New York — The Anti-Defamation League’s National Consumer Technology Industry divisio
Cellular carriers have long contended, at least in public, that they want more choices among operating systems and handset makers than those afforded by the near-duopoly of Android-iOS and Apple-Samsung.
But it doesn’t seem the carriers went out of their way to support OS and handset alternatives, and it could be too late to do anything about it now that companies such as Samsung and Apple have achieved such scale and dominant market share. The duo’s advertising and
I just got back today from a one-day trip to Dallas where I attended the annual NATM Buying Group meeting and was greeted by longtime president and executive director Bill Trawick, who welcomed me laughing with a pleasant, “Well, if it isn’t Steve Smith! I haven’t seen you in 10 years!”
Well, not quite. Maybe five years. Senior editor Alan Wolf has
What do you think of the plethora of stories telling you what Generation (fill in the blank) wants and how to reach them? Mainstream media, often including the few respectable ones left, is full of simplistic, over assumptive pop portraits of us all, based solely on our age.
Consider a few pearls of wisdom regarding what Gen __’ers want and/or what you need to know/do to reach them:
“To reach Millennials on social media, a brand or product must become a
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Ultra HD is going to be in the retail spotlight this fall and a star during the 2014 International CES in January.
That’s why TWICE is pleased to report that we’re partnering with the Consumer Electronics Association to produce during its annual CES Unveiled event in New York the “Ultra HD Conference at CES Unveiled” to be held on Tuesday, Nov. 12, at the Metropolitan Pavilion, here.
The “Ultra HD Conference at CES Unveiled New York” is a
The way manufacturers in CE and other consumer product industries tell it, getting onto Walmart’s vendor matrix is like running a gauntlet, only tougher.
Last year the world’s largest retailer made sport of the process by launching Get On the Shelf, a contest in which inventors, entrepreneurs and business owners pitch their product concepts to buyers, and customers get to vote for the winning items. The top five vote-getters are added to Walmart.com’s assortment, and
Rearview video systems have been added to the U.S. Department of Transportation’s (DOT) National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA)’s list of Recommended Advanced Technology Features, and the DOT
As a jaded tech reporter, my first reaction to TV coverage of the lines outside Apple Stores this morning was “Really?” Aren’t there any real stories to cover?
But viewers and even broadcasters need an occasional break from the news. And I’ll admit it: I too was curious about how long the first kid in the queue camped out for a mid-cycle iPhone upgrade.
So even though the lines appeared shorter and the crowds less lively than past rollouts, I
Here are a few pleasant thoughts for the next time you find yourself under a desk attempting to reset your router or trying to diagnose why your son’s laptop no longer connects to the home printer.
These are courteously supplied by Linksys.
-There are 430 million households worldwide with a Wi-Fi network.
-Seventy-three percent of home networks owners attempt to be their own IT manager
-84 percent of all males consider themselves their home’s IT
For retailers, holiday advertising is like a game of reverse chicken: to see who can jump in first rather than pull away last.
We’ve written at length about promotional creep, as the starting gate for seasonal campaigns moves inexorably forward. Case in point: this past June, when the first back-to-school ads aired even before some kids received their
Samsung is preparing to launch its first smartwatch, and Apple is rumored to be developing its first smart watch.
But for all the hype, the smart watch is an old concept that harkens back to the era when pagers were a top-selling mass-market consumer electronics product.
In 1990, Motorola launched the world's first wristwatch pager, which received numeric pages over traditional paging networks. That same year, startup AT&E began marketing the Seiko
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