Number of U.S. adults expecting to buy tech over the weekend up five percentage points
A record-breaking 103.3 million Americans will shop online between Thanksgiving and Cyber Monday this year, an increase of 6.1 million shoppers over 2013, according to a new survey released today by the Consumer Electronics Association (CEA) ®. CEA’s 2014 Pre-Black Friday Report also finds, in total, 143 million U.S. consumers plan to shop over the Thanksgiving holiday weekend, with 89 million U.S. adults planning to buy consumer technology products.
The following statement is attributed to Gary Shapiro, president and CEO of the Consumer Electronics Association (CEA)®, regarding the Senate’s failure to advance the USA FREEDOM Act: “We are disappointed with the Senate’s failure to advance the USA FREEDOM Act. The National Security Agency’s data collection activities have damaged the reputation of U.S. tech companies, costing the U.S. economy tens of millions of dollars, countless jobs and placing American companies at a competitive disadvantage. Full Release
NATPE||Content First and the Consumer Electronics Association (CEA)® have for a second consecutive year jointly commissioned a consumer research study, this time to gather insight into the content discovery process and alternatives to live TV viewing. Findings from the two-phase study will be presented in two co-branded research reports at the 2015 International CES® and NATPE||Miami in January 2015 with each presentation followed by a panel discussion of senior executives from the content and consumer electronics industries, CEA President and CEO Gary Shapiro and NATPE President and CEO Rod Perth announced today. Full Release
At the15th annual Consumer Electronics Hall of Fame awards ceremony held for the first time in New York City, 12 industry leaders joined the 197 inventors, engineers, retailers, journalists and entrepreneurs inducted since 2000 who have helped provide products and services that entertain, inform and connect consumers. More than 200 industry professionals attended the event held at the Grand Hyatt New York. Full Release
Medved, founder of The Metropolitan Cooking & Entertainment Show, brings her knowledge of the tradeshow and conference industry to CEA
Today, the Consumer Electronics Association (CEA) ® announced Denise Medved has been named vice president of sales and business development for the International CES® and International CES Asia. Medved brings extensive experience in trade show management and development. She comes to CEA from Tiny Kitchen Inc., where she served as president and CEO since its establishment in 2005. Medved also held senior management positions at Reed Exhibition Companies, IDG World Expo, and National Trade Productions, Inc.
The following statement is attributed to Gary Shapiro, president and CEO, Consumer Electronics Association (CEA)®, on the Information Technology Agreement (ITA) expansion as Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) leaders announce a breakthrough in Beijing. “It took hard work, and compromise on all sides, but today's announcement from Beijing on a breakthrough on the ITA marks a major path forward. President Obama, Ambassadors Froman and Punke, and their team at USTR have worked tirelessly over the past week to find a way forward. We commend the Chinese hosts of APEC and leadership in Beijing for reaching a mutually acceptable path forward to continuing, and swiftly concluding, ITA discussions in Geneva."
The Consumer Electronics Association (CEA)® today announced the forthcoming release of its new book, Digital Destiny: How the New Age of Data Will Transform the Way We Work, Live, and Communicate (Regnery Publishing), on sale January 12, 2015. In this provocative new book, author Shawn DuBravac, Ph.D., CEA’s Chief Economist, explains why the world’s mass adoption of digital technologies portends the beginning of a new era for humanity, one that will rival the invention of the printing press for its transformational effects on every person, country and institution in the world. Full Release
The Consumer Electronics Association (CEA)® and DEG: The Digital Entertainment Group today announced a new partnership to promote the latest Blu-ray Disc™ releases and emerging home entertainment technologies to consumers. The two organizations are collaborating to develop “The DEN (Digital Entertainment News) Presents Ben Lyons”, a year-long series of satellite media tours highlighting the most recent movie and television releases for home viewing and the best ways to purchase and watch them – physically through Blu-ray Disc and digitally through advanced Smart TVs and portable devices such as tablets, smartphones and computers. The tours will be hosted by renowned technophile and entertainment personality Ben Lyons.
The Consumer Electronics Association (CEA)® announced today that the licensing agreement for logos for use by manufacturers to designate 4K Ultra High-Definition TVs (4K Ultra HD or 4K UHD), monitors and projectors for the home is now available. CEA also announced the availability of logo licensing agreements for promotional and educational use by retailers, buying groups, organizations and companies engaged in the 4K UHD ecosystem. Full Release
The Consumer Electronics Association (CEA)® announced today that leading industry associations, technical organizations and retail groups have agreed to use “4K Ultra HD” and “4K UHD” as common terminology to describe the new generation of television products, technology and content. This will help provide clarity and consistency for consumers seeking to enhance their home entertainment experience with 4K Ultra HD. Full Release
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CEA's Digital Answer Man Jim Barry visits media outlets annually, educating consumers on new products and trends. CEA members can add their products to the tour at no charge!