Patrick Lo

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Netgear CEO Patrick Lo expanded his company’s ongoing mission to “connect everyone” to broadband services by rolling out at 2013 CES several new products—a low-priced wireless surveillance camera, a broadband signal extender, and smart TV devices—that are designed to improve the smart home experience.

NETGEAR CEO Patrick Lo expanded his company's ongoing mission to "connect everyone" to broadband services with night surveillance camera, signal extender.

Netgear chairman and CEO Patrick Lo went on a rant Monday against Apple and its CEO Steve Jobs, criticizing Jobs' "ego" and Apple's "closed" business model.

During a lunch in Sydney, Australia, Lo called out Apple as destined to fail because of its closed platform, The Sydney Morning Herald reports. "Ultimately a closed system just can't go that far," Lo said. "If they continue to close it and let Android continue to creep up then it's pretty difficult as I see it." Citing several examples, such as the Betamax vs. VHS video format war and Mac vs. Windows

Netgear, the maker of a number of wireless products, has a plan to beat its competitors, which include Belkin and Cisco, and double its revenue in the coming year. It involves the television.

Among a slew of new products the company announced on Friday, Netgear had a new category of wireless router that enables customers to connect televisions to the Web wirelessly using high bandwidth technologies.

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