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November 5, 2012News covering the consumer electronics industry

  Today's Digital Pulse 
  • Yesterday's tablets become today's trade-ins
    Consumers are rapidly trading in tablet computers as they look to purchase the latest tablet models introduced by Apple, Google and Microsoft, according to the SellCell electronics trade-in website. SellCell says iPads account for about three-quarters of its tablet transactions, with some consumers trading in the third-generation iPads they bought this year to get the iPad Mini and the fourth-generation iPad. Network World (11/2) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  CE in the Home 
  • Seagate gets behind UltraViolet
    Seagate Technology, a supplier of hard-disk drives and other data-storage products, has joined the Digital Entertainment Content Ecosystem consortium, which promotes use of the cloud-based UltraViolet digital content system. Advanced Television (11/5) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • Other News
  • Era of big-budget games fades, Splinter Cell: Blacklist director says
    Video games with big development budgets, known as AAA titles, are coming to an end in the game industry, according to Patrick Redding, director of Splinter Cell: Blacklist. "The market as a whole is going to undergo a critical shift in priorities, a shift away from the absolute primacy of graphics and production values and content creation toward systemic depth," he said, leading to the creation of what he called "lower-case aaa" titles. (U.K.) (11/4) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • Other News
  Tech News 
  • Android extended global lead in Q3
    Android extended its lead over iOS among smartphones sold in the third quarter, accounting for 75% of the market worldwide, according to data from IDC. "The decline of RIM, lack of Windows Phone sales and the late launch of the iPhone 5 all had a positive impact on Android sales and market share," said Francisco Jeronimo, IDC research manager. Reuters (11/3), Computerworld/IDG News Service (11/2), eWeek (11/4) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  Retail Trends 
  • Angry Birds will next appear on prepaid Visa cards
    Rovio Entertainment has licensed images from its popular Angry Birds video games to appear on prepaid Visa cards from Kaiku Finance. In early 2013, Kaiku will begin online sales of Angry Birds cards issued by First California Bank. Images on the cards will be The Red Bird, The Yellow Bird, Bomb Bird and the Bad Piggies. Bloomberg (11/5) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • Retailers shift focus from Sandy to Santa
    U.S. retailers hope to put Hurricane Sandy firmly in the past as they focus once again on boosting holiday sales. Sears will open at 8 p.m. on Thanksgiving, Target's decking out its gift cards with new bells and whistles, and forecasters say merchants will benefit from two "extra" shopping weekends this year. MediaPost Communications/Marketing Daily (11/4) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  CEA Zap 
  • Be represented in our Industry Forecast!
    Don't miss your opportunity to have your voice heard! Join companies like Samsung, Sony, Panasonic and VOXX International and participate in CEA's semi-annual Industry Forecast. We are currently soliciting submissions for the winter edition, forecasting sales through 2016. Our consensus forecasts utilize inputs from the entire CE industry to provide a unique and invaluable look at current -- and future -- trends. Simply provide your estimates of total industry shipment volumes for the categories your company competes in by the Nov. 16 deadline and receive the complete forecast at no cost -- an $8,000 value! For more information on how to get involved, contact Sean Murphy. LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • Gary Shapiro on "America is Innovation"
    Check out what CEA President and CEO, Gary Shapiro, had to say in his latest column on! This week, Gary discusses how "creative destruction" drives the market, displaces older technology or ideas with the new, and offers consumers value they didn't dream up yet. "Our nation is better because we create better. We innovate. We try new things. We risk failure. But when we fail, we pick ourselves up and we try again. We create new business models and they succeed. And then newer models come along and destroy them," Shapiro writes. What is your opinion on America's ability to innovate? Check out and comment on the full article on LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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