By Lisa Johnston
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LAS VEGAS — Ford called on developers to help enhance its Sync service by launching an open mobile app development program for AppLink.
During its International CES press conference, here, on Monday the Ford Developer Program, which can be found at Developer.Ford.com, was unveiled.
It provides a software development kit, documentation, sample code, test procedures, tips, an online forum and tech support. Developers who don’t own a Ford Sync system can purchase a technology development kit.
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 -- Cisco Systems said it has integrated the multiscreen-video elements of NDS -- which it acquired for $5 billion last year -- into Videoscape Unity, an expanded version of the video services delivery platform Cisco launched two years ago at CES.
Las Vegas — Johnson Controls announced during International CES that it’s expanding its electronics product portfolio into full in-vehicle infotainment systems for automakers.
The manufacturer of automotive interiors and electronics also announced its first full infotainment system will launch in a 2014-model-year vehicle program in North America, Europe and Asia.
Las Vegas – Huawei came to International CES to underscore its transition from a low-end to a high-end cellphone supplier with the launch of a pair of superphones that include the world’s first smartphone with 6.1-inch screen.
Las Vegas – Sony turned up at International CES with a new flagship smartphone that boasts the company’s fastest CPU, biggest screen, highest quality camera capabilities, and thinnest chassis to date.
Las Vegas – DTS is putting in an appearance at International CES to demonstrate Headphone:X multi-channel surround sound technology, which promises to deliver up to 11.1 virtual surround channels over any pair of headphones.
Las Vegas – The Altec Lansing brand returned to the consumer audio market here at International CES after worldwide rights to the brand name were purchased in late 2012 by Infinity Lifestyle Brands.
More than a dozen Altec Lansing products are on display by Sakar International, which is Infinity’s first North American licensee. Sakar markets consumer electronics and accessories under multiple licensed brands.
LAS VEGAS — Qualcomm took total advantage of its first-ever pre-International CES keynote, with CEO Dr. Paul Jacobs introducing star after star and still finding time to unveil the company’s latest Snapdragon processor.
Jacobs’s address marked the first time someone from outside Microsoft has delivered the traditional kickoff pre-CES keynote address. Jacob took over the reins from Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer who, in turn, took center stage when Microsoft founder Bill Gates stepped down.
LAS VEGAS — Sony Corporation president/CEO Kaz Hirai and Phil Molyneux, president/COO of Sony Electronics, discussed the importance of 4K, the current state of the company and the industry, and unilateral pricing policies (UPP) for 2013 during an informal press reception after its press conference on Monday evening.
Hirai said that when he took on his new role and stated that mobile, imaging and gaming would be key categories for Sony as it rebuilds, he did not mean the company was downplaying TVs.
LAS VEGAS — Sony is unveiling five new compact digital cameras at International CES 2013, all of which place a strong emphasis on value and affordability.
All models are scheduled to ship to dealers in January.
The latest entry level Cyber-shot is the W170, which will carry a $99 suggested retail. It features a 16.1-megapixel CCD sensor, 5x optical zoom, 2.7-inch LCD and Steady Shot.