URC Unveils RGA Tool
February 2, 2010

Universal Remote Control (URC) this week unveiled a new Return Goods Authorization tool (RGA) for use by dealers.

Optimizing Your Web Apps
February 1, 2010

Demand Increases Customer demand for high-performance and feature-rich Web applications will increase as high-speed networks for wired and wireless access improves and expands. Consumers are less likely to be patient and settle for a sub-optimal Web site. In a new study by the Aberdeen Group, "Optimizing the Performance of Web Applications," 60 percent of best-in-class…

Amazon Sales, Profits Jump
January 31, 2010

Amazon.com last week reported huge profits from the quarter that included the holiday season, numbers largely driven by sales of consumer electronics.

Runco Launches Mobile Site
January 25, 2010

Runco announced Friday that it has launched a new mobile Web site, which includes the company's new Runco Projector Lens Selector.

Amazon Adds Green CE Category
January 20, 2010

Amazon.com has added a green category to its electronics page, CNET reported Wednesday. The category will use both the Energy Star and EPEAT certification, and was established with the help of the Green Electronics Council.

Playing the E-Commerce Game
January 1, 2010

A new report, "Online Commerce in 2009: The Game Has Changed, Have Retailers?", which was conducted by Retail System Research (RSR) and sponsored by e-commerce specialist ATG (Art Technology Group), outlines the changing world of retail sales and explores some of the challenges, opportunities and solutions surrounding e-commerce. The following text and charts are taken…

A Year of Hope
January 1, 2010

You did it; the holidays are over! Even though the massive lines, the confused and angry customers and the overplayed holiday tunes may be gone for another year, holiday returns have already started coming in. I hope everyone has built a strong social foundation by now, one that will handle returns and exchanges better than…

Online Holiday Sales Top Record Number Dec. 15
December 21, 2009

For the holiday season-to-date, $24.8 billion has been spent online, showing a 4 percent increase versus the corresponding days last year, according to comScore (NASDAQ: SCOR), a company that measures e-commerce spending.

The Unintended CE Consequences of the Media Shuffle
October 27, 2009

No matter how the NBC Universal dance with Comcast comes out or whether the Disney "KeyChest" multi-platform digital plan evolves, they - or similar deals - will affect the ways in which Americans watch video programming.  These kinds of ventures will eventually redraw the media landscape, defining the scope and capabilities of devices on which those programs will be consumed.

Electronics, Entertainment Fare Well in Nielsen Social Network Tally
September 25, 2009

  Social networks are hot, and Nielsen's measurement of how Americans use them offers dramatic new data about growth and the displacement factor.  Last month, Americans spent 17% of their online time using social networks such as Facebook and Twitter, nearly triple the percentage spent a year ago, according to Nielsen data unveiled last week. The use of social networks and blogs "suggests a wholesale change in the way the Internet is used," said John Gibs, a Nielsen vice president.