Distributor Round Table
April 10, 2014

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.

Verizon Gets Galaxy Note Pro
March 7, 2014

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 is the World's Top Brand
February 19, 2014

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 Resolution of Things to Come
February 17, 2014

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.

Beyond the Clouds
December 1, 2013

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.

Apple Hires Cable Labs Vet For Internet Cable Effort
October 7, 2013

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.

LG G2 Coming to Verizon, AT&T
September 6, 2013

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.

Best of 2013: It's All About Networking
September 1, 2013

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.