Aug 06, 2014
CEA Applauds Virginia Agreement with Uber and Lyft
The following statement can be attributed to Gary Shapiro, president and CEO of the Consumer Electronics Association (CEA)®, regarding Virginia’s decision to give Uber and Lyft temporary authority to operate in the state, Maryland’s designation of Uber as common carrier, and the Washington, D.C. Taxicab Commission’s adoption of further ride-sharing regulations: “We are thrilled the Virginia Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) has ‘righted a previous wrong’ by granting Uber and Lyft temporary authority to operate. This decision clears a path for ride-sharing services to enjoy a permanent home in the Commonwealth and provides Virginians with safer, more affordable transportation options. This move will help protect jobs, create new employment opportunities and reinforce Virginia’s global position as pro-business.
Aug 04, 2014
CEA Foundation Awards Grant to BridgingApps
The CEA Foundation, a charitable organization affiliated with the Consumer Electronics Association (CEA)®, announced its support of BridgingApps, a project of the Easter Seals of Houston with a grant to support their work in identifying accessibility apps. The funding will expand BridgingApps’ website content, create filters, allow them to develop self-directed online instruction and provide in-person trainings for seniors and other adults with disabilities focused on the use of mobile devices and apps to improve their physical, mental and cognitive health outcomes. Full Release
Jul 29, 2014
CEA Cataloguing Driver Safety Products and Services
Today, the Consumer Electronics Association (CEA)® announced it is developing a technical report to document the products and services offered by the consumer electronics (CE) industry that help make the driving experience safer. The report, planned for release at the 2015 International CES®, January 6-9, 2015 in Las Vegas, will educate drivers about the wide array of CE technologies designed to improve safety and awareness behind the wheel. Full Release
Jul 29, 2014
CEA Denounces Frivolous Suit Against Auto, Electronics Companies
The following statement can be attributed to Gary Shapiro, president and CEO, Consumer Electronics Association (CEA)®, regarding the recent lawsuit filed by the Alliance of Artists and Recording Companies (AARC) in the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia stating that automobile manufacturers and electronics companies violated the Audio Home Recording Act (AHRA) by manufacturing or importing and distributing digital audio recording devices without paying royalties to recording artists and record companies: Full Release
Jul 28, 2014
CEA Contributes $1 Million to CEA Foundation in Honor of Industry Visionary Jack Wayman
The Consumer Electronics Association (CEA)® today announced a $1 million contribution to the CEA Foundation in celebration of the more than 50 years of achievements and contributions to the consumer technology industry made by industry veteran Jack Wayman. Best known as the founder of the International CES®, held in Las Vegas every January, Wayman is widely recognized in the consumer electronics (CE) industry for his significant public policy and tradeshow leadership and contributions, including his successful efforts defending the CE industry in the landmark Sony Betamax case. The CEA Foundation’s mission is to link seniors and people with disabilities with technologies to enhance their lives. This charitable foundation, affiliated with CEA, launched its first series of grants in 2012. Full Release
Jul 22, 2014
Consumer Confidence on Tech Spending Hits Highest Level since 2012, According to CEA Indexes
Consumer sentiment toward technology spending reached its highest level since December of 2012, according to the latest figures released today by the Consumer Electronics Association (CEA)®. Full Release
Jul 21, 2014
CEA Applauds Scheduled Senate Markup of UN Disabilities Treaty
The following statement can be attributed to Gary Shapiro, president and CEO, Consumer Electronics Association (CEA)®, regarding the Senate Foreign Relations Committee’s July 22 markup of the United Nations’ Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities: “CEA is delighted that Chairman Menendez (D-NJ), Ranking Member Corker (R-Tenn.) and the Senate Foreign Relations Committee are planning a markup of the Disabilities Treaty. In December 2012, the Senate narrowly missed an opportunity to join nearly 150 other countries that have ratified the treaty, but this markup provides a rare second chance to do the right thing.
Jul 21, 2014
AntennaWeb.org Allows Consumers to Seamlessly Purchase Off-Air Antennas
Broadcast Interactive Media (BIM) today announced an enhancement to its AntennaWeb.org site to connect consumers with antenna vendors certified by the Consumer Electronics Association (CEA)®. Full Release
Jul 17, 2014
CEA Applauds Introduction of Bipartisan Wi-Fi Innovation Act
The following statement can be attributed to Veronica O’Connell, vice president of government and political affairs at the Consumer Electronics Association (CEA)®, regarding the introduction of the bipartisan Wi-Fi Innovation Act: “We thank House Oversight and Government Reform Committee Chairman Darrell Issa (R-Calif.), House Energy and Commerce Communications and Technology Subcommittee Ranking Member Anna G. Eshoo (D-Calif.), Communications and Technology Subcommittee Vice Chairman Bob Latta (R-Ohio) and Congresswoman Doris Matsui (D-Calif.) for introducing the Wi-Fi Innovation Act.
Jul 16, 2014
CEA Congratulates Robert Holleyman on Nomination to Serve as Deputy USTR
The following statement can be attributed to Consumer Electronics Association (CEA)® president and CEO Gary Shapiro regarding President Obama’s nomination of Robert Holleyman to serve as Deputy, U.S. Trade Representative (USTR): “We congratulate Mr. Holleyman on his nomination. Upon his confirmation, we look forward to working with him to create strong trade agreements that create jobs and promote innovation.