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Posted by James McQuivey on January 13, 2014
The madness that is the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) has finally subsided, people are safely home (some never arrived thanks to cancelled flights), and we’ve had sufficient time to read the CES stars and foretell what it means for 2014 and beyond. Condensing this show down to so few points requires omitting some things, even some fun things like Michael Bay’s meltdown and T-Mobile CEO John Legere’s attention-grabbing tactics, but it’s my job to say what it means. So here I go, predicting what will happen in 2014 with three (admittedly long) bullets:
The embedded TouchCast of my CES 2014 summary lets me go into a few interesting details on these three points and is worth a watch as well as a share.
There’s more to say, including a big-picture discussion of why even though the major platforms like Apple, Amazon, Google, and Microsoft were practically absent from CES, the whole world of consumer technology depends on them and tries to imitate them (LG’s webOS, for example). I’ll be writing a short report explaining what this means for Forrester clients over the coming weeks, so stay tuned (and if you’re not a client, <plug>consider becoming one</plug>). As a further resource in the meantime, everything I said about CES 2013 still stands from last year. It’s worth a read if you want even more context for what’s happening in consumer electronics.