The Hong Kong Trade Development Council (HKTDC) is urging U.S. business leaders to "Think Asia, think Hong Kong" with free events in New York and Los Angeles
The 10th edition of the Hong Kong Electronics Fair attracted more than 3,200 exhibitors and 90,000 buyers from around the globe who were looking to looking to capitalize on the latest trends in consumer electronics.
Fast Company recently sent a bunch of reporters and volunteers out to various Starbucks locations to try out the mobile payment app Square. The results were shared under the headline Starbucks's Shoddy Square Rollout Baffles Baristas, Confuses Customers. This is what I was talking about when I wrote how Best Buy's BlueShirts scattered in fear and confusion when I asked them about using the shopkick app.
Some people might bemoan the age of distraction that our smartphones and social media has ushered in, but I think instead of "replacing reality" we're "augmenting reality," and this is good.
Last week hackers took over Burger King's Twitter account, changing the picture to a McDonalds logo, and making plenty of inappropriate comments, but it's not that bad for Burger King.
Econsultancy's Matt Owen shows some pretty easy searches you can build to quickly monitor your brand mentions on Twitter.
In another baby-step into the retail market, Facebook is now producing a gift card that can store multiple balances from different retailers. So far the businesses involved are just Target, Sephora, Jamba Juice, and Olive Garden.
These days a post on your business Facebook page just doesn't go as far as it used to, but is paying for Promoted Posts the best strategy for gaining followers?
At 2013 CES, Directed Electronics showed off the addition of Siri capability to its Viper SmartStart Bluetooth remote start iPhone app. With Siri on an iPhone, a car can be remotely started using voice control.
Once again at CES, German Maestro introduced a program designed to help retailers. Last year German Maestro introduced the "Ask Me" retail program to help sales people educate consumers. This year, the company is using QR codes and video so consumers can help themselves.
Alpine displayed a variety of new products at 2013 CES with some brand new in-dash receivers and award-winning features like Siri Eyes Free Mode and TuneIt. Alpine also brought the noise with brand new amplifier and subwoofer lines.
Pioneer understands that people are already carrying around all the content they need on their smartphones and they are making it easier than ever to access it.
"The smartphone has become the source for consumer entertainment. They want to share content from their device(s) and we're making that happen, whether it's at home, in the car, or on the go," said Russ Johnston, executive vice president of corporate communications for Pioneer Electronics.
Audiovox Electronics Corp. is making vehicles more like a home-on-wheels with many announcements at 2013 CES. Tom Malone, president of Audiovox Electronics Corp. took the stage to discuss the ways Audiovox is creating a seamless transition from home to car and back.
Cobra Electronics Corporation's expanded S-Series iRadar detector won a CES Innovations 2013 Design and Engineering Award.
The Cobra S-Series is the first Bluetooth under-the-hood radar detector. Paired with a smartphone, it uses the iRadar Community app to share information about police, camera enforcement locations, dangerous intersections and more.
Livio has spent the last year opening up to app developers with Livio Connect, but now, CEO Jake Sigal sees an opportunity in traditional radio he's calling FM Connect.
"We've gone airborne," says Sigal. FM Connect takes the traditional FM radio signal and creates a two-way link between the broadcaster and the Bluetooth connected smartphone.
A full year has passed since Audiovox rebranded as VOXX International Corporation to better reflect its many global brands. Appropriately VOXX spent the first half of its 2013 CES press conference discussing the new home audio products from subsidiaries VOXX Accessories Corp., Acoustic Research and RCA.