JAM Industries has achieved incredible success over the last 45 years, becoming the largest independent musical instruments, pro audio & lighting, and consumer electronics distributor in the world," says Martin Szpiro, President & CEO
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According to Forbes, 80% of North Americans believe that their jobs will "probably" or "definitely" exist in the next 50 years. The same survey revealed that two-thirds of Americans believe that, in the future, robots will perform most of the work currently done by humans.
Last week's newsletter provided a list of cliche's and over-used business phrases and we asked our readers to use as many as they could in a story. Below is the winning entry from Paul Cooling who takes us through a product marketing meeting pitching new Electrostatic speakers. JT
"We are very pleased to have the opportunity to work with Gaëtan Lavoie who comes to SFM with over 27 years of experience." states Steven Freytag, General Manager of SFM's CI division. "Gaëtan's previous experience with brands such as Just Add Power, RTI & Pro Control made him the ideal candidate.
According to IBM, every single day we create 2.5 quintillion bytes of data that originate from our social media activity, digital pictures, purchase transaction records, cell phone GPS records, and even sensors that collect climate information. We create so much data, IBM estimates that 90% of all the data in the world today has been created in the last two years alone. This is what is called Big Data.
Bryston has announced that it has promoted Gary Dayton to Vice President of Sales and Marketing, U.S., effective immediately. Dayton has been immersed in the high-performance audio community for nearly two decades, having spent nine years with THIEL Audio before coming onboard as a Product Specialist with Bryston in 2013.
One out of five people on the planet will purchase a smartphone this year, and 1.55 billion phones are projected to be sold in 2018, up from 1.41 billion in 2016. For the first time, it is projected that by 2018, the Chinese market for smartphones will match the North American market at 23% share.
What Gray has found is that many brands now use OLED as their premium offering and while the price of an OLED is comparable to an LCD 10" larger, many consumers are still choosing the smaller OLED over the larger LCD, especially in Europe where a 65" OLED is out-shipping a 75" LCD.
The Samsung QLED TV lineup of Q7 and Q8 models are available now at select retailers across Canada. Q7-series flat screen models are priced at for $3799.99 (55") MSRP, $5499.99 (65") MSRP and $7999.99 (75") MSRP. Q8-series curved screen models are priced at $4799.99 (55") MSRP, $6499.99 (65") MSRP and $8999.99 (75") MSRP.
"Drones continue to become a vitally important part of a complete solution in a growing number of vertical markets," said Kelly. "Drone Volt's award-winning line of service drones is being used in many of these markets, including security, mining, law enforcement, cinematography, topography and mapping, among others.
Denver-based Xtreme Power Conversion Corp. has appointed Sherpa Group / Positive Marketing AV as their Canadian distributor to focus on the residential, custom integrator, CE retail and light commercial markets.