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By Steve Smith On Dec 27 2013 - 10:46am
I’ve been going to buying group meetings and covering them for more years than I care to admit to so it came as a surprise to hear that Bob Lawrence, CEO of
By On Dec 26 2013 - 1:23pm
The demo made the difference. I have not been a fan of Best Buy’s in store experience for a number of years, but that feeling was partially offset on Christmas
By On Dec 23 2013 - 10:15am
Nothing enhances your entertainment experience like a huge new flat-panel TV. The larger sizes are definitely a selling point, but this could also be a danger. The
By On Dec 19 2013 - 2:47pm
I saw the best minds of my generation … unemployed in masses. Unexpected unemployment is plaguing our industry at unprecedented levels. What was once an
By On Dec 11 2013 - 4:21pm
As the number of dedicated AV shops dwindles and mainstream misconceptions about audiophiles and hifi swarm, many high performance audio manufacturers and retailers
By jpalenchar On Dec 4 2013 - 5:54pm
The cellphone business destroyed some markets and created others. As soon as I saw the first flip phone that doubled as an MP3 player, I knew the MP3 market was
By On Dec 4 2013 - 4:46pm
I probably look at my iPhone 50 times a day to check my email. Rarely do I actually use it to make a phone call. But, interestingly, if I have a question for Apple,
By On Dec 3 2013 - 9:46am
Recently I attended the Ipro annual conference in Ft. Lauderdale. For those of you who are unfamiliar with Ipro, it is the independent manufacturers’
By Steve Smith On Dec 3 2013 - 9:43am
In the classic World War II drama “Casablanca,” when American expatriate and nightclub owner Rick Blaine (played by Humphrey Bogart) is asked by Major
By Alan_Wolf On Dec 2 2013 - 3:34pm
On last Sunday’s broadcast of 60 Minutes, Amazon’s Jeff Bezos startled viewers, and correspondent Charlie Rose, by unveiling a nascent fleet of self-

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