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All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘consumer electronics association’

Nearly Half of Online Americans Now Own Tablets

As predicted, tablets were some of the hottest items this holiday shopping season. Over 78 million tablets shipped during the fourth quarter 2013 and Apple is set to lead another year of huge tablet market growth in 2014. The Consumer Electronics Association (CEA) today estimated that a full 44% of online Americans now own at least one tablet. According to …

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Consumers Ready to Spend Money on Tech This Holiday Season

Though it was one of the few industries to maintain growth during the recession that began five years ago, the tech sector was not immune to the effects of reduced consumer spending. The U.S. economy is now beginning to slowly crawl back, though, and more consumers are now preparing to spend their money – especially on gadgets. The Consumer Electronics …

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Data Use Now Beating Talk Time on Smartphones

Apple’s original iPhone was transformational in the sense that it brought handheld computing to the masses. However, the promise of on-the-go pocket computers is still slightly hampered (especially in the U.S.) by the need for a phone subscription. Now new research has shown that we may be headed toward a future where talking on a smartphone might be as rare …

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Tech Spending Confidence Rising, Says CEA

The Consumer Electronics Association (CEA) today announced that consumer confidence in technology spending reached its highest level this year in August. The organization’s “Consumer TEchnology Expectations” index improved to 87.2 this month, up one point from the index in July. This increase in tech spending confidence happened while consumer confidence in the overall economy is falling. The CEA’s “Consumer Expectations” …

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Smartphones Becoming Primary Camera For More People

Nary a person would disagree that people these days enjoy taking photos. Lots of photos, in fact. Websites like Facebook, Twitter, Picasa, and now the ascendant Pinterest have not only facilitated picture-sharing but likely encouraged people to take more pictures since the those sites have bridged the gap between the pictures you take and the people with whom you want …

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