FCC to Test Ultra HDTV Broadcasts

Just when you thought then dust had finally settled on the switch from analog to digital high-definition  television broadcast, and adding fuel to the heated debate over 4K Ultra HDTV, we learn that the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) earlier this … Continue reading

Plasma: The Rumors of My Death Have Been Greatly Exaggerated

The conventional wisdom in the world of television technology is that LCD won the panel platform wars and most talk of the future has moved from LCD to LED to OLED and beyond. But wait a minute, as new data … Continue reading

Are You Using These Best ‘Tough Economy’ Marketing Practices of Top-Performing SMBs?

How are top-performing small-to-medium sized businesses (SMBs) adjusting their marketing for the current sluggish economic climate? Act-On Software, a marketing automation software company, commissioned Forrester Consulting to find out by probing hundreds of SMBs in an effort to learn more … Continue reading

Apple Supplier Foxconn Halts Expansion and Freezes Hiring; Sign of iPhone Slump?

The Nikkei in China reported today that it has learned that key Apple, Inc. supplier Foxconn Technology Group (also known as Hon Hai Precision Industry Co.) has stopped plans to expand its production capacity at its large facility in Zhengzhou, … Continue reading

Thiel Audio’s Bob Brown Sees ‘Lots of Opportunity’

Although things often move slowly in the world of high end audio – models stay in the line for years, product testing goes on for months, policies are practically carved in stone – upscale loudspeaker manufacturer Thiel Audio is undergoing … Continue reading

Catalyst AV Adds IC Realtime Security to Vendor List

Catalyst AV, the newest national distributor group, announced yesterday that it has added IC Realtime Security to their vendor line-up. Catalyst AV is made up of eleven regionally based rep/distribution companies. The group launched officially at last month’s Consumer Electronics … Continue reading

Nortek Acquires 2GIG Technologies

BREAKING NEWS Nortek, Inc. announced today that it has acquired 2GIG Technologies, Inc. from APX Group, Inc. 2GIG is a designer and supplier of residential security and home automation systems. A privately held company, 2GIG will expand Nortek’s portfolio of … Continue reading

Founder Schulze Considering Abandoning Deal for Best Buy

Multiple news outlets, including the Wall Street Journal and Reuters News Service, are reporting that Best Buy founder Richard M. “Dick” Schulze is considering abandoning his bid to take the company private. Schulze had informed the Board of Directors in … Continue reading

Have You Mobilized Your Marketing? Research Shows How Users Interact with Smartphones & Ads

Marketers are going ga-ga over marketing to users via their smartphones. Still a relatively new phenomenon, many marketing organizations are devoting an increasing amount of their budget to developing ads and promotions to be delivered mobilely [OK, I made that … Continue reading

Pioneer Announces Q3 & 9-Month Losses; Cuts FY2013 Forecast from Profit to Loss

In what is turning out to be a very rough earnings season in Japan, Pioneer Corp. announced yesterday its results for the third quarter and nine-month periods of fiscal year 2013 which ends March 31, 2013. Both Q3 and the … Continue reading