By World Wide News Desk - Posted on 22 December 2011

CES setting up its own startup alley



When you think of the companies at the annual Consumer Electronics Show, you tend to think of giants like Sharp, Samsung, Nokia, Fuji, and so forth.


That's especially true when it comes to digital imaging, a field dominated by the likes of Sony, Panasonic, and Toshiba.


But this year, CES is rolling out the red carpet to a wide range of startup companies, which will be showcasing their wares under the banner of "Eureka Park." All told, more than 80 young companies will be on hand, representing fields such as robotics, energy, digital health, gaming, and so on, according to a report in C/NET

Eureka Park is CES' first "big attempt at attracting startups" in 10 years, said Karen Chupka, senior vice president of events and conferences for the Consumer Electronics Association, which puts on CES. "At that time, the effort didn't go well. It was too soon after the dot-com implosion, and too early before the next wave of tech and startup excitement."  >>More here





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