At its high-energy event in New York City on Wednesday, July 19, Sony showcased the latest in gaming and virtual reality (VR) along with some consumer electronics, mobile, and imaging products.
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The GSMA has added new confirmed keynote speakers, along with new programs and events, and additional exhibitors and partners for its inaugural Mobile World Congress Americas taking place this September.
Travel, whether for business, pleasure, or both, is on the rise. The Conference Board of Canada's Outbound Canada - February 2016 report found that Canadians took 32.3 million overnight trips outside of the country in 2015, 26.5 million of which were for leisure, representing 92% growth in the number of Canadian leisure trips abroad over the past 15 years.
Baie-d'Urfé, QC-based Jam Industries Ltd., parent company of Erikson Consumer, has sold its subsidiary Arcam to Harman International. Arcam (formerly A&R Cambridge) offers a broad suite of audio products, including amplifiers, DACs and AV receivers.
Computer products and consumer electronics distributor D&H Canada is celebrating its 10th anniversary this month. And as part of the celebration, the company is conducting an Anniversary Contest running from July 1 to August 31, in which $10,000 in total prizes will be awarded to 10 customers.
Sony has appointed Richmond, BC-based Staub Electronics as a distributor for its audio and video for the custom integration channel in Western Canada; and Markham, ON-based Gentec International for Ontario, and for business-to-business sales nationwide.
The number of smart homes in North America and Europe reached 30.3 million in 2016, and, according to new research by Berg Insight, smart homes are expected to account for 55% of all households by 2021.
The National Retail Federation (NRF) says that rising consumer confidence and a growing number of young people in school will see college spending hitting an all-time high this year, and back-to-school spending overall reaching its second-highest spending level on record.
Worldwide shipments of PC were 61.1 million units in the second quarter of 2017, representing a 4.3% decline from Q2 2016, reports Gartner, Inc. in its preliminary results.
Tuesday, July 11 was Amazon's annual Prime Day, offering thousands of deals exclusively to Prime members. And, according to the company, Prime Day 2017 was its biggest ever.
Logitech is ramping up its involvement in the gaming space with an acquisition of Astro Gaming, a leading console gaming brand known predominantly for its headsets for professional gamers and enthusiasts.