Julie Jacobson thinks Thread is Making a Big Mistake
Thread is now stamping all of their “thread certified” home automation products with their logo. However, not all of their products work together.
“The customer asks a Blue Shirt or Orange Apron: “Does this light bulb work with that door lock?”
The associate responds: “They must. They both have the Thread logo.”
You know the rest of the story from there.”
Tim Rogers, CEO of Tivo, will step down as CEO on January 31st, 2015
Zaheer Alli has been appointed to the Northeast sales territory of Meridian America
Christophe Malsot will head Crestron’s new office in Madrid, Spain
Cisco is buying Acano for $700M
When it comes to AV commoditization, no one is better at devaluing services than AV dealers themselves. Who else would chase a project that represents one-third of their annual business for single digit returns? Who else would price a job based on what the customer is willing to pay instead of what the project is worth? And, who else would respond to the previous statement by saying a job is only worth what the customer is willing to pay? Thank goodness for a strong economy, so we can have a conversation about dynamic pricing.
6 New Workbooks for AV/IT managers
Speakerlab of Seattle is probably closing its’ doors
Cutest AV video you will see all week:
This is an oldie but a goodie. I found this video of John Sciacca's daughter, Lauryn, presenting the Kaleidescape Kid’s Remote from his latest blog post.