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US Specialty Buying Groups Awaiting Word on Hisense's Plans for Sharp TV Brand

Buying groups representing specialty AV dealers expressed little surprise with Sharp’s decision to license the Sharp, Aquos and Quattron LCD TV brand names in North America to Hisense and withdraw from the LCD TV business after struggling with narrowing … Subscribe to Read >>

Sony To Pull Plug Aug. 28 on Its Online Store, Prepares To Launch 'Sony Online Experience'

Sony’s online store will stop taking orders and close for good Aug. 28, the company told customers Friday in emails headlined, “It’s been a fun ride.” Sony soon will “unveil a new online product showcase and more ways to … Subscribe to Read >>

TIA Stepping Up Lobbying, Outreach, Adds Big Members

The Telecommunications Industry Association is increasing lobbying and outreach efforts as it adds major new members, said industry officials in interviews Monday. That lobbying and outreach is meant to keep ahead of industry convergence and “the IP revolution," CEO … Subscribe to Read >>

Privacy Advocates, After NTIA Facial ID Boycott, Attend Agency's First Drone Meeting

Privacy advocates, after some such groups exited NTIA's facial identification multistakeholder privacy meetings, showed up as expected (see 1506180020) at the agency's first gathering on drone privacy. But some warned that the drone endeavor may face similar challenges … Subscribe to Read >>

Commercial Drone Advocates Seek More Lenient Rules

Companies are aware of consumer privacy and security concerns and are focused on safety for drones, said industry officials and advocates during a Congressional Internet Caucus Advisory Committee discussion. They urged quicker and more lenient regulatory action. Also Monday … Subscribe to Read >>

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CEA Radio Spots Part of 'Aggressive' Campaign To Push Patent Reform Votes, Petricone Says

Two CEA commercial spots have been running on WTOP radio in Washington for the past week featuring entrepreneurs who beckon listeners to contact their congressional representatives and urge them to support patent reform legislation when it comes up for a vote in the House and Senate. … Read More >>

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