New York — The Anti-Defamation League’s National Consumer Technology Industry divisio
Englewood Cliffs, N.J. – Jay Vandenbree, senior VP of LG Electronics USA, will retire on Jan. 4.
Vandenbree, who has been with LG Electronics USA for the past four years after 23 years with Sony Electronics, will officially retire as of Jan. 4, 2014, the company confirmed.
He will stay on in an advisory capacity through the first quarter of 2014, according to LG.
LG said a replacement for Vandenbree will be announced during December.
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.
Dallas – AT&T announced Nov. 22 availability and a $129 price point for Amber Alert GPS, a communications and tracking device that parents would use to keep track of their kids.
The carrier is offering the device only through its web store at ATT.com and through its flagship Michigan Avenue store in Chicago. A spokesperson declined to say whether distribution would be expanded at a later date.
Foster City, Calif. – EchoStar’s Sling Media unit unveiled Monday three clients that will enable video viewing from home entertainment centers on remote devices inside and outside the house.
First, the company said SlingPlayer 3.0 and the SlingPlayer channel on the Roku streaming platform are both available for download today, in addition to a new version of SlingPlayer for iPhone and Android smartphones as part of the Roku channel introduction.
Harrisburg, Pa. — D&H Distributing has revealed Black Friday and Cyber Monday pricing from its dealers for 2013, which will include rebates ranging from $3.00 all the way up to $300 per item, depending upon the individual item’s original price tag, among other specials.
Seattle – Wearable video camera resource Vievu introduced Monday a wearable Wi-Fi video camera designed for professional and prosumer security applications.
The Vievu2 ($349 suggested retail) features a rugged and compact design and can be worn on a belt, lapel, pocket or other places where bulkier cameras don’t fit, the company said.
Petaluma, Calif. — Core Brands, a subsidiary of Nortek, is supporting the Gary Sinise Foundation by providing a range of audio, control and power-management solutions to be installed in five homes being built in 2014 for returning wounded military service members.
According to Joe Roberts, Core Brands’ products and marketing VP, the commitment to provide solutions to each home stems from the company’s desire to support returning American military personnel who have made extreme sacrifices for their country.
Detroit — While this city continues to face a fight over its bankruptcy filed in July — making it the largest municipal bankruptcy in American history — Gary Shapiro, president/CEO of the Consumer Electronics Association (CEA), said innovation and convergence of technologies could pave the way for recovery not only the city but the entire country.