Electronics

Keurig Selling Itself for Nearly $14B
December 9, 2015 at 3:54 pm

Keurig, the single-cup coffee machine maker, said it has agreed to be sold to private equity firm JAB Holding Co. for almost $14 billion. JAB Holding Co. is offering $92 for each share of Keurig, a 78 percent premium from the stock’s closing price of $51.70 on Dec. 4. Keurig’s stock is down nearly 61 percent…

Scary Stuff: Innovate or Die
November 20, 2015 at 6:36 pm

What are you going to do in 2016 that is going to make you even more relevant in 2017? What are you going to do to create the customer experience needed to ensure that you can compete and flourish long term? Are you going to curse the online challengers who are driving you crazy? Or,…

Emperor Opens UK Facility
November 20, 2015 at 4:15 pm

Emperor, Green Lane, Pa., announced the opening of a new office in the U.K. Based in Middlesex, minutes away from London's Heathrow airport, Emperor's newest location is in the heart of the robust U.K. market. Emperor, a promotional electronics supplier with headquarters outside of Philadelphia and a factory in Shenzhen, China, grossed more than $3…

Fossil Acquires Wearable Tech Startup Misfit for $260M
November 13, 2015 at 6:49 pm

Fossil, Richardson, Texas, said it will acquire Misfit, a wearable technology startup that focuses on fitness trackers, for $260 million, according to CNET. Misfit, founded in 2011, makes activity monitors and home products, like sleep monitors and smart bulbs, according to The Verge. The company also has partnerships with other brands, such as Speedo and…

Alibaba Singles’ Day Sales of $14.3B Smash Record
November 12, 2015 at 2:44 pm

Alibaba Group Holding flexed its e-commerce muscle by logging a record $14.3 billion (91.2 billion yuan) in sales during its Singles’ Day promotion, providing a bright spot for the online giant’s prospects amid concern about Chinese consumer spending. The event, which generated a 60 percent sales increase from a year earlier, was part of Chairman…

Prime Line Announces Industry Exclusive for Energizer Power Banks
October 27, 2015 at 8:56 pm

Prime Line, Bridgeport, Conn., announced a deal to carry Energizer Power Banks, granting the company an industry exclusive in North America. Prime Line is offering special introductory pricing through the end of the year. All models are in stock and available with free rush service. “We wanted to align ourselves with a trusted brand in…

Chinese Power Bank Market Expected to Grow 26 Percent
October 23, 2015

According to a report from TechSci Research, experts anticipate the power bank market in China to grow more than 26 percent from now until 2020. This growth is, in part, due to the increasing number of the nation's smartphone users, as well as an increase in disposable income and internet access.

Go Mobile or Go Home
April 8, 2014

I am, without a doubt, the most mobile CIO in the USA. Name one other CIO that is so committed to mobile that immerses themselves all the way to the point of staying in a mobile home.

Smartphones are Fading. Wearables are Next
March 26, 2014

The high of the smartphone and tablet revolution is wearing off and consumers and the tech industry need a fix.

Sales of mobile devices are still growing but quickly leveling off. Older gadgets like PCs are on the decline. Meanwhile, the technology industry is rushing to figure out what the next big game changer will be. Major companies are betting big on small, wearable devices.

Across the Keyboard
March 1, 2014

It seems like a new smartphone/tablet/e-reader/watch/time machine is introduced every month, which makes products for earlier models seem outdated to users. That custom iPhone 3 case isn't giving many impressions at the bottom of a junk drawer, now is it?