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Foxconn Cuts 50,000 Jobs as iPhone Pain Continues

Hon Hai Precision Industry Co., the Apple, Inc. primary supplier better know as Foxconn, has cut more than 50,000 jobs as the pain from the dramatic drop in iPhone sales is taking its toll on the company. Not only that, but the company has fallen short of hiring goals to which it previously committed to the State of Wisconsin – losing major tax credits for this year.

Worse yet, the outlook for the near future, doesn’t look to improve any time soon.

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James Loudspeaker is Jammin’

James Loudspeaker came out with multiple announcements this week that give a strong indication that the company is growing. Not only has the manufacturer of high-quality residential and commercial architectural and landscape products added a new President, but also a new Director of Marketing and even announced a new headquarters and production facility in Nevada.

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Latest Data Increases Concerns of Economic Downturn

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New data from multiple sources are increasing economists concerns of an economic downturn within the next two years – perhaps even later this year. The latest readings on consumer confidence/sentiment and existing home sales show sharp downturns, sparking new debates on the real health of the economy.

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Nielsen: Americans’ Love for Music is ‘Unwavering’

Researcher Credits Audio Hardware for Helping ‘Catapult Engagement’ & Consumption

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New research from Nielsen reinforces an important point for those of us in the residential home entertainment systems – no matter what the platform, Americans have an ‘unwavering love for music.’ File this report in the “Good News” department.

See the surprising resiliency of music…

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TCL Launches 8K QLED & Audio Solutions at CES

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TCL, a leading global TV brand out of China, launched several new A/V products at CES 2019, including new higher end 8K QLED¹ TVs with AI, a whole new range of headphone products, and new home theater soundbars. These products not only expand their assortment, they expand their market position with higher end solutions and advanced technologies.

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Apple Supplier Foxconn Hit Hard by iPhone Sales Drop

Taiwan’s GDP Declines Due to Apple Cuts

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We have followed Foxconn for years now, first picking up on them in 2012 when news had emerged that a significant Apple supplier was having problems with employees committing suicide – eventually forcing the company to install ‘suicide nets’ on their taller factories and offices to help thwart further suicide attempts. Foxconn has continued on to become one of Apple, Inc.’s largest iPhone supplier of parts and assembly.

Foxconn rode the rising iPhone wave, but what about now?…

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Meridian Audio & LG Partner on Soundbar Line at CES 2019

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Meridian Audio and LG have partnered on a line of upgraded soundbars, launching them at CES 2019. These new soundbars offer upgraded technologies, like Dolby Atmos and DTS:X for a better sound experience for LG TV buyers (and others).

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Top Tech Stories From CES 2019

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CES 2019 is over the hump, closing tomorrow. But the top tech stories are pretty big and pretty clearly defined – and will be quite exciting, when they appear…someday. The top tech stories include – LG’s rollable, bendable OLED displays, Artificial Intelligence (AI), 5G – the next generation wireless tech, 8K TVs, autonomous vehicles – both car and motorcycle, and Apple & Siri strike back.

See what’s hot at CES 2019 in Vegas, baby…

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CES 2019 – How Media is Reacting

CES logo w/CTAAs usual, 2019 kicks off in January with CES 2019 as the first event of the year. CES is the largest show in technology, showing a wide array of new technology products both real and unreal. An event that has steadily declined in significance for those of us in custom and commercial integration – in the past, CES illuminated brightly what was to come in tech that year. Now? Not so much…

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Get Ideas from Ex-Yahoo! CEO Marissa Mayer’s Resume

Photo of Marissa MayerMarissa Mayer’s Resume ‘Broke the Internet’

Is one of your New Year’s resolutions to get a new job? If that’s the case, then you are likely going to need a resume. Has it been awhile since you did one of those? Well, take a look at a resume for former Yahoo! CEO Marissa Mayer (now at her AI startup Lumi Labs) – a modern take on a resume that is eye-catching, informative, and facilitates comprehension.

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