New York — The Anti-Defamation League’s National Consumer Technology Industry divisio
Some audio suppliers are really chafing under the Kremlin-like secrecy that surrounds Apple’s new-product plans. Maybe it’s good business to keep the competitors guessing, but Apple’s partners complain they’re suffering collateral damage in the smartphone and tablet wars.
The latest example was Apple’s switch to an 8-pin all-digital connector. Here’s what one docking-speaker supplier told me:
“I don’t mind it being said that Apple
Trends in TFT LCD panel prices are very different for the three main applications.
TV panel prices have been increasing for three quarters, and are becoming the main source of profit for panel makers. Monitor panel prices are stagnant, as panel production has been falling due to weak demand. And notebook PC panel prices have been falling continuously since Q2 and indications are that prices will remain soft through the first half of 2013.
While “China demand” is the
TWICE recently attended a GE holiday soirée at 30 Rock hosted by chairman/CEO Jeffrey Immelt. While he wouldn’t talk shop about majaps (“Come on, it’s a party!” he admonished a reporter), he did paint an optimistic picture of America in remarks before the crowd. Here are the cocktail-napkin bullet points:
On the U.S. economy: “The U.S. is pretty competitive on a global scale. I’m encouraged by the robustness of the consumer
As this tumultuous year draws to a close I have been reminded how history always repeats itself. Yet another prominent retailer is in its death throes, circling the drain as I type.
There have been countless numbers of hucksters and snake-oil salesmen who have planted their flag in the New York metro market over the past 40 years. The Northeast seems to attract them the way they were drawn south after the Civil War.
What has never ceased to amaze me is that even after these
Mr. Hubert Joly
Dear Mr. Joly,
I know you are working hard to turn Best Buy around, and I hope you succeed. I’m a technology enthusiast and in the past have spent many hours and much money at Best Buy. But, as you well know, there is a lot that needs to change.
I just got back from my local Best Buy, having attempted to buy a white 16GB iPad Mini as a Christmas gift. Not surprisingly, I found they are out of stock. That’
For about a decade, give or take a year or so, I have been visiting the same three
This year’s Black Friday is expected to be the catalyst for tablets to pass notebook shipments for the first time in North America, a trend which we expect to continue for the foreseeable future.
NPD DisplaySearch’s fourth quarter North American tablet shipment forecast is 21.5 million units, far exceeding the 14.6 million notebooks and mini-
I have been reading the pro and con arguments surrounding the decision by several retailers to open their doors Thanksgiving evening.
Up until today, my opinion has been that the trend is a negative for our country and society. There should be a time, albeit ever so briefly, when everyone gets to go home and enjoy a day with their family or just loafing around.
However, it occurred to me that I and the other detractors have put on blinders regarding this issue.
3DTV is a non-starter for three reasons.
1. Bandwagon marketing. 3DTV came along about the same time as the proliferation of 3D theaters and movies, just after mid decade. The promise for both was all very exciting. The studios and theater chains saw 3D as a “next big thing”; something to attract larger crowds of moviegoers. Seeing their enthusiasm, CE manufacturers and retailers said, “Us too! People will see how cool 3D is and
For the last few weeks I thought Hurricane Sandy had managed to knock Microsoft’s Redmond campus off the power grid.
The almost total lack of noise from the software giant regarding Windows 8 sales in both the aftermarket and PC OEM arena is quite telling, and the only reason I could come up with was its email system was down due to the high winds that crushed New Jersey and New York. The hush surrounding the Surface tablet is just as damning.
Not that Microsoft needs to
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