Business Strategy

SVS’s Reference Subs Bow at Electronics Expo
October 19, 2016 at 4:51 pm

SVS presented its two new tech-statement reference subwoofers to a large group of Electronics Expo’s invited guests at the New Jersey-based specialty retailer Oct. 13. The subs, the ported-box PB-16 Ultra ($2,499.99) and the sealed-box SB-16 Ultra ($1,999.99), are the largest and most powerful in the company’s lineup and offer several innovations. They start shipping Nov. 1.

Baobab Studios raises $25M as it looks to bring richer storytelling to VR
October 18, 2016 at 10:26 am

For all of the technical pizazz that virtual reality studios can wow users with, at the end of the day great content is about establishing an emotional connection. Baobab Studios is aiming to move past the novelty of VR and create characters that people can grow to love (and hate) even more due to the richness…

What's behind Amazon's frantic hiring binge
October 18, 2016 at 10:17 am

Amazon announced Thursday that it's hiring 120,000 seasonal workers. That's the equivalent of hiring nearly every resident in Waco, Texas, or Charleston, South Carolina. Each autumn, retailers and delivery services traditionally bulk up their staffs to prepare for the holiday shopping rush. This year, UPS (UPS) will add 95,000 workers, Macy's (M) is bringing on…

Samsung begins rolling out Note 7 exchange points at airports
October 18, 2016 at 9:50 am

The Galaxy Note 7 is no longer permitted on flights from the U.S. and a number of other countries, and so there’s lots of potential for difficulty at airports where customers who haven’t yet been able to return their affected device (or who stubbornly refuse to do so) have to get on a plane. Samsung…