place on November 4–6, 2014, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA. Gridstore™ is the leader in software-defined storage purpose built for virtualization that is designed to accelerate applications in virtualized environments. Using its patented Server-Side Virtual Controller™ Technology (SVCT) to eliminate the I/O blender effect and accelerate applications Gridstore delivers vmOptimized™ Storage that self-optimizes to each application or VM across both virtual and physical environments. Leveraging a grid architecture, Gridstore delivers the first end-to-end storage QoS to ensure the most important App or VM performance is never compromised. The storage grid, that uses Gridstore’s performance optimized nodes or capacity optimized nodes, starts with as few a...
The Transparent Cloud-computing Consortium (abbreviation: T-Cloud Consortium) will conduct research activities into changes in the computing model as a result of collaboration between "device" and "cloud" and the creation of new value and markets through organic data processing High speed and high quality networks, and dramatic improvements in computer processing capabilities, have greatly changed the nature of applications and made the storing and processing of data on the network commonplace. These technological reforms have not only changed computers and smartphones, but are also changing the data processing model for all information devices. In particular, in the area known as M2M (Machine-To-Machine), there are great expectations that information with a new type of value can be produced using a variety of devices and sensors saving/sharing data via the network and through large-scale cloud-type data processing. This consortium believes that attaching a huge number of devic...
Innodisk is a service-driven provider of industrial embedded flash and DRAM storage products and technologies, with a focus on the enterprise, industrial, aerospace, and defense industries. Innodisk is dedicated to serving their customers and business partners. Quality is vitally important when it comes to industrial embedded flash and DRAM storage products. That’s why Innodisk manufactures all of their products in their own purpose-built memory production facility. In fact, they designed and built their production center to maximize manufacturing efficiency and guarantee the highest quality of our products.
All major researchers estimate there will be tens of billions devices - computers, smartphones, tablets, and sensors - connected to the Internet by 2020. This number will continue to grow at a rapid pace for the next several decades. Over the summer Gartner released its much anticipated annual Hype Cycle report and the big news is that Internet of Things has now replaced Big Data as the most hyped technology. Indeed, we're hearing more and more about this fascinating new technological paradigm. Every other IT news item seems to be about IoT and its implications on the future of digital business.
Can call centers hang up the phones for good? Intuitive Solutions did. WebRTC enabled this contact center provider to eliminate antiquated telephony and desktop phone infrastructure with a pure web-based solution, allowing them to expand beyond brick-and-mortar confines to a home-based agent model. Download Slide Deck: ▸ Here
BSQUARE is a global leader of embedded software solutions. We enable smart connected systems at the device level and beyond that millions use every day and provide actionable data solutions for the growing Internet of Things (IoT) market. We empower our world-class customers with our products, services and solutions to achieve innovation and success. For more information, visit www.bsquare.com.
With the iCloud scandal seemingly in its past, Apple announced new iPhones, updates to iPad and MacBook as well as news on OSX Yosemite. Although consumers will have to wait to get their hands on some of that new stuff, what they can get is the latest release of iOS 8 that Apple made available for most in-market iPhones and iPads. Originally announced at WWDC (Apple’s annual developers conference) in June, iOS 8 seems to spearhead Apple’s newfound focus upon greater integration of their products into everyday tasks, cross-platform mobility and self-monitoring. Before you update your device, here is a look at some of the new features and things you may want to consider from a mobile security perspective.