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December 28, 2012News covering the consumer electronics industry

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  • Pew: Nearly one-quarter of Americans read an e-book in 2012
    The number of Americans who have read an e-book in the past 12 months reached 23% this year, compared with 16% a year ago, according to a survey for the Pew Internet & American Life Project. One-third of those surveyed this year reported owning an e-reader or tablet computer, up from 18% in late 2011. Readers of books in print fell to 67% this year from 72% a year earlier, although there was a smaller decline in the total percentage of book readers, the survey found. Network World/IDG News Service (12/27), GigaOm (12/27) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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  • Report: Christmas Day brings 27% boost to retail sites
    The leading 500 U.S. retail websites enjoyed a 27% increase in online traffic on Christmas Day compared with a year ago, according to Experian. The marketing firm estimated that 115.5 million people visited the sites of Apple, Best Buy, Sears, Target and other retailers Tuesday. Amazon is said to have had almost 25 million visitors on Christmas Day. CNET/Internet & Media blog (12/27) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • Survey ranks Amazon most satisfying site
    Consumers ranked Amazon as the most satisfying website to shop for the eighth consecutive year, according to an annual survey from ForeSee. came in second, while J.C. Penney, Apple and Dell saw their rankings drop. Reuters (12/27), All Things D (12/27) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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  • Security top of mind for consumers interested in home automation, new CEA study finds
    More than 62% of online consumers interested in learning more about home automation cited security as their primary purchase motivation, according to new research by the Consumer Electronics Association (CEA)®. Consumer Perspective on Home Automation found that almost half (49%) of consumers are familiar with home automation systems that allow them to remotely monitor and control one or more technology system in their homes. Read more about the study in CEA's release. The complete study is available free to CEA member companies at Non-members may purchase the report at LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • CEA and AARP partner for a look at electronics recycling and Americans 50 and older
    Americans ages 50+ generally recycle because they feel it is the right thing to do, but does this attitude extend to the recycling or purchasing of consumer electronic (CE) products? CEA's AARP-sponsored study explores older Americans' attitudes toward green technology and recycling CE products. Increasing awareness of green benefits and available recycling resources will help this segment grow with the green movement. See more on recycling at Americans 50+: CE Recycling and Reuse LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • Help make CES even better -- participate in onsite focus groups at the 2013 International CES
    The Consumer Electronics Association (CEA)®, producer of the International CES®, is seeking individuals to participate in focus groups during the 2013 International CES. We are interested in hearing about attendees' experiences at the show and how we can make it even better. The groups will take place at the Las Vegas Convention Center (LVCC) and participants will be provided with a meal and monetary compensation. If interested, please contact Tara Hutton, director of Market Research, or complete this short survey. LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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