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Antonoff: Desktop-to-mobile shift alters shopping
USA TODAY
Shawn DuBravac, chief economist and research director for the Consumer Electronics Association (CEA), says mobile devices accounted for 55% to 60% of online traffic the week of Black Friday compared to slightly below 50% last year. Rather than ...


Author interviews and book signings included as part of second annual Gary's ...
Telecom Reseller (press release)
CEA's newest book, Digital Destiny: How the New Age of Data Will Transform the Way We Work, Live, and Communicate, written by CEA's Chief Economist Shawn DuBravac, Ph.D., will be available for advance, pre-release sale at the 2015 International CES.


Top Tech Authors to Be Featured at 2015 International CES
InvestorIdeas.com (press release)
CEA's newest book, Digital Destiny: How the New Age of Data Will Transform the Way We Work, Live, and Communicate, written by CEA's Chief Economist Shawn DuBravac, Ph.D., will be available for advance, pre-release sale at the 2015 International CES.

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Fewer CIOs in the District plan to expand IT teams in first half of 2015
Washington Post
“We are now seeing this [mobile] trend influence shopping habits, especially among tech purchases,” Shawn DuBravac, CEA's chief economist, said in a statement. During this holiday season, retailers are in turn starting to release apps to connect with ...

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New York Times

Targeting Customers on Mobile During Holiday Shopping Season
New York Times
And one speaker, Shawn DuBravac, chief economist and director of research for the Consumer Electronics Association, estimated that “55 to 60 percent of all online traffic this weekend was happening on mobile devices.” Whatever the timing, the shopping ...
With Smartphone Center Of Connected Galaxy, It's Add Value Or Go HomeMediaPost Communications

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Bloomberg

5 Numbers That Show Why This Holiday Season Is Crucial for Apple's iPad
Bloomberg
says Shawn Dubravac, chief economist for the Consumer Electronics Association. The challenges are getting people to buy the device for the first time, getting existing users to upgrade to the latest gadget and convincing them they need more than one in ...

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Businessweek

Online Shopping, Early Promotions Diminish Black Friday Crowds
Home Media Magazine
Shawn DuBravac, chief economist with the Consumer Electronics Association, said the market is in a “sweet spot” for TV purchases, with consumer demand driven by deals across all TV categories and interest in new technologies such as 4K Ultra-HD.
Retail Federation Sees Bright Side of Black Friday Sales SlideAssociations Now
Black Friday fatigue? Sales slide 11% despite stores offering deals earlier ...Financial Post
Black Friday weekend sales slide 11 percent from last yearNational Monitor

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VentureBeat

Tech purchases on Black Friday were up despite weaker overall retail sales
VentureBeat
“Consumers' appetite for purchasing technology products during the start of the holiday shopping season hit new highs this Thanksgiving weekend,” said Shawn DuBravac, chief economist of the CEA, in a statement. “We saw more shoppers putting tech in ...
Black Friday: TVs Top Consumer Electronics Purchases, Survey FindsHollywood Reporter
TVs Are Still the No. 1 Black Friday Tech PurchaseCEPro
Tech Purchases over Black Friday Weekend Increase in 2014, Shows CEA SurveyBusiness Wire (press release)
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Online sales, early discounts alter holiday shopping traditions
Baltimore Sun
TVs are always a big seller, said Shawn DuBravac, chief economist for the CEA, and have an average lifespan of about 8 years. The last big upswing in television purchases occurred from 2006 to 2008, he noted, meaning a lot of people may have been ...

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Here's What You Need to Know for Black Friday 2014
Motley Fool
Shawn DuBravac: "You've got companies like Best Buy that are opening early but now closing for part of the evening, obviously, as they restock and get prepared, essentially, for another sales period that starts anew on Friday. That's one trend [that is ...

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