Sears, which also owns Kmart, said that its Kenmore Smart appliances will be fully integrated with Amazon's Alexa, allowing users to control things like air conditioners through voice commands."The launch of Kenmore products on Amazon.com will significantly expand the distribution and availability of the Kenmore brand in the U.S.," Sears Chairman and CEO Edward Lampert said in a company release.Sears has struggled with weak sales for years, and announced more store closings earlier this month, partly due to the emergence of Amazon.com and other internet operators.
NYS Entity Status
NYS Filing Date
MAY 05, 2014
NYS DOS ID#
NYS Entity Type
DOMESTIC LIMITED LIABILITY COMPANY
2014 - INTEGRATED CABLING SERVICES, LLC
Around the Web
- Alexa, turn up my Kenmore AC; Sears cuts a deal with Amazon
Thursday Jul 20, 2017
- Sears Begins To Sell Kenmore Brand Appliances On Amazon
By Laura Northrup - Thursday Jul 20, 2017
Would you buy a Kenmore air conditioner, refrigerator, or dishwasher if you didn’t have to go to a Sears store, leave your house, or register for a Sears.com account? As part of its ongoing efforts to increase sales and make the most of its store brands, Sears Holdings, the parent company of Sears and Kmart, announced that it will be …
- Sears shares surge after deal to link appliances with Amazon
By Reuters - Thursday Jul 20, 2017
Sears Holdings Corp’s shares soared 20 percent after the struggling retailer said it would sell its Kenmore home appliances on Amazon.com and integrate the brand’s smart gadgets with the online giant’s Alexa digital assistant. The deal will expand the distribution reach of Kenmore products, potentially giving a fillip to the company’s sales, which have been...
- Why you still can't ditch your cable box
By TALI ARBEL, AP Business Writer - Thursday Jul 27, 2017
The federal government was pressuring cable companies to open up their near-monopoly on boxes to more competition, and industry leader Comcast promised apps that could render some boxes obsolete.In 2015, tech companies and consumer advocates were pushing the Federal Communications Commission to open up the cable-box market.The industry has little motivation to get rid of rented cable boxes or to keep its promises without pressure from regulators, said John Bergmayer, senior counsel of the public advocacy group Public Knowledge, in a filing to the FCC.In 2015, Comcast launched a box-free cable service in Boston called Stream, designed for phones, tablets and computers.The company says net neutrality rules and regulators under the Obama administration hindered Stream's rollout.The app is available in New York City upon request; during a recent inquiry, a customer service rep pushed a more expensive traditional "triple play" TV, internet and phone package instead.Even without these consumer-friendly apps, Comcast has been able to draw video customers via its upgraded cable-box system, X1, which has integrated Netflix and is expected to add YouTube.Overall, cable and satellite TV have lost 4 million customers over the past two years, says research firm SNL Kagan.Revenue from the internet arm could get a further boost if Trump's FCC rolls back net neutrality rules, as expected.
- Sixgill®, LLC Launches Sense 2.0
By Business Wire - Thursday Oct 12, 2017
PRESS RELEASE: Sixgill, LLC, the leader in sensor data services for governing IoE, today unveiled the next generation of its universal and highly scalable sensor data services platform, Sixgill Sense 2.0. Sense 2.0 provides vital capabilities...
- Fit City: Taking Night-Life Cue, Gyms Lower the Lights
By TATIANA BONCOMPAGNI - Tuesday Jun 13, 2017
Cycling, boxing and running studios, as well as some full-service gyms, are using sophisticated lighting systems to heighten the exercise experience.