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 SNS Subscriber Edition Volume 17, Issue 31 Week of August 18, 2014 






The Future of Consumer Electronics and the SNS Big Shift: Margins vs. Innovation


A FiRe Conversation Transcript


With Gary Shapiro, President & CEO, Consumer Electronics Association


Hosted by Jim Louderback, GM,

Discovery Digital Networks




In This Issue




The Future of Consumer Electronics:

A Conversation

with Gary Shapiro

About Gary Shapiro

About Jim Louderback


Upcoming SNS Events
& Media Links


In Other House News...

How to Subscribe

May I Share This Newsletter?

About SNS

About the Publisher

Where's Mark?


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Publisher's Note: If there is a single person in the world who represents the cutting edge of consumer technology and the forces that drive the many markets involved it is Gary Shapiro. As president and CEO of the Consumer Electronics Association, he works overtime to enable increased innovation and to discourage practices like patent trolling and stealing inventions. And as the head of CEA's International Consumer Electronics Show (CES), he provides the largest platform in the world for entrepreneurs and companies to test and sell their latest, most innovative products.


There may be no other individual who combines such a commanding and yet objective role on the inventing side of the world, and also has so much interest and commitment to the global political search for encouraging invention and protecting it from copying, re-engineering, and / or theft.


SNS members who did not have the benefit of attending FiRe 2014 and seeing Jim Louderback's inspired, high-energy interview of Gary, will benefit now, and likely will immediately recognize a strong connection between Gary's "lessons learned" and our own. Every SNS member, and every member of their teams (for site license holders), will come away from reading this week's issue inspired about our basic task in creating new things and educated in the difficulties of protecting these inventions against nations whose models and cultures are based on theft. mra.


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