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Roku Rode Pandemic Stay-at-Home Trends to 79% Q1 Revenue Jump

The “unfortunate Covid situation was anything but” for connected TV and Roku, Pivotal Research Group analyst Jeffrey Wlodarczak wrote investors Friday after the company’s Thursday Q1 earnings report showing a 79% hike in revenue year on year to $574.2 million…Subscribe to Read >>

Right-to-Repair Advocates Deem FTC Report a ‘Slam Dunk’

The FTC finding that OEM restrictions on independent third-party repairs have “diluted” consumer protections in the 1975 Magnuson-Moss Warranty Act (MMWA) was a “slam dunk” for right-to-repair advocates, Repair Association Executive Director Gay Gordon-Byrne told us. Commissioners vowed in Thursday's…Subscribe to Read >>

Universal Electronics Projects $5M Q2 Shortfall From Chips Shortages

Universal Electronics, Inc. readjusted Q2 guidance to reflect a $5 million impact on sales due to chip supply shortages, said Chief Financial Officer Bryan Hackworth on the company’s Q1 earnings call Thursday. “Our products are usually companion products in a…Subscribe to Read >>

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Today’s Featured Article

‘Scant Evidence’ to Justify OEM 3rd-Party Repair Curbs: FTC

Manufacturer repair restrictions have “diluted the effectiveness” of consumer protections in the 1975 Magnuson-Moss Warranty Act (MMWA), steering consumers into manufacturers’ repair networks “or to replace products before the end of their useful lives,” said the FTC’s long-awaited report to…Read More >>

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