Best Buy removes craplets for $30
Best Buy, America's biggest electronics retailer, will remove the preloaded rubbish software installed with new PCs, for $30. Best Buy sells billions of dollars of PCs a year, so this could be a game changer. Margins in the the PC industry are skinny, and fees from software makers for pre-installing craplets on consumer-"friendly" machines can be more than $30 a unit.
HP is working up an new business model and Dell is considering its response, according to the NY Times. Read on.