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Electronics retailer Systemax Inc. Tuesday reported a $6.3-million loss for the first quarter as its retail sales of computer accessories and software dipped. A year earlier, the Port Washington company earned $7.1 million.

Revenue fell to $880.7 million during January, February and March, down 4 percent from the same period last year, said the company, which sells computers, other consumer electronics and industrial products in North America and Europe.

Richard Leeds, the company's chairman and chief executive, said the results were an improvement from the fourth quarter, when Systemax lost $27.1 million.

Blu-ray Disc players are doing more than resurrect disc sales with the only true 1080p home entertainment experience, the devices are increasingly used to access subscription video-on-demand content, according to new data from The NPD Group. Port Washington, N.Y.-based NPD said Blu-ray players are among a group of connected devices that is changing how broadband consumers interact with home entertainment.

Consumer intent to purchase 3D products declined in May, with the exception of 3D video games, according to a new report from The NPD Group. The Port Washington, N.Y.-based research firm, in its updated “3D 360-Degree Monitor” survey from last September, found that respondents were less inclined to purchase 3D, including watching 3D theatrical movies, than following the last survey in October.

The Photo Imaging Manufacturers and Distributors Association (PMDA) will host a its 61st annual golf outing in June, the group announced this week.

The NPD Group Jan. 4 said it has agreed to acquire rival In-Stat LLC, further cementing the Port Washington, N.Y.-based company as a leader in digital entertainment data research. Financial terms of the acquisition were not disclosed. NPD recently acquired DisplaySearch, a Santa Clara, Calif.-based analyst services firm and global leader in flat-panel TV display and electronics market research and consulting. “By combining information and services from DisplaySearch and In-Stat, we will be able to offer the industry a complete view of the digital world, including analysis of how digital content is affecting the evolving hardware market,” said Tim

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