In Las Vegas, as soon as the New Year's revelry ends, the city gears up for another spectacle: CES, the electronics trade show that attracts industry participants from around the globe. The International Consumer Electronics Show, by far the city's largest convention--with more than 150,000 attendees
expected this week--gives manufacturers from Asia and Europe a chance to show off their latest smartphones, gadgets and TVs to potential customers in the U.S.--the world's biggest electronics market. Microsoft decided to leave, but a big chunk of its space has been taken over by Chinese TV maker Hisense, in what may be a symbolic changing of the guard. Stick around for all the biggest stories from the show, which runs Jan. 8-11.
Bloomberg's Rich Jaroslovsky reports on how Chinese companies including Hisense Electric Co., TCL Corp., and Huawei Technologies Co. are looking to make a splash at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas.
Google Inc.’s Android software, the most widely used smartphone operating system, is making the leap to rice cookers and refrigerators as manufacturers vie to dominate the market for gadgets controlled via the Internet.
Sony Mobile Communications, the phone arm of Japan’s largest electronics company, said closer ties with its parent following a buy-out last year are helping it create new products and win market share.
Microsoft Corp. Chief Executive Officer Steve Ballmer, in a surprise appearance at a technology trade show in Las Vegas, said the number of applications for new Windows tablets has increased fivefold since late October.
Qualcomm Inc., the largest maker of mobile-phone chips, will accelerate the introduction of faster semiconductors to put more pressure on Intel Corp. and Nvidia Corp., which are targeting the wireless market.
AT&T Inc. introduced a $5-a-month video streaming service that will let U-verse television customers watch movies on computers, tablets and smartphones, pitting the biggest U.S. phone company against Netflix Inc.
Chinese television makers, including TCL and Hisense Electric, are accelerating their push into the U.S., marketing cut-rate sets and advanced technology as they try to grab share from Japanese and Korean competitors.
Technology fans are descending on Las Vegas for this years Consumer Electronics Show. As the gathering finds ways to stay relevant Bloomberg's Jon Erlichman reports that some big names are missing from the event this year.