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Press Release | October 21, 2020

Holiday Tech Spending to Reach $135 Billion, up 10% in 2020, Says CTA

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)®.

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Press Release | October 20, 2020

DoJ Lawsuit Attacking Google May be Unfair and Harmful to Consumers and Innovation, CTA Says

Statement attributed to Gary Shapiro, president and CEO, Consumer Technology Association (CTA)®, on the announcement by the Department of Justice to file an antitrust suit against Google.

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Press Release | October 19, 2020

CTA Selects Microsoft as Strategic Cloud Platform Provider for an All-Digital CES 2021

The Consumer Technology Association (CTA)® today announced  it has selected Microsoft as its technology partner for the first-ever, all-digital CES® 2021. Microsoft will provide solutions, support and the underlying cloud technologies that will enable the all-digital event platform for CES 2021, the world’s most influential technology event, happening Jan. 11-14. The event experience will use Microsoft Azure, Microsoft Teams and Microsoft Power Platform to deliver an exhibitor showcase, media events, conference programming, networking events and more.
 

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Press Release | October 19, 2020

Online Speech Crackdown Will Choke America's Innovation Economy, CTA Says

Statement from Michael Petricone, senior vice president, government and regulatory affairs, Consumer Technology Association (CTA)®, regarding efforts to regulate online providers that host third-party content under Section 230 of the Communications Decency Act. 

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Press Release | October 14, 2020

Tech Industry, Leading NGOs Reach Milestone Agreement on TV Energy Efficiency

Leading television manufacturers, the Consumer Technology Association (CTA)®, NRDC (Natural Resources Defense Council) and the American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy (ACEEE) together announced a breakthrough agreement to develop and promote an updated test method for measuring television energy use.
 

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Press Release | October 13, 2020

Tech Companies Need More Skilled Workers, CTA Study Shows

Three in four technology companies (75%) face difficulty finding candidates with the right skills and abilities today, according to the annual Consumer Technology Association (CTA)® Future of Work Study. For the first time, the annual study – which surveyed 240 tech industry leaders on workforce trends – also explores how the tech sector is embracing diversity and inclusion and adapting amid the COVID-19 pandemic. 

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Press Release | October 08, 2020

More Consumers Now Use Paid Streaming Services Than Pay TV, Says CTA Data

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.

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Press Release | October 06, 2020

Immigration Reform Should Attract World's Top Talent, CTA Says

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Press Release | September 30, 2020

What the House Antitrust Report on Online Competition Should Say

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Press Release | September 30, 2020

Health, Tech, Government Leaders Join CTA and CHI Coalition to Address Health Disparities Amplified by COVID-19

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.

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Press Release | September 28, 2020

CTA Mourns the Passing of Mark Rosenker

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Press Release | September 23, 2020

Telehealth, Travel, Ecommerce Spending to Grow Post-Pandemic, Says CTA

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.

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Press Release | September 23, 2020

General Motors Chairman and CEO Mary Barra Joins Keynote Lineup for CES 2021

The Consumer Technology Association (CTA)® today announced that General Motors (GM) Chairman and CEO Mary Barra will present the opening keynote address during the all-digital CES® 2021, the world’s most influential technology event. Barra’s keynote will share a closer look at GM’s transformational strategy to advance mobility for communities around the world. Laying the foundation for an all-electric future is just the beginning. For the first-time ever, the CES keynotes will be viewed across the globe, giving the world a front row seat to experience the future of technology.

Arlington, VA
Press Release | September 22, 2020

CTA Announces 2021 Executive Board and Board of Industry Leaders

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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Press Release | September 17, 2020

Proposed Regulation of Online Free Speech Would Hurt U.S., Help China, Says CTA

The Consumer Technology Association submitted reply comments to the Federal Communications Commission arguing against the administration’s efforts to regulate online platforms hosting third-party content.

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Press Release | September 16, 2020

AMD President and CEO Dr. Lisa Su to Keynote at CES 2021

The Consumer Technology Association (CTA)® today announced that AMD President and CEO Dr. Lisa Su will keynote during CES® 2021, the world’s most influential technology event. Dr. Su will present the AMD (NASDAQ: AMD) vision for the future of research, education, work, entertainment and gaming, including a portfolio of high-performance computing and graphics solutions. This will be the first time the CES keynote series will be available in real time to registered attendees around the world.

Arlington, VA
Press Release | September 14, 2020

“Dig Once” Proposal Will Create Robust Broadband Networks, Save Taxpayer Dollars, CTA Says

Statement from Gary Shapiro, president and CEO, Consumer Technology Association (CTA)®, regarding the Department of Transportation’s Federal Highway Administration proposal to streamline broadband infrastructure deployment in rights-of-way during the completion of federal highway projects.

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Press Release | September 10, 2020

SCHEDULE UPDATE: CES 2021 Moves Dates to January 11-14

CES 2021 is shifting its dates for the all-digital show.CES® 2021 will take place Monday, January 11 through Thursday, January 14, 2021.

Arlington, VA
Press Release | September 10, 2020

Verizon Chairman and CEO Hans Vestberg to Deliver CES 2021 Kick-Off Keynote

The Consumer Technology Association (CTA)® today announced that Verizon Chairman and CEO Hans Vestberg will deliver the kick-off keynote address during CES® 2021, the world’s most influential technology event. Vestberg’s keynote will discuss 5G as the framework of the 21st century, the essential tech of the present and accelerated tech of the future to move our global community forward, such as telemedicine, tele-education, and more.

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Press Release | September 02, 2020

CTA Urges FCC to Protect Online Innovation and Free Speech

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