Making Recycling Electronics as Easy as Purchasing Them

August 19, 2015
Advancements in innovative technology can be lightning fast. It’s never been easier to connect with other people, catch up on the latest news, access your favorite entertainment or complete your latest assignment. With so many different devices performing so many different tasks, it’s no surprise consumers have accumulated a number of older consumer electronics (CE) in their homes. In an effort to efficiently remove those devices, the CE industry is taking steps to make recycling your old electronics as easy as buying your new ones. Recycling electronics is a national issue, and it requires a national...

Tech Hub: Washington D.C.

August 17, 2015
The District of Innovation Washington, D.C., is home to prestigious universities, decision makers, policy makers, industry regulators and influential groups. This environment allows entrepreneurs to quickly get a startup off the ground. Along with the never-ending networking opportunities, D.C. boasts numerous programs and initiatives that foster innovation and allow entrepreneurs to flourish. D.C. also is home to some of the most forward-thinking incubators, accelerators and workspaces, which aid the entrepreneurial spirit and help progress startups. The Area The District spans 61.4 square miles but the metro area that includes...

Why Trade is Important

August 12, 2015
Trade supports more than 40 million U.S. jobs, including 75,000 here in Connecticut, according to an estimate by the office of the U.S. Trade Representative. Last year, Connecticut’s export shipments of goods totaled nearly $16 billion, including $4.6 billion to the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) countries. “To say that trade is important to our district is an understatement,” said Himes, a Democrat who represents Connecticut’s 4th Congressional District. He added that the Trans-Pacific Partnership, which would be made possible by TPA, “offers the potential for rich export...

Startups Urge Patent Reform

July 21, 2015
You’ve heard the stories: “patent trolls” prey on our members with bogus threats and frivolous lawsuits. These bad actors don’t innovate or make products - they simply sue those who do. They play off the high cost of litigation ($1M or more to defend a case) to extort settlements from entrepreneurs. This kills jobs and innovation. A bill called the Innovation Act changes the law to put these trolls out of business. You can make sure Congress does the right thing. “All I’m trying to do is seek some type of relief,” says Peter Braxton, a former Air Force pilot and investment banker turned tech entrepreneur who spent his entire life...

Did You Say $30 Billion... For One Patient?

July 01, 2015
When Regulation Defies Common SenseIn today’s information-driven world, empowered consumers with immediate access to information, including their personal data, have transformed almost every industry. The time has finally come to see the same revolution in healthcare. In 2004, President George W. Bush had a vision of digitizing our healthcare system, so that everyone could access their own medical information. He created the Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT (ONC) to drive federal policies and partner with industry so that every American would be able to access and use their personal health records by 2014. As part of the American Reinvestment and Recovery Act...

CEA Unveils Inaugural Innovation Scorecard

June 29, 2015
Entrepreneurs and innovators decide where to design, manufacture and sell their products and services based on a myriad of business-related policies. A state’s ability to provide its residents with fast and reliable Internet service, educate and employ qualified workers in the science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) fields and offer a favorable tax system are among the key factors. However, not all U.S. states offer the same environment that fosters innovation and supports entrepreneurs. In order to recognize and account for favorable and unfavorable policy actions and business environments at the state level, CEA unveiled the inaugural Innovation Scorecard at the...

CEA's D.C. Innovation Week and CES on the Hill

June 26, 2015
CEA’S D.C. INNOVATION WEEKCEA’s 11th annual Digital Patriots Dinner kicked off a week of technology policy events in D.C., aimed at showcasing the importance of innovation to members of Congress and the D.C. tech policy community. Other event highlights during the week included CEA’s Lobby Day to advocate for pro-innovation policies, and CES on the Hill, a technology exhibit that brought the excitement of the CEA-owned and produced International CES® to the nation’s capital. CEA honored Internet pioneer and Revolution Chairman and CEO Steve Case along with U.S. Congressman Bob Goodlatte (R-VA) for their instrumental roles in supporting and advancing...

Telecommuting and E-Commerce: Driving a More Efficient America

June 18, 2015
Technology has shifted not only the way we live our lives, but how we work as well. From telecommuting to e-commerce, new and innovative technologies can streamline our weekly business routines, while also reducing our carbon footprint and overall energy consumption. A new study commissioned by CEA examined the effects of the combined trends of telecommuting and e-commerce that have been seen in recent years. Conducted by the Fraunhofer USA Center for Sustainable Energy Systems, the Energy and Greenhouse Gas Emissions Impacts of Telecommuting and e-Commerce study illustrates how our country’s total energy usage and greenhouse gas(GHG) emissions have fallen as more of the country...

Tech Hub: Shanghai

June 08, 2015
As host of the inaugural 2015 International CES Asia™, Shanghai is also home to some of the most creative, innovative and forward thinking minds in Asia. China’s population is more than 1.3 billion people, with more than 14.3 million living in Shanghai. With a well-established web industry, Shanghai is transforming into having a great startup ecosystem along with other Chinese cities like Beijing and Shenzhen. Incubating, Investing, AcceleratingOne of the top accelerators in China is Chinaccelerator. Twice a year the accelerator picks a number of startups and invests a small amount of money for up to seven percent equity in each startup. The startups are then moved to...
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