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Sony's FY TV Operating Profit Soared 211% on Sales of 12.2 Million Sets

Sony globally sold 12.2 million LCD TVs in its fiscal year ended March 31, the company said in its Thursday earnings release. Though Sony sold 16 percent fewer Bravia sets than a year earlier, it surpassed its January … Subscribe to Read >>

Harman Shares Plunge After Revised FY 2016 Revenue Guidance

Harman shares closed 13 percent lower Thursday at $77.07 on revised FY 2016 revenue guidance to $6.82 billion from the $7 billion it projected last August. Revenue grew 11 percent to $1.6 billion in Harman’s fiscal Q3 on strength … Subscribe to Read >>

Dolby Shares Jump 13% on Apple 'Endorsement' in iOS 9.3

Apple’s adoption of Dolby Digital Plus “should kick start the [Dolby] Mobile business,” which was down 2 percent year-over-year in Q2, said Dougherty & Co. analyst Steven Frankel in a research note Thursday. Frankel sees “ample room for upside&rdquo … Subscribe to Read >>

SiriusXM CEO Sees SXM17 Platform as Reducing ‘Friction’ of Subscribing

SiriusXM, through the fledgling SXM17 interactive platform it’s developing with the major carmakers (see 1504280044), is “fully embracing the connectivity that is coming to vehicles,” CEO Jim Meyer said on a Thursday earnings call. In future connected cars … Subscribe to Read >>

Wi-Fi Advocates Seek White House Push on 5.9 GHz Band

A coalition of public interest groups, tech companies and industry associations Thursday called on the White House to get involved in the push to open up the 5.9 GHz band for Wi-Fi, sharing the spectrum otherwise dedicated to short-range … Subscribe to Read >>

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HTSA Celebrates 20th Birthday With Vendor Adds, Calls for Passion, Energy

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico -- “There is no more complacency,” said Jon Robbins, recently named executive director of the Home Technology Specialists of America, at the buying group’s 20th anniversary spring meeting Wednesday. Robbins, a member of HTSA since the beginning, urged members to revive their passion and energy for the organization, to “look in the mirror” to find ways to improve, and “to perform." … Read More >>

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