By Lisa Johnston
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MOUNTAIN VIEW, CALIF. – Google agreed to sell its Motorola Mobility cellphone business to PC maker Lenovo in a $2.91 billion deal that will give the world’s largest PC maker a presence in the U.S. cellphone business.
Lenovo’s move will supplement its cellphone sales that take place outside the U.S.
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.
John Feray, Dollar General finance chief, joins RadioShack as executive VP/chief financial officer, effective Feb. 6 … Neal Bobrick, CE veteran with Ultimate Electronics among others, named president of Monster, a new position.
HAUPPAUGE, N.Y. – Voxx International reported slightly higher net income and net income for its fiscal third quarter, ended Nov. 30.
Net income for the quarter was $15.4 million as compared with net income of $13.2 million for the comparable period last year.
Net sales for the third quarter were $245.8 million, an increase of 1.1 percent compared with net sales of $243.0 million reported in the comparable year-ago period.
LAS VEGAS — Facing a daunting array of issues from spectrum auctions, net neutrality, the IP transition, a re-writing of the 1996 Telecommunications Act, unlicensed spectrum and cellphone use on airplanes, new Federal Communications Commission (FCC) Chairman Tom Wheeler laid out his agenda during a one-onone International CES talk with Consumer Electronics Association president/CEO Gary Shapiro, here.
LAS VEGAS – Online and brick-and-mortar retailers need to employ a special skill set to attract and sell to millennial female CE shoppers.
According to panelists on the TWICE/Cosmopolitan Digital Divas roundtable, held at International CES, here, retailers need to do market research, engage in social networking, analyze features and design, as well as hire more millennial sales women to sell CE to that key demographic.
LAS VEGAS — It was, as usual, a busy International CES for Monster.
The headphones, cable and audio manufacturer let loose daily announcements during the January show; trotted out celebrities during its annual press conference (as is now par for the course); and filled its booth with designer cars, models and other big names.
LAS VEGAS — The 2014 International CES keynoter lineup was packed with celebrity CEOs and entertainment celebrities who delivered overviews about the future of consumer technology, sprinkled with pitches about their own companies’ upcoming wares.
LAS VEGAS — Harman came to International CES to “resuscitate” the Infinity audio brand through the brand’s first major product launch since 2008 and through a five-year partnership with rock band Linkin Park, Harman global brand marketing VP Sean Kapoor told TWICE.
Harman plans to step up Infinity’s marketing efforts with a new social-media campaign now underway and with digital and print media starting in March and April, he said.
LAS VEGAS — The nascent high-resolution audio industry is faced with significant technological obstacles and a seemingly uninformed public, but a group of audio execs representing boutique and mainstream firms discussed these challenges and opportunities during an International CES panel.
Moderated by TWICE senior editor Joseph Palenchar, the Consumer Electronics Association, along with many stakeholders in the audio industry including manufacturers, retailers, music labels and artists, are supporting and promoting high-resolution audio.
LAS VEGAS – Although the focus of International CES may have been on new big-screen Ultra HD TVs of various flavors, an important related development was the push to grow the base of native Ultra HD content.
Television manufacturers including Samsung, Sony and LG partnered with streaming-video providers to boost the amount of Ultra HD video content available to consumers.