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Reporter’s Notebook

Blogs

The Importance of Being (At) IFA

Each year, the global consumer electronics glitterati gather in a gleaming and exciting post-war playground for a must-attend/must-be-seen-at convention. If my clumsy literary vagueness...

Blogs

Musings On Cord-Cutting

Why must this be so complicated? Here’s what we want: HBO. AMC. Local sports. Some kind of children’s programming. (My older one will watch...

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BlackBerry Plays To Its Base

BlackBerry got its start in the 1990s selling secure “redirection” of corporate email to pager-like two-way messaging devices. One of its original keyboard-equipped devices...

Products

Crowdfunding Spotlight

NEW YORK — Crowdfunding, once viewed as a novel way for start-ups to raise backing for dubious projects, is now a widely accepted method...

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Changing Of The Guard At Walmart U.S.

News of Bill Simon’s departure as president/CEO of Walmart’s core U.S. business, just weeks after pressing the flesh at the company’s annual shareholders meeting,...

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In The Blink Of An Eye

With all the focus on CE comp sales and profitability, it’s sometime easy to forget the startling sell-through this and other industries generate at retail....

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What’s In Store For Best Buy

In response to a first-quarter earnings call question, Best Buy president/CEO Hubert Joly acknowledged that the Internet has deflected store traffic as well as...

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History Of RCA On Display In N.J.

New Jersey was and still is home to major consumer electronics manufacturers. Thomas Edison’s laboratory and the Radio Corporation of America (RCA) were among...

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Has Amazon Met Its Match?

Only two things in life are certain, Benjamin Franklin assured us, and Amazon is quickly coming to terms with one of them. A new...

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What Could Have Been …

The year is 2000, and I’m 10 years old. I’m mesmerized by the Cybiko. It’s purple, and it has a little antennae and lots...

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TV Equals Family

More than ever before, I think the television is returning to its roots. I remember my mom telling me stories about how, when the...

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A Clarion Call To Retailers

As if merchants needed another reminder of Amazon’s growing dominance, a new study suggests that most of its customers are bypassing brick-and-mortar altogether. According...

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HTC One M8 Is A Great Phone, But …

It’s a great phone, better than last year’s version, which was HTC’s best-seller ever. Will the next-generation HTC One (M8),however, win back market share for...

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