Whoa CES! Power Outage Plunges Show into Darkness

A News Story and a Metaphor CTA’s marketing message for the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) this year was “Whoa!” While this is a reference to surprising innovations, it now appears that the biggest Whoa! to emerge from CES was a … Continue reading

Portal Adds Origin Acoustics; Gains Exclusive on Valet Amp

Portal announced today that it has secured a deal with Origin Acoustics which will allow dealers to select and purchase Origin products through its unique, brand-agnostic, proposal and purchasing web portal for integrators. The deal includes not only Origin products, … Continue reading

Toshiba: Beginning to Slip From View

Company Pulls Monster LED Display from Times Square Struggling Toshiba Corp. has made what is undoubtedly a difficult decision and a big blow to their corporate ego  – they will abandon their giant LED display overseeing Times Square. The huge … Continue reading

Quirky Shinola Launches New Headphone Line, Made in Detroit

Quirky Shinola, the scrappy Detroit, MI-based manufacturer of an eclectic collection of disconnected product lines, including watches, bicycles, leather goods, jewelry and, now, audio, has introduced a line of headphones, including over-ear, on-ear, and in-ear models. The company, which is … Continue reading

CEDIA/Home Advisor Smart Home Survey

At CEDIA 2017 CEDIA and Home Advisors partnered to present the results of a recent member survey on the Smart Home market that the two parties collaborated on recently. The results were interesting although not particularly surprising or earth shattering. … Continue reading

They’re Back – Amazon to Present a CEDIA 2017 Keynote

CEDIA announced today that like last year, Amazon will offer a sponsored keynote presentation at the upcoming CEDIA 2017 show in San Diego. The Amazon keynote will take place on Thursday, September 7, from 2:00PM – 3:00PM in the San … Continue reading