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.
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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.
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.
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.
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.
"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