Concord Keystone recently introduced theEast Shot Clip, an ultra-mini digital video camera that measures just over 2-inches long and less than 1-inch wide and priced below $70.

In an announcement that was more about “when” rather than “if” Polaroid has announced that they will be dropping the instant film technology they pioneered that spoke to a different generation of “instant gratification” seekers. The company is closing factories in Massachusetts, Mexico and the Netherlands and cutting 450 jobs as they have stated that they will now focus on newer ventures such as a portable printers for images from cell phones and Polaroid-branded digital cameras, televisions and DVD players. This closure of the aforementioned factories will leave Polaroid with 150 employees at its Concord headquarters and a site in the nearby Boston

The evolution of in-vehicle technology By Brett Solomon It may seem almost inconceivable that the mobile electronics industry is about the same age as Dealerscope, but everything in early automobiles, including the ignition systems, was controlled mechanically (ignition systems were controlled via mechanical "points and condensers"). Everyone takes for granted that you can hop into your car, click the key and it will start instantly. But mobile electronics are responsible for the evolution of the car as a reliable, safe and relatively economical mode of transportation. It is electronic technology that has harvested the caveats of the modern vehicle. And the electronic technology revolution

Dealerscope profiles the top 10 retail demographic market areas, reporting on 2000 retail entrances and exits, regional economic highlights and outlooks for 2001. 1. New York Entrances and Exits: Due to the enormous success of its Bang & Olufsen showroom opened in 1999 in lower Manhattan, Harvey Electronics opened its second Bang & Olufsen showroom in the NYC metropolitan area in Greenwich, Conn., last October. The showroom is a few blocks from the Greenwich Harvey Electronics. J&R Music World expanded with the opening of its new retail computer store in its Park Row outpost in Manhattan. Wolf Camera opened two "Vision"

San Francisco/Oakland/San Jose Entrances & Exits: Blessed by an affluent, tech-savvy populace, the San Francisco/Oakland/San Jose market so far has managed to preserve a healthy block of independent, high-end dealers, in addition to supporting regional and national chains. The good guys! used 1998 to remodel its Concord and Dublin locations into its larger Audio/Video Exposition format, open a new Audio Video Exposition store in Palo Alto and replace its San Mateo location with an Audio/Video Exposition enhanced WOW! store. Office Depot closed its Oakland location then opened a new store in Millbrae across the bay. Costco opened its new store in Hayward and will

By David L. Miller The photography industry generally assumes a low profile at International CES during odd-numbered years. Situated neatly between the mammoth biennial international Photokina trade fair in Cologne in the fall and the industry's own Photo Marketing Association's annual spring trade show, it gives traditional-film camera makers little time and/or inclination to come up with the new products for January despite the fact the majority of them are seriously into digital products. The great majority of the newly introduced image products at CES were digital cameras--far outnumbering the output from the strictly electronic imaging firms. All in all, the combined effort of both film and

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