The Voyager case has a $50 suggested retail.
Torrance, Calif. — Pelican Products has launched two series of rugged cases for the iPhone 5/5s and Galaxy S5 smartphones.
Irvine, Calif. — Toshiba America Electronic Components (TAEC) announced what it called “the world’s fastest” MicroSD cards.
Demorest, Ga. – Nationwide East, a division of the Nationwide Marketing Group, has developed Business Manager Plus, a secure online tracking system that allows member dealers access to paid rebates, invoices and payments.
Seattle — Amazon said Friday that Hulu Plus, Crackle and Showtime Anytime are integrating their full catalogs into Fire TV’s unified voice search.
Santa Barbara, Calif. – Beta-test software for Sonos’ wireless multiroom-audio system will eliminate the need to connect a $49 Bridge to a wireless router in the majority of homes, the company announced.

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Indianapolis — hhgregg said extreme winter weather contributed to a projected net loss for its fiscal fourth quarter and a 9.9 percent decline in net and comp-store sales.
Taoyuan, Taiwan – HTC posted a double-digit revenue decline and a net loss in the first quarter.
Fremont, Calif. – Synnex, parent of IT and CE distributor New Age Electronics, reported double-digit sales and earnings gains during its first fiscal quarter.
Waterloo, Ontario — BlackBerry reported higher year-on-year fourth quarter net and operating losses.
Grapevine, Texas – GameStop said the holiday launches of Xbox One and PlayStation 4 drove higher sales and comps in the fourth quarter.
The Woodlands, Texas — Strong sales across all product categories sent profits and revenue soaring for the fourth quarter and full year at Conn’s.
Framingham, Mass. — Staples, in a financial report showing higher profits for its fiscal fourth quarter, said it will close up to 225 stores by 2015 as more than half its sales are now generated online.
Issaquah, Wash. – A trying holiday season, unfavorable foreign exchange rates and a prior-year tax benefit conspired to cut Costco’s second quarter profits by 15.4 percent.

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Ridgefield Park, N.J. — Rajiv Mehta has been named senior VP of Samsung Electronics America’s customer service division.
Commack, N.Y. — Tamron USA said Monday it has restructured the company’s U.S. operations, merging the responsibilities of the previously separate consumer and industrial sales under two new regional sales managers.
Cleveland — Sidney Arlen, who served as president/general manager of Zenith Distributing Corporation of Southern California from 1982 to 1991, died on April 6 in Cleveland. He was 91.
Chicago — Carl Korn, Cobra founder and former chairman, died yesterday at the age of 92.
Chicago — Google promoted Rick Osterloh to president/COO of Motorola Mobility.
Melville, N.Y. – Yoruku Adachi, formerly Canon USA president and CEO, has been appointed Canon USA’s new chairman and CEO, and Yuichi Ishizuka, Canon USA imaging and imaging technologies and communications group executive VP and general manager, has been named the company’s new president and COO.
Morgan Hill, Calif. — Velodyne appointed company veteran Rob Morse to the position of business development director for audio.
Wayne, N.J. — Karl Bearnarth, senior marketing VP for the JVC consumer A/V group, left the company to pursue other opportunities, the company confirmed.

 

 

 

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