The Fierce editorial team was out in force at this year's CES 2015 show. Phil Goldstein, Mike Dano and Daniel Frankel were on the ground throughout the week covering all the major keynotes, events and press conferences. Check out complete coverage of the CES 2015 show below.
I'm a fan of Las Vegas. It's a great town for people watching, good eats, and getting tiny drinks for free. I recognize, however, that it's a polarizing city. Like New Orleans or Atlanta, Vegas is one of those towns you either love or hate. It's different from those cities people have a hard time disliking – you know, like Austin, San Francisco…or Barcelona.
Former Hewlett-Packard CTO Phil McKinney was hired as president and CEO of the research consortium CableLabs 28 months ago to pick up the pace of innovation in the cable industry. A self-described "innovation guy," McKinney came in with a mandate from cable CEOs to accelerate product cycles across DOCSIS, Wi-Fi, set-tops, 4K and other industry initiatives. FierceCable caught up with McKinney in Las Vegas and discussed the broad topic of cable industry innovation.
TiVo product chief Jim Denney has a lot of bogeys on his internal screen. He's got to watch the latest development in video user interfaces and program guides to keep TiVo's set-tops on the leading edge. And of course, there are the ever-present multiscreen issues to keep up with. FierceCable Editor Daniel Frankel caught up to Denney during CES and got him to discuss these issues--and a few more.
Dish Network's splashy debut of its over-the-top programming service, Sling Television, won the Consumer Electronics Show's equivalent of top Oscars Sunday, winning several major "Best of CES" awards.
Chip-making giant Intel debuted at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas this week a new mini computer designed to plug into the HDMI port of a television or monitor. The pocket-sized Compute Stick includes and Intel Atom processor, Wi-Fi capability and 32 gigabytes of storage capacity, with the ability to add more resources through SD card capacity.
Are reports of 10 million or more broadband-only homes in the U.S. an overstatement? At this week's Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas, numerous media executives cited the proliferation of homes that have broadband but no pay-TV video service as the reason for launching over-the-top video services.
LAS VEGAS--HTC thinks it is turning a corner, both financially and in terms of the direction of the company, as the smartphone maker looks to produce unique products in the connected home, health, media and entertainment markets. Additionally, the specter of financial calamity is receding, as the firm posted its first quarterly revenue growth in more than three years and another profit in the fourth quarter.
Broadcom has entered the HDMI dongle business. The chipmaker introduced two system on a chip (SoC) products at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas this week necessary to put pay-TV set-tops inside sticks that fit into the HDMI slots of televisions.
LAS VEGAS--Boingo Wireless said it has installed Network Function Virtualization (NFV) technology at five airports in the United States. The company said it has completed the installation of NFV technology in the John Wayne Airport in Orange County, Calif., the Austin-Bergstrom International Airport in Austin, Texas, and the Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport in Dallas, and is working to complete the installation of the technology in two other airports.
LAS VEGAS--Every year, the world's consumer electronics industry descends on Las Vegas to show off their latest and greatest inventions. And for those attending the Consumer Electronics Show, the experience can be a dizzying at best.