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February 13, 2013News covering the consumer electronics industry
 

  Today's Digital Pulse 
  • Intel turns to TVs with set-top box launch this year
    Intel this year will launch an online television service with its own proprietary set-top box, posing competition for Boxee, Roku and possibly Apple. The Internet-based TV service will extend to mobile devices, according to Intel's Erik Huggers. The move comes while the PC market, the chipmaker's longtime bread and butter, continues to decline as mobile electronics gain in popularity. Reuters (2/12), CNET (2/12), PCWorld (2/12) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  CE in the Home 
  • Report: Majority of mobile video views are on iOS devices
    Three-fifths of all mobile video views last year were on iOS devices, compared with 32% for Android-based devices, according to FreeWheel, a video monetization firm. Mobile videos leaped to 12% of all online videos viewed in 2012, up from 2% the previous year, FreeWheel's report estimates. Apple's 60% viewing share broke down to iPhones, 30%; iPad tablets, 24%; and iPod touch devices, 6%. TechCrunch (2/12) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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  • Automakers: FCC's Wi-Fi push will cause accidents, cost lives
    Federal regulators' plan to encourage wireless communications among cars -- a possible lead-up to self-driving vehicles -- will jam the airwaves along with new accident-prevention technology that could save thousands of lives each year, say automakers and their vendors. The Federal Communications Commission might introduce rules next week that would expand car-to-car communications, but carmakers argue that the frequencies will interfere with spectrum for so-called "talking car" technology. Bloomberg (2/12) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  Tech News 
  • Music veteran Iovine will curate Beats subscription service
    Beats CEO Jimmy Iovine, who has engineered and produced many hit records, says his company will offer a music subscription service this year that he will personally curate, likely priced at $10 a month. "There is a sea of music, an ocean of music and absolutely no curation for it. Your friends can't curate for you. No one knows what song comes next," he said. "Apple knows a lot about your music taste. Google knows a lot, and Facebook. But no one is using it to curate." CNET/Internet & Media blog (2/12), All Things D (2/12) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
 
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  Retail Trends 
  • Does eBay hold the key to same-day delivery?
    EBay is building technology and retail relationships to eventually provide same-day delivery on a large scale, CEO John Donahoe says. "No one single retailer can do it on their own, so we are building it for the retail industry and using our technology capabilities to build it," he said. All Things D (2/12) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  CEA Zap 
  • Act now: Keep the Internet free and open
    The Internet is the lifeblood of the digital economy, creating jobs, spurring innovation and connecting individuals around the world. This success comes mainly because the Internet has been largely free from overbearing government control. However, as we saw in the case of the Stop Online Piracy Act (SOPA) and the Protect IP Act (PIPA), the Internet's prosperity is easily threatened. Right now, there is a global movement to bring the Internet under international control. It's time to stand up and make sure your voice is heard on this issue. Act now and tell your lawmaker to support efforts that would make it the official policy of the United States to promote a global Internet free from government control. Contact your member of Congress today! LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • Stay connected! Membership renewals due Feb. 28
    CEA appreciates your on-going support and continued membership. To continue to receive access to valuable member benefits like International CES discounts, $1 million worth of market research and a plethora of business development opportunities, renew your membership today at payinvoice.ce.org. Questions? Contact Jamie Recio at 703-907-4346. LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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