RadioShack Process Continues; Creditors Split
The RadioShack wishes to name Standard General the winner of its bankruptcy auction, with its unsecured creditors backing that result, the Wall Street Journal reported Thursday, citing court documents.
If Standard General emerges victorious, it will keep 1,743 RadioShack stores open, in a retail alliance with Sprint.
However, Salus Capital Partners, RadioShack's largest creditor, continues to fight the Standard General bid. According to Reuters, Salus claims it bid considerably more cash than did Standard General.
Galaxy S6 Preorder Starts Friday
Samsung announced that its new Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge smartphones are available for preorder starting Friday, and will be released April 10.
Retail availability is listed here:
“We have completely reimagined the Galaxy experience from the ground up by listening to what matters most to our customers,” Gregory Lee, president and CEO of Samsung Electronics North America Headquarters, said in a statement.
“The Galaxy S 6 and Galaxy S 6 edge are more than just beautiful – they’re better. We’ve improved the smartphone essentials – camera, battery, display – and redesigned the phone experience so our consumer and business users are empowered to do more.”
2015 CE Week Registration is Open
Registration is now open for the 2015 edition of CE Week, New York City's largest consumer electronics and technology event, which is scheduled for June 22-26, with most events taking place at the The Metropolitan Pavilion/Altman Building on West 18th Street.
You can register at www.ceweekny.com.
CE Week is New York City’s largest consumer electronics (CE) and technology event. The event brings together top media, industry analysts and technology thought leaders for innovative product debuts, a robust conference program and networking events all focused on innovative trends in the high tech world. CE Week Exhibits, the official CE Week headquarters, will feature hundreds of top brands, innovators and start-ups showcasing the latest technology products, plus a two-day series of free conferences on the most relevant technology trends including 3D printing, augmented reality, digital money, fashion and wearables, health and fitness, robotics, smart home and more.
CE Week is produced annually by the Consumer Technology Publishing Group (CTPG) of Napco Media, publisher of Dealerscope and Technology Integrator magazines, and producer of the Technology Tell Network of technology web communities and the FutureVision retailer summit; the show is in partnership with Martin Porter Associates.
For more information, contact Eric Schwartz at (267) 879-2167, or visit www.ceweekny.com
Dealerscope is Accepting 2015 40 Under 40 Nominations
Dealerscope is now accepting nominations for this year's edition of 40 Under 40.
We know that current leaders help to shape the successes of the future, so give them the recognition that they deserve today! As in previous years, we’re asking for your help in nominating the young, stand out members of CE from all corners of the industry: retail, distribution, buying groups, manufacturing and technology developers.
We'll profile the winners in our June issue and onDealerscope.com. You may only submit one nomination, so make sure that it's a person who has gone above and beyond in helping to take the CE industry to a new level.
Sol Republic Debuts Shadow Wireless Earphones
Sol Republic has announced the debut of a new line of Shadow Wireless earphones. They're described as "the first in-ear wireless headphone to feature NASA-inspired biomorphic design, incredible sound and a fashion-forward look for music lovers who demand more."
"Most music lovers don't want to deal with cords anymore, but most wireless earphones force you to sacrifice sound, comfort, style or some combination of all three," Kevin Lee, CEO and Co-Founder at SOL REPUBLIC, said in a statement.
"We designed SHADOW to go toe-to-toe with wired headphones in terms of kickass sound and hid a powerful battery in a lightweight, flexible design that's so comfortable and sleek you'll want to wear it all day."
The headphones will be available in June, in Steel Black and Rich Greyfor, for $99.99.
Seura Debuts New Vanishing Entertainment Mirrors
Seura recently introduced its next generation of Vanishing Entertainment TV Mirrors. The new technology debuted at the 2015 Luxury Technology Show.
“Séura Vanishing Entertainment TV Mirrors set the industry standard with a combination of superior technology, quality and design,” Gretchen Gilbertson, Séura CEO and Co-Founder, said.
“It is our goal to provide our customers with the ultimate solution for their desire for the highest TV technology available, presented in a way that actually enhances the room where they watch TV. Séura has developed a flawless product that seamlessly transforms framed picture mirrors into extraordinary UHD TVs.”
See www.seura.com for more.