Focal Naim, a subsidiary of Vervent Audio Group, has acquired both Audio Plus Services and Plurison. Audio Plus Services will now be known as Focal Naim America, while Plurison has become Focal Naim Canada. Both companies will be headed up by Daniel Jacques, who will continue in his position as President.
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Lenbrook International, developer of the BluOS, has confirmed a new control system driver and simplified API for the high-resolution distributed audio platform; as well as a membership with the KNX Association, a technology for smart and connected home solutions.
Apple is adding more than 50 new educational sessions in stores that will include hands-on group sessions focused on topics like photography, video, music, coding, app development, and art and design.
As we head into 2019, and look towards the latest OLED TVs, 4K and 8K models, smart TVs, and ones with built-in operating systems like Android and Roku, the future seems bright for the TV business.
According to a new report by TrendForce, the global smartphone production volume for the fourth quarter of 2018 was 383 million units, remaining constant from the previous quarter. But the company predicts volume for Q1 2019 to drop to 307 million units, representing a year-over-year decline of 10%.
Motet Distribution has been appointed as Canadian distributor for Music Hall Audio, effective February 1, 2019. Michel Plante will serve as Music Hall's Director of Sales and Marketing for Motet.
Futuresource Says Apple's Partnership with Samsung is a Much-Needed Boost to Get Apple Into More Living Rooms
Futuresource Consulting says that the partnership with Samsung to integrate iTunes and AirPlay 2 support on all of its 2019 model Smart TVs is Apple's most "high-profile" partnership to date.
Netflix Movies Win the ‘Certified Fresh' Race for Top Reviews, Despite Having Fewer Films Than Amazon
Rotten Tomatoes deems any film that has received a score of 75% or higher on its "Tomatometer" with at least 40 reviews from Tomatometer critics to be "certified fresh." And, according to a new study from Streaming Observer, when it comes to streaming services and movies, Netflix is the freshest of them all.
BlackBerry Limited has appointed Bryan Palma as President and COO.
eBay Canada, in partnership with the Halifax Regional Municipality, has launched the Retail Revival, a program designed to help small and medium-sized retailers harness the power of ecommerce and global trade. The program, the first of its kind in Canada, is supported by all three levels of government.
During the final quarter of 2018, Canadians spent 3% more versus the same period in 2017, according to debit and credit payments processor Moneris Solutions Corporation. While this is positive, however, Moneris notes that it's the lowest increase of 2018, and the lowest quarterly growth in four years.