Best Buy's stock jumps thanks to Google Glass rumor

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Soon, Best Buy shoppers might have the opportunity to be like Bachmann.
Here's news Michele Bachmann can be excited about.

Best Buy's stock rose by four percent yesterday after a tech blogger wrote about an "interesting rumor" he heard -- Best Buy will devote in-store space to $1,500-a-piece Google Glass(es) next year.

SEE ALSO: Michele Bachmann wears Google Glass: Top 10 tweets

Who knew investors were so excited about the damned things?

Here's what tech blogger Robert Scoble had to say about the rumor on, of all places, Google+:
I just heard an interesting rumor. Supposedly Google is renting 6,000 square feet inside every Best Buy next year. Why? My source says it's to sell Google Glass...

This makes sense, since you really need to try Glass before buying it to see if it's for you and you also need to have it fitted to your face (and, if you are like me and need prescription lenses you'll need all that taken care of too before you can order yours).
As the Pioneer Press reports, this year alone, Best Buy has unveiled store-within-a-store partnerships with Samsung and Microsoft, and the company already had one in place with Apple.

Best Buy's impressive Thursday builds on what has been a remarkable year for the company. In fact, Best Buy's stock has been one of the best performing on the S&P 500 so far in 2013, a development which prompted Time to proclaim last month that the company is back from the dead.

-- Follow Aaron Rupar on Twitter at @atrupar. Got a tip? Drop him a line at arupar@citypages.com.

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14 comments
Chad Liljegren
Chad Liljegren

NO WAY! Let the government spy on you easyer. And you left people complain about MB in the glasses. WAKE UP!

Michael Pickar
Michael Pickar

it's disturbing because she actually looks somewhat intelligent wearing the Google glasses.

k2yeb
k2yeb topcommenter

So, it had more to do with MB, then say...I don't know...cutting millions in expenses. Stop trolling City Pages.

Gabriel Millerd
Gabriel Millerd

I am really scared of a bachmann borg incident right now, if computers have to rise up ... hope its not that way.

Nathan Conley
Nathan Conley

Must have got a subsidy to buy that.... right Michelle?

Charlie Seto
Charlie Seto

Google could rent space to sell Chromecast, Chromebooks, Nexus phones and Google Glass. Not sure if 1500 is going to be the final price either. The rumor mill says otherwise, but we'll see...

Dylan Michel
Dylan Michel

No. It's idiotic. The number of people killed or maimed while walking around or driving while using this will be off the charts.

kennyX
kennyX

@Laura Domyancich 

You could win an award for the Most Hideous Face On Earth.

T.S.Moody
T.S.Moody

@Dylan Michel That's a pretty good point.

yoopie93
yoopie93

@kennyX   Oh, if only she could be as beautiful a person as you, ken doll.  At least she's wearing a shirt.

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