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November 13, 2012News covering the consumer electronics industry
 

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  • Tablets to lead in holiday gifts this year, CEA says
    When Santa Claus checks his list, tablet computers will be at or near the top this year, according to the Consumer Electronics Association. "What do consumers want? Of those we asked, 8.3% said tablets -– light years ahead of money (4.8%) and peace and happiness (4.5%)," said Steve Koenig, CEA's director of industry analysis. CEA forecasts online sales of consumer electronics for the holidays will increase by 14% in 2012, compared with last year, while retailers will see a year-to-year bump of about 2.2%. Dealerscope (11/13) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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  • Who's who among women in home entertainment?
    Home Media Magazine compiled its fifth annual list of the top female executives in the home entertainment industry. They include Mary Daily of 20th Century Fox Home Entertainment, Lori MacPherson of The Walt Disney Studios and Lexine Wong of Sony Pictures Home Entertainment. Home Media Magazine (11/12) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • RIM will put BlackBerry 10 cards on the table at Jan. 30 event
    Research In Motion will unveil its BlackBerry 10 operating system Jan. 30, the company announced Monday, apparently meeting CEO Thorsten Heins' vow to release the platform in the first quarter although RIM will not disclose ship dates until the media event. "RIM has to ship the BlackBerry 10 in a reliable solid condition, and the announcement that RIM is launching on Jan. 30 fits with the timescale that RIM chief executive Thorsten Heins set out when he delayed it from the autumn to Q1," said Ian Fogg, senior principal analyst at the IHS iSuppli research firm. E-Commerce Times (11/12), The Wall Street Journal (11/12) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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  • AT&T will debut $500 Samsung broadband camera with Android
    AT&T will begin selling Samsung's new Android 4.1-based point-and-shoot digital Galaxy Camera -- complete with a 4G connectivity and access to the mobile Web -- for $500 on Friday, the carrier disclosed. Featuring 16-megapixel, 21x zoom technology, the camera can retrieve Android applications from the online Google Play store and allow users to instantly share their photos. Consumers will pay $10 to $50 a month for data plans ranging from 250 megabytes to 20 gigabytes. CNET/Crave blog (11/12), PC Magazine (11/12) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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  • 2013 CES: Focus on the finance and investment community
    Whether you want to discover raw innovation, a forward-thinking conference program or mix and mingle with the entrepreneurs of tomorrow, the 2013 International CES has you covered. Clear your schedule for Monday, Jan. 7, and attend the CEA Research Summit at International CES. Once the show floor opens Tuesday, head to The Venetian to experience Eureka Park, the home of the budding entrepreneurs and fledgling startups. LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • Learn what's next in the emerging world of app-based entertainment
    The Entertainment Apps Conference on Nov. 29, sponsored by the 2013 International CES, will focus on how creators and distributors are using apps to enhance audience engagement, create new revenue opportunities, extend entertainment franchises and leverage new platforms. Hear thought leaders discuss what's next in the emerging world of app-based entertainment including: social viewing apps, monetizing the second screen and building app brands. Speakers for the Entertainment Apps Conference include: Paul Condolora, SVP, Digital & Consumer Products, Cartoon Network/Adult Swim; Ian Aaron, CEO, ConnecTV; Scott Chow, Senior Product Manager, PayPal Digital Platforms; and Mark Young, VP Mobile Strategy, NBCUniversal. A special discount has been arranged for all SmartBrief Readers. At registration checkout, simply enter the code CEA and receive 10% off current registration rates. LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • Future of Television this Friday in NYC
    Future of Television is this Friday in NYC: Confirmed speakers include NBC, HBO, Comcast, Blip, Sony, PBS, Microsoft, Discovery, Nielsen, among many others! Join Television Industry Leaders -- including senior decision-makers from major broadcasters, production studios and cable networks, social networks, producers, creators, mobile companies, online content producers, distributors, technology companies, and association heads -- for one of the industry's most prestigious events. This year's event features 6 series: Content, Viewer, Distribution, Advertising, Out-of-Home, and Buzz, each including top content creators and innovators to demo their programming, new advertising platforms, TV tech innovations as well as devices, and a panel discussion. CEA members and friends receive 15% off registration with code CEA15. LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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