Joe speaks with Kip Sullivan and Derek Blubaugh with Uniden America Corporation about their latest innovations at 2014 CES.

Definitive Technology said this week that it has named Joe Finn to the position of marketing and international sales manager. An industry veteran who formerly worked at Velodyne Acoustics, Sonace and Polk Audio, Finn will report to senior vice president for marketing and product development Paul DiComo.

Barretts Home Theater of Naperville and Algonquin, Ill. An A+ Job Barretts was chosen due to their soup-to-nuts success story on customer John Underwood’s home theater. A CustomRetailer interview with Mr. Underwood concluded with his comment, “I am a very demanding customer. I will be the first on the phone if there is a problem on a job at my house. These guys [Barretts], were incredible. From start to finish they were professional all the way and never let us down. Even when one of the guys, Dave, cut his finger, left to go get stitches and returned to finish the job!” Congratulations Barretts!

“Every now and then you meet someone who leaves a lasting impression and Bruce was certainly one of those people. His white hair, stylish clothes, and ever present smile were his trademarks, but it was his friendly attitude and his ability to make even your biggest problems seem small that made him memorable. He was a good friend and one of the best people I have ever known. He will be missed – a lot!” - Joe Richter, President, 3D Incorporated

All of this doesn’t feel right, not at all. Bruce Jacobs’ passing, all too soon at the age of 60 and certainly all too suddenly, shocked everyone at the Consumer Technology Publishing Group, as well as his many friends and family. I didn’t get to spend nearly enough time with Bruce, but I genuinely enjoyed each opportunity to do so. The first time we met, before I was working for this particular magazine, he frantically approached me at a Mitsubishi line show in California, camera in hand, all silver hair and tanned face and megawatt, mischievous smile. “Are you Joe?” he asked. “Do me

Located in one of the most thriving shopping areas in America, just off the Third Street Promenade and a stone’s throw from the Pacific Ocean and the world-famous Santa Monica (Calif.) Pier, TV Authority Santa Monica is much more than just an A/V store. It’s a hybrid retail store/custom installation firm that can do something as simple as selling a TV to something as complicated as installing a full-blown home theater and whole-home automation system. Lots of C-businesses can say the same thing, of course. What makes this location much different is that it’s also an art gallery, a swank venue for events, an

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