HD Radio gets a boost in support, but can it make it big in the coming year? For many years terrestrial radio, on its own merit, has been a bit of an after thought when it comes to new products. There are some exceptions—the Tivoli Model One and Bose Wave Radio, to name two—and satellite radio has taken center stage lately. Radio simply has not been an exciting category. But all that could change with HD Radio, a digital method of broadcasting better quality AM/FM signals that has the FCC stamp of approval. It has gotten quite a bit of press over the
In modern-day retailing, it's just not enough to run a circular in the local newspaper. Today's retailers need to invent compelling and interesting promotions to help differentiate themselves from the competition. And while coming up with an effective promotion is challenging, it can be an opportunity to release the creative side and to experiment with new strategies. Dealerscope looked at many of the great promotions run this year by businesses large and small and picked some of the best to serve as examples of what can be done to make a business stand out. From the expensive to the economical, the national to the
A California law raises the price of electronics and marks the legal start of a growing trend By David Dritsas This past summer, at a Temple University parking lot in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, electronics began stacking up. But the piles of PCs and monitors weren't for sale, they were destined for dismantling, reclamation and recycling. This one-day event, sponsored by Dell, is evidence of a growing trend among manufacturers paying closer attention to how their products are disposed. But not everything green is necessarily good. Pro-environmental laws could affect retailers' bottom lines, and the by-products of recycling are dishing up some hazards of their own.