Vol 25 - Issue 11


Leyard Hosts Showroom Opening in Barcelona

by Bob Raikes

Leyard opened a new European showroom in Barcelona and invited us to visit for the opening event. We wouldn’t normally go all that way for such an event, but we were able to combine …

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TCO Certified Releases Generation 8 Criteria Drafts

by Andrew Fenn

The criteria draft of TCO Certified Generation 8 is available now and open for stakeholder comment until May 31st. According to the company’s announcement, it has “made several changes to the criteria documents, making …

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HTC Announces Global Launch for Vive Focus Standalone Headset

by Andrew Fenn

HTC has announced that its standalone VR headset, the Vive Focus, will launch globally later this year, following its launch in China at the end of 2017. The company claims that Vive Focus is …

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JCDecaux Italian Subsidiary Expands DooH Network in Genoa and Milan

by Andrew Fenn

IGPDecaux, the Italian subsidiary of JCDecaux, has recently gained two new licences for the installation and management of advertising solutions—the first for Line 5 of the Milan Underground, the second for Genoa’s Cristoforo Colombo …

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IDC: APeJ Mobile Spending Expected to Be Over $540.7 Billion in 2018

by Andrew Fenn

Spending on mobility solutions in the Asia Pacific excluding Japan region (APeJ) is expected to grow 5.3% year-on-year in 2018, reaching more than $540.7 billion, according to IDC. This growth is expected to continue …

Tags:Market Data| Mobile Display Monitor| Smartphones| Vol 25 - Issue 11

UltraHD Projector Market is Growing Well

by Bob Raikes

We saw a quote in an Asian source that reported a forecast that 4K home cinema projector sales will grow from 80,000 in 2017 to 680,000 in 2021. The source of the data wasn’t …

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LG Opens First Flagship Retail Store in Taipei, Taiwan

by Andrew Fenn

LG opened its first flagship retail store in Taipei, Taiwan earlier this week, according to Digitimes. The company is expected to sell its major product lines including TVs, computers, household appliances. smartphones and tablets …

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iPhone X Successor Might be Cheaper Thanks to Reduced BOM

by Andrew Fenn

According to Digitimes Research, the 5.9″ successor to the iPhone X will see more than a 10% reduction in its manufacturing bill of materials, which could position it as the cheapest of the three …

Tags:Apple| Mobile Display Monitor| Smartphones| Vol 25 - Issue 11

Free TV and Broadcast Australia Partner for DVB-T2 Trials

by Andrew Fenn

Free TV and Broadcast Australia have announced an agreement to conduct trials of next-generation broadcast technology in Sydney. The SBS and the ABC will also be active participants in the trials, which will assess …

Tags:DVB-T & T2| Large Display Monitor| Terrestrial (DTT)| Vol 25 - Issue 11

Canal+ Launches Direct-to-Home Pay TV in Myanmar

by Andrew Fenn

Thaicom has announced the signing of a multi-year contract with Canal+ Overseas Myanmar, a subsidiary of Canal+ in charge of broadcasting internationally. The company is part of Vivendi SA, a media company based in …

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Google To Buy Lytro

by Bob Raikes

Google is buying light field pioneer company, Lytro for a deal that is reported to be somewhere between $25 million and $40 million although one report claims that Google is getting only the assets …

Tags:Google| Large Display Monitor| Light Field Displays| Mergers & Acquisitions| Mobile Display Monitor| Next Action| Vol 25 - Issue 11