FutureVision was an exclusive event hosted by Dealerscope and Ryan Retail Consulting that brought together consumer electronics industry leaders from among the upper echelons of retailing with top-tier executives from key vendors.
Apple announced this week that it has agreed to an $848 million deal to bring solar electricity to its stores, including all 52 of them in California and Apple's own headquarters, ifo Apple Store reported.
Harman announced that it has purchased a pair of companies that make in-car software.
Japanese automaker Nissan and NASA are teaming up to advance the technology behind cars that drive autonomously. Nissan Motor Co. and NASA's Ames Research Center at Moffett Field, California, announced Thursday a five-year research-and-development partnership for autonomous vehicle systems so they can eventually be applied to commercially sold cars.
California is pumping the brakes on Uber. The car service is being sued for misleading business practices by the district attorneys in San Francisco, Uber's home city, and Los Angeles. The suit, filed Tuesday, accuses the company of misrepresenting the extent to which it screens its drivers, and charging bogus fees.
Jim Ristow will succeed Bob Lawrence as CEO of BrandSource on January 1, the BrandSource board of directors announced Monday.