Wednesday P.M. Report

Analyst: Best Buy ‘marginally disappointing’: A Societe Generale analyst has downgraded his rating of Best Buy Co. Inc. stock to “sell,” from “buy,” after agreeing with the company’s warning that it will see a lower profit margin this quarter as holiday shoppers look for deals. John Baillie described Best Buy’s performance as “marginally disappointing,” saying the major disappointment was the pressure on the Richfield-based retailers profits. Read full story 

Vino 100 opening Plymouth franchise: Specialty wine shop Vino 100 will open its first Minnesota franchise Wednesday in Plymouth. The shop, located at 3225 Vicksburg Lane, will carry more than 100 types of wine, all costing $25 or less per bottle. It also will sell cigars, specialty foods and wine-themed cookbooks. Read full story 

Tyco executive elected to Boston Scientific board: Boston Scientific Corp. said today that the company’s board of directors had elected a Tyco International executive as a director. With the selection of Nelda Connors, the Natick, Mass.-based medical device company has increased its board of directors to 14 members. Read full story

West rolls out iPhone education app for attorneys: West’s legal-education subsidiary is offering on-the-go attorneys a chance to leave their books at home, courtesy of a mobile-education tool through Apple Computer’s App Store. West LegalEdcenter unveiled the new app, called CLE Mobile, on Tuesday. The software lets lawyers attain continuing legal education (CLE) credits through their Apple iPhone or iPod touch. The program will be available for a free download at the iPhone App Store. Read full story

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  1. Submitted by Henry Quindara on 12/17/2009 - 09:05 am.

    Coming from the CLE world I think this app does what you’d expect which is to get you into becoming a member of the organization. That being said I’d use a regular computer to create my own account instead of this app because it’s not easy and often glitchy. Cons- -The tracking is pretty easy to get around (which I don’t think WestLegal would want in order to retain it’s integrity). -When I was creating my account I routinely got a blank orange screen. I never knew if my app was working or not because stuff just kept hanging leaving me in a endless “Page Loading” screen. -I’m looking at menu buttons available for me to touch but when I touch them they SHOW ME NOTHING?! Why have buttons up if I can’t use them? -Super long downloads even at 3G/Wifi -The pdf program materials are web pages that aren’t optimized for iPhones -Discussion aren’t updated instantly. Rather you have to wait on the next app load?! Seems counter-intuitive. -Discussion forums are ugly and you can’t tell when they were posted. If they spent less time on tracking and more time on a rich user experience like in the discussion forums then it could be pretty rocking. The discussion seem more like an after thought then an actual feature. -Why purchase things on the main site only to have them added to this app? AKA I can’t make download new items unless I have purchased them? -When I go to “LEARN MORE” in their app I just don’t see it…web page not optimized?? Pros- Looks pretty 🙂 Simple user experience Nice mp3 player. So to sum up if you’re into pretty and nice looking things then this is for you. If you already have an account and have tons of time to download programs to your iPhone then this app is for you. If you like the bells and whistles then this app ain’t for you.

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