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Convergence Blows Through Comdex
January 1, 1998

LAS VEGAS-Like a soft summer breeze, the spectre of digital consumer electronics blew gently through COMDEX/Fall '97 as the computer industry prepared for the start of a new era. While there were batches of new palmtops, most notably those based on Microsoft Windows CE 2.0, heaps of new monitors, digital cameras and image editing software, in the back meeting rooms, DTV was in the air. Even on the show floor engineers were discussing how the computing industry and consumer electronics industry would live together in the digital TV era. For a show supposedly about computers, there was a great deal of talk about digital TV and

D&H Launches Sales Initiative for Microsoft Vista
January 1, 1904

To prepare dealers for expected shipments of “hundreds of thousands” of Microsoft Vista units and related products, D&H Distributing is launching training sessions, developing bundled packages and offering rebates and other promotions during its February “Vista Sales Driver” initiative. “Vista is one of the most anticipated launches in years. If dealers are prepared, they’ll find significant opportunities for upgrades, cross-sales and new business,” said Dan Schwab, vice president of marketing at D&H. “We’re giving our customers as much information and as many competitive tools as possible to help them maximize sales during the launch.” The initiatives include exclusive rebated bundles