Hedy Lamarr

Editor in chief of Dealerscope

The Consumer Electronics Association held a banquet Monday evening at New York City's Grand Hyatt, where it inducted the 2014 recipients of its Hall of Fame Awards.

The honorees, visionaries from all walks of the industry  – retailers, inventors and  entrepreneurs – included the following individuals:

Founders/Innovators: Tim Westergren, Pandora; Lloyd Ivey, Mitek; Dr. Levy Gertzberg, Zoran Corp.; Gerald McCarthy, Zenith.

Technologists: Dr. David Lee, Silicon Image; Victor and Janie Tsao, Linksys; Hedy Lamarr and George Antheil, Spread-Spectrum Technology

Retailers: C.W. Conn, Conn'; James C. "Cowboy" Maloney

Journalist: Walter Mossberg, Re/code, ex-The Wall Street Journal

It’s been a long, wireless journey since the days when ’40s film actress Hedy Lamarr co-invented frequency-hopping technology to foil the Nazis. The pace of the trip, though, has certainly picked up in the 10 years since the birth of Bluetooth. The Bluetooth Special Interest Group (SIG) took note of both these seminal events in New York City yesterday, where it gave its member companies the opportunity to show off their latest Bluetooth products. Here’s some of what was shown at Tavern on the Green, where the mini-convention was held: • GoldLantern CEO George Stepancich said his company would change its branding designation

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