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Apr 04, 2016
CTA Promotes Kara Dickerson, Ellen Savage and Tyler Suiters to Vice President

The Consumer Technology Association (CTA)™ today announced a trio of newly-promoted Vice Presidents: Kara Dickerson to Vice President, Strategic Partnerships and Conferences; Ellen Savage to Vice President, Membership Programs; and Tyler Suiters to Vice President, Communications. All three previously held senior director titles under the same departments. Full Release


Mar 30, 2016
Biometric Technology Enjoys Strong Support from Consumers, Says CTA

As the number of consumer technology products with biometric sensors grows, a majority (62 percent) of U.S. adults who have used biometric technology are comfortable with it, according to new research from the Consumer Technology Association’s (CTA)™. The report Biometric Technologies: Understanding Consumer Sentiments also finds that nearly two-thirds of all consumers support biometric technologies for altruistic purposes in medical research (58 percent) and assistive technology (67 percent). Full Release


Mar 29, 2016
Let the Spectrum Auctions Begin, Says CTA

“American’s need  for spectrum usable by wireless devices is huge and will only continue to grow. So we’re excited for this vital opportunity to obtain more spectrum to ensure ubiquitous and competitive broadband." Full Release


Mar 29, 2016
Encryption and Security Debate Important for Nation to Have, Says CTA

The following statement is attributed to Gary Shapiro, president and CEO, Consumer Technology Association (CTA)™, on the government abandoning its court request to force Apple to circumvent its own security features on an iPhone: "While it is unfortunate this issue arose as part of an adversarial court process, the government decision to abandon its lawsuit compelling Apple to create security defeating software is a preferable outcome to a wide-reaching court decision." Full Release


Mar 24, 2016
CTA Honors Sen. Cory Booker and Rep. Blake Farenthold for Supporting Innovation Friendly Policies

The Consumer Technology Association (CTA)™ today announced Sen. Cory Booker (D-NJ) and Rep. Blake Farenthold (R-TX) as the association’s 2016 Digital Patriot honorees for their efforts and dedication in shaping the policies affecting the consumer technology industry. Sen. Booker and Rep. Farenthold will be recognized at CTA’s 12th annual Digital Patriots Dinner at the Marriott Marquis in Washington, D.C. on April 20. Past award winners include some of the biggest names in technology such as Bill Gates, Steve Case and Michael Dell; and influential policymakers such as Reps. Bob Goodlatte and Anna Eshoo, and Sens. Amy Klobuchar and Rob Portman.

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Mar 24, 2016
Thank you, Commissioner Brill, for Your Public Service, Says CTA

The following statement is attributed to Gary Shapiro, president and CEO, Consumer Technology Association (CTA)™, formerly the Consumer Electronics Association (CEA)®, regarding Commissioner Julie Brill's announced departure from the Federal Trade Commission (FTC): "We congratulate Commissioner Brill on her six years of public service at the FTC. Her tenure exemplified her commitment to consumer protection, willingness to dig deep into the issues and drive to understand everyone's perspective. Full Release


Mar 23, 2016
Consumer Optimism on Economy, Tech Jump in March, Says CTA

Consumer confidence toward the overall economy and tech spending rose in March following a February slide, according to the latest data released today by the Consumer Technology Association (CTA)™ – formerly the Consumer Electronics Association (CEA)®.
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Mar 23, 2016
Active Aging Tech Can Help 85 Million Americans, Says New CTA Report

The U.S. market for active aging technology  now encompasses 85 million Americans or more than one quarter of the national population, according to a new report from the Consumer Technology Association (CTA)™, formerly the Consumer Electronics Association (CEA)®, and the CTA Foundation. The white paper CTA Market Report: Active Aging says the active aging market, which consists of both seniors and their family caregivers, represented a $24.4 billion market opportunity in 2015 and will grow to $42.7 billion in 2020. That is a 12 percent compound annual growth rate over the next five years for tech products that support a proactive way of living that balances growing older with the active pursuit of quality of life. Full Release


Mar 22, 2016
Patent Trolls Need to be Stopped at All Levels - Including ITC, Says CTA

The following statement is attributed to Gary Shapiro, president and CEO, Consumer Technology Association (CTA)TM, formerly Consumer Electronics Association (CEA)®, regarding the reintroduction of The Trade Protection Not Troll Protection Act by Reps. Tony Cardenas (D-CA) and Blake Farenthold (R-TX): "Patent trolls will go to any length to extort American small businesses. Not only are they exploiting our court system but they are also abusing the International Trade Commission (ITC) - clogging the system with frivolous patent infringement claims."
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Mar 22, 2016
CTA Remembers Intel’s Andy Grove

The following statement is attributed to Gary Shapiro, president and CEO, Consumer Technology Association (CTA)™, formerly the Consumer Electronics Association (CEA)®, regarding the passing of Andrew Grove, co-founder of Intel: “While we are sad to hear of Andy’s passing, it’s impossible not to celebrate such a remarkable life – a journey that produced one of the most innovative and dominant American technology companies of modern times." Full Release

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