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$299 4K: Killing The Golden Goose (Before It’s Even Hatched)

After covering the CE retail business for over 15 years, you’d think I’d learned by now not to wince at Black Friday price points.

But that was still my reaction to a recent roster of Thanksgiving forecasts from Brad Wilson; he’s the guy who started out in 2001 by leaking Black Friday circulars and went on to found online sales curation site Brad’s Deals.

The price projections, he said, were devised by analyzing year-over-year data, examining current prices and promotional trends, and sprinkling in some empirical hoodoo-voodoo.

Dek: 
After covering the CE retail business for over 15 years, you’d think I’d learned by now not to wince
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Apple Takes Another Big Bite from the Smartphone Market

Tuesday’s Apple event proved, once again, that the industry should never underestimate how successfully Apple can break the mold or flaunt conventional wisdom.  Everyone knew two new iPhones were coming – and that they would be 4.7 inches and 5.5 inches and that they would look nice, and that they would fit neatly into the current buying, stocking, and usage trends for smartphones in the U.S.

Dek: 
Tuesday’s Apple event proved, once again, that the industry should never underestimate how successfu
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Innovation No Longer The Sole Province Of Apple

Competitors stole a lot of thunder from Apple in the past couple of weeks, diverting consumer attention away from the iPhone launch and reinforcing the point that Apple isn’t the only innovator in the wireless space.

The announcements at IFA and in the U.S. included the innovative Galaxy Edge, which features a display that’s curved along its right edge. App icons appear along the edge, enabling users to launch frequently used apps with a thumb swipe. Notifications also appear along the edge of the display, even when a video is playing.

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Make Room

If the “Internet of Things” goes down as the phrase of 2014, the “Maker Movement” won’t be far behind.

Dek: 
If the “Internet of Things” goes down as the phrase of 2014, the “Maker Movement” won’t be far behin
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LG’s Luplow: Cooperation Can Trump Competition

Amidst the fury of overlapping IFA, CTIA, CEDIA and Photokina trade shows is this week and next is the IEEE International Conference on Consumer Electronics-Berlin, where longtime industry engineer and Zenith R&D Labs leader Wayne Luplow presented a keynote address reflecting on a fascinating 50 years in the consumer electronics industry.

Dek: 
Longtime industry engineer and Zenith R&D Labs leader Wayne Luplow presented a keynote address a
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If You Thought Amazon Gave You Agita …

For the uninitiated, Alibaba and DHGate are online, China-based marketplaces that give smaller retailers, and yes, even consumers, access to cut-rate CE and other inventory direct from Asian factories.

Dek: 
… just wait until direct-source portals like Alibaba and DHGate go mainstream.

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