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David VanderWaal, head of marketing for LG Electronics USA, spoke to Dealerscope about the partnerships that will result in the 4K streaming by Amazon Digital Video later this fall of the “Cheek to Cheek LIVE!” Lincoln Center concert performance by Tony Bennett and Lady Gaga recorded this summer.

At Thursday night's event in New York that functioned as a "listening party" for "Cheek to Cheek," Tony Bennett and Lady Gaga's new album of duets, Sony made an announcement: Bennett and Gaga will front a marketing campaign for Sony's hi-res audio products. 

The  expo has grown considerably more “intimate” since Apple made its last appearance back in 2009. Steve Jobs wasn’t there. Tony Bennett was. Phil Schiller spoke at the keynote about pretty much nothing. On the show floor, we were hit with our first realization that the iOS ecosystem was becoming more important than what was then known as Mac OS. iOS gadget developers were everywhere, as were CES representatives, trying to lure potential exhibitors to Las Vegas the following year, since the shows tended to overlap back then.

Samsung this week held its annual Hope For Children Gala in New York. The event, which raised $1.5 million to benefit childrens' health, featured Tony Bennett, John Legend and Rob Thomas, as well as Chelsea Clinton, Drew Brees, Boomer Esiason and many more celebrities.

Rafi Spero, CEO of NeatReceipts, stood on the sidelines of the recent Pepcom product show in New York City and pondered the major consumer and product trends that will be highlighted at 2008 CES. “The biggest trend I see emerging is how do people safely store all their digital content; how do they easily transport it to where they want it to go; and how do how do they easily access it once they’re there?” he said. “That’s a trend that’s going to last a while.” There have been several products and services in the past that have provided safe storage and easy access

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