Smart Home Tech Adds Value in Real Estate Market

June 15, 2015
Many of us remember searching for our first home with a realtor. Maybe the granite countertops or exterior lighting was the feature that convinced us this was our dream home. But today things have changed. Technology is connecting homes and it is starting to make a difference in how they are bought and sold.   The consumer electronics (CE) industry is delivering on the promise of the smart home with easier-to-use products, systems and services to help consumers manage their homes often from their smartphones. Connected to the Internet through a home network for remote access, monitoring and control, these devices bring homeowners convenience, security, accessibility, entertainment...

Powerful Answers Awards

June 08, 2015
The Powerful Answers Award is a multi-million dollar challenge for entrepreneurs, companies and innovators worldwide to provide innovative solutions in transportation, emergency response and the Internet of Things. Run by Verizon, the Powerful Answers Awards is committed to finding innovative solutions that go beyond Verizon’s traditional portfolio of products and that support social responsibility. This program is a beneficial platform for bright and innovative minds to share solutions for some of the world’s most pressing issues. At the same time, it is an opportunity to work together with Verizon to help further those ideas. Judges include executives from innovative...

Inaugural CES Asia Sets the Bar High

June 05, 2015
The inaugural CES Asia took place in Shanghai on May 25-27. The event, produced by the Consumer Electronics Association (CEA)® and co-produced by INTEX, featured more than 200 exhibitors from 16 countries. More than 20,000 attendees - including more than 1,200 members of the media - graced the show floor spanning 20,000 gross square meters. Highlights of the show included conference sessions and keynotes from companies including Audi, Intel, Suning Commerce Group, Twitter, Volkswagen and more. Visit CESAsia.cn to find more information about the smashing success that was the inaugural CES Asia, including product announcements, the Best of CES Asia Awards and watch videos of the...

International Focus: China

June 01, 2015
Twitter Opens Hong Kong Office Social networking site Twitter opened an office in Hong Kong in March headed by Twitter executive Peter Greenberger. The company aims to off er Chinese companies a path to marketing their products and services to customers overseas. The decision to focus—at least initially—on international marketing prospects rather than compete with homegrown social networking services such as Sina Weibo and Renren resembles that of Facebook, which also functions as an international marketing tool. The Hong Kong off ice was the second branch opened in Asia by Twitter, following an off ice in Jakarta opened one week before. PlayStation 4 Arrives in China...

Health Data: Disruptive Transformation

May 29, 2015
The quantity and velocity of data being generated by businesses, consumers, healthcare providers and patients is increasing at epic levels. Consider the popularity of wearable fitness health devices. These devices often connect to a ‘system’ that collects and captures data and personal analytics. What does the data say about my current health and wellness based on analytics and what can it predict about my well-being?   Recently eClinicalWorks, an ambulatory electronic health records (EHR) vendor launched its Health and Online Wellness (Healow) platform that allows for...

Innovation in China

May 18, 2015
The inaugural International CES Asia takes place in Shanghai on May 25-27. The event, with more than 15,000 exhibitors expected, showcases global innovation. i3 looks at two very different Chinese companies that are innovative leaders in their unique spaces: China Mobile with IoT and JD.com with e-commerce. China Mobile M2M is a wholly-owned subsidiary of China Mobile Limited founded in September 2013. The company headquarters is located in the National IoT Industrial Park in Chongqing, China and employs more than 300 specialized talented professionals. China Mobile M2M’s strategic objective is to become...

International Focus: Israel

April 17, 2015
Samsung Invests in EarlySense and rounds Speaking at the 2015 CES, Yoon Boo-keun, head of Samsung Electronics’ consumer products unit, named Israeli patient monitoring company EarlySense while discussing the company’s intention to invest in Internet of Things (IoT) products. Calling EarlySense’s technology “revolutionary,” Yoon said Samsung would invest $10 million. The announcement follows a $12 million investment by Samsung in Israeli tech company rounds earlier that week. Samsung has two research and development centers in Israel. Hisense Partners with KIDO’Z The app and entertainment discovery platform for kids, from Israel-based KIDO’Z...

A Fresh Beginning

March 26, 2015
Even in the most extreme circumstances, there is a bright lining. For example, a temperature of five degrees on February 20 smashed a 120-year-old weather record for the D.C. metro area, according to the Washington Post. And although Washington’s iconic cherry trees were coated in ice, there were signs of reawakening. With winter disappearing, and peak bloom expected April 12, the focus is on renewal, vitality and inspiration. In this issue we take a look at some of the inspiring highlights from the 2015 International CES. For example, Lowe's Innovation Labs showed at CES how they are breaking the retail mold with a distinct vision. Leading the team, Kyle Nel is using science...

Ten CEA Opportunities You Should Consider

March 24, 2015
The 2015 International CES® exceeded even our optimistic expectations. The innovation, excitement, engaged multi-industry CXO attendance, media, ease of transport and numerous announcements combined to zoom the event to the stratosphere. CES is now the world’s most respected and well-known business event. The CEA staff is exhausted but happy and determined not to be complacent or arrogant about the sacred trust the industry puts in us for stewardship of CES. But we also want you to know about other top opportunities available to CEA member executives that can benefit you and your company. These may not be as well-known as CES, but they can make a difference in your business and...
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