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March 6, 2013News covering the consumer electronics industry

  Today's Digital Pulse 
  • Intel touts "display as a service" for a multiscreen world
    Intel has developed a technology it calls "display as a service," with a device that can control any display on a computer network, this blog post notes. At an industry conference in Germany, the chip company also demonstrated a prototype Windows 8 laptop with a detachable display, based on its forthcoming fourth-generation Core "Haswell" processor. CNET/Business Tech blog (3/5) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  CE in the Home 
  • Roku 3 features redesigned user interface
    Roku has developed a new user interface for its Roku 3 streaming device and added a headphone jack for its remote control with the new product release. The Roku 3 box is priced at $100, with immediate availability on Amazon and the Roku website, and it will show up next month on store shelves. GigaOm (3/5), All Things D (3/5) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • Other News
  • Experts ask: Can Samsung be more innovative?
    Samsung Electronics is dominant in the world market for smartphones, and it is becoming a serious contender with its tablet computers, Jay Alabaster notes in this analysis. "They are literally competing in all segments at all times, even competing with Apple before a product comes out. Samsung has a horse in every race," said Andrew Rassweiler, an analyst at IHS iSuppli. News Service (3/5) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • Intel lands socket in ZTE phone with new Atom Z2580 processor
    Intel worked with ZTE to develop the new Atom Z2580, a dual-core "Clover Trail+" processor that will go into a future smartphone model. The Chinese handset manufacturer, which is the world's fourth-largest supplier of mobile phones, is also choosing Nvidia's Tegra 4 processor for other smartphones. GigaOm (3/5), Digital Trends (3/5) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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  Tech News 
  • EU penalizes Microsoft for dropping browser-choice option
    The European Commission has imposed a $731 million fine on Microsoft for dropping a browser-choice feature from Windows 7, which made Internet Explorer the default browser for European users. "We take full responsibility for the technical error that caused this problem and have apologized for it," a Microsoft spokesman said. Tony Woodgate of Simmons & Simmons says the fine is a sign that the EU "will not tolerate failure by a company to comply with the commitments it gave to settle an antitrust infringement procedure." BBC (3/6) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  Retail Trends 
  • Google gears up to fight Amazon Prime
    Google Shopping Express is being tested in the Bay Area, working with local retailers to sell products online for same-day delivery. The company reportedly is considering subscription pricing for the service, similar to Amazon Prime. "Today Google needs a new play because increasingly consumers are cutting out Google and going direct to Amazon for their product search," Shutl founder Tom Allason said. TechCrunch (3/4), Reuters (3/6) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • Come back to the office, Best Buy tells its corporate workers
    Taking a leaf from Yahoo on telecommuting policies, Best Buy is ending its Results-Only Work Environment program, which allowed corporate employees to work from home. "We're a company that still believes strongly in employee flexibility, but the ROWE program itself has been canceled," Best Buy's Matt Furman said. He added, "In any circumstance, it matters not just what you do but how you do it. Particularly in a turnaround, what matters is the ability of employees to collaborate and work together on solving the problems the company faces." Network World (3/5) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  CEA Zap 
  • CEA at SXSW: We are Innovation
    The Consumer Electronics Association (CEA)® is heading to Austin, Texas, for South by Southwest (SXSW®). We'll be speaking, exhibiting, networking and sharing how we are helping grow the consumer electronics industry and promoting innovation. There will be many opportunities for attendees to learn more about CEA's initiatives and how we can help your business. If you are around on March 9, join us at Tech Cocktail's SXSW Startup Celebration sponsored by CEA and .CO. Visit us on the show floor, March 10 to 13, at the Austin Convention Center, Booth #423. Want to hear our executives' thoughts on innovation? On March 11, hear Gary Shapiro discuss CEA's latest book, "Ninja Innovation: The Ten Killer Strategies of the World's Most Successful Businesses," or Michael Petricone on March 16 when he moderates a panel, "So We Won SOPA: Turning a Moment into a Movement." Check out our latest blog post for more details on all of these events. See you in Austin! LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • CEA’s Market Research Brainstorm is coming…
    Do you want to get the most out of your CEA Market Research benefits? CEA wants you to as well! We strive to continuously improve the market research benefits for members. To do this, we need CEA member feedback. Last year, members told us they wanted research on tablets, showrooming, 2nd screen, home automation, connected TVs and CE device cannibalization to name a few and we delivered! CEA's Market Research Brainstorm will take place online March 18 to 22. Don't miss out on this opportunity to voice your opinion about research you've been looking to get your hands on! Contact Rhonda Daniel for further details on how to join. LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • CEA is continuing work on system requirement for highly resonant wireless power systems
    CEA's Wireless Power Subcommittee is continuing work on drafting CEA-2042.4, "System Requirements for Highly Resonant Wireless Power Systems." The standard will define system requirements for highly resonant wireless power systems. Volunteers from the automotive industry and those who would use this standard are needed. To get involved in the CEA-2042.4 effort, join R6.3 WG4. LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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