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Tech spending on hardware and services during the 2020 holiday season (October-December) is projected to reach $135 billion in revenue in the U.S. – a 10% increase from last year, says the Consumer Technology Association (CTA)®.
For the first time ever, the number of U.S. consumers using paid video streaming services (71%) exceeds those using traditional pay TV services (58%), as millions stay home during the coronavirus pandemic, according to a new Consumer Technology Association (CTA)® study. Paid and free video streaming services each saw double digit gains in 2020 (19 and 15 percentage point increases from 2018, respectively), while pay TV services from cable, satellite or fiber providers dropped 15 percentage points from 2018.
Today, the Consumer Technology Association (CTA)® and the Connected Health Initiative (CHI) are launching a new effort to address longstanding health disparities in the U.S., amplified by the COVID-19 pandemic. Public and private leaders including Best Buy Health, Boston Children’s Hospital, Google, Microsoft and Validic will help lead the Health Equity and Access Leadership (HEAL) Coalition – a multi-sector initiative to create recommendations on the greater use of technology to mitigate health disparities, particularly coordination of resources, policy advocacy, research and education.
A new Consumer Technology Association (CTA)® study shows U.S. consumer spending on leisure travel and online retail products, and use of telehealth services will continue or grow after the COVID-19 pandemic subsides. The study, Future of Consumer Behavior Amid COVID-19, examines what U.S. adults’ spending habits will be and the lasting impacts of the pandemic – including when Americans expect a return to normal life.
Today, the Consumer Technology Association (CTA)®, North America's largest technology trade association and owner and producer of CES® – the most influential tech event in the world – announced the election of its 2021 Executive Board (EB) and Board of Industry Leaders (BIL).
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