With sales for car audio devices slumping, some suppliers are wondering if the car stereo market is becoming a niche industry. However, not all appears to be lost: MTX and Memphis Car Audio, core suppliers, said their sales are currently up by double digits.
The music industry now is generating more than enough revenue to offset the drop in CD music sales as digital music sales continue to increase, Nielsen Soundscan says. Digital music sales still only represent a small percentage of the overall market, however.
A new list of the nation's "most wired" hospitals reports that four-fifths of the hospitals provide personal health records where patients can enter and manage their own health information. Health information accessed online "will become the new house call," according to Alden Solovy, executive editor of Hospitals & Health Networks, which published the list.