Santa Monica, Calif.

LG Electronics will hold the worldwide introduction of its new 4K Ultra HD TVs on Thursday at Video and Audio Center in Santa Monica, Calif., the company and store announced.

Amazon has sent invitations to the media for a Sept. 6 press conference in Santa Monica, Calif.

The invitation offers absolutely zero hints. The full text states: "Please join us for an Amazon Press Conference."

The timing is just days before Apple is expected to host its event, where it historically has announced a new iPhone.

Amazon's event will take place at the Barker Hangar in Santa Monica. The venue appears to be an old building at the Santa Monica Airport, just outside of Los Angeles, that commonly hosts private events and film shoots.

Vizio Thursday night unveiled L.A.’s First 3D Sports Bar at South, in Santa Monica, Calif. The star-studded event featured 33 Vizio Theater D LED HDTVs covering the bar, ranging in size from 42 to  65 inches, as well as numerous Vizio 3D Blu-ray players, soundbars and tablets.

The wireless accessory provider Parrot announced this week that its distributor, Waveblue LLC, has officially become part of the Parrot company. In what amounts to a purchase, Parrot will take over Waveblue, which since its establishment two years ago had only distributed Parrot products. Waveblue had been “virtually an in-house agency for Parrot,” said managing director Jon Elliott in a company statement. As part of the deal, Elliott will become Parrot’s vice president of sales for the Pacific Region, with a territory that includes Alaska, Hawaii, Oregon and Washington, in addition to California; he will continue to work in the same Santa Monica,

TV Authority launched a Web-based company in 2000 selling CE in the most unpopular channel in the industry. It's been a wild ride. Right off the bat, Vice President Jason Palmer wants his customers (and vendors) to know that the story of TV Authority's success is not simply the story of an Internet start-up that somehow made it through the bubble-burst of 2001. It's not simply the story of three guys, barely out of college, taking a crack at the American dream. And it's not at all the story, he insists, of a Web-based reseller doing its best to move boxes as quickly, Inc., the wholly owned Internet subsidiary of Best Buy Co., Inc., appointed Lynn Morris to the position of senior vice president of operations. Formerly a vice president with Best Buy, she is responsible for's information systems, fulfillment functions, human resources, finance and project management. Pioneer Electronics (USA) Inc. announced the promotions of Kevan Morris to senior vice president and Keith Burnett to vice president of marketing, both for the car electronics division. Gene Kelsey has been named to head Panasonic Consumer Electronics Company's (PCEC's) newly formed Brand Strategy Group as vice president and general manager. He was formerly vice president and general manager of

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