Sonos/D&M Lawsuit Takes a Surprising & Slightly Dark Turn

BREAKING NEWS Earlier this month, we reported that D&M Holdings U.S., Inc. (D&M) [and Denon Electronics] had responded to the patent infringement lawsuit filed by Sonos, Inc. (Sonos) this past October by asking the judge to dismiss or throw out … Continue reading

Major Changes at Tivoli Audio – DeVesto’s Out; Interim CEO Announced

Big changes are afoot at Tivoli, the quirky audio products manufacturer that had a goal of providing nicely designed, easy-to-use, high quality audio products sold largely direct-to-consumers at reasonable prices. Founded by well-known industry personality Tom DeVesto, Tivoli had, for … Continue reading

NAD Offers Buyers of Select AVR & Pre/Pro Models a Free 4K Ultra HD Upgrade

NAD Electronics announced today that purchasers of select NAD audio/video receivers (AVRs) and preamp/processors (Pre/Pros) will receive a certificate for a free 4K upgrade module expected to be delivered later this year. The company says this is a $600 value … Continue reading

New Research: Smart Homes Market Will Grow to $58.7 Billion by 2020

New market research on the smart home market says the global consumer market will grow to be valued at around $58.7 billion by 2020. Market researcher MarketsandMarkets predicts that recent developments in the channel will fuel a 17% compound annual … Continue reading

SpringDeck Adds More Rep Firms to National Salesforce

SpringDeck, LLC announced today that it has expanded its national sales force with the addition of five more sales representative firms. The company had previously announced last month their first representative appointment of Aim High Audio. See more on SpringDeck … Continue reading

Despite Scary Sales Slide, JVC Kenwood Posts Big Profit Gains

JVC Kenwood Corp. released their financial results for the first 9-months of the current fiscal year (ending March 31st) and the company points to a tremendous swing in profits as proof of the positive impact of their painful, multi-year business … Continue reading

After Fighting Idea for Years, Sony is Ready to Dump TV, A/V, & Smartphone Businesses

In a revealing presentation with the press yesterday in Japan, embattled Sony CEO Kazuo Hirai told the media that the company is finally ready to consider alternatives for its TV, A/V, and smartphone businesses, including exiting them. This is a … Continue reading

7 Trends That Will Influence Marketing in 2015

From The Stratecon Group Marketing is changing in fundamental ways. That is not a theory…that is a fact. And if you’re still marketing your goods and services the way you always have – using traditional interruption marketing tools & agencies…you are losing … Continue reading

D&M Fires Back – Asks Judge to Throw Out Sonos Lawsuit

BREAKING NEWS D&M Holdings fired back at Sonos this week, filing papers with the United States District Court asking the judge to dismiss the lawsuit launched against them by Sonos last October alleging patent infringement. Saying that Sonos’ complaints, both … Continue reading