Consumer Electronics Association Fights NYC Over Stricter Electronics…

CEA, the organization that represents every gadget-maker (and throws CES every year) is involved in a squabble with the NYC Department of Sanitation over new, stricter laws governing proper disposal of electronics. Do they have a leg to stand on? » 8/04/09 9:40pm 8/04/09 9:40pm

Live: Sony CEO Sir Howard Stringer CES 2009 Keynote

The second real day of CES 2009 kicks off with Sony CEO Howard Stringer's keynote speech. Sony said yesterday they saved BIG product announcements for the gadget emperor himself. What are they? (Besides Tom Hanks.) » 1/08/09 12:07pm 1/08/09 12:07pm

Consumer Electronics Association Chief: It's Gonna Be a Crappy Year…

Before Sony CEO Sir Howard Stringer jumps onstage to deliver the second day keynote, CEA President Gary Shapiro is trying to rally the troops but drops this bomb: The industry's gonna shrink this year. The industry has only shrunk three other times in the last four years—it's grown every other year. 2008, even, saw… » 1/08/09 11:46am 1/08/09 11:46am

Windows 7 Beta Now Available

As I mentioned perhaps all too subtly in my Ballmer keynote post, Windows 7 Beta is now available to MSDN and TechNet subscribers, with wide availability on Friday, January 9. [Microsoft] » 1/08/09 2:43am 1/08/09 2:43am

Ballmer's Wacky Text Messages

No silly opening video, but Ballmer did kick off his CES 2009 keynote with a silly string of text messages from his surprisingly sweet WinMo phone. [Ballmer CES 2009 Keynote] » 1/07/09 9:37pm 1/07/09 9:37pm

Live: Microsoft CES 2009 Keynote Kicks Off The Ballmer Years

Here at CES 2009 in Las Vegas, Steve Ballmer has kicked off his speech wearing Bill Gates' old shoes. Was TechCrunch right about the speech's contents? Update: Here's video of the keynote: » 1/07/09 9:15pm 1/07/09 9:15pm

CEA Fights Back With Forceful Ad

The Consumer Electronics Association fired back at the content industry, publishing a print ad in a Washington newspaper that rips into the RIAA and MPAA for fear mongering and spreading disinformation. The CEA is trying to persuade congresspeople to oppose legislation that restricts satellite radio. The group… » 6/21/06 12:57pm 6/21/06 12:57pm