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

After Fighting Idea for Years, Sony is Ready to Dump TV, A/V, & Smartphone Businesses

In a revealing presentation with the press yesterday in Japan, embattled Sony CEO Kazuo Hirai told the media that the company is finally ready to consider alternatives for its TV, A/V, and smartphone businesses, including exiting them. This is a … Continue reading

Irony: Apple Reports Historic Fiscal Quarter Results – Sony Announces More Layoffs

Two rather significant news stories emerged today – one about Apple’s amazing Q1 fiscal results and the other about Sony’s troubled mobile division – and we couldn’t help but notice an incredible irony. In a way, it’s almost a tale … Continue reading