10 Jan '12, 7pm

CES 2012: The Golden Age of Consumer Electronics

When the phone rang, Jack was driving home from work on a busy Los Angeles highway. Jack heard the voice of his boss through the car speaker system. ”Please come to my office as fast as you can. I have group of potential customers and we urgently need your advice in person. I know that you are on the road probably going home, but this is important!” Jack made the first available U-turn and pulled over briefly to send a text message to some colleagues in New York. Back at the office, he grabbed his iPad to check an internal Facebook-like company network. Sure enough, he found the background material on the customer that he had asked his New York co-workers to send. He used the tablet to “skype” one of his colleagues and ask some follow-up questions. After a brief conversation, Jack was ready for the meeting. Such a scenario is becoming less imaginary each day. Thanks to adv...

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