Bose to Shutter 119 Bose Stores in N. America, Europe, Japan & Australia

A Bose mall location [Photo: Julia Banks, Boston Business Journal] Bose Corp. announced earlier today that it will close a total of 119 Bose retail stores as a response to changing retail purchasing trends. The locations to be closed represents … Continue reading

Forbes Notes Enthusiastic CES 2020 Crowd Amazed by a ‘Smart’ Potato

Is This the Next Big Thing? NeuraSpud, Booth #53367 Eureka Park, CES 2020 [Photo: Forbes, Pete Pachal] Who says the mainstream media has abandoned CES? No less than the venerable Forbes.com ran a feature story that noted an enthusiastic crowd … Continue reading

A Deeper Dive into the Troubling Emerald Expositions Fiscal Q3 Report

Company Says Declining CEDIA Expo Revenues is Partly to Blame If you saw my recent article on the Emerald Expositions’ leadership turmoil (See: More Leadership Turmoil Hits Emerald Expositions), in addition to covering the fact that their new CEO (just … Continue reading

In a Surprise Reveal, Netflix Shows Investors Its Huge Advantage Over New Streaming Competitors

You knew they were big, but you didn’t know just how big streaming innovator (and leader) Netflix really was…until now. In a bid to prove to investors they have what it takes to stave off a whole new class of … Continue reading

‘The Smart Home is Dead,’ Says a Key Industry Expert

As many integrators seek to pitch their clients on the many wonders of converting their dumb homes into “smart” homes, there are growing indicators that the promise of the smart home is not being reliably delivered up to this point…and … Continue reading

The Greatest Barrier to ‘Smart Home’ Adoption is Complexity, New Study Shows

Lots of studies have shown that consumer adoption of various smart home technologies and devices is growing…and that is undoubtedly true. But a new study shows that adoption is not as strong as it could be but for the complexity … Continue reading

CEDIA 2019 – SnapAV to Distribute Sonos Wireless Music Systems Nationally

SnapAV announced today that it will begin distributing Sonos wireless music systems beginning next month in October. The company says it will offer the entire line – including the Sonos Port, Sonos Move, and Sonos One SL – as part … Continue reading

CTA: Tariffs Mean Consumer Pain, Business Uncertainty

The Consumer Technology Association (CTA) is pulling no punches when it comes to the latest revised tariff schedule being implemented by the Trump administration. The recently revised tariff schedule, which started a new round of tariffs just days ago on … Continue reading

Bravas Group Sold to Private Equity Firm in $75 Million Deal

Group Says Deal is Just the Beginning Bravas Group, a cooperative of integrators aggregated by Paul Starkey and Steve Firszt of VITAL MGMT, was first put together as part of VITAL MGMT’s consulting practice helping member companies better organize their … Continue reading

Sex and the CES Attendee

Only six months to go and word has emerged that the Consumer Technology Association – the trade group behind the annual Consumer Electronics show – has proactively taken steps to avoid repeating the mistakes that caused them to endure a … Continue reading