By Holland Cooke
NEW YORK — Elves are running the tech conveyor belt full blast, according to the just-released and always-anticipated Annual CE Holiday Purchase Patterns Study, from what used to be called the Consumer Electronics Association.
Now – as technology is transforming our lives – CEA is renaming itself the Consumer Technology Association. president and CEO Gary Shapiro notes the impact of non-gadget-makers like Google, Uber, and Expedia. “We’ve gone beyond ‘consumer electronics,’” he declares, though his research numbers demonstrate increasing demand for devices: