Only Months Later, Pioneer Launches the Next Generation of Its Popular AppRadio

>> See a slideshow of the Pioneer 2012 CES Press Conference here… << <February 1, 2012> Pioneer Electronics USA, Inc. surprised everyone only months ago in the summer of last year with their launch of a radical new product called the AppRadio [ see … Continue reading

Samsung’s Big Story from Big CES Press Conference is OLED

>> See an extensive slideshow of Samsung’s CES press conference here << <February 1, 2012> Samsung Electronics Company, Ltd., the world’s largest provider of televisions, wow’d the crowd at CES last month with a stunning display of 55-inch OLED flat panel televisions. … Continue reading

Sony Says Only They Can Deliver ‘The New User Experience’

>> See our full slideshow of photos from the Sony Press Conference at CES << <February 1, 2012> In typical fashion, Sony Corporation at CES delivered a long and at times rambling press conference covering their large range of products. And while … Continue reading

House of Marley Stages a Not-So-Quiet Revolution

>> See a slideshow of photos from the House of Marley Booth at CES here… << <January 31, 2012> Still early in its development, House of Marley, LLC has quickly, if not quietly, staged a rapid business ramp-up – building its product … Continue reading

End of an Era, Onkyo Halts Production of Loudspeakers in Japan

<January 22, 2012> On Thursday, the Nikkei said it had learned that Onkyo Corporation has decided to cease production of loudspeaker systems in Japan. This decision ends several decades of domestic production of a product category in which Onkyo not … Continue reading

At CES – Monster Turns from Performance to Fashion Model Runway to Sell Headphones

>>See a full slideshow of the Monster Press Conference here<< <January 25, 2012> In what had to be one of the more unusual press conferences we’ve attended, Monster Cable – who wants us all to drop the “Cable” from their … Continue reading

Onkyo & Gibson CEO’s Give the ALERT the Inside Scoop on their New Partnership

Gibson Guitar Becomes Exclusive U.S. Distributor of Onkyo & Integra Brands <January 18, 2012> As one of a select (and very small) group of reporters invited to a hastily-arranged private audience with the CEO’s of both Gibson Guitar Corp. and … Continue reading

CES Wrap-Up #1 – The Big News at CES Was That There was No Big News

<January 18, 2012> When my kids were younger, they used to really love those Magic Eye puzzles. You know, the puzzles that look busy with lots of bright designs and graphics, but a hidden image is buried within them if … Continue reading

D&M Makes it Official – Brian Poggi is Appointed President, Americas

SpecialALERT <January 6, 2012> As first reported in Stratecon’s BEACON yesterday [see story here], D&M Holdings, Inc. officially announced today that it has appointed Brian Poggi as President, Sales and Marketing – Americas effective immediately. … Continue reading

Sources Say D&M Holdings is Set to Announce New President

<January 4, 2012> Sources are telling the Beacon that D&M Holdings is close to announcing a new President of Sales & Marketing for the Americas, a position that has been vacant ever since the company parted ways with former President … Continue reading