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BREAKING NEWSIn a development that, depending on your viewpoint, is either very shocking - or not surprising at all - we learned on Wednesday that Kaleidescape Vice President of Sales Mark Weisenberg has left the company. Even in a company known for turmoil at the Sales VP position - this is an unusually quick turnaround. We originally announced Weisenberg's appointment as Kaleidescape VP of Sales in an exclusive SYNCH newsletter at the end of January...just eight weeks ago.
What the heck is going on at Kaleidescape? And why did this happen so suddenly?... Continue reading
Garner, NC-based 21st Century Distributing, a consumer electronics distributor based in the Southeast, announced this week that it has reconfigured its usual dealer show, converting it into a roadshow with an all-new mobile demo display. Scheduled to hit six major markets throughout the Southeast, the event is now called the Integration Innovation Roadshow.
See more on this dynamic new event... Continue reading
Is the pendulum swinging back? The mayor of Yokohama, Japan, Ms. Fumiko Hayashi, said today that Apple, Inc. has purchased an empty Panasonic factory and will turn it into a state-of-the-art research and development center. For many Japanese, this is likely a highly ironic turn of events, as for decades, Panasonic was the leading edge technology developer.
But the mayor of Yokohama, seems excited at the prospect. See why we say that below... Continue reading
Content to Include In-Depth Analyses on Key Industry TopicsThe Stratecon Group, Inc. (parent company to, and publisher of, the Strata-gee.com website) and NewBay Media, LLC have reached an agreement on a content supply program. Under this agreement, Stratecon will create a series of in-depth articles and analyses on a variety of key topics for the technology industry - and for electronic systems integrators - to be published by one or more NewBay Media properties.
See more on this new agreement...and what it means for Strata-gee.com... Continue reading
In just the last two days, Japanese and U.S. press outlets are releasing a slew of stories of Sharp Corp.'s impending doom in the form of a restructuring announcement that isn't expected to be officially released until May. Nonetheless, multiple reports have emerged from a wide range of media sources including the Nikkei and Reuters news services with a relatively wide range of estimated job cuts - all citing unnamed sources.
See more on this recent whirlwind of reports on Sharp... Continue reading
Now, results from a new survey suggests TECH wonks may be wrong... Continue reading
In an announcement that is a bit unusual for a manufacturer, Autonomic announced on Tuesday that it is reducing the MSRP on its popular Mirage Audio System (MAS). Not only that, but the company says it will actually increase the dealer margin at the same time. Normally, a price reduction is a sign of a slow selling product - but Autonomic says that is not the case here.
See why Autonomic says it is cutting the price of its MAS... Continue reading
Newly Spun-Off TV Division May Show a Profit for 1st Time in 10 YearsIn a new report out of Japan, Sony's TV business is said to be expected to report an operating profit this fiscal year - its first after ten years of losing money. Due to an improved situation in the U.S. market, the report credits the turnaround in Sony's U.S. results largely as a function of its tightened partnership with retailer Best Buy.
But the report featured the subheading 'Outlook Remains Unclear'... Continue reading
Canadian tech industry website WiFiHiFi (wifihifi.ca) announced today that it has confirmed that Sharp Corp. will exit the Canadian TV market. Much in line with our recent reporting on the troubled brand, this is probably just the first shoe to drop...there will most likely be more.