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May 2012

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Rejoice! Microsoft Office to iPad on November 10th!

One of the most popular questions posed when I was on the sales floor was “does it have Microsoft Office?” referring to the iPad of course. I always had to tell them no but they could find similar replacements yet, customers were never satisfied because they wanted their Office! I have good news – a report from The Daily today says that we will see Microsoft launch Office for the iPad on…

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How many DOHS keywords can you use in a sentence?

The US Department of Homeland Security has released a list of keywords and phrases the agency uses to monitor online chatter for potential threats.  While “Hazardous material incident” and “Dirty bomb” will obviously put their eyes on you, works like “pork” and “Cloud” hardly seem to warrant the DOHS busting through your front door to raid your hard drives.…

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Happy Memorial Day from Abt!

This Memorial Day, all of us here at Abt Electronics would like to thank the men and women in our armed forces for bravely protecting our country every day and for those who gave their lives for doing so.  Abt’s retail location will be open today until 5:30 CST, but our online sale will be going until 11:59 pm tomorrow night. This Memorial Day, let’s all hope for more military homecomings like…

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10 Year Anniversary of Abt Electronics in Glenview, IL!

Today marks the 10th anniversary of our retail store in Glenview, IL.  This store is currently the fifth location we’ve opened with previous locations being held in Chicago, Niles and  Morton Grove.  Each move has offered Abt Electronics the opportunity to expand and try new things.  Our current location is an exemplification of brilliant business ethics, mixed with pure passion and enthusiasm for the work that is put into this building every…

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Shoot the Rock at Abt Electronics

Last night, Abt Electronics hosted their third annual “Shoot the Rock 3-Point Contest”.  Located in the Abt gym a handful of employees tried their hands at who has the most accurate 3-point shot.  Employees entered the competition in hopes of winning a prize as well as sharing a love for basketball and camaraderie.  After several rounds of some excellent shots, the final round came and two were left. Congratulations to Mike B. and Alan S.…

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Inventor of the remote, Eugene Polley, dies at 96

In 1955 if you wanted to switch from Howdy Doody to Bozo The Clown you had to get off the couch to reach the knob and change the channel. It was uphill, both ways, and covered in snow (or something like that). That was until a man by the name of Eugene Polley had a dream. He was tired of seeing crumbs fall to the floor, and recliner “sweet spots” being abandoned…

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