Future Shop Ltd.

Future Shop Ltd.

July 31, 2008 11:09 ET

Media Alert/Event Advisory: Future Shop Online Community Celebrates First Anniversary With Video Live Chat

Future Shop to host discussion on the Future of Computing with representatives from Microsoft, D-Link and HP; Joel Cohen to moderate

BURNABY, BRITISH COLUMBIA--(Marketwire - July 31, 2008) - As the Future Shop Online celebrates its one-year anniversary, Canadians are invited to watch a panel of representatives from leading hardware, software and networking organizations discuss what to look for when shopping for a computer this back-to-school season. These experts will also provide insight into what the future of computing technology holds over the next few years.

The first 1,000 online viewers to enter the discussion will have the opportunity to ask questions to the speakers. Any questions not addressed during the discussion will be answered after the debate by a panel of Future Shop Product Experts.

What: Future Shop Community Forum Video Live Chat event with representatives from Microsoft, HP, and D-Link; moderated by Joel Cohen.

Topic: The Future of Computing

When: Tuesday, August 12, 7:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. (EST)

Where: www.futureshopforums.ca/

Who - the Panelists:

Microsoft: Damir Bersinic - IT Pro Advisor

HP: Jeff Cates - VP, Consumer, Personal Systems Group

D-Link: Mathieu Whelan - Sr. Product Marketing Manager

Moderator: Joel Cohen, Co-Executive Producer and Writer for The Simpsons

Media: Photo and interview opportunities with the speakers and moderator can be arranged. Media are also invited to attend the debate at Future Shop: 351-353 Yonge Street (near Dundas) in Toronto. Please confirm in advance of the Video Live Chat by contacting Elliott Chun at 416-356-9035 or elliott.chun@cossette.com.

About the Future Shop Community Forum

After just one year, the Community (www.futureshopforums.ca/) has become Canada's fastest growing technology enthusiast community. With a diverse blend of Product Experts, Vendors and customers, the Community is a place where people can connect and discuss their common interest in technology. For more information on the Community Forum, visit futureshop.ca/forum.

About Future Shop

With 133 stores across the country and the nation's premier web store (www.futureshop.ca/), Burnaby, BC-based Future Shop is Canada's largest retailer and e-tailer of consumer electronics. The company employs more than 10,000 technology enthusiasts, has enabled its website to deliver unparalleled content about the products it sells and host an online community forum for technology beginners and tech-savvy experts to exchange ideas, reviews, tips and other consumer electronics information (www.futureshopforums.ca/). As a proud corporate citizen, Future Shop has developed solutions to recycle used electronics (see www.futureshop.ca/green) and is committed to employee volunteerism and supporting non-profits organizations dedicated to transforming local youth into Future Leaders (see www.futureshop.ca/community).

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