San Antonio — The Progressive Retailers Organization was at the Westin La Cantera Hill Coun
Arlington, Va. – The Consumer Electronics Association (CEA) reports that consumer confidence in the overall economy and sentiment toward technology increased in March.
CEA said both indexes saw increases after two consecutive months of declines, but both remain below March 2012 levels.
The CEA Index of Consumer Expectations (ICE), which measures consumer expectations about the broader economy, rose 4.2 points in March to 169.5. This month’s ICE is 4.1 points lower than March of last year.
Arlington, Va. — The Consumer Electronics Association (CEA) today announced exhibitors for the 2013 CES on the Hill, an invitation-only event providing policy makers the opportunity to interact with the technology companies and products.
CES on the Hill will run from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. on Tuesday, April 16, at the Rayburn House Office Building Cafeteria (B-357). Media-only tours of the exhibits will start at 5:30 p.m. and run throughout the duration of the event.
Washington — The Consumer Electronics Association (CEA) said Joe Clayton, president and CEO of Dish Network; U.S. Senator Jerry Moran (R-Kan.); U.S. Congressmen Jared Polis (D-Colo.) and Greg Walden (R-Ore.) will be the honorees at the ninth annual Digital Patriots Dinner, scheduled for Wednesday, April 17, at the Mayflower Renaissance Hotel, here.
The senator and congressmen will be honored for their support of technology innovation, while Clayton will be honored for his role in advancing innovation, CEA said.
Arlington, Va. — The recent rise of mobile devices has increased consumer demand for voice-to-text, text-to-voice, voice-control and video-chat capabilities, according to the recent the Consumer Electronics Association (CEA) studies.
Arlington, Va. — The Consumer Electronics Association (CEA) has published a new standard for energy management to help make homes smart-grid ready and allow smart appliances and home-systems components to communicate.
The new American National Standard, ANSI/CEA-2045, Modular Communications Interface (MCI) for Energy Management, specifies an interface for energy-management signals and messages exchanged among devices in a home and the smart-grid system.
Arlington, Va. – Consumer confidence in the overall economy and technology took a hit in February as consumers remain skittish over ongoing economic issues impacting the country, according to the Consumer Electronics Association (CEA).
The CEA’s Index of Consumer Expectations fell 2.7 points in February to 165.3. This is the second consecutive month confidence in the broader economy has dropped.
Also enduring a decline this month is the CEA’s Index Consumer Technology Expectations, which fell 5.6 points to 77.4.
Arlington, Va. — Gary Shapiro, president and CEO of the Consumer Electronics Association (CEA), will host an “Ask Me Anything” (AMA) session on Reddit.com.
The event will be held Tuesday, Feb. 26, from 2 p.m. to 3 p.m. EST at Reddit.com/r/AMA/
Arlington, Va. – The Consumer Electronics Association (CEA) has set the dates for its CES on the Hill and Patriot’s Dinner April 16 and 17 in Washington D.C.
CES on the Hill is an invitation-only event produced by CEA and will be held on at the nation’s capital on April 16.
CES on the Hill provides policymakers the opportunity to interact with technology companies and the products they have developed, according to CEA.
Washington — Industry trade associations lauded congressional sponsors of an online sales tax measure that was re-introduced in the House and Senate today.
The bipartisan Marketplace Fairness Act would create a single, simplified platform for collecting state-level sales tax from online-only retailers. The bill would also provide e-tailers with free tax collection software, and exempt casual sellers and small start-ups.
Arlington, Va. — Gary Shapiro, Consumer Electronics Association (CEA) president, Friday formally commended the pending Federal Communications Commission’s (FCC’s) Collaboration Act, saying it will “streamline decision making.”
“We commend the bipartisan sponsors of the common-sense FCC Collaboration Act. This simple rules change will improve the functioning of the FCC, reduce delays and promote a more rapid decision-making process. We urge Congress to approve this bill expeditiously,” Shapiro stated.