John Thomson


John Thomson is the founder and leader of the team at WiFI HiFI. Prior to his extensive involvement in the media business, John worked for Sony Music in artist marketing honing his skills as a marketer of sound and vision. John was an integral member of a pioneering online retail start up initiative that helped lay the foundation of what is now modern day online retailing.
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Last Updated: 05/05/2017 08:50:01 AM EST

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Commentary: Good Vibrations

Commentary: Good Vibrations

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.

John Thomson Published: 05/05/2017 08:50:01 AM EST

 

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Bryston Promotes Gary Dayton To VP Sales and Marketing, U.S.

Bryston Promotes Gary Dayton To  VP Sales and Marketing, U.S.

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.

John Thomson Published: 04/27/2017 07:31:24 AM EST

No End For Smartphone Dominance

No End For Smartphone Dominance

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.

John Thomson Published: 04/25/2017 05:10:35 AM EST

Bigger May No Longer Be Better (At Least In Europe)

Bigger May No Longer Be Better (At Least In Europe)

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.


John Thomson Published: 04/23/2017 04:44:18 PM EST

Samsung Launches QLED On The Train

Samsung Launches QLED On The Train

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.

John Thomson Published: 04/17/2017 05:06:11 PM EST

DRONE VOLT APPOINTS STAMPEDE AS DISTRIBUTOR OF SERVICE DRONES

DRONE VOLT APPOINTS STAMPEDE AS DISTRIBUTOR OF SERVICE DRONES

"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.

John Thomson Published: 04/06/2017 04:50:14 PM EST

Xtreme Power Appoints the Sherpa Group Canadian Distributor

Xtreme Power Appoints the Sherpa Group Canadian Distributor

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.


John Thomson Published: 04/04/2017 11:22:13 AM EST

Griffin Technology Appoints Erikson Consumer as Canadian Distributor

Griffin Technology Appoints Erikson Consumer as Canadian Distributor

Griffin Technology, designer and manufacturer of accessories for personal computing and digital media, has appointed Erikson Consumer as Canadian distributor for its products in Canada. Erikson Consumer will distribute the full product line ranging from cases and protection solutions for mobile devices, to portable chargers, wearables and in-car accessories.


John Thomson Published: 04/04/2017 07:06:29 AM EST

Bryston's Craig Bell Passes

Bryston's Craig Bell Passes

It is with great sadness that I announce the passing of my colleague and good friend Craig Bell. Craig was one-of-a-kind and his contribution to this world was significant. Craig was with Bryston for over 25 years as our V/P of sales and marketing in the USA. His professionalism and sense of humor was something I admired in him greatly. He had a way of cutting through the clutter of life and getting to the root of any given issue.

James Tanner Published: 03/08/2017 10:44:56 AM EST

Opinion: Why I Won't Be Buying Snapchat

Opinion: Why I Won't Be Buying Snapchat

Here we go again, a complete disconnect between fundamentals and valuation. Snapchat, a social media company known for its disappearing photo app, that lost $515 million in 2016 and $404 million in 2015, went public on Thursday and as of closing today, the stock has surged 55% to $27.09 per share giving the company a market valuation of $31 billion.

John Thomson Published: 03/03/2017 04:49:50 PM EST

STAMPEDE OPENS DOOR TO GLOBAL BUSINESS

STAMPEDE OPENS DOOR TO GLOBAL BUSINESS

"If you're ready to take a global approach to distribution in a rapidly changing ProAV industry, Stampede has the infrastructure, resources, talent, and programs to make that dream an immediate commercial reality" - that's the message delivered by Stampede President & COO Kevin Kelly to more than 200 vendors, sales team members, and industry analysts that made the 2016 Stampede Vendor Summit

John Thomson Published: 10/05/2016 07:20:56 AM EST



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