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Will 8K Dampen 4K TV Sales?

“This industry loves to eat its young” is an observation often attributed to Dave Workman, president and CEO of the ProSource buying group. With TV makers and retailers yearning for higher margin 8K TVs, could slim margin 4K sets be … Continue reading

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Solving The Mobile Payments/POS Dilemma

Apple Pay. Samsung Pay. Google Pay. Walmart Pay. Alipay. WhatsApp Pay. Retailers still recovering from the trauma of updating to mandated EMV chip-reading POS terminals are now being pestered to accept an increasing number of mobile and contactless payment systems … Continue reading

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5 Things Retailers Should Take Away From The Apple Card News

Initial reaction to Apple’s entrance into the credit card space via its Apple Card was met by the expected healthy skepticism. After all, Apple may know tech, but what does the company know about consumer credit?  Many observers also looked askance at Apple Cards … Continue reading

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Should You Use A Consultant When Selling Through Amazon?

Anyone who has dealt with Amazon will tell you the same thing: It’s a beast. Akin to acting as your own lawyer in court, anyone who deals with Amazon by themselves has a fool for a client. Read the rest of this Amazon … Continue reading

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Selling Through Amazon: What Retailers Need To Know

If you’re a brand, a distributor or an importer of product, it’s not a question of if you should be selling through Amazon, but rather how.  Read the rest of this analysis at TWICE.com here.

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High-End & High-Tech Comfort In Every(!) Room Of The House

Considering the high number of intensely personal activities performed behind their closed doors, it’s somewhat surprising that the bathroom is seen as the last high-tech-free bastion. But bathroom fixture and accessory suppliers are making up for lost time by creating a wide … Continue reading

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High-Tech Luxe Beds Know How You’re Sleeping (And Snoring)

A high-tech bedroom used to mean a rotating or vibrating bed (or both), strobe or not-too-subtle colored lighting, and perhaps Barry White sensually crooning from in-wall speakers. But at least three bed makers — Sleep Number, Magniflex and Duxiana — are … Continue reading

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My CES 2019 Coverage

Here’s some of my coverage of CES 2019 for the TWICE Show Daily, distributed daily on the show floor. CES 2019 Was The 8K TV Show – For 8K TV Vendors CES 2019: TV Makers Form 8K Association CES 2019: … Continue reading

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A/V In ’18: 5 Foundational Changes & 11 Newsmakers

Traditionally, A/V product categories don’t tend to be very newsworthy outside of the latest updated versions of existing products and technologies. But 2018 unusually saw five major foundational changes in audio and video. See the rest of this 2019 recap … Continue reading

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7 Companies That Owned The Smart Home Conversation In 2018

Two trends dominated the smart home category in 2018. On the product side, there is the growing battle for voice assistant ecosystem supremacy between Amazon and Google. Not only has there been hockey-stick growth in the number, as well as unit sales, … Continue reading

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