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Patent Raid at CeBIT: 180 Officials to Fine 51 Companies

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Police filled 68 boxes with cell phones, navigation devices, electronic picture frames and flat-screen devices in a patent raid on CeBIT exhibitors. The patent violations included devices with MP3, MP4 or digital video broadcast functions, as well as DVD players and blank CDs and DVDs

It took 180 police and custom officers to confront 24 exhibitors from mainland China, three from Hong Kong, 12 from Taiwan, 9 German, and one each were from Poland, Netherlands and Korea.

Go (in German) Polizei

CeBIT Closes with 495,000 Attendees

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CeBIT Closes with 495,000 Attendees

Despite the shorter show (6 vs. 7 days), attendance was up 3% from last year, totaling 495,000. One out of five attendees (100,000+ in total) was from outside Germany.

CeBIT’s new show format used a “Home & Mobility” category to reflect the consumer IT products that CeBIT once spurned but now covets.

Buzz in this category centered mainly on the emerging low-cost subnotebook category as epitomized by Asus’ eee pc (350,000 sold with 3-5 million units by year end). Asus will Continue reading...

I.T.’s Fifth Revolution, says Ballmer at CeBIT

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I.T.’s Fifth Revolution, says Ballmer at CeBIT

Each seven years, the I.T. industry gets a revolution, says Steve Ballmer, now CEO of Microsoft and stepping into Bill’s role as market forecaster.

Balmer told his CeBIT audience that the raw ingredients of the 5th Revolution: expanded processing power, huge amounts of storage, ubiquitous broadband, natural UI and screens everywhere.

 “Together, these five ingredients will change almost everything we do,” explains Ballmer. “So what will the world look like in 2015? I Continue reading...

CeBIT Opens with 5845 Exhibitors

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CeBIT Opens with 5845 Exhibitors

This year China (500 exhibitors) overtakes Taiwan (490) for the first time in CeBIT history as 3005 exhibitors come from outside Germany in 2008.

“Green IT” is this year’s theme and Hannover’s own green thumb (and late bookings) boosted the number of exhibitors at CeBIT to an impressive 5845 exhibitors. Everyone expected a larger drop from the 6153 exhibitors in 2007. “Since January the situation has developed much better than we had been expecting,” says Ernst Continue reading...

The Coming Credit & Finance Crunch

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The Coming Credit & Finance Crunch

Let’s not talk ourselves into a recession but let’s face the fact there are economic forces beyond our control. So much so that Steve Jobs felt compelled to draft a letter to all his employees, saying “Our stock is down because we are buffeted by forces beyond Apple.”

The sub-prime housing credit scandal in USA will leave 15 million families in homes with negative equity. That credit crunch has extended into European banks.

EC Commissioner, Charles McCreevy in his Feb. 6th Continue reading...

How to Reach the Channel at CeBIT

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How to Reach the Channel at CeBIT

A Package of  PRINT & INTERNET for CeBIT.

We're combining our weekly e-newsletter with the famous CeBIT NEWS, 50,000 copies each issue.

We're preparing a special section inside CeBIT NEWS with exclusive editorial on the retail and distribution markets. This international emphasis on DISTRIBUTORS and VENDORS who sell via distribution is unique at CeBIT.

This promo targets and promotes Channel Business.

From 8500 euros (full page) to 2040 euros, you can get a print ad in this special Continue reading...

Mobile World Congress Opens

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Mobile World Congress Opens

It’s a sell-out in Barcelona. Expect Europe’s mobile phone show to dominate the news this week. With Robert Redford, the Global Mobile Awards, co-located events, the first mobile phone on Google's open-source Android platform and the latest from Nokia, Samsung, and Motorola, the Mobile World Congress will garner media attention. Mobile TV is the biggest topic this year, as makers and telcos hope for a breakthrough. 

Forget the iPhone embarrassed them all last year. Forget they Continue reading...

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