Nov 11, 2014
CEA Applauds White House, USTR, Chinese Leadership on Advancing ITA
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."
Nov 11, 2014
CEA Announces Groundbreaking New Book at CES Unveiled New York
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
Nov 06, 2014
The Time is Now: CEA Urges China to Advance ITA During Upcoming APEC Meeting
The following statement is attributed to Gary Shapiro, president and CEO, Consumer Electronics Association (CEA)®, on Information Technology Agreement (ITA) expansion as China prepares to host next week’s Asia- Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) leaders’ meeting in Beijing: “As hosts to this year’s APEC leaders’ meeting and one of the most powerful tech exporters in the world, China is positioned to exercise leadership by demonstrating action that will allow ITA negotiators to re-engage and conclude the agreement. We urge Beijing to use this opportunity not only as a strong deliverable for APEC leaders to advance the ITA, but also to advance the success of the World Trade Organization itself."
Nov 06, 2014
CEA Statement on FTC Settlement Against Patent Extortionist
The following statement is attributed to Gary Shapiro, president and CEO of the Consumer Electronics Association (CEA)®, regarding today’s Federal Trade Commission (FTC) settlement against the patent extortionist who used deceptive tactics to threaten small businesses of patent infringement: “We commend the FTC for focusing on the deception and harm caused by patent trolls – extortionists that bleed $80 billion a year from the U.S. economy and who engage in fraudulent conduct." Full Release
Nov 05, 2014
Let's Get to Work: CEA Stands Ready, Encouraged to Support New Congress
The following statement is attributed to Gary Shapiro, president and CEO, Consumer Electronics Association (CEA)®, in the wake of last night’s congressional midterm elections: “With the midterm elections behind us, we stand ready to embrace the incoming Congress with a renewed sense of optimism. While we congratulate the Republican Party on its victory in the Senate, we also urge GOP leaders to commit to changing the stifling, partisan atmosphere that has plagued the Senate with inaction – and the appearance of indifference.
Nov 05, 2014
CEA Congratulates FTC on 100 Year Anniversary
The following statement can be attributed to Gary Shapiro, president and CEO of the Consumer Electronics Association (CEA)®, regarding the Federal Trade Commission’s (FTC) 100th anniversary: “As the FTC celebrates this week its 100 years of service to the American people, we applaud the Commission’s consistent and balanced understanding that markets must have the flexibility to innovate, while still being responsive to consumer needs. We share the very same perspective in the consumer technology industry, because innovation is not only expected but encouraged."
Nov 03, 2014
Inventors, Pioneers, Industry Executives and a Hollywood Starlet Sharing Honors at 2014 Consumer Electronics Hall of Fame Awards
Without the contributions from the 2014 class of the Consumer Electronics (CE) Hall of Fame –produced by the Consumer Electronics Association (CEA)® - digital photography, personalized Internet music streaming radio, computer routing, and secure communications via cell phone, Bluetooth and Wi-Fi might never have happened. Full Release
Oct 31, 2014
CEA: Ridesharing is Part of Nevada's Transportation Solution
The following statement is attributable to Gary Shapiro, president and CEO at the Consumer Electronics Association (CEA)®, regarding this week’s ruling by Nevada’s Clark County District Court to end the state’s temporary restraining order on the ridesharing service Uber. CEA is the producer of the International CES®, the world’s largest gathering of the global technology community, which brings more than 150,000 visitors to Las Vegas each January.
Oct 31, 2014
Industries Celebrate Anniversary of FAA's Policy Expanding Use of Electronics Products on Flights
Today, the Consumer Electronics Association (CEA)® and airline industry celebrate the first anniversary of the Federal Aviation Administration’s (FAA) decision to end restrictive in-flight policies on Portable Electronic Devices (PEDs). In 2013, CEA and other stakeholders served on the FAA’s PEDs Aviation Rulemaking Committee, helping pave the way for expanded use of electronics devices during takeoff and landing on commercial flights. Full Release
Oct 28, 2014
Pre-Holiday Consumer Sentiment Toward Tech Spending Suggests ‘Wait and See’ Approach as Holiday Season Nears
The latest data released today by the Consumer Electronics Association (CEA)® shows consumer confidence toward technology spending in October slipped, while sentiment toward the overall economy increased. Full Release