Larry Perzan

Video is Upwardly MobileBy Markkus RovitoAs the one-hit wonder said, "Video Killed the Radio Star" when MTV hit in the early '80s. Now, video is at it again, as the mobile video category is beating back radio and CD to become "the shining star of the mobile electronics industry," according to Mike Cofield, president of Custom Sounds in Austin, Texas. Just as DVD and DTV are doing in the home electronics industry, mobile video is growing rapidly in a year that's been otherwise soft for CE sales. "The growth of the category is explosive," said Dan Brettler, chairman and CEO of Car

By Jamie Latshaw Flat to down is what the mobile electronics industry is looking at right now for the mid-year '98 market. Nobody denies it, and most agree that reversing it has been and will be a long, progressive battle. According to a panel at Dealerscope's roundtable at Fuse '98 in Atlantic City, new product with a new target market and smoother OEM integration could be the keys to a sooner rather than later upswing in profits. "With the 18- to 24-year-olds, we have enjoyed a hearty base," Bernie Sapienza, vice president of merchandising, Tweeter, said. "We also have the opportunity now with a

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