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Mobile World Congress 2016 – Virtual Reality Steals the Show!

Smartphones Continue to Get Better and Better Everything about Mobile World Congress 2016 (the mobile industry’s annual confab in Barcelona) rates a superlative: MWC is the biggest mobile event with 101,000 attendees, 2,200 exhibitors, 3,600 press and media) people present. It is the most important - the keynotes speeches and product announcements portend an even more dominant role for mobile technology in our lives. Even this year’s transit strike, which made getting around harder than usual Read more [...]

CES 2016 – Plenty of Cool Gadgets

Last Year's Preview Products Are Now Ready For Prime Time Every January, the Consumer Electronics Show provides the perfect stage for announcing new, exciting consumer products expected to be available during the year. This year’s record 170,000 attendees were not disappointed with plenty of technology to wow them from over 3800 vendors. Concepts introduced at CES 2015 have turned into this year’s products with plenty of announcements covering drones, wearables, robots, televisions and connected Read more [...]

CES 2016 Did Cars Steal The Show?

CES 2016 Pushed Familiar Technology While Cars Stole The Show Every January, the Consumer Electronics Show provides a peek into the future – at least as far as next Christmas. This is where we get some idea as to what gadgets, entertainment products and other cool technology will be awaiting us next holiday season. This year’s record 170,000 attendees were not disappointed with plenty of technology to wow them from over 3800 vendors. But this year seemed like a repeat of last year with drones, Read more [...]

Top 10 Hi-Tech U.S. Trade Shows

Pulling together a Top 10 trade show list is somewhat problematical. Most lists are based on square footage (the “largest”), show attendance (the “biggest”), number of exhibitors (the “largest display of products” or “exciting number of new product announcements”) or industry focus (the “industry’s premier event”). While these lists are great for promoting an event and can be useful for marketers planning their marketing programs, their utility stops there. The typical Top Read more [...]
SXSW 2015

South by Southwest Technology, Music and Film Expo

Hi-Tech Gadgets and Software Apps Meet Music and Film as Austin Hosts SXSW 2015 In March, creative professionals from all over the world will congregate in Austin to take part in the 29th edition of South By Southwest, one of the world's best creative events. SXSW is an annual conference, film/music festival and trade show. There are three legacy components in SXSW- Interactive, Music and Film. In 2014, SXSW attracted 44500 registrants and this year's event is expected to draw an equal number if Read more [...]
Huawei Smart watch

Mobile World Congress 2015 – It’s A Wrap

MWC 2015 is over and the show continues to earn the “biggest annual event focused on mobile technology” moniker. Previous posts have covered some of the major announcements and the keynote presentations, so in this post I’ll just summarize the major themes and show highlights. In the mobile technology space, smartphones are king. In fact, one analyst claims that the number of smartphones in use worldwide now exceeds the number of installed PCs (about 1.5B). New smartphone announcements ruled Read more [...]
Mark Zukerberg at Mobile World Congress 2015

Mobile World Congress 2015 – Keynote Highlights

One of the most interesting aspects of the Mobile World Congress (MWC 2015) show each year is the keynote presentations. MWC attracts executives from globally recognized companies who provide their insights into the future directions and challenges of mobile communications. This year is no different, with speakers from AT&T, Deutsch Telekom, Facebook, Ericsson, Huawei, Intel, MasterCard, Mozilla, Wikipedia and a host of others. One of the first keynote sessions by Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg Read more [...]
MWC 2015 Innovation

Mobile World Congress 2015 – Day One Highlights

The first day of the world’s largest mobile technology show, Mobile World Congress (MWC 2015), is always a big day for announcements. Today did not disappoint and fully illustrated this year’s theme: The Edge of Innovation. Along with yesterday’s announcements from Samsung and HTC, today’s announcements from Microsoft, Sony and Lenovo all added new smartphones and tablets to their product offerings. While most of the enhancements are in the “speeds and feeds” area (e.g. processor performance, Read more [...]
Game Developers Conference

San Francisco to Host Game Developers Conference in March

GDC - The Number One Gaming Conference Expects Record Crowds in the Heart of San Francisco The 2015 Game Developers Conference and Expo is going to be held at the Moscone Center in San Francisco between March 2nd and 6th. The GDC is the gaming industry's largest event and also its longest running one. More than 24,000 visitors are expected to attend the 2015 edition of the GDC. In attendance will be top game designers, artists, producers, programmers, audio professionals and others who have a Read more [...]
CES 2015 Drones Everywhere

CES 2015 day 2 – Las Vegas

Prowling the Floor at CES 2015 if the gadgets don't get you the sexy new high tech cars will CES is always overwhelming. The size (fills the Las Vegas Convention Center and overflows into a couple of Strip hotels), the number of exhibits (over 3,500) and the number of attendees (over 160,000) simply boggles the mind and stresses your feet. On display you see everything from very serious tech (like some new personal medical tech that can save your life) to the not-so-serious stuff (like a smart belt Read more [...]