Multiple creditors are fighting a pitched battle over the Chapter 11 bankruptcy plan worked out between Gibson Brands and their major debt holders and submitted to the Bankruptcy Court. Some of this was to be expected, as there was a large pool of unsecured creditors who did not participate in the pre-bankruptcy negotiations. But now, even one of the secured creditors – a power player in their own right – has turned on the other secured creditors, joining in with the unsecured creditors and potentially jeopardizing the whole plan, according to a report by the Nashville Post.
Once again, June in New York means CE Week. I once called CE Week a “strange little show in search of meaning” and an “odd, undefined show.” I stand by those descriptions and to this day, still feel CE Week is bit of a work-in-progress.
But this year, I was looking forward to CE Week…read on to see why… [Read more…] about CE Week: Under New Ownership
Housing starts, the measure of new home construction that many in the custom integration industry feel is a leading indicator for the sale of home-making products, such as residential technology systems, jumped nearly 10% in the month of January. This may be yet another indicator of an overall improving economy, although the monthly numbers tend to vacillate up and down on alternating months. Still, the long term trend appears to remain positive.
See more on this latest report on a key economic and industry indicator… [Read more…] about Housing Starts Take Healthy Jump in January
It has been an amazing year for Strata-gee.com, the SYNCH, and The Stratecon Group. With the holidays upon us, I wanted to take this opportunity to thank you so much for continuing to visit Strata-gee.com, read my posts, and for adding comments to stories on the site – or to me personally at shows or via phone/email. You have no idea how much your ideas, thoughts and comments mean to me.
I feel a strong sense of responsibility to make your time here worthwhile by offering interesting, thoughtful, and useful stories. When I miss the mark, it only motivates me to work harder…I never want to let you down.
So with that, I’d like to share My Wish for You [click image below to enlarge]… [Read more…] about My Wish for You…
We are thankful for oh-so-many things. But one in particular is especially important. See what that is here… [Read more…] about Happy Thanksgiving from Strata-gee.com
Amazon announced on Wednesday that its Alexa AI with Echo, Echo Plus and Echo Dot are all now available in Japan. The move, which the company says took a full year of development, is seen as further boosting its dominance in the Smart Speaker market globally.
See more on this exporting of Alexa to Japan… [Read more…] about Amazon and Alexa Invades Japan via Echo, Echo Plus and Echo Dot
As has been the case for a couple of years now, press day – the day before the show opens, was opened by an Origin Acoustics press conference. Always a good show, Dave Donald kicked it off in his own inimitable fashion, kind of a cross between a carnival barker and a faith healer…but always with a great deal of enthusiasm.
This year, Origin had a lot to talk about.
See what Donald had to talk about… [Read more…] about Origin’s Big News is an Enthusiastic Embrace of Dot
The Essential Four “Fs” of Life,
The holidays are upon us and this is a great time to take a moment and reflect on the important things in life… [Read more…] about Happy Thanksgiving