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Amazon has 76% smart home speaker U.S. market share as Echo unit sales reach 15M, new study finds

Taylor Sopper for GeekWire: Amazon first entered the smart home speaker scene two years ago with its original Echo device; it now also sells different models like the $49.99 Echo Dot, which accounts for more than 50 percent of Echo products in the wild, CIRP noted.

Road Show: Small Screen Viewing is Becoming a Very, Very Big Deal

The first thing you discover at IBC is that TV isn’t dead. It has just morphed into a dizzying array of ultra-confusing solutions … that’s right, everyone has the answer.

CEDIA 2017 Recap and Plans for CEDIA 2018

CEDIA 2017 saw a significant increase in attendance, and Emerald Expositions is excited to work in tandem with the CEDIA association and a select group of industry experts to develop plans for [exciting]new initiatives to benefit both the exhibitors and attendees for CEDIA 2

Bi-amp Benefits and Configurations

The bottom line is if you have the two extra channels available in your receiver or amp and you have speakers that support bi-amping, then I would recommend hooking them up in this configuration. It certainly won’t hurt anything and I think you will hear at the very least

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CEDIA 2017: Alexa, Google Assistant & Other Voice UIs Come Into Their Own

Joseph Palenchar for Twice: This week’s CEDIA 2017 is giving A/V products and custom-installed integrated systems more of a voice in the way they’re controlled.

CEDIA Announces Best New Product Winners & Product Hall of Fame Inductees

CEDIA congratulates the 2017 Best New Product Award winners and the 2017 Product Hall of Fame inductees.

CEDIA now underway in San Diego!

CEDIA 2017 is in full swing in sunny San Diego. HomeToys.com continues to be a top resource for news and articles related to the event. Here are some useful links.

Amazon Echo multiroom audio not far off, report says

Megan Wollerton for CNet: Amazon is ready to launch whole-home audio for its Alexa speakers, one report claims.

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PureLink Introduces PureAssurance Premium Service Program

Gold and Platinum Packages Offer On-Site Maintenance and Product Protection for Company's Pro A/V Systems

Just Add Power Honors Powerful Leadership at CEDIA 2017

Top Performers Took Home Representative of the Year, Distributor of Year, and Outstanding Support, Performance and Service Awards

CEDIA Expands Availability of Certification Globally

CEDIA® has announced that CEDIA Certification exams will now be available through Kryterion Global Testing Solutions, which has more than 1,000 testing centres worldwide.

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