By Lisa Johnston
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Las Vegas —The Consumer Electronics Association (CEA) reported that the 2013 International CES was the largest in the show’s 45-year history, with 1.92 million net square feet of exhibit space.
The previous record was 1.86 million net square feet of space at the 2012 International CES. More than 3,250 exhibitors unveiled some 20,000 new products at the 2013 CES, drawing more than 150,000 attendees, including more than 35,000 from more than 170 countries outside the United States.
This TWICE webinar, hosted by senior editor Alan Wolf, will take a look at what may be the hottest CE products at retail that will be sold during the all-important fourth quarter. Top technologies, market strategies and industry trends will be discussed with industry analysts and executives.
LAS VEGAS — International CES is usually a venue for plenty of product awards, generating a lot of positive press, but CNET, owned by CBS Corp., disqualified Dish’s Hopper with Sling due to “active litigation involving our parent company.”
CNET said on its site: “We will no longer be reviewing products manufactured by companies with which we are in litigation with respect to such product.”
Dish and CBS is in litigation regarding Hopper’s Prime Time Any Time and the AutoHop commercial-skipping features.
LAS VEGAS — The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) plans to open up additional wireless spectrum for unlicensed use to avoid the risk of running headlong into a “Wi-Fi wall,” FCC Chairman Julius Genachowski said Wednesday.
During a One On One session with CEA president Gary Shapiro, Genachowski said the commission plans to launch proceedings next month to set aside an additional 195MHz of bandwidth in the 5GHz band for Wi-Fi use, expanding the 5GHz Wi-Fi band by 35 percent.
LAS VEGAS – In a frank, passionate and unscripted keynote address, Pandora co-founder/chief strategy officer Tim Westergren recounted the iffy start and meteoric rise of his wildly popular streaming music service at the CEA’s annual Leaders in Technology Dinner (LIT) Wednesday night at the Wynn.
LAS VEGAS – It all begins with an idea, and possibly just seeing what others don’t. This was the common theme at Tuesday’s Next Generation of Innovators keynote at the 2013 International CES.
“Innovation is the hallmark of our industry,” said Michael Petricone, senior vice president of government affairs for the Consumer Electronics Association. “It defines everything we do.
“At CES we are at the absolute epicenter of innovation,” he added. “CES is a magnet for the best and the brightest.”
Las Vegas — Celebrities will be out in full force next week at International CES.
A full slate of artists ranging from Will.i.am to snake venom expert Donald Shultz are scheduled to be on hand.
Actress Felicia Day will serve as ambassador for the Entertainment Matters at CES program.
Maroon 5 will make a guest appearing during Qualcomm CEO Dr. Paul Jacob’s keynote address Monday evening at the Venetian’s Palazzo Ballroom on level 5.
Las Vegas – The IEEE’s International Conference on Consumer Electronics (ICCE) will begin on Friday, January 11, the last day of International CES, here.
The ICCE is focusing on human device interaction with consumer electronics devices and will begin on January 11 in the upper North Hall of the Las Vegas Convention Center and conclude on Monday, January 14.
Arlington, Va. - The 2013 International CES will unveil the latest wireless technologies and trends during the annual show to take place January 8 to 11 in Las Vegas.
The Consumer Electronics Association (CEA), which owns and produces the show, said in mobile technology advancements in accessories, the cloud, e-books, embedded technology, smartphones and tablets, through a series of keynote addresses, supersessions, conference tracks and TechZones dedicated to future trends in wireless will be featured.
Arlington, Va. – The Consumer Electronics Association (CEA) has a new entrepreneur-focused keynote at the 2013 International CES, called The Next Generation of Innovators, which will feature, among others, will.i.am, founder and chairman of i.am.plus, llc, and Grammy Award winner with The Black Eyed Peas.
Arlington, Va. - The Consumer Electronics Association’s (CEA) Innovation Policy Summit at the 2013 International CES will feature panels with top government officials and execs from startups and established CE companies.
CES, owned and produced by CEA, to be held January 8-11, 2013 in Las Vegas, will features speakers from the U.S. Congress, Federal Trade Commission (FTC), Google and Verizon as well as the Chairman and all four Commissioners from the Federal Communications Commission (FCC).