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U.S. Consumer Technology Sales and Forecasts
January 22, 2016 at 10:46 am

2016 Tech Trends to Watch CTA’s chief economist Shawn DuBravac previewed key industry trends for CES 2016 and revealed CTA’s U.S. Consumer Technology Sales and Forecasts while lending data and context to the top tech categories to watch. Slides to the presentations are available here. Exploring the Global CE Industry Steve Koenig’s, CTA’s senior director, industry…

Smart Home Market To Grow 30% YOY: Study
January 11, 2016 at 12:54 pm

With the growing influence of technology and digitisation, the concept of smart homes is gaining popularity, such that smart home market is expected to grow at a rate of 30 per cent year-on-year, thereby, ensuring that the market will double in revenue every three years, according to a survey by Schneider Electric. A smart home is…

Consumers not interested smart home appliances, study says
January 6, 2016 at 3:29 pm

Smart refrigerators, washers and dryers are the least popular forms of smart home technology, according to a recent study. People want smart homes, but are demanding smart security and smart temperature over other forms of home IoT, including that integrated in traditional IoT appliances. Fifty-eight percent of respondents to Coldwell Banker's sponsored survey said they want…

Smart Home Market To Grow 30% YOY: Study
December 23, 2015 at 1:48 pm

With the growing influence of technology and digitisation, the concept of smart homes is gaining popularity, such that smart home market is expected to grow at a rate of 30 per cent year-on-year, thereby, ensuring that the market will double in revenue every three years, according to a survey by Schneider Electric. A smart home is…

Consumer Electronics Competition Is Shifting to the High End
December 18, 2015 at 11:47 am

The consumer electronics industry has always fascinated me. I spent my first 10 years as an analyst covering the telecom industry, which historically has had very good margins. But when I started covering the consumer electronics industry, I was struck by the fact the vast majority of players in that market make razor-thin margins, if…