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Last Updated: 02/15/2019 04:09:03 PM EST

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Focal Naim Acquires Audio Plus Services, Plurison; Distribution Daniel Jacques Forms

Focal Naim Acquires Audio Plus Services, Plurison; Distribution Daniel Jacques Forms

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.

Christine Persaud Published: 02/15/2019 04:09:03 PM EST

 

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New URC Driver for BluOS, Membership With KNX

New URC Driver for BluOS, Membership With KNX

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.

Christine Persaud Published: 01/31/2019 08:39:11 AM EST

Apple Will Offer Today at Apple Educational Sessions in Stores

Apple Will Offer Today at Apple Educational Sessions in Stores

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.

Christine Persaud Published: 01/30/2019 02:57:03 PM EST

Global Branded TV Shipments Are Looking Up, And Consumers Are Going Big

Global Branded TV Shipments Are Looking Up, And Consumers Are Going Big

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.


Christine Persaud Published: 01/30/2019 12:14:46 PM EST

The Global Smartphone Market Is Cooling in 2019

The Global Smartphone Market Is Cooling in 2019

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%.

Christine Persaud Published: 01/30/2019 12:06:09 PM EST

Motet Distribution to Distribute Music Hall Audio, Michel Plante to Lead Sales

Motet Distribution to Distribute Music Hall Audio, Michel Plante to Lead Sales

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.

Christine Persaud Published: 01/30/2019 08:36:15 AM EST

Futuresource Says Apple's Partnership with Samsung is a Much-Needed Boost to Get Apple Into More Living Rooms

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.

Christine Persaud Published: 01/29/2019 02:59:46 PM EST

Netflix Movies Win the ‘Certified Fresh' Race for Top Reviews, Despite Having Fewer Films Than Amazon

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.

Christine Persaud Published: 01/29/2019 09:47:24 AM EST

BlackBerry Appoints New President and COO

BlackBerry Appoints New President and COO

BlackBerry Limited has appointed Bryan Palma as President and COO.

Christine Persaud Published: 01/28/2019 02:57:17 PM EST

eBay Canada Retail Revival Program Aims to Help SMB Retailers

eBay Canada Retail Revival Program Aims to Help SMB Retailers

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.

Christine Persaud Published: 01/28/2019 08:54:33 AM EST

Canadians Spent 3 Per Cent More In Q4 2018

Canadians Spent 3 Per Cent More In Q4 2018

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.

Christine Persaud Published: 01/28/2019 08:47:01 AM EST


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