Directed Electronics is taking it's Viper SmartStartGPS remote starter global. The SmartStart app allows users to remotely unlock and start a vehicle using an iPhone, BlackBerry, or Android phone.
Directed Electronics had the chance to show off the Viper SmartStart app on Windows Phone 7 in front of 6,000 people at the Microsoft BUILD Conference.
Directed Electronics said Tuesday that its Viper SmartStart app has now been downloaded one million times.
DEI Holdings, Inc. announced Thursday that it has been acquired by Charlesbank Capital Partners. The deal is for $285 million, including assumption of debt, and has been approved by both boards.
Mickey Shorr, the 16-store mobile electronics specialty retailer owned by ABC Warehouse, is making the very best of a very bad situation.
Detroit, the city around which most Mickey Shorr stores orbit, lost a quarter of its population from 2000 to 2010, and unemployment in the Detroit-Livonia-Dearborn metro area hovers around 12.7%.
Nationwide, mobile electronics remains a tough business. After U.S. factory sales tanked 36% from 2008 to 2009, 12-volt is on the upswing, although CEA projects 2011 wholesale in-vehicle electronics revenues will total 27% less than 2008’s high.
Directed Electronics this week announced the release of a new Viper SmartStart product, which features easy one touch access.
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Michigan-based mobile electronics chain Mickey Shorr said Friday that it has been named by Directed Electronics as #1 in per-store sales of the Viper vehicle security and remote start product.
Gary Shapiro's new book, "The Comeback: How Innovation Will Restore the American Dream," contends that America should return innovation to the heart of its economic policy. Billed as "a blueprint for America's success in the new century," the book will be available on amazon.com and barnesandnoble.com.
Why did I write the book? I'm passionate and believe in this country and its greatness and want to preserve it. I can't stand to sit by passively while a great country is being destroyed.
Second, as a relatively new father... I look at my son, and I think 'My God, what kind of world he will inherit, and what have we done?'
The third is combined with what is best for the consumer electronics industry: the United States' need for a healthy economy. I have an economics degree, and almost anyone with an economics degree agrees with me: Our country is going the wrong direction.