Apple Wins Holiday Smartphone Wars

In new research from Flurry Analytics, Apple clearly won the battle for holiday shoppers smartphone dollars. Based on activations of smartphones and tablets during the period of 12/19-12/25, Apple took a healthy 44% bite out of the market…well ahead of … Continue reading

GoldenEar Adds to Its Sales Team

GoldenEar Technology announced this week that it has expanded its sales team with the addition of Christopher Volk. Volk, said to be a longtime A/V veteran, will take the position of Eastern Region Director of Sales for GoldenEar, effective immediately. … Continue reading

Not Again! Another Big, Bad Surprise from Toshiba

Loses Almost a Third of Its Total Market Value in 2 Days Toshiba Corps. stock price plunged 30% this week as the company announced it is facing the prospect of booking a potentially multi-billion dollar writedown related to an acquisition made … Continue reading

iRule & OnControls Acquired by Kramer Electronics

iRule’s CEO Ben-Gal Talks to Strata-gee About Acquisition Kramer Electronics, a maker of hardware-centric control solutions for the commercial audio/visual market, has acquired Detroit, MI-based iRule, a fast rising provider of software-based home control and automation solutions – including their … Continue reading

Want an Amazon Echo? Sorry…All Sold Out for Christmas

We’ve been reporting lately on the growing popularity of voice control. Driven largely by the introduction of Amazon’s Echo in 2014, which featured a dramatic improvement in performance over previous hands free systems like Siri, voice control has been picking … Continue reading

Sharp Strikes Again – Terminates LCD Panel Supply to China’s Hisense

Sharp Parent Foxconn Appears to be Playing Global Hard Ball Just days after we told you about Sharp’s decision to stop supplying LCD panels to global TV leader Samsung – a decision that shocked many in Japan – apparently, they’ve done … Continue reading