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New Age Electronics and Jack of All Games, the two CE distributors that are part of Synnex, held their first-ever dealer summit last week at the Hyatt Regency in Chicago. The event featured discussion of various present industry trends, but the tablet market dominated the discussion like no other topic.

iHome’s Andrew Skurdal shows off the iW1, a new portable speaker that goes wireless with Apple’s AirPlay.

Savant Systems LLC is suing Crestron Electronics, Inc., claiming Crestron has violated antitrust laws. Savant, which develops home automation solutions, filed a lawsuit against Crestron, in the U.S. District Court for the District of Massachusetts, alleging that the large supplier has violated antitrust laws including the Sherman and Clayton Acts, the Lanham Act, and state unfair competition laws.

Synnex Corp. announced Monday that it has purchased most of the North American assets of Jack of All Games, Inc.,

Now that the holiday rush is behind us, it’s time to solidify your plans for 2007. It’s always difficult to predict business conditions but we may have a rough ride ahead. Housing starts are slowing, the job market is shaky and consumer confidence is lagging. The National Retail Federation forecasts sales this year to grow by only 4.5 percent—nearly 2 percent lower than the growth rate for 2006. Retail success this year will be driven by action, not by market conditions. Plan for Profit. This year, budget your bottom line first. After you determine how much money you want to make, work backwards

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