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Buddy Can You Spare A Sign (Part 2)

Thursday, February 26th, 2009

Guest Contributor, Terry Scannell

I wrote yesterday that if anyone showed up at DSE this year it would be a ‘success’ – that is why we are forever in trouble BUT the truth is that the DSE show is a success. This comes against long odds both in terms of the state of the US economy, the state of […]

Buddy Can You Spare a Sign

Wednesday, February 25th, 2009

Guest Contributor, Terry Scannell

It is always important to talk to the Vegas cabbies…they always know what is going on. My cabbie tells me that Vegas trade shows are down…a lot. The builder show one of the larger shows each year (and those folks used to spend money) instead of having 60,000 attendees has 20,000. The Consumer Electronic Show […]

The True Cost Of Coolsign

Wednesday, January 28th, 2009

Guest Contributor, Terry Scannell

At the start of this year, the parts of CoolSign that were not sold to Bally Technologies back in November 2007, were sold by Planar (PLNR) a Portland, Oregon maker of high end LCD screens to CS Software Holdings, LLC Planar had picked up CoolSign as part of its USD 46 million dollar acquisition of […]