Retrevo: A TIME Magazine "Best Site of 2011"

Today marks a significant accomplishment for Retrevo.com as our site has, just been named one of TIME Magazine's "Best Websites of 2011!" This is a momentous occasion for our company. When we started in 2006, we didn't foresee the current Retrevo or this momentous occasion for our company. We started on a journey to make gadget search easier with our little vertical
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Why Passing Laws to Force Collection of Sales Tax on Out-of-state Purchases is a Bad Idea

Why Passing Laws Forcing Sales Tax on Out-of-State Purchases is a Bad Idea

By Retrevo CEO & Co-Founder, Vipin Jain

Recently, there has been a lot of passionate debate about sales tax implementation on online purchases. California is the latest to sign into law the collection of sales tax on online purchases made out-of-state through affiliates based in California. This has prompted Amazon, Overstock and others to react and cut ties with thousands of California associates, just like they did in Texas, Colorado, Connecticut, Arkansas, Illinois, Hawaii, Rhode Island and North Carolina. Who is likely to lose in this battle? Amazon? Probably not. The states? Probably yes.

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While My Guitar Hero Gently Tweets (I Mean Weeps)

Commercialism and Counterculture Collide and Cosmic Karma Cries

To everything, turn, turn, turn… 1967 saw the summer of love and a cultural revolution based largely on the rejection of commercialism. By 1969, the Summer of Love was ove  read more »


Andrew Eisner from Retrevo Talks DTV with Curtis Sliwa from WABC New York

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What Kind of TV Will You Be Watching The 2009 Super Bowl?


Buy Now or Later? Will the kids care if they receive gifts in January?


 My wife and I have been discussing buying our 10 year old daughter a qwerty based cell phone "from Santa" for Christmas. The discussion has now turned into a major disagreement of how to go about this. She wants to get the phone now so we can have it under the tree on Christmas morning so the kids experience the excitement. I on the other hand want to wait until January as it's a given the retailers are going to aggressively slash handset prices because they have too much supply. This is a logical, non-emotive approach in my opinion.  

What should I do?

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CES 2009 Rumors Start Trickling In

The predictions for the 2009 Consumer Electronics Show
coming up in January indicate a lower key event, in keeping with the fact that
a lot of manufacturers and attendees have tightened the belts. We're hearing
rumors of Microsoft unveiling a phone code named "Pink," that is part Zune and
part Danger's Sidekick. OLED TVs should be the star of the show. Samsung will
most likely show a soon-to-ship 14" OLED TV  and may even show  a 50" OLED TV. Can OLED laptops be far
behind? Stay tuned for more CES rumors.  read more »


Will Consumers See More or Less Online Advertising this Holiday Season?

The Interactive Advertising Bureau (IAB) and PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) just released the numbers. Internet advertising revenue reached $5.9 billion in the 3rd quarter of 2008, an 11% increase from the third quarter of 2007. Is it good or bad? First for some perspective. When we started 2008, the Internet advertising revenue numbers looked like this:  read more »


Retrevo Has a Pulse!

Today we launched The Retrevo Pulse, a real-time view into consumer electronics products, prices and demand trends based on the behavior of millions of users who rely on Retrevo to make their buying decisions. The Retrevo Pulse includes two indexes, a CE Price Index and a CE Demand Index that track the Average Selling Prices (ASP) and Demand (in terms of net dollar value of interest) respectively for more than 4,000 electronics products across 40 categories such as HDTVs, Digital Cameras, Laptops and GPS.  read more »


Retrevo Unveils First Market Index for Consumer Electronics Products

Popular Web Service Applies Artificial Intelligence to Track and Predict CE Shopping Trends for 40 Popular Categories

SUNNYVALE, Calif. – October 29, 2008 – Retrevo®, the first matchmaker for people and electronics, today introduced Retrevo PulseTM – the heartbeat of trends for consumer electronics and gadgets. The Retrevo Pulse consists of the CE Price IndexTM, CE Demand IndexTM and a real-time product buzz ticker. The indices track daily price and demand trends for consumer electronics by product category and in aggregate based on data for more than 4,000 products across 40 categories, such as HDTV’s, digital cameras and laptop computers.  read more »