Peter Erdman

Editor in chief of Dealerscope

Hisense, the Chinese electronics company which two years ago expanded beyond OEM manufacturing to launch its own brand in the U.S., will step up its product line deployment stateside for the holiday sales season with the availability of the Hisense Pulse with Google TV set-top box that allows viewers to both “smarten” their legacy flat-panel TVs and access any of 2,000 TV-optimized apps from the Google Play store, via a minimally layered interface.

Best Buy Founder Richard M. Schulze will turn over his CEO responsibilities to Vice Chairman Bradbury H. Anderson, effective June 30. Schulze remains chairman of the board. Prior to the promotion, Anderson was president and COO, responsibilities that on March 3 will be assumed by Allen U. Lenzmeier, formerly president of Best Buy Stores. Michael P. Keskey, formerly executive vice president of Best Buy Stores, will become resident of Best Buy Stores, also on March 3. The Wiz appointed Laurie Clark senior VP, general manager—merchandising and marketing, and Bill Shull, senior VP, sales and operations. Both Clark and Shull are formerly of TransWorld Entertainment. MEGA Group

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