Consumer Electronics Show Headlines

Tue, Jan 20 2015

Intel's diversity drive should focus on internal changes, advocates say


SAN FRANCISCO - When Intel Corp said this month it would spend $300 million on increasing diversity in its workforce, Silicon Valley lauded its plan to improve the "pipeline" of candidates by helping more women and minorities study computer science and engineering.

Fri, Jan 16 2015

Alibaba in major initiative to court China consumer for U.S. retailers


SAN FRANCISCO/BEIJING/SHANGHAI - China's Alibaba Group Holding Ltd plans a major move to win U.S. business this year, by offering American retailers new ways to sell to China's vast and growing middle class.

Tue, Jan 13 2015

Apple granted patent for GoPro-like wearable cameras


- Apple Inc has been granted a patent for a wearable camera that could possibly challenge action cameras made by GoPro Inc .

Mon, Jan 12 2015

Sony CEO eyes options as pressure mounts on weak TV, mobile


LAS VEGAS - Sony Corp CEO Kazuo Hirai has weathered a crisis over a cyberattack on its Hollywood studio and its controversial comedy "The Interview", but his toughest moment may be just arriving as he prepares a new business revival plan.

Wed, Jan 7 2015

FCC chief seen siding with Obama on net neutrality


WASHINGTON/LAS VEGAS - The top U.S. communications regulator on Wednesday endorsed the regulatory standard applied to telephone companies in remarks seen as the strongest indication yet that he planned to side with President Barack Obama on strict "net neutrality" rules.

U.S. FCC chief's speech seen supporting Obama on net neutrality


LAS VEGAS/WASHINGTON - The top U.S. communications regulator on Wednesday touted a "just and reasonable" standard for policing Internet traffic in remarks seen as the strongest indication yet that he plans to follow President Barack Obama's lead on "net neutrality."

Race to define car of the future shifts into high gear


LAS VEGAS/DETROIT - Automakers and Silicon Valley upstarts are kicking their efforts to define the car of the future into a higher gear, even though many of the players disagree about what that car should be.

Intel Corp chief shows wrist-worn drone; promises to employ more women


SAN FRANCISCO - Intel Corp Chief Executive Brian Krzanich showed off a computer built into a jacket button and a wristband that transforms into a selfie-snapping flying camera, as the chipmaker extends its push into smart wearable gadgets. | Video

Tue, Jan 6 2015

Sony CEO sees no major financial impact from cyber attack


LAS VEGAS - Sony Corp Chief Executive Kazuo Hirai on Tuesday said he does not expect the November cyber attack on the company's film studio to have a significant financial impact, two weeks after the studio rolled out the movie at the heart of the attack.

Daimler's self-driving concept car turns into mobile living room


LAS VEGAS - Germany's Daimler AG wants to reset consumers' expectations about self-driving cars with its futuristic Mercedes-Benz F 015 concept, unveiled Monday evening at the annual Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas. | Video


Key retirements mean a changing of the guard next year in U.S. Congress

Regardless what voters decide in the November elections, there will be a major changing of the guard next year in the U.S. Congress as result of a number of key retirements.