Reintroducing Efficient Energy Savings

April 06, 2015
Four years ago, the Department of Energy (DOE) published a final rule that imposed blanket third-party certification requirements for all products applying for participation in the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) ENERGY STAR program. Unfortunately, the rule failed to recognize successful and existing industry programs and has increased the regulatory burden on manufacturers, as well as the cost of testing for manufacturers and the federal government. Earlier this year, Rep. Steve Womack (R-Ark.) reintroduced the ENERGY STAR Regulatory Improvement Act (HR-175). This legislation would provide an alternate option to the ENERGY STAR program’s third-party certification...

FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler at the 2015 CES

April 02, 2015
During a standing room only SuperSession at CES, Federal Communications Commission (FCC) Chairman Tom Wheeler and CEA President and CEO Gary Shapiro discussed many crucial topics before the FCC, including the FCC’s plans for the first-in-the-world voluntary TV broadcast spectrum incentive auctions planned for 2016. Here is a condensed, edited portion of their discussion on spectrum issues. Watch the video of the full SuperSession on CESweb.org/video. What has changed in your world? What is really cool about this job is that my fellow commissioners and I get to exist at the intersection of new technology and policy. Lots of things have changed in terms of technology, in terms of...

Global Caché’s Export Success Story

March 31, 2015
A leader in the control and automation industry, Global Caché, is a U.S.-based small business that exports its products all over the world. The manufacturer of Wi-Fi and network enabling connectivity products focuses on open systems, industry standards, strategic partnering and product innovation. This emphasis has kept Global Caché in a competitive position as the global market shifts. Their products also integrate easily with iPhone/iPad and Android apps. The company won a Mark of Excellence Award at the 2015 International CES® for its Control Tower the company’s new IR database in the cloud.   Global...

Leading Women in Technology Part II

February 10, 2015
Women in CE talk candidly about gender, innovation and starting their own companies. Perhaps Sarah Wood, the young founder of Unruly, a company focused on online advertising, says it best: “Women are generally seen as either too nice or they’re too bossy, caught in a lose-lose situation.” Her advice? “Let’s move on—we spend too much time worrying about what people are saying about us. Don’t think about the myths; thinking about them will hold you back. Just think about choosing the right company to work for and then doing an excellent job.” For Wood, as well as these other women, it’s not necessarily about finding that so-called...

Evolving Social Media

February 04, 2015
Jared Bridegan, CEO and founder of Mezy, originally came up with the idea for his social media app as a way to solve the problem of texting while driving. Mezy has since evolved into much more. With functions like geo-hidden content and looping videos, Mezy aims to be the “next evolution of social media.”What inspired you to create Mezy? When I originally came up with the idea for Mezy it was to solve the problem of texting while driving. When I was in college, I would drive to class every day and my wife would always text me. I played around with the idea of sending a message to a place, and then when that person arrived, they’d be able to receive the message instead...

Ridesharing: Disruptive Innovation

February 02, 2015
By Tamara Lytle Austan Goolsbee, former chairman of the Council of Economic Advisers, walked out of an inaugural ball in the cold wee hours of January 2013 looking for a ride. With many Washington streets shut to traffic, it might have been an impossible task. But he had something more powerful than a loud whistle or a hand to hail a taxi with. He had a smartphone to connect him with a driver who could tell him where to meet. Uber, Lyft, Sidecar, Bandwagon and other companies have taken the sharing economy into the transportation world to solve problems like Goolsbee’s. Line at the...

Live Green, Buy Green and Recycle

January 28, 2015
The visibility and importance of recycling and reusing consumer electronics (CE) devices have been increasing over recent years. A report by CEA released in November, Recycling and Reuse Study, 2014 Edition, presented findings from a consumer survey that showed the majority of U.S. adults (88 percent) place high importance on recycling unwanted products such as TVs, computer monitors and cell phones. Yet only three in five adults (59 percent) know where to recycle CE devices, slightly less than were aware in 2012 (63 percent). Even though there was a decrease in awareness of recycling locations, consumer recycling and donating have increased. Almost a third (30 percent) of adults say...

Working with the 114th Congress

January 27, 2015
For 2015, we hope Congress’ newly elected members will move beyond the gridlock that has prevented the Congress from dealing with our most pressing issues. The growing debt, out of control entitlements, a broken tax system and immigration reform, are real issues which we must resolve for the next generation. Our nation wants and deserves more from our elected officials. At CEA we stand ready to embrace this incoming Congress with a renewed sense of optimism. Critical policy issues we are asking Congress to address are not only vital to the technology industry, but will also provide numerous benefits to our...

Las Vegas: The Center of Innovation

January 20, 2015
The International CES comes to Las Vegas year after year and some might think this is the only dose of startups (Eureka Park) or innovative companies the city sees all year. But Las Vegas is more than just big casinos and hotels—it also houses a strong startup and technology community and provides ample opportunity for growth. Money According to the Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority, the Las Vegas Strip’s gaming revenue last year was $6.5 billion. But this isn’t about how much money one can spend here, it’s about how much money one can actually save. Gaming aside, living and working in Las Vegas has its monetary value. Renters can expect to pay...
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