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Lead Editor: Susan Rush

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SmartBrief keeps your finger on the pulse of everything technology -- consumer electronics, mobile, IT, software services, security and semiconductors, as well as education and digital entertainment. We also cover the worlds of cable, telecommunications, broadcasting and satellite communications.

Why broadcast TV still dominates political advertising

1/30/2015

  • New York Times (tiered subscription model), The

Political candidates pay lip service to digital strategies, but they "still spend the bulk of their funds on television," writes Derek Willis. Data show "a reluctance on the part of campaigns ... to m… Read More

CEA: Car audio amplifiers saw increased sales in 2014

1/30/2015

  • CEOutlook.com

Car audio amplifier orders were up 13% in dealer unit sales in 2014, said the Consumer Electronics Association, which also found that head unit orders slipped 4% last year. "We're starting to see a mo… Read More

STMicro will leave IBM's Common Platform Alliance

1/30/2015

  • Electronics Weekly (U.K.)

STMicroelectronics is exercising its prerogative to end participation in the Common Platform Alliance led by IBM. The move comes after IBM agreed to sell its semiconductor operations and technology to… Read More

Ore. high school blends art, engineering instruction

1/30/2015

  • Corvallis Gazette-Times (Ore.)

Students build light sculptures, use computer-controlled engraving machines and complete hands-on projects at an Oregon high school that has combined art and engineering classes. The educators says th… Read More

Is Microsoft planning to help take Android from Google?

1/29/2015

  • Wall Street Journal (tiered subscription model), The
  • Inquirer (U.K.), The

Microsoft reportedly has plans to invest in Cyanogen, a startup building a non-Google version of the open-source Android mobile operating system. Cyanogen CEO Kirt McMaster has said that his company's… Read More