Monthly Archives: November 2013

Zeiss Offers Touit Lens Instant Savings Promotion

Thornwood, NY—In time for the holiday buying season, Zeiss is offering an instant savings promotion for Touit lenses. The savings, discounted by the dealer...

Broad-Spectrum DSLRs: The Sweet Spot of the DSLR Market

A broad-spectrum DSLR is one that appeals to multiple market segments—a great thing for dealers who want to maintain lean inventories and move merchandise...

The Last Word: Lou Reed, Photographer, 1942–2013

When word got out that Lou Reed had died of complications from a liver transplant he had back in August, the words “rock legend”...

DIR November 2013 Tech Trends:Consumers May Be Placing Less Value on DSLR Brand Names

Despite several established brands in the market, consumers are placing less value on brand names when shopping for DSLRs. According to The NPD Group’s...

Micron Technology Appoints Vice President of System Solutions

Boise, ID—Micron Technology named Tom Snodgrass as vice president, System Solutions. Snodgrass will be responsible for managing Micron’s System Solutions business, which is focused...

CEA Announces 2014 Executive Board and Board of Industry Leaders

Arlington, VA—The Consumer Electronics Association (CEA), a technology trade association representing more than 2,000 consumer electronics and technology companies, announced its 2014 executive board...

Samsung Begins Construction of New Silicon Valley R&D Center

San Jose, CA—Samsung Research America (SRA), a subsidiary of Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd., broke ground for its new 8.5-acre campus in Mountain View, California.With...

Instagram Ad Platform Provides Majority of Top Brands with Increased Posts

Seattle, WA—Simply Measured, a social media analytics and reporting platform, announced that 71% of the world’s largest brands have adopted Instagram, “which now rivals...

Canon USA and Ron Howard Launch Project Imaginat10n Film Festival on Yahoo

Melville, NY—Canon USA and two-time Academy Award-winner Ron Howard officially launched the Project Imaginat10n Film Festival with the global premiere of 10 short films...

Repairs Revisited: Thinking Outside (and Inside) the Box

Three years ago I spoke with owners and operators of warranty and repair companies about their services and how retailers might profit by offering...