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Friday, December 03, 2010

Things that I think will be interesting at CES

  • Personal clouds and digital lockers
  • Internet security, particularly for mobile devices. Location trackers, GPS, etc. Companies such as Lookout
  • TV Everywhere on the consumer electronics device. Think of the Virgin Media/TiVo announcement from 12/1/10 or LG Electronics and Orange in France. We will see a ton of service provider announcements regarding their premium video services on connected TV devices.
  • Many companies showcasing ways to bring Web content to the TV:

a. Transcoding: ActiveVideo Networks, Clearleap

b. Browsers: ACCESS, Opera, Espial, etc.

c. Flash: Adobe

d. Google Android

e. Yahoo! Connected TV

  • Personal storage devices (Rebit, Clickfree)
  • Companies copying Flip Video with handheld digital recorders
  • Premium tech support services for mobile devices will be a space to watch in 2011
  • Premium tech support services for small/medium businesses
  • Value-added services from broadband providers: particularly interest in home controls, health, energy, and security monitoring
  • Consumer Videoconferencing on the TV

a. Skype on connected TVs

b. Logitech Vid™

c. Cisco ūmi

d. Polycom

e. Vidyo

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