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World Tech Update 01/ 24/14

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Coming up on WTU this week Lenovo makes a big buy, Nintendo cuts expectations and Ford enlists U.S. universities to help drive its automated cars.

World Tech Update – 12/12/13

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Coming up on WTU this week Instagram announces a new direct messaging service, a robot fights crime and PC World offers its top 5 products of the year.

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World Tech Update Video – 11/21/13

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Coming up on WTU this week Microsoft’s Xbox One prepares for launch, NASA’s Maven takes off and the International Space Station hits an important milestone.

World Tech Update Video – 11/14/13

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Coming up on WTU this week Sony preps its PS4 for sale, Amazon will deliver on Sundays and Motorola intros a low cost Android smartphone.

World Tech Update – 11/1/13

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Coming up on WTU this week the FAA changes the rules on powering off gadgets, Lenovo hopes long battery life will sell its tablets and NASA plans to send 3D printers into space.

 

2014 Game Marketing Summit Announces EA’s Carolyn Feinstein as Co-Chair

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IDG World Expo today announced that Carolyn Feinstein, senior vice president of Global Consumer Marketing at Electronic Arts, has been named Co- Chairman of the Game Marketing Board of Governors for the Game Marketing Summit (GMS). Bringing together hundreds of creative and marketing professions in the interactive space, the ninth annual GMS will be held in San Francisco, at the Yerba Buena Center for the Arts on Wednesday, April 23, 2014.

“I’m honored to be named Co-Chair of the Game Marketing Board of Governors,” said Carolyn Feinstein, senior vice president, Global Consumer Marketing at Electronic Arts. “I look forward to working with this group of bright, creative, industry leaders to bring innovation and excitement to this year’s Game Marketing Summit.”

In her new role as Co-Chairman with Sarah Anderson, senior vice president of marketing at 2K, Carolyn will lead the Board of Directors, the governing body of the Game Marketing Summit that oversees the annual budget, strategic planning of the conference, awards, year-round member services, organizational direction and long-term goals development.

“Carolyn is an amazing, talented and strategic marketing executive who is recognized for her excellence in our business,” said Sarah Anderson, senior vice president of marketing at 2K. “I am honored to have the opportunity to serve alongside her as Co-Chair. We look forward to tapping into Carolyn’s incredible leadership and creative mind during this exciting time in our industry.”
As Senior Vice President of Global Consumer Marketing, Carolyn is responsible for the management of all acquisition marketing activities and oversees the music business division for Electronic Arts in North America. Leading a dynamic team of creative marketers, Carolyn is in charge of all of EA’s Performance Based Marketing, Advertising, Social, Content Development, Communications Planning, Sports and Lifestyle Marketing as well as Design Services around the globe.

As the world’s largest video game marketing gathering, GMS provides the latest insights, perspectives and knowledge to help professionals stay ahead of the curve as well as the opportunity to network with the greatest innovators in game marketing. The Game Marketing Summit is a must-attend annual event for video game marketing professionals. Owned by IDG World Expo, GMS is a one-day event that brings together leading industry marketing and brand executives to discuss, deliberate, debate and celebrate the issues, opportunities and successes driving the interactive entertainment industry. The day culminates with the Game Marketing Awards Show where top creative work produced by and for the video game marketing community is showcased and honored. For more information or to register for the 2014 Game Marketing Summit, visit www.gamemarketingsummit.com.
About Game Marketing Summit

The Game Marketing Summit and Awards celebrates marketing excellence overall, while providing an all-inclusive forum for common thought, bond and community. For additional speaker information and details about the event, please visit www.gamemarketingsummit.com.

About IDG World Expo
IDG World Expo (www.idgworldexpo.com) is a leading producer of tradeshows and events for professionals and consumers seeking world-class education, strategic business relationships, and access to industry-leading products and services. IDG World Expo’s portfolio of conferences and events includes Macworld / iWorld, the MacIT® Conference, the Electronic Entertainment Expo® (E3®), Anime Expo®, The Game Marketing Summit, Enterprise MobileNext (mNext), and Macworld Mobile. IDG World Expo is a business unit of IDG, the world’s leading technology media, research and event company.

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World Tech Update – 9/19/13

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Coming up on WTU this week iOS7 debuts ahead of new iPhones, the military deters enemies with a new ‘hot’ gadget and Grand Theft Auto V racks up record sales.

World Tech Update – 9/29/13

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Nintendo cuts the price of its Wii and debuts the 2DS handheld, NASA plans to bag an asteroid and we get ready for IFA next week.

Smart Connected Devices in Emerging Markets to Surpass 1 Billion Unit Shipments by 2014 with More Than 60% Going to BRIC Countries

IDC PMS4colorversion 1 Smart Connected Devices in Emerging Markets to Surpass 1 Billion Unit Shipments by 2014 with More Than 60% Going to BRIC Countries

FRAMINGHAM, Mass., June 10, 2013 – According to the International Data Corporation (IDCWorldwide Quarterly Smart Connected Device Tracker, global shipments of smart connected devices (PCs, tablets, and smartphones) are expected to surpass 1.7 billion units by 2014 with roughly 1 billion units delivered to emerging markets. Within the emerging markets, the BRIC countries — China, India, Brazil, and Russia — are expected to generate shipments of 662 million units with a shipment value of more than $206 billion. More than 650 million units are forecast to be shipped to developed markets, with the United States, UK, and Japan capturing more than 400 million units with a shipment value of $204 billion.

With the BRIC countries expected to surpass the total shipments to developed markets by 2014, it is clear that demand for smart connected devices is quickly shifting from developed to emerging markets. The emerging markets are expected to grow at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 17% over the 2012-2017 forecast period, compared to the 7% CAGR expected in developed markets.

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