By Lisa Johnston
New products on display at the American International Toy Fair, held in N
I’ve been involved with CE since 1978 and can’t recall a time when some to many weren’t predicting the demise of the 12-volt aftermarket. Initially that wasn’t logical given the poor state of vehicle OEM. Aftermarket was simply better and people bought it.
Beginning in the early 90s things began to change as OEM improved significantly. Today the quality of 12-volt OEM is quite good, certainly so from the perspective of most new car buyers. Or is it?
Anna Gray is TWICE’s intern. She is currently attending Brooklyn College and will give her insight via several blog entries into how she goes about buying CE and CE-related products.
It seems to me that in order to succeed today, you need to have one thing. No, not an iPhone, although that would be useful too. I’m talking about a second language.
If you’re lucky enough to have grown up in a multilingual household, I hope you took full
Kickstarter isn’t just for hopeful upstarts anymore: Now established companies are getting in on the game.
Already home to hundreds of entrepreneurs looking to break into a crowded industry, Kickstarter is also raising funds for such established CE accessory manufacturers as Mimoco and BuQu Tech.
Mimoco, which makes character-themed USB flash
I’m writing this at 9:39 p.m. L.A. time on Tuesday night, right after the Consumer Electronics Hall of Fame dinner and induction ceremony at CEA’s Industry Forum event. I wasn’t planning any more coverage before my 4 a.m. wake-up call for my flight back to New York, but what I heard and saw tonight call for it.
The memory of the events and emotions are too precious to possibly forget in slumber. CEA inducted the founders of TiVo, Garmin, Magnolia Audio Video; the
Just ahead of the biggest shopping period of the year, Amazon.com has quietly raised the amount you have to spend to qualify for Free Super Saving Shipping, from $25 to $35.
The announcement, if you can call it that, is buried within the e-tailer’s Help & Customer Service section. Amazon justified the change by noting it’s been more than 10 years since the last minimum-order increase, and that
Any panel named “Five Technologies To Watch” and mentions driverless cars, sensors on water bottles and surfboards, tracking your vitals with your smartphone, drones, and the Rosie the Robot character from “The Jetsons” has got to be entertaining.
It was also informative and, for more than a few retailers and manufacturers reading this, it may provide some actual product opportunities in the near future — or at least some food for thought.
We’re still two weeks away from Halloween and six weeks out from Thanksgiving, but already whiffs of Black Friday are in the air.
Earlier this week Macy’s announced it would open its doors on Thanksgiving night, joining a growing coterie of retailers that are dashing its employees’ holiday plans. (At least Macy’s is waiting until after the parade.)
Also this week, Walmart, at its annual
Seems I’ve been writing a lot of obituaries for a lot of very good industry people lately. This is the first one, and hopefully the last, I’ll have to write for an entire TV company.
Sad news dribbled out late last Friday that Mitsubishi was shutting down its front-projection and large-format LCD TV operations to focus solely on its LCD data wall display category.
James Chan, Mitsubishi Electric Visual Solutions America marketing VP, told TWICE: “We are
Wireless multi-room audio and high-end audio dominated the news cycle in recent days, but on a recent weekend trip to New York’s state’s Hudson Valley region, my thoughts turned to an earlier generation of home-audio products. Much earlier.
In a dusty antique store, I found not one but two compact audio systems from another era. Both were RCA Victor turntables with a footprint of only about 1.5 square feet and a height of about eight inches, excluding tonearm. Neither was
AdWeek magazine and APCO Worldwide have released the results of their Most Loved Brands In The World survey, and a number of CE suppliers and CE retailers made the list, based on responses from 70,000 consumers in 15 major international markets.
The survey measured eight emotional feelings consumers have toward brands: understanding, approachability, relevance, admiration, curiosity, identification, empowerment and pride. Nancy Bachrach, an APCO senior advisor, said the survey is
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