• Strong sales of HDTVs and other consumer electronics are projected to continue the second half of the year, according to an executive for Sony Electronics Inc. In an interview with EE Times, Jay Vandenbree, president of Sony's consumer sales company, noted that HDTV sales exceeded expectations in the company's fiscal quarter ended...

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  • Reprinted with permission from Knowledge@Wharton. From Confrontation to Experimentation EMI Music backs a label that turns the...

  • Reprinted with permission from Knowledge@Wharton. "It's got a good beat and I can dance to it." —...

  • HD-DVD may have a slight edge in the format battle for next-generation DVD players, with the Blu-ray camp saying they’re not yet ready for Europe The on-again, off-again story of advanced optical-disc recording will keep consumers on tenterhooks yet again this autumn, with manufacturers in the Blu-ray camp still not ready to...

  • Be Your Own Hollywood Mogul When the Hollywood studio system of movie production was at its peak...

  • Last month’s release of a second format in high-definition DVD players conjures up images of money spent, or wasted, on Betamax recorders, laserdisc players and AM stereo radios. Even Comedy Central’s faux pundit, Stephen Colbert, made the connection. “Last week, Sony released the first movies on Blu-ray, which will battle with Toshiba’s...

  • Reprinted with permission from Knowledge@Wharton. Ray Ozzie is in. Bill Gates is heading out (but not entirely)....

  • Reprinted with permission from Knowledge@Wharton. In the spring of 1980, “Dallas” ended its season with the biggest...

  • With High-Definition TVs in 20 million U.S. homes, many high-def owners wonder why there are not more HD channels. But many industry officials wonder why more TV commercials are not produced in high-def. “For us (to) use standard definition on HD networks-it’s disingenuous.” Chris Fawcett, director-corporate marketing at Sony Electronics, tells Advertising...

  • June 23, 2006 Dear Artist: With the recent noise and confusion around ongoing negotiations between XM and the recording industry, we feel that it’s important to speak to you directly at this time. We want to make clear that XM’s respect for you is at the core of what we do. We...

  • Reprinted with permission from Knowledge@Wharton. On June 8, the House of Representatives squashed an amendment that would...

  • The Impact of Acoustics in Schools With new research into acoustics in schools it has become apparent that often classrooms have poor acoustics. As a result this can have a significant negative impact on the educational development of children. Whilst adults can make guesses at words missed, children often find it harder...

  • Years ago as a passionate enthusiast, and long before I began editing magazines and writing articles about sound reproduction and video, I was totally convinced that deep bass had directional qualities. I even went so far as to build a large pair of transmission-line stereo subwoofers, great coffin-like enclosures, one for the...

  • Affiliates of the Big Four networks don't want cable systems to be allowed to convert their HDTV signals to standard definition signals. A Senate bill rewriting communications law would allow cable systems, through 2014, to convert digital signals to analog for their analog customers and HDTV to DTV for their digital subs....

  • Reprinted with permission from Knowledge@Wharton. Microsoft announces that it will spend about $2 billion to fend off rivals such as Google and thwart Sony's video game ambitions, and the company loses more than $30 billion in market capitalization in a day. Fair trade or overreaction? Probably a little of both, according to...

  • Reprinted with permission from Knowledge@Wharton. Aigo Music, a digital music downloading website, announced on April 3 that it has entered into a strategic partnership with Warner Music, one of the world's four major music companies, to develop a market in China for legal distribution of digital music. The Aigo site, aigomusic.com, was...