CES – From Real Biz to Future Biz to Virtual Biz; This is Progress?

CES is back and its bigger than ever. According to the CTA (formerly CEA), the show spans 2.3 million sq.ft. of exhibit space, in which more than 3,600 exhibitors of all sizes and types have set up booths to hawk … Continue reading

Sony Audibly (& Visibly) Professes Commitment to CI Channel

At this month’s CEDIA Expo, Sony Corp. professed to the attending media corps their continued commitment to the custom integration (CI) channel…trotting out none other than Sony U.S. COO and President Mike Fasulo (in photo at right) to make the … Continue reading

CEDIA Starts with Some Interesting Stuff

We found some interesting stuff here at the start (and from the days leading up to the start) of CEDIA’s 2015 Expo. There was a lot to sift through, but what follows are some of the more interesting products and technologies we … Continue reading

Bluesound Scores Deal for National Placement in Magnolia Design Centers

BREAKING NEWS Bluesound, a division of Lenbrook America, has cut a deal with Best Buy that will result in a national roll-out of the company’s line of high-quality digital multi-room music systems through Best Buy’s Magnolia Design Center locations. The … Continue reading

Industry Personality & Technology Enthusiast Len Schneider Passes Away

A truly unique industry personality – and unabashed technology enthusiast – Len Schneider passed away Monday, after a brief illness. Most recently known as the President of TechniCom Corp., an industry marketing company offering product development capabilities and technical writing … Continue reading

Hot Time in the City, It’s CE Week Again

New York City in June sees temperatures rise in response to the onset of summer and also, hopefully, in response to the launch of the hottest new technologies being shown at CE Week at the Metropolitan Pavilion and Altman Building … Continue reading

Sony’s Tightened Partnership with Best Buy Credited for Biz Turnaround

Newly Spun-Off TV Division May Show a Profit for 1st Time in 10 Years In a new report out of Japan, Sony’s TV business is said to be expected to report an operating profit this fiscal year – its first … Continue reading

Azione Unlimited to Sell Sony

Azione Unlimited, a retail buying group of custom integrators, announced today that it has partnered with Sony Corp. to offer its line to Azione’s nationwide membership. The group will carry products from Sony’s AV specialty and custom integration channel division. … Continue reading

Bloomberg Reporter Asks ‘Why is Sharp Still With Us?’

We’ve been reporting for a while now on the epic survival struggles of some of this industry’s biggest brand names in Japan…most recently Sharp Corp. Some of the changes we’re seeing now were unforeseeable even 24-36 months ago – Sony … Continue reading