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Seoul, South Korea — LG Electronics (LG) said here Tuesday that it will be the first company to incorporate the AllJoyn open source software framework into its Smart TV platform, giving users a new level of interoperability between devices.
AllJoyn, which was developed by Qualcomm, is designed “to create a common language that seamlessly connects the Internet of Things, regardless of brand or operating system (OS),” the company said.
The technology will enable seamless multi-device interoperation and content sharing with next-generation LG Smart TVs.
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.
Los Angeles — James Fishler, formerly LG Electronics USA marketing and go to market operations (CMO) senior VP, has joined Beats by Dr. Dre as sales VP, he revealed Monday through LinkedIn.
Fishler’s departure follows the recent announcement that Jay Vandenbree, LG Electronics USA Home Entertainment senior VP, will retire at the end of the year.
Vandenbree’s duties will be absorbed by incoming LG Electronics USA president William Cho.
Update! Seoul, South Korea — LG Electronics Wednesday disclosed 44 executive appointments, including three new corporate presidents and the reassignment of LG Electronics USA president Wayne Park to global sales and marketing officer.
The changes include a number of new executives to lead Home Entertainment operations and the global sales and marketing office.
Englewood, Cliff, – A nationwide survey of holiday shoppers conducted for LG Electronics discovered that 52 percent would rather receive an 84-inch Ultra HD Smart TV, than a watch, or jewelry worth $16,000 as a Christmas gift this year.
And before you think the survey must have been taken at a well-heeled men’s club, the tally dropped only marginally to 42 percent among the women.
In addition, 44 percent of consumers surveyed said they would rather receive a 55-inch smart TV valued at $2,300 than a trip to Europe.
Englewood Cliffs, N.J. – Jay Vandenbree, senior VP of LG Electronics USA, will retire on Jan. 4.
Vandenbree, who has been with LG Electronics USA for the past four years after 23 years with Sony Electronics, will officially retire as of Jan. 4, 2014, the company confirmed.
He will stay on in an advisory capacity through the first quarter of 2014, according to LG.
LG said a replacement for Vandenbree will be announced during December.
Englewood Cliffs, N.J. – LG Electronics recently received its TWICE VIP (Very Important Product) awards at its headquarters, here.
LG’s three awards, were announced in the August 12 print edition of TWICE, are:
New York – Jay Vandenbree, senior VP of the LG Electronics USA’s home entertainment division, unveiled for the first time in the U.S. market a 77-inch Ultra High-Definition OLED curved-screen TV during his keynote address at today’s TWICE/CEA Ultra HD Conference, here.
The official debut for the U.S. market will take place during International CES in January.
In his remarks, Vandenbree called Ultra HD TV “a game changer for our industry,” saying, “This is the future.”
Seoul, South Korea — LG plans November shipments in Korea of the first smartphone with a curved display that follows the contours of the human face, but the company didn’t announce ship dates in other countries.
The 6-inch G Flex phablet, part of LG’s premium G series, reduces the distance between a user’s mouth to the microphone to improve voice and sound quality. The curved shape is said to increase the sound level of a user’s voice by 3dB compared with flat smartphones.
Seoul, South Korea — LG Electronics reported higher revenues but lower net profit in its third quartered, ended Sept. 30.
Third-quarter consolidated revenues were 13.89 trillion Korean won (KRW) or $12.5 billion, compared with the prior year’s third quarter of 13.28 trillion KRW.
Net profits were 109 billion KRW compared with the prior year’s 165 billion KRW.
However, LG saw a 27 percent increase in third-quarter operating profit to 217.8 billion KRW ($196.34 million) compared with the same period last year.