Tidal Targets Netflix – Adding Movies to Service

Company Reports Stunning Growth Numbers Tidal, the high quality music streaming service purchased by rapper Jay Z one year ago, is said to be adding movie streaming to their service, Page Six (part of the New York Post) reported yesterday. … Continue reading

After Transfer to L.A., Monster vs. Beats Picks Up Again

Beats Won Round One; Monster Wins Round Two It’s been ten months now since Beats Electronics, LLC won their motion to transfer the lawsuit brought against them by Monster, LLC, from San Mateo courts up in Northern California to their … Continue reading

On Saturday, Sharp Becomes Taiwanese

Savvy Negotiating by Gou Lands Him Sharp At a Discount The Boards of both Hon Hai Precision Industry Co. (better known as Foxconn) and Sharp Corp. have approved the acquisition of 66% of the outstanding shares of Sharp by the … Continue reading

Gibson Brands Puts Assets Up For Sale

Just two weeks after we told you about Moody’s Investors Service downgrading Gibson Brands credit to junk status, the company has put two of their properties up for sale in an apparent effort to raise some much-needed cash. According to … Continue reading

After Year-Long Search, B&O Finds a Buyer…But Only One

Investors Who Bid Up Stock on News of a Buyer, May Be Sorry Bang & Olufsen A/S, the well-known Danish premium technology brand that balances high performance with high design, has spent a year searching for a prospective buyer. The … Continue reading

Streaming Revenues Overtake Music Downloads for the First Time Ever

Overall Recording Industry Sales Grow for First Time Since 2011 The Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) reported overall industry sales data for  2015 this week, revealing that for the first time in history streaming music was the single largest … Continue reading

Sonos vs. D&M Holdings: Both Sides Ratchet Up the Pressure

Judge Makes Two Key Decisions In revisting the long-running saga of Sonos, Inc. vs. D&M Holdings, Inc. et. al., we find that after a series of skirmishes over scheduling issues – such as deadlines for filings and responses, and new … Continue reading

Sorry Siri: Research Shows Consumers Aren’t Using Voice-Controlled Assistants

There is a lot of buzz surrounding Amazon’s Echo product, a tabletop computer featuring a voice-controlled digital assistant named Alexa. Alexa will play your favorite music, get your morning news update, find out today’s weather for you, and more. All … Continue reading

LCD Panel Prices in a Free Fall – Down 40% This Year

Liquid crystal display panel prices are dropping dramatically, hitting new low levels never before seen, as ramped-up production by Chinese manufacturers collides with depressed consumer demand for televisions and personal computers.The situation does not seem to be righting itself, even … Continue reading