By Lisa Johnston
New products on display at the American International Toy Fair, held in N
No price war among carriers? That was the conclusion of one carrier executive during a recent investors’ conference call. But I’m not so sure. Promotional activity has picked up this year, and carriers are poaching competitors’ subscribers with cash incentives.
On top of that, AT&T cut the price of its family plans up to 20 percent so that 10GB of data can be shared among four phones for $160. In addition, Verizon admitted that it offers loyalty plans to
Sony announced today that it is shutting down its worldwide PC business and selling it off to a Japanese investment firm that will maintain the business in that country. Of course, the trends in the traditional PC business have been difficult for the last few years, but in general we believe Sony’s problems (to the extent there really were problems) are more self-made than a function of the industry troubles.
Sony has always had a mixed approach to its PC business but their
The Seahawks weren’t the only big winners of last night’s Super Bowl XLVIII.
In one swell foop, RadioShack reestablished itself within the American psyche with a self-effacing second-quarter ad that acknowledged its dated image and pointed to a revitalized future. (“The ’80s called. They want their store back.”)
The spot featured a host of 1980s icons, including Mary Lou Retton, Hulk Hogan, Dee Snider (Twisted Sister) and Alf, who literally emptied
Love ’em or hate ’em, you have to admire the juggernaut that is Amazon.com and its founder Jeff Bezos.
Amazon continues to maintain its technological edge to remain the leading e-commerce site — among other businesses it has — in the world.
The only chink in Amazon’s armor, according to some Wall Street naysayers over the years, is that its stock price is too high given its spotty record of posting quarterly or annual net profits and reinvesting
This was an unexpected headline on Marketwatch yesterday:
Two companies that do not produce or sell anything, although they are quite good at wasting time, were driving forces of the market on the same day. Not GM, not IBM, not Microsoft. The two places people, me included, go to kill time and see
While skimming through the images coming out of International CES a few weeks ago, I came across an odd contraption: a Polaroid camera.
I’m not a photography buff by any means, although I have my moments where I think I could be the next Steve McCurry. Quite frankly, when I see people with these other cameras, huge things, costing hundreds of dollars with a lens the length of my arm, it kind of annoys me.
First, I wonder how many months rent I could
Between all the press conferences, keynote speeches and logging in 42 hour in the Venetian’s poker room during International CES last week, I forgot to post this video of an upcoming CES product release that was leaked to me.
Just click on the image below. Sorry for the commercial.
Happy New Year, and if you are like most of TWICE’s loyal readers, welcome to the 2014 International CES here in Las Vegas.
As usual, TWICE’s staff has worked on this special CES edition of TWICE, as well as the Official Daily of CES, during the holiday season and has had an early peek at the many and varied new products and technologies that will be unveiled during this week.
From that perspective, I always love it when some pundits say, “There are no new
I’ve been going to buying group meetings and covering them for more years than I care to admit to so it came as a surprise to hear that Bob Lawrence, CEO of BrandSource, has announced he will step down as head of the group by the end of 2014.
It was a surprise because it doesn’t seem that it was just about 20 years since Bob came over from Maytag to take over what
The demo made the difference.
I have not been a fan of Best Buy’s in store experience for a number of years, but that feeling was partially offset on Christmas Eve and all thanks to an unnamed Blue Shirt working in the Bluetooth speaker aisle at the chain’s East Northport location.
I knew what I wanted when I entered the store and made a quick run to the middle of the store. I was looking to spend around $100 for a Bluetooth speaker for my family, well mainly me,
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