i3 Magazine

It Is Innovation (i3) magazine, CTA’s flagship publication, focuses on innovation in technology, policy and business as well as the entrepreneurs, industry leaders and startups that propel the consumer technology industry.

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i3 | May 24, 2022

Blockchain Could Revolutionize Trade

Cryptocurrency is decentralized digital money. Its cryptographic proof of value comes via transactions — verified and recorded on a blockchain — a distributed digital ledger that provides a permanent and unchangeable record of transactions.
 

i3 | May 24, 2022

The Great Resignation

A staggering 47.4 million Americans quit their job in 2021. In November, 4.5 million quit, the highest number ever recorded since the government began tracking it 20 years ago. “It’s not the great resignation,” says pollster Frank Luntz. “It’s the great rethink. We are reexamining who we are. What our priorities are. What we want for the future.”
 

i3 | May 24, 2022

Fintech's Third Wave

Fintech’s third wave is building, and it could wash away the systems we’ve used for money management since — well, forever. In May, the U.S. Federal Reserve closes the comment window for Money and Payments: The U.S. Dollar in the Age of Digital Transformation.

i3 | May 23, 2022

Policy makers meet with CTA members to learn about crucial tech issues.

CTA’s annual Tech Week was back in-person this year and better than ever. Last year, CTA hosted Tech Week virtually, which included great conversations with policymakers and innovators.

i3 | May 20, 2022

The consumer technology industry had a good 2020 and 2021. With low interest rates, government sloshing money everywhere and consumers stuck home unable to dine out, travel or attend events, our members selling products for the home and car did great!

i3 | May 18, 2022

Seven Trends Reshaping Smart Retail

In this ‘post-pandemic’ period, retailers need to engage more effectively with customers, build a more resilient and efficient supply chain, and solve for labor shortages and rising workforce costs while generating an ROI.

i3 | May 18, 2022

The First Metaverse for e-Commerce

Online shopping jumped 32% during 2020 according to U.S. Census Bureau Data statistics, as Americans sheltered in place during the early months of the COVID-19 pandemic and pivoted to online life.

i3 | May 18, 2022

Smart Surfaces: A New Frontier

When flat-panel TVs became popular, home decorators lamented the big black rectangles on walls distracting from the room’s décor.

i3 | May 18, 2022

The Future of Work

Thanks to technology advances, the future of work will be more remote, hybrid and digital. While many job postings have returned to pre-pandemic levels, labor shortages may see over 85 million positions go unfilled by 2030, costing organizations as much as $8.5 trillion.

i3 | May 03, 2022

South Korea

Over 350 South Korean companies exhibited at CES 2022. Two pavilions in Eureka Park were dedicated to Korean startups innovating in areas like augmented reality (AR), food tech, wellness and vehicle tech.
 

i3 | May 03, 2022

Advancing Opportunities for All

Stephen Bailey, co-founder and CEO of ExecOnline, is the pioneer of online B2B leadership development solutions. In partnership with 12 leading business schools, ExecOnline is creating a diverse pool of future-ready leaders.

i3 | May 03, 2022

An Array of Humanoid Robots to Help

Most of us have seen 3CPO in Star Wars, the replicants Roy Batty and Zhora (played by Rutger Hauer and Joan Cassidy respectively) in the original Blade Runner, Rosey from The Jetsons, Robby the Robot in Forbidden Planet, Gort in The Day the Earth Stood Still or Terminator T-1. Or the disembodied Samantha (the voice of Scarlett Johansson) in HER, an artificial intelligence (AI) sentient character for whom Theodore Twombly (Joaquin Phoenix) has a crush on.

i3 | May 03, 2022

Fickle Streaming Subscribers

Two extensive viewership analyses warn that behaviors — especially among young audiences — are forcing media companies to revamp their practices. Both studies found over one-third of video streaming subscribers are adopting “service hopping” or “churn and return” patterns as they drift between program platforms.

i3 | May 03, 2022

Fickle Streaming Subscribers

 
Two extensive viewership analyses warn that behaviors — especially among young audiences — are forcing media companies to revamp their practices. Both studies found over one-third of video streaming subscribers are adopting “service hopping” or “churn and return” patterns as they drift between program platforms.

i3 | April 11, 2022

The Evolving Smart Home

The pandemic has spurred advances in the smart home category as more people work remotely. As the number of smart devices at home increases, so does the variety of vendors. Products must be supported, easy-to-use and remotely configurable.

i3 | April 11, 2022

The EV Landscape

Eletric vehicle (EV) owners say not having to pay for gas, less maintenance, lower cost to charge with electricity and a silent motor were their favorite elements of EV or plug-in hybrid electric vehicles (PHEV) ownership, with about one-third of owners mentioning these aspects.

i3 | April 11, 2022

The CTA Foundation encourages innovative accessibility

The CTA Foundation had a busy agenda at CES 2022. Steve Ewell, executive director of the CTA Foundation moderated a conference session on the first day of the show on “Improving the User Experience for All” with Kamilah Martin-Proctor, chair of Multiple Sclerosis Alliance Foundation; Clark Rachfal, director of advocacy and governmental affairs, American Council of the Blind; and Mignon Clyburn, former acting chair and commissioner of the FCC.
 

i3 | March 30, 2022

A Connected World

Qualcomm, based in San Diego, develops the processors, radio transceivers, modems and IP that increasingly allow everything to be intelligently connected to the internet. Think smartphones, laptops and TVs but also cars, robots and retail shelves.

i3 | March 30, 2022

My wife convinced me a long time ago that we could make better decisions if we used a five-year time horizon. After all, lots of things in life seem to use roughly five-year increments whether it is milestone birthdays, attending different levels of school, jobs and promotions, or even survival rates for different maladies.
 

i3 | March 30, 2022

EV Sales Explode

Tesla’s market capitalization is greater than the combined value of BMW, Daimler (Mercedes Benz), GM, Fiat Chrysler, Ford, Honda, Hyundai, Kia, Nissan, Renault, Toyota and Volkswagen as of January 2022.
 

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