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Industry People on the Move Tweeter Home Entertainment Group hired Bill Morrison as vice president, chief information officer. Bill Morrison joins Tweeter with 18 years experience in retail systems technology with Hit or Miss Stores and Bradlees. Ultimate Electronics, Inc., appointed two new store managers for its Oklahoma City location. Tim Williams will assume managerial responsibilities of the 74th street location. Likewise, Rodney Watson will assume responsibility for the Memorial Road location. Williams joined Ultimate Electronics in 1994 at the Albuquerque, NM store. Watson has worked for the company since 1997, beginning his career at the Tulsa location. DataPlay, Inc., appointed Robert

Tweeter Home Entertainment Group hired Bill Morrison as vice president, chief information officer. Bill Morrison joins Tweeter with 18 years experience in retail systems technology with Hit or Miss Stores and Bradlees. Ultimate Electronics, Inc., appointed two new store managers for its Oklahoma City location. Tim Williams will assume managerial responsibilities of the 74th street location. Likewise, Rodney Watson will assume responsibility for the Memorial Road location. Williams joined Ultimate Electronics in 1994 at the Albuquerque, NM store. Watson has worked for the company since 1997, beginning his career at the Tulsa location. DataPlay, Inc., appointed Robert J. Higgins to its board

Compiled by Chris Jagger Panasonic Consumer Electronics Company (PCEC) named Gerry Eramo assistant general manager, interactive media services, of the company's newly formed Brand Strategy Group. Eramo leads the development and expansion of the PCEC Internet and Intranet Web sites and permission marketing program. e-SIM, Inc. last week announced that Bill Sims, president of its LiveProducts Division, has resigned to pursue a new venture. The LiveProducts Division will now report to Ken Dixon, president of e-SIM. E-SIM also reported reduction of its North American staff by 30 percent, stressing that its focus will remain on selling its RapidPLUS family of products and LiveManuals simulations. Stephen H.

New York, April 9, 2001 -- e-SIM (NASDAQ:ESIM), the leader in advanced simulation technology for product development, customer support and Internet applications, today announced an agreement to provide E-Gear Magazine with interactive LiveProducts simulations for its Web site. A leading publication with more than 200,000 readers, E-Gear will supplement many of its product reviews of the latest electronic innovations with related simulations, enabling its readers to actually interact with and experience the products online. E-Gear Magazine and its Web site cater to electronics enthusiasts. Featuring the trendiest electronics devices and services as well as access to information and intelligence, E-Gear shows its

By Tatyana Sinioukov Last month seemed to be a busy one for e-tailers. During the 2001 International CES, a number of e-tailers had relaunched their Web sites, introduced new categories of consumer electronics on their sites, and partnered to offer new e-commerce services. RetailExchange.com, a b-2-b Internet exchange for excess consumer goods, launched its consumer electronics category at CES. The new category now hosts about 500 electronic product listings, which represents about 50 million in inventory, the company said. The new category includes cameras, PDAs, cell phones, CD players and more, in major brands. Allmystuff, a provider of product ownership services for manufacturers and retailers, announced

By Janet Pinkerton Audio/video electronics distributors who survived the 1970s' and '80s' shakeout are profiting from manufacturers' and dealers' recent return to two-step distribution. Distributors also report they are retooling their businesses to mine new niches, including custom installers, new retail venues, expanded territories and Internet sales fulfillment. According to Douglas Jones, Samsung's central regional sales manager, in 1997, Samsung's dealer base totaled 500 dealers, but then it reduced its in-house sales force, reduced its direct customer base to about 180 accounts (determined by both dollar volume and/or geographic location) and gave the balance of those accounts to about a dozen distributors. The result

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