The much awaited HTC One M8 is now available. We learned that its price dropped to $150 on-contract with Sprint and Verizon.
Staying ahead in the consumer electronics business means having one eye open at all times for the latest trends and business opportunities. There are several ways to do this, but one very important element is establishing a strong relationship with your distributor.
Like clockwork, Samsung’s biggest, baddest, proudest, most productive tablet ever has debuted at Verizon. The Galaxy Note Pro 12.2 joins the LG G Pad 8.3, bolstering Big Red’s increasingly generous 4G LTE-enabled device lineup.
Apple remains atop Samsung, Google, Microsoft, Verizon, and more to be the world’s most valued brand for the third year in a row according to Brand Finance. Every year the Brand Finance Global 500 rates companies based on brand value in millions of US dollars. In 2014, Apple’s score is 104,680 with Samsung in the #2 spot worth 78,752, followed by Google at 68,620 and Microsoft at 62,783.
The convention formerly known only as the Consumer Electronics Show has always had its share of the sacred and the silly. The officially dubbed 2014 International CES was no exception: barbecue-grille-cleaning robots, 18-carat-gold earphones, and stun gun iPhone cases. Fortunately, products representing legitimate new trends were there aplenty.
President Obama and a group of corporate partners that include Apple, Microsoft, AT&T and Verizon have pledged $750 million to make technology more easily available to students.
According to last year’s headlines, Best Buy was supposed to be dead by now. “5 Reasons Best Buy’s 5-Point Plan Will Fail” proclaimed Motley Fool. “Best Buy: Is This the Last Public Gasp?” queried Forbes.
While Google has been laying actual cable systems in non-Verizon territories, and Intel has been making efforts in secret to get internet-based cable off the ground, it’s Apple that has been circling the concept the longest. Steve Jobs claimed he had “cracked TV,” and the best guesses about what that meant involve reducing each channel to some kind of on-demand à la carte app instead of a linear, surfable, traditional cable feed.
It may not be the fall’s most anticipated Android smartphone (probably not even the second), but LG’s G2 looks decent enough on paper to give both the Note 3 and Xperia Z1 a good, healthy run for their money. Heck, it looks sizzling hot, if I’m to be completely honest, and my hope is many of you will come to the same conclusion ASAP.
While some of the mainstays of the electronics business have fallen out of favor with consumers, others are have taken their place ... with a vengeance.