About Ted

A sales and marketing specialist - primarily in the technology industry - I've experienced a sort of "circle of life" in business. I've been a mass merchant retailer, a specialty retailer, a specialty manufacturer, a large volume manufacturer, a distributor, and even represented sales representatives. Now the owner of a marketing company that works with a variety of businesses on improving their strategic marketing and business development - I analyze issues from all angles to develop holistic solutions.

Study Shows People Value Their Data Over Their Car

After years of shocking privacy breaches and the more recent Facebook/Cambridge Analytica scandal, consumers are becoming more and more concerned about the security of their personal data. This attitude is reflected in new privacy research survey in which a majority … Continue reading

Are You Prepared for the Coming Recession?

Five Steps to Take Now to Protect Your Business Occasionally, I’ll chat with an integrator or other industry colleague about that ugly shared nightmare experience, otherwise known as the recession of 2007-2009. This recession, unlike others in the past, zeroed … Continue reading

Monoprice: King of Cut-Rate Cables, Expands

Intros ‘Carbon Collection’ of Home Décor Items Monoprice, the company most successful at pursuing a low-price, cut-rate strategy in regards to cables, adapters, and accessories, and the bane of many upscale cable companies in the consumer electronics space, has continued … Continue reading

Amazon Horror: Alexa Users Not Using Voice to Shop

A new report by The Information has roiled Amazon, punching a hole in the concept that users of their Alexa-powered smart speaker devices will use them to buy billions of dollars of goods through voice ordering. According to sources from … Continue reading

SEC Rejects Monster Cryptocurrency Filing, Notes ‘Serious Deficiencies’

Monster Changes: Prez/COO & Auditor are Terminated, Three-Man Board is Now Only One In June, after significant outreach by many Strata-gee readers, we posted our take on the Monster Products, Inc. (Monster) S-1 filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission … Continue reading

Control4 Announces Appointment of Charlie Kindel, ex-Amazon

BREAKING NEWS Former Head of Amazon’s Smart Home Org. to be SVP of Products & Services for Control4   Control4 Corp. announced today that it has appointed Charlie Kindel, an ex-Amazon executive in charge of their Alexa project, to fulfill … Continue reading

Transformative Engineering Earns DPL Seal on HLE-4K

Transformative Engineering, an innovative black box solutions provider, announced today it has been awarded a DPL Labs Seal of Approval for its model HLE-4K, an HDMI 2.0 extender. The company says this is the second Seal of Approval its products … Continue reading

EU Hits Pioneer, D&M, Philips & Asus with Fines for Price Fixing

The European Commission, the EU’s antitrust regulatory unit, after a 17-month investigation of online price fixing and other illegal anti-competitive practices has levied a fine of €111.2 million ($130 million) against four prominent consumer electronics brands, including Pioneer Corp., D&M Holdings … Continue reading