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I always get a little sentimental during the holidays, with Thanksgiving really kicking off the holiday season in earnest. But… [Read more…] about Happy THANKS-giving!
Apple, sensing an opportunity to gain an edge on its tech industry rivals, is weaponizing its privacy policies by demonstrating unusual transparency with users. The move is brilliant, and one that is not likely to be followed by many of its more opaque tech industry rivals like Google and Amazon.
‘No One Lost Their Job Except Me!’
Gary Wermuth, founder of WAVE Electronics in Houston, TX, spoke with Strata-gee about his company’s recent acquisition by Kingswood Capital, which also owns AVAD and plans to merge the two operations. The deal, announced last week and the cause of substantial buzz around the industry, has actually been in the works since April and he was clearly pleased to have the deal done and behind him.
See more of what the WAVE founder told me in our Q&A… [Read more…] about WAVE Founder Talks to Strata-gee About Acquisition
Will you indulge me for a moment? I want to draw your attention to an article I wrote for Residential Systems titled New Takes on Tech Training. Regular Strata-gee readers are most likely aware of the fact that I also write for Residential Systems, and this article is one that I’m quite proud of.
Why am I proud of this particular article? Read on… [Read more…] about Residential Systems: New Takes on Tech Training
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.
See what all the fighting is about… [Read more…] about Creditor Infighting Could Jeopardize Gibson Bankruptcy
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…