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New York — Gap Intelligence reported that Hewlett-Packard put forth the most notebook advertising effort on Black Friday, pushing out 25 different ad placements.
Overall, vendor advertising was flat year over year, Gap said, with HP and Dell claiming the lion’s share.
HP’s models on sale for the Black Friday shoppers started with the $178 2000-2D09WM and went up to include the company’s high-end Envy products.
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.
Santa Clara, Calif. – Sony Pictures Entertainment and VUDU are teaming up for the holidays to enable customer to give cloud-based “Digital HD” movies and TV shows as eGifts.
“Digital HD” videos are movies and TV shows delivered to the home or mobile device from the cloud as digital streams and downloads.
VUDU members will now have the opportunity to give friends and family movie eGifts as holiday presents from VUDU using Sony Pictures Home Entertainment’s (SPHE) Movie eWrap technology.
Huntington Station, N.Y. – Sony opened its 10th concept store and its second on Long Island this week.
Like its predecessors, the newest Sony Store features an open floor plan and flexible layout that provides improved sightlines and greater accessibility to product displays.
The format is also more brightly lit, and innovative interior walls allow new vibrant color schemes to be reconfigured to highlight specific products, services or content, Sony said.
Calabasas, Calif. – The PlayStation 4 is the first product available with DTS’s new DTS-HD Master Audio 7.1 decoder, enabling the game console to decode 7.1-channel soundtracks streamed in the DTS-HD format.
The Sony game console became available today.
The new DTS decoder not only supports streamed and downloaded video incorporating DTS-HD-encoded soundtracks, but the decoders also decode any DTS audio format on optical discs, including DTS-HD Master Audio, the company said.
New York – Retailers including Best Buy, GameStop and Walmart marked last night’s rollout of PlayStation 4 with special hours and launch events, and will do so again next week for the debut of Xbox One.
Select Best Buy stores remained open last night for Sony’s 12:01 a.m. rollout of its $400 PS4 console. In anticipation of long lines, the No. 1 CE chain cautioned customers to arrive early — many were already camping out — and began processing pre-orders as early at 10 p.m.
Tokyo — Sony reported higher operating revenue but lower operating income, due to its movie business, and a higher net loss in its fiscal second quarter.
The decrease in operating income was due to a “significant decline” in its pictures segment, which offset “significant improvement” in its mobile products and communications (MP&C) segment, reflecting strong smartphone sales, favorable foreign exchange rates and an improvement in its TV operations.
Arlington, Va. – Kazuo Hirai, Sony Corp. president and CEO, will deliver the opening morning Tech Titans keynote address at the 2014 International CES, the Consumer Electronics Association (CEA) said Tuesday.
Hirai will share his unique perspective and insights on the latest innovations in the worlds of both content and hardware.
Santa Monica, Calif. — Sony Electronics unveiled and put on sale its 65-inch curved-screen LED HDTV at a special Video & Audio Center event, here, last night.
The retailer sold 22 Sony HDTVs, nine of which were the KDL-65S990A 65-inch curved LED HDTV, described as the world’s first curved-screen LED HDTV of that size.