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Pre-Holiday Consumer Sentiment Toward Tech Spending Suggests 'Wait and ...
Home Toys (press release)
"Sentiment toward technology spending suggests some tech buying was pulled into September with recent product releases," said Dr. Shawn DuBravac, CEA's chief economist and senior director of research. "The decline was surprising considering a solid ...


Consumer Holding Back on Pre-holiday Tech Spend
TV Technology
“Sentiment toward technology spending suggests some tech buying was pulled into September with recent product releases,” said Dr. Shawn DuBravac, CEA's chief economist and senior director of research. “The decline was surprising considering a solid ...

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Gadget sales thrive during economic storm: CEA
Brisbane Times
Sales of flat-panel televisions are up an unwavering 40 percent from last year and the videogame industry is poised to do more business this year-end holiday season than it did in 2007, said CEA economist Shawn DuBravac. "Consumers are cocooning ...


Apple unveils high-resolution iMac
New York Post
The move suggests Apple is looking to take a bite out of the lucrative TV business, said Shawn DuBravac, chief economist and senior director of research for the Consumer Electronics Association. Television sets are “the most highly adopted tech product ...

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Bloomberg

Apple Upgrades iPad to Woo Tablet-Wielding Business Users
Bloomberg
“When a category matures, you start to look at different segments that you can sell into,” Shawn DuBravac, chief economist and senior director of research at the Consumer Electronics Association, said in an interview. “The companies that are well ...

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CEA Announces Panelists and New Exhibitors for CES Unveiled Paris
SYS-CON Media (press release)
The Consumer Electronics Association (CEA)® today announced panelists for the second CES Unveiled Paris, an industry event that brings innovative technology companies, top press, industry analysts, buyers and key consumer technology influencers ...

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Wall St. Cheat Sheet

CEA Predicts Strong Device Sales in 2014
Radio World
CEA forecasts total tech spending during the holidays will increase 2.5% (up from 0.9% growth in 2013) to reach $33.76 billion. “Consumers are decidedly more optimistic about holiday spending on tech this year versus last year,” said Shawn DuBravac, ...
US holiday tech spending set to hit record levelsIPTV News

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George Chamberlin's Money in the Morning
San Diego Source (subscription)
The macroeconomic environment is providing a firmer foundation and holiday consumers are showing a strong inclination to shop this holiday season," said Shawn DuBravac, chief economist at the CEA. The items most people would like to see under the tree ...

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Consumer Sentiment Toward Tech Spending Remains Strong
Home Theater Review
"The strong interest in newly released products from industry giants this month appears to be having a positive effect on consumer sentiment towards tech spending," said Shawn DuBravac, CEA's chief economist and senior director of research ...

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The Consumerist

Tablets top holiday wish lists as Apple iPad event nears
Investor's Business Daily
"Consumers are decidedly more optimistic about holiday spending on tech this year vs. last year," Shawn DuBravac, CEA's chief economist and senior director of research, said in a statement. "The macroeconomic environment is providing a firmer ...
Holidays Look Bright For Retailers: CEATwice
They Came, They Worked, They Played: Inaugural CEA Innovate! Event Brings ...Business Wire (press release)

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