CES 2013 Preview: Follow Black Enterprise at International CES
Black Enterprise Magazine September/October 2018 Issue

It’s that time of the year again. The International CES is January 8-11 and in 2013 Black Enterprise will be right in the mix of it all, sorting through tablets, smartphones, Wi-Fi accessories, and all the  white noise of consumer electronics so you’ll know what gadgets, gear, and apps you’ll need to help your business and your life run smoother.

Follow @BlackEnterprise and me, Marcia Wade Talbert, @TheTechGyrl on Twitter and Facebook as I drop in on exhibitors like LG, Sony, Samsung, HTC, T-Mobile, and Canon (just to name a few) to learn more about their entertainment and business-ready applications and electronics, and as I visit with the CES Tech Zones, a group of exhibits and programs targeting niche industries like MommyTech, Silver Summit (for the aging and elderly), Fitness Tech, and HigherEdTech.

Learn about new developments with SmartTV’s, in-vehicle electronics, and the connected home/office; and find out what is new for the market with celebrity brands like Beats by Dre, Will.i.am’s camera accessory line for iPhones, and LL Cool J‘s new venture, Boomdizzle’s Liquid MyConnect Studio app.

We’ll also provide coverage of “The Next Generation of Innovators” keynote on Tuesday, which will feature as a panelist Black Eyed Peas frontman Will.i.am, a seven-time Grammy Award winner and a founding shareholder in Beats Electronics, the creators of the Beats by Dreâ„¢ headphones.

Russell Simmons, founder of Def Comedy/Poetry Jam, Global Grind and All Def Digital, will also be a featured speaker for the conference session,“Anytime, Anywhere Content,” where content providers and device manufacturers will examine how and where the public is getting content and the delivery platforms poised for growth.

Finally, to top it all off, Black Enterprise will unveil our International CES Best of Show Awards featuring 20 categories of tech tools that we think will rock your world in 2013.

This year our CES coverage will be chock full of information, slideshows, and videos. So tune in everyday next week to BlackEnterprise.com and connect with us on Facebook, Twitter, and Pinterest to let us know what you think.

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Marcia Wade Talbert

Marcia is a multimedia content producer focusing on technology at Black Enterprise Magazine. In this capacity she writes and assigns stories to educate readers about social media; digital integration; gadgets, apps, and software for business and professional development; minority tech startups; and careers in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics). In 2012, she received two Salute to Excellence Awards from the National Association of Black Journalists and was recognized by Blacks in Technology (BiT) as one of the Top 10 Black achievers in the tech arena for 2011 at SXSW in Austin, Texas. She has spoken about technology on panels for New York Social Media Week, at The 2012 Rainbow/PUSH Wall Street Summit, as well as at Black Enterprise’s Entrepreneurs Conference and Women of Power Summit. In 2011, SocialWayne.com chose her as one of 28 People of Color Impacting the Social Web, and through crowdsourcing she was listed as one of BlackWeb2.0's/HP's 50 Most Notable African American Tastemakers in Social Media and Technology for 2010. Since taking on the role of Tech editor in September 2010, she has conceived and produced five cover stories on Technology and/or STEM and countless articles, videos, and slideshows online. Before joining BlackEnterprise.com as an interactive general assignment reporter in 2008, she freelanced with Black Enterprise beginning in 2003 while working as the technical editor at Prepared Foods magazine. There she further honed her writing skills and became an authority on food ingredients, including ingredients used in food fortification and enrichment. Meanwhile, her freelancing with Black Enterprise and BlackEnterprise.com helped her stay current on issues pertaining to the financial and business welfare of African Americans. As a general reporter for Black Enterprise she attended and reported on the Democratic and Republican National Conventions, where she interviewed Valerie Jarrett, senior advisor and assistant to President Barack Obama and U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder. Marcia has a Bachelor of Science degree in Agriculture with an emphasis in food science from the University of Minnesota, and a Master of Science degree in journalism from Roosevelt University in Chicago. En route to her secondary degree, she served as the editor-in-chief of the Roosevelt University Torch, a weekly, student-run newspaper. An avid photographer and videographer, Marcia is one of several employees at BLACK ENTERPRISE who interned for the publishing company as a college student. She lives in New Jersey with her husband, a food scientist; her seventeen-month-old daughter; and “The Cat”, but still considers Chicago home.

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