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Edmond, Okla. — Petra Industries has partnered with Good Call to incorporate their Bluetooth accessories into their WirelessHQ lineup.
Good Call’s products offer a solution to the constant problems of hard-to-hear cellular phone calls, arm fatigue and constant drained cell battery life, Petra said.
This TWICE webinar, hosted by senior editor Alan Wolf, will take a look at what may be the hottest CE products at retail that will be sold during the all-important fourth quarter. Top technologies, market strategies and industry trends will be discussed with industry analysts and executives.
El Segundo, Calif. — DirecTV said Tuesday it will this month expand the number of channels available for out-of-home streaming via its DirecTV Everywhere service.
Beginning Nov. 21, DirecTV Everywhere will grow to more than 30 live TV out-of-home (OOH) streaming channels, including HBO, Cinemax, Showtime, The Movie Channel, Starz, Encore, Tennis Channel and Scripps Networks.
The satellite TV provider said it will also now deliver a lineup of 100 live TV in-home streaming channels.
Stillwater, Okla. – Kicker will go to International CES with its second Bluetooth-only desktop speaker.
The AC-only Amphitheater K3 will begin shipping via www.kicker.com and authorized dealers during first quarter of 2014 at a suggested $199. It will join the larger AC-only Amphitheater Bluetooth BT2, a $299 Bluetooth-only speaker.
The Bluetooth-speaker launches are part of a plan to expand the company’s selection of Bluetooth-only speakers and de-emphasize speakers with dedicated iOS docks.
City of Industry, Calif. — Evutec today announced the launch of a selection of iPhone and iPad cases selling at Apple Stores.
Exclusive versions of the company's Karbon S, SP and Wood cases rolled out today made from various composite materials, including DuPont Kevlar, as well as natural woods such as bamboo.
Bloomington, Ill. — Verizon Wireless will open its first Verizon Destination Store on Wednesday and plans to open more Destination Stores over the next few years in iconic high-traffic locations across the country, the carrier announced.
The first Destination Store, which covers 9,715 square feet, opens 7 p.m. Wednesday here at the Mall of America. The next Destination Stores open next year in Chicago and Houston.
Melville, N.Y. – Nikon, Walt Disney World and Disneyland Resorts announced Tuesday a multiyear strategic alliance naming Nikon the official camera of Walt Disney World Resort in Lake Buena Vista, Fla., and Disneyland Resort in Anaheim, Calif.
Washington, D.C. – Factory shipments of major appliances rose 7 percent in unit volume last month as retailers stocked up for the busy Black Friday period.
According to the Association of Home Appliance Manufacturers (AHAM), which compiles monthly wholesale data on imported and domestically produced products, vendors shipped some 4.6 million majaps to retailers in October, bringing the year-to-date total to 53.5 million pieces, up 4.1 percent from 2012.
Charlotte, N.C. — Electrolux has named Nolan Pike senior VP and general manager for its North American cooking business.
Pike will join the company on Dec. 2. He will report directly to Jack Truong, Electrolux’s CEO, and he will become a member of the company’s North American leadership team. Previously, Pike worked for Sears as its Kenmore brand VP and general manager.
Pike will replace John Terzo, who is retiring after spending 32 years with Electrolux.
Espoo, Finland –Nokia shareholders approved the sale of almost all of Nokia's devices and services business to Microsoft.
More than 99 percent of shareholders voted for the deal, which is valued at almost $7.2 billion. The deal was announced in September and is expected to close in the first quarter of 2014 subject to regulatory approvals.
Scottsdale, Ariz. – Ingram Micro’s Consumer Electronics Division (IMCE), has announced as agreement to be a key distributor for Skullcandy’s gaming headset.
The joint partnership between IMCE and Skullcandy expands the already extensive and successful IMCE gaming headset line for both console and PC gaming, the distributor said.