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By: Steve Smith |

Promoting Super Bowl TV Sales, Campbell Style

If you want to know how Tom Campbell promoted Super Bowl TV sales, and spent part of Super Bowl Sunday, we have the video for you. Campbell is corporate advisor for

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By: Steve Smith |

A Tale Of Two Retailers

The final big-screen TV sales and profit numbers aren’t in yet, but indications are that retailers had a pretty good Super Bowl season. But no matter how strong

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By: Steve Smith |

Don Patrican, RIP

A giant of the industry passed away this weekend, the longtime Maxell Corporation of America executive and a 30-year member of the recording media business, Don

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By: Steve Smith |

CES Musings

Opening day of the 2013 International CES may have been Tuesday, but for those of us in the media it was 24 hours earlier on “Media Day,” where members of

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By: Steve Smith |

CES: 4K Sets Will Be More Popular Than You Think

The day before International CES begins, traditionally called “Press Day” but seems to me to be like a speed dating marathon between media and exhibitors.

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By: Steve Smith |

2012: A Year Of Surprises

2012 started with rumors about Apple TV and it ends with rumors about Apple TV. With all the Apple TV talk going back to last year, you would have thought we would

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By: Steve Smith |

Kudos To The Minneapolis Star Tribune

Maybe it is because we at TWICE are closing our Dec. 17 print edition today, which features our annual Retail Year-End Wrap Up, but we’d like to tip our cap to

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By: Steve Smith |

Black Friday: Big-Screen TVs, Laptops Star In Queens, N.Y.

For about a decade, give or take a year or so, I have been visiting the same three stores on Black Friday at around the same time – 9 a.m. to noon – P.C.

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By: Steve Smith |

Through My Home Office Window

Brooklyn, N.Y. – I realized only on Wednesday that I had a perfect view of one of the iconic images of Hurricane Sandy outside my window in my home office. The

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By: Steve Smith |

Best Buy Changes Surprise, But Not Unexpected

Changes put in place by Best Buy CEO Hubert Joly and announced late yesterday were initially surprising, but upon reflection 24 hours later, not unexpected. Joly came

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