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Anchor Bay Technologies, a supplier of video processing semiconductors (ASICs) and systems, today announced the appointment of John Glass to the position of vice president of marketing and business development. In this role, Glass will be in charge of defining and positioning Anchor Bay’s advanced video processing systems and semiconductor products, and will be responsible for the company’s market positioning, distribution strategy, and product management. Glass comes to Anchor Bay from Core Networks, Inc., where he served as vice president of marketing and business development. He will be based in Campbell, Calif., and report to Craig Soderquist. D&M Holdings Inc., the company that owns Denon,

Has 2003 been an improvement over 2002? What are the biggest technology trends and how is the market dealing with them? What will people want in 2004? These are just some of the questions we face every time we close the book on one year and open it for another. We took those questions to leaders in the consumer electronics industry and offer you their insights. What was your biggest-selling product category? Frank Sadowski, vice president of consumer electronics merchandising, Amazon.com Digital Cameras. The products continue to improve in technology and offer great value to consumers. Marty Goldberg, president, Lenmar In 2003, Lenmar

800.com finds consumers not afraid to purchase HDTV, DVD, PVRs and PDAs on-line By David Dritsas If one thing is true, it's that the Internet is still a host to surprises. For 800.com, the types of products it is moving aren't necessarily the ones it expected to. HDTV is the prime example. "It's one of our hottest categories right now," said Greg Drew, CEO and founder. "It's only eclipsed by digital camera products right now." The thought was that televisions were the kind of product that depended on a live demo, but this idea seems to have taken a back seat. "What

800.com resisted trendy virtual retail and opted for control By David Dritsas Two years ago the term "dot-com" meant wealth, success, the wave of the future, etc. Fast forward to today, and the term elicits quite a different and opposite response. Amid the fallout and the pundits that claim "I told you so," or the failed entrepreneurs who cry, "Where did we go wrong?" sit a few dot-coms that haven't filed Chapter 11. Near the top of that list sits 800.com, a Web and catalog consumer electronics specialty retailer that is still growing even in these troubled times. Why aren't they hanging

By Jennifer Kraft Everybody's doing it. Well, getting a presence on-line, that is. Admittedly, though, constructing and maintaining an on-line site can be nothing less than intimidating. To gain insight as to what works on-line, and more importantly what doesn't, Dealerscope talked to executives and representatives of companies who have managed to use the Internet to their advantage. Onecall.com, an A/V specialty e-tailer, has been on the Web for six years and, according to its IT Manager David Keith, outsourced the first few generations of its site. Since then, though, Keith said the company found it was better to do everything in-house. "Outsourcing limited

OfficeMax named Gary Peterson president and chief operating officer, a newly created position. The COO responsibilities were previously held by Michael Feuer, OfficeMax's CEO.…The Good Guys appointed Cathy Stauffer its vice president of merchandising and Richard Gazlay, formerly the director of operations, to vice president of operations.… Tandy Corp. assigned Loren Jensen to vice president, finance. The company also named Martin Moad vice president, treasurer.…PC Connection, Inc. named Brad Mousseau vice president of human resources. Best Buy promoted Rich Christensen to the newly created position of vice president, technology services. He was director of distributed systems.…Target Corp. formed an e-commerce business unit, Target Direct,

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