Philips has a karaoke set for enthusiasts at a high price.
Technology trade groups American Electronics Association and Information Technology Association of America hope that together, they'll become a stronger industry advocacy voice.
Group plans to expand its influence from federal to state level on pressing state issues like e-waste, online safety, privacy, and taxation.
AEA and ITAA look to present united front to Washington, and together would represent more than 2,000 companies.
Unless the states focus on maintaining their gold standing, AEA warns, "American losses will not be confined to the basketball court."
Wireless data provider Telephia announced Monday the appointment of Michael Mullagh as chief executive. Mullagh was previously president and CEO of Whisper Communications, and before that was president of Canadian service provider Rogers AT&T Wireless. Tom Frangione, cofounder and current CEO of Telephia, will lead the company's strategic and organizational development. San Francisco-based Telephia is a privately held company whose investors include AEA Investors, Oak Hill Venture Partners, The Megunticook Fund and Cedar Grove Investments.
The high-tech trade group urges support for a bill that would allow businesses to share information on the Y2K bug and protect them from related litigation.