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Logitech Ships Billionth Mouse

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Logitech Ships Billionth Mouse

Logitech ships its billionth mouse. Logitech introduced its first retail mouse in 1985 and reached the 100 millionth mouse mark in 1996. Sales of Logitech mice topped 500 million seven years later. Today, Logitech sells mice in more than 100 countries worldwide and makes an average of 376,000 mice per day (7.8 million every month).

"Looking to the future," says Logitech, “the gesture-based Continue reading...

Osaka Giant Kisses 90% of Profit Good-bye

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Osaka Giant Kisses 90% of Profit Good-bye

The world’s most successful CE giant, Panasonic, kills its annual profit forecast by 90%. As if the Japanese haven’t had it tough enough for years, just when a hit with display technology takes them out of the rough, the world economy dumps them back in the economic quagmire..

A strong yen, sluggish sales and heavy discounting as electronics makers fight for market share…all this Continue reading...

amBX Spins Out from Philips

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amBX Spins Out from Philips

amBX spins-out from the Philips Technology Incubator through the formation of amBX UK Limited and with the VC backing of Prime Technology Ventures (PTV), in the Netherlands.

Developed by a team within Philips Research in the UK, amBX is a technology for “sensory surround” experience. It enables content creators to add real world effects using light, colour, sound, rumble and even air Continue reading...

Qualcomm Kills UMB, Backs LTE

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Qualcomm Kills UMB, Backs LTE As demand slows for cellphones, Qualcomm stops development of Ultra Mobile Broadband , a next-gen wireless technology and throws its resources into a rival, Long Term Evolution. This makes LTE the likely 4G winner in the mobile phone space.

Next-gen networks such as LTE (sometimes referred to as “3.9G”) are based upon TCP/IP, the core protocol of the internet, with higher level services Continue reading...

Sony’s Transfer Jet Gaining Momentum

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Sony’s Transfer Jet Gaining Momentum Already more than fifteen companies have joined Sony’s consortium to establish interconnect specifications for the Transfer Jet short-range wireless technology for use in mobile phones, digital cameras, TVs, video players, PCs and other digital consumer appliances.

Sony showed the short-range wireless technology at last year’s CES. The peak data transfer rate for the physical layer is Continue reading...

Doro Triples "Care Electronics" Sales

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Doro Triples

Finding a niche: Doro’s Q3 sales improved from last year by 25.3% as Doro tripled sales in its “Care Electronics” division. Care sales rose from 10.7% to 37.4% of total sales YTD.



Doro Care is a range of ergonomically designed products developed for people with impairments like reduced hearing, vision, mobility, dexterity and mental processing.

"Our easy-to-use mobile phones Continue reading...

The i-Stage Competition

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The Consumer Electronics Association (CEA) named their top finalists in the new i-stage competition, a technology event featuring the most innovative new consumer technology products that will soon come to market.

The 15 finalists will unveil their products before a live audience on October 20, at CEA’s Continue reading...

"Consumer Electronics 3.0,” Says Intel

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Intel is promoting “Consumer Electronics 3.0”. Paul Otellini, Intel’s CEO, says CE 1.0 was the era when consumer electronics were analog. CE 2.0 came along when digital television and HDTV were invented. Consumer Electronics 3.0 is the marriage of internet with TV.

The living room of the digital home will provide a new environment for the mass market consumption of software-based Continue reading...

Sorry, Taiwan: US Company Nails Cheap Video

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Sorry, Taiwan: US Company Nails Cheap Video

The Japanese dominate video camera sales and for years the Taiwanese have sought to undercut Nippon’s brand game. But Pure Digital Technologies, an 80-employee company behind the popular Flip Video camcorder, somehow has managed to trump those Chinese rivals (and tick off the Japanese brands) by successfully branding a cheap digital video camera.

Nearly 1 million Flips sold in USA since the digital Continue reading...

Who’s Next? Eldorado Incriminated in Tax Evasion and Contraband

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Who’s Next? Eldorado Incriminated in Tax Evasion and Contraband

By Alex Rosenfeld. Analyst and Consultant for Russian IT

Search and confiscation of accounting documents in Eldorado’s Moscow headquarters by agents of the Russian Federal Tax Services sent shock waves throughout Russian retail business circles.

The main question on everyone’s mind is: Who will be next?

Eldorado sells through 1100 Eldorado stores in Russia. Eldorado also owns 6 superstores Continue reading...

Intel and IBM Insist No Downturn in Sight

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Analysts fought disbelief as they separately questioned Intel and IBM executives about their economic outlook. For Q1, Intel reports sales up 9% and IBM comes in at a 26% increase in net income.

 

Intel CEO Paul Otellini insists consumers and businesses will turn to "best of breed," technology during challenging economic times. "We feel good about the rest of the year," says Continue reading...

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