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November 8, 2012News covering the consumer electronics industry

  Today's Digital Pulse 
  • Games for mobile devices are engaging players for longer periods
    Owners of smartphones and tablet computers on average play with a new video game for 46 minutes over two days before getting tired of it, according to the EEDAR research and consulting firm. Some mobile games, such as CSR Racing and Rage of Bahamut, are more engaging, encouraging gamers to spend two to three hours a day, the Flurry mobile analytics firm reports. VentureBeat/Gamesbeat (11/7) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  CE in the Home 
  • Study foresees strong growth in connected-TV shipments
    Shipments of Internet-connected televisions will rise from 212 million this year to 596 million by 2017, Digital TV Research predicts. The market-research firm estimates that connected TVs will represent more than 20% of the worldwide market in five years, compared with 8.9% this year. Rapid TV News (U.K.) (11/7) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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  From Blue Chips to Startups 
  • Activision raises outlook on holiday sales prospects
    Strong sales of Diablo III and Skylanders: Giants helped Activision increase its net income by 52% in the third quarter, to $226 million on revenue of $841 million. With Call of Duty: Black Ops II hitting stores Tuesday for holiday shopping, the company predicts it will earn $1.10 a share on revenue of $4.8 billion in 2012, compared with an earlier forecast of 99 cents per share on revenue of $4.6 billion. (11/7), The Wall Street Journal/Dow Jones Newswires (11/7) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • Lenovo cites profit growth
    Lenovo reported quarterly net-profit growth of 12.6%, hitting $162 million, which outpaced analysts' expectations. PC sales were responsible for nearly 90% of revenue, the company said, and revenues from its unit focused on mobile-Internet and home digital devices doubled. Lenovo plans to expand in emerging markets first and then focus on mature markets, CEO Yang Yuanqing said. Reuters (11/8), The Wall Street Journal (11/8) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  Tech News 
  • RIM obtains FIPS certification for BlackBerry 10
    The soon-to-be-released BlackBerry 10 smartphone and BlackBerry Enterprise Service 10 have been certified to meet the Federal Information Processing Standard, according to Research In Motion. The company hopes to head off U.S. government agencies from switching to the iPhone for secure communications. FIPS certification is also recognized by the Canadian government. Computerworld (11/8) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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  CEA Zap 
  • CEA's members-only website
    CEA corporate membership gives your company access to a multitude of resources, and the best place to access these resources is via the members-only website. Here, members can learn about what our member groups are doing; how to get involved in one of our many working groups, committees, councils and division boards; how to get FREE access to a ton of market research made searchable using the SearchLink tool; and so much more! Not a CEA member? Join today. LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • Don't miss all there is to see at The Venetian!
    The 2013 International CES will showcase the most innovative technologies in the consumer electronics industry. But you haven't seen the whole show until you've been to The Venetian. The Venetian will host some of the most popular CES TechZones such as Eureka Park, MommyTech and HigherEDTECH, and many of the 2013 CES Keynotes will be held at The Venetian, kicking off Jan. 7. To get to and from The Venetian, take the Venetian Express shuttle service that runs between The Venetian and the Las Vegas Convention Center. For more information on all The Venetian has to offer, please visit LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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