Women care more than men about the sound quality, price and ease of use of home theaters, a Best Buy survey found. Women and men also disagreed on how much to spend on a home-theater system and the system's ease of use, according to the survey.
Cambridge SoundWorks, which closed eight stores in 2006, will close an additional 13 stores because of the size of the stores, which are too small to showcase video in lifestyle settings and to provide custom-installation services. Cambridge-branded speakers and table radios will still be available via select retailers, and the company will sell its products directly to customers with its catalog/online operation.
Disappointment over traditional set-top boxes, which many say have failed to keep up with the pace of technology, may be appeased after set-top box makers exhibited new features at the 2007 International CES.
Mobile-phone advertising is still in its infancy in the U.S., but the possibility for revenue on the mobile Web is attracting everyone from major cell-phone carriers, such as Sprint Nextel, to Internet search engines, such as Google, and startups, such as AdMob and Third Screen Media. About 15% of American cell-phone users make use of the Web-browsing feature on their phones, according to M:Metrics.