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The merchants listed in Dealerscope’s registry of the Top 101 CE retailers in the United States and Canada sold $227.7 billion in consumer electronics in 2014, a modest 3.35 percent increase over the $220.32 billion earned the previous year. Relatively static sales, however, are not indicative of a static marketplace.

ADI recently handed out its 2014 Vendor Awards. The distributor named Hikvision Vendor of the Year for the U.S. and Honeywell Cable for Canada.

Kantar World Panel has released its data on the fourth quarter of 2014 for the smartphone market. Carolina Milanesia with Kantar has found iOS just barely beat Android in smartphone sales during the holiday quarter in the United States. iOS also won in other markets such as Japan and Australia.

LG has confirmed plans to launch its HomeChat premium smart appliance service in the United States. The technology enables users to input commands in natural language and receive answers back from smart appliances.

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