New York — The Anti-Defamation League’s National Consumer Technology Industry divisio
Seattle — Amazon is opening up sales of its Kindle devices to independent booksellers and giving these stores a commission on Kindle e-books purchased via the device sold.
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.
Long Beach, Calif. — Pioneer has begun shipping five double-DIN multimedia DVD receivers, five single-DIN CD receivers, and its first two mechless head units in years, all with a variety of new smartphone connectivity features.
Brisbane, Calif. — Monster announced it has signed Shaquille O’Neal on as an endorsement spokesman.
According to the company, O’Neal will work with Monster to market a variety of its products, including headphones. Further details about promotional activities weren’t available, but a Monster spokeswoman did say it will involve in-store POP and social media.
Boca Raton, Fla. – Office Depot and OfficeMax formally merged yesterday and released mixed financial results for their respective third quarters.
The new company has taken the name Office Depot, although it will continue to operate OfficeMax-branded stores and websites. With $17 billion in combined annual revenue it remains the No. 2 office-supply chain behind the $25 billion Staples, but now boasts 2,200 stores, operations in 59 countries, and long-term cost savings of some $500 million annually.
Basking Ridge, N.J. — Verizon Wireless’ first Verizon-brand tablet, the $249 7-inch Ellipsis 7, will be available Nov. 7 through Verizon’s direct and indirect channels.
The carrier positioned the LTE-equipped Android 4.2.2 tablet as “a fully featured tablet at an affordable price.”
The device, exclusive to Verizon, is the first product from Verizon in the Ellipsis family. “The Ellipsis family will not be limited to only tablets,” a spokesman told TWICE.
Arlington, Va. — The Consumer Electronics Association (CEA) today announced that the 2014 International CES website (CESweb.org) and enhanced mobile app are now available.
The site and app designs have been refreshed to enhance the user experience through improved ease of use across various types of devices and the addition of new customized content, CEA said.
Owned and produced by CEA, CES will run Jan. 7-10, 2014, in Las Vegas.
New York — Official exhibitors of 2014 International CES are invited to submit new product information to the Official Daily of International CES produced by TWICE by our deadline, Wednesday, Nov. 13.
The information can be submitted to TWICECESDAILY@nbmedia.com.
Hauppauge, N.Y. — Audiovox Electronics has revamped its tech-support website with additions specifically for its authorized 12-volt dealers.
The site, which can be accessed at AvxTech1.com, features vehicle wiring and fit information on more than 27,000 vehicles with hundreds of vehicle-specific fit and wiring location photos
Santa Fe Springs, Calif. –– Swann Security will introduce this afternoon two new app-driven DIY network security cameras.
The SwannEye HD Plug & Play and Pan & Tilt cameras record and save 720p HD video and 1,280 by 720 HD images. Both cameras feature memory card slots (MicroSD for the Plug & Play and SD for the Pan & Tilt) so recordings can easily be transferred to computers or other devices.
Arlington, Va. — The Consumer Electronics Association (CEA) scheduled Nov. 9-11 for this year’s CarTech Demo Days, a nationwide campaign that encourages consumers to visit retailers to learn about the latest aftermarket technologies for the car.