Wake up, Sonos! Gold Dealer Schools CEO John MacFarlane on ‘Staying Relevant’

Mat Lindstedt of Silicon Valley Installation Co. sells a ton of Sonos, but urges CEO MacFarlane to stay relevant vis-a-vis Amazon Echo and other innovations. Where are outdoor audio systems, $99 speakers, and better streaming solutions?

Mar 17, 2016

New In-Wall Speakers from Atlantic Tech Provide Application Diversity

The Boston-based audio company has introduced two new architectural speakers for home theater and whole-house audio system installations.

Mar 17, 2016

Sonos Sheds Staff, Regroups to Take on Amazon Echo

Amid wide-ranging layoffs, Sonos CEO John MacFarlane admits Amazon Echo is hurting Sonos's wireless audio business.

Mar 16, 2016

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Netflix, Amazon and HBO Now: Consumers Reveal Their Streaming Service Preferences

40% of 700 adults surveyed stated that video-on-demand is their favorite subscription service, with 52% of Millennials reporting use of video on demand services.

Mar 16, 2016

HDMI Corner: Can Fiber Really Go the Distance?

As the interface demands more bandwidth, integrators need to invest in robust and reliable transmission lines. Fiber-optic cable, an active cable product, is slowly becoming a bigger player for long-distance applications.

Mar 16, 2016

Using Managed Services as the Remedy for Legacy Clients

Four easy steps to transitioning your clients -- the good and the bad -- to your new managed services business model.

Mar 16, 2016