Posts tagged Gary Shapiro
What does the SCOTUS’ Wiley v. Kirtsaeng decision mean for books, publishing?
March 21, 2013 | 12:55 pm
By now you've likely heard that the Supreme Court has ruled, in a 6-3 decision, in favor of immigrant scientist Supap Kirtsaeng in Kirtsaeng V. Wiley. In what's being heralded as a win for consumers and libraries, and a loss for publishers, the SCOTUS overturned a previous ruling against Kirtsaeng, who had been buying textbooks printed (legally) abroad—where they cost significantly less than they do in, say, the United States—and then reselling them in the U.S. on eBay and turning a handsome profit in the process. In a statement yesterday, Wiley's President & CEO Stephen M. Smith wrote: "We are disappointed that the U.S. Supreme Court has decided...
The CEA’s Gary Shapiro to host a Reddit AMA tomorrow
February 25, 2013 | 5:07 pm
The modern phenomenon known as the Reddit AMA (Ask Me Anything) session is perhaps a perfect example of the sort of knowledge acquisition that is only possible because of the Internet. But you know that already. Here's something you probably don't know: A gentleman by the name of Gary Shapiro will be hosting a Reddit AMA tomorrow (that's Tuesday, February 26) from 2-3 pm EST. If you have any interest in the future of consumer electronics and consumer technology industry in general, this is one you probably shouldn't miss. That's because Gary Shapiro is both the president and CEO of the Consumer Electronics...
TeleRead Goes to Vegas
January 12, 2013 | 11:48 pm
Those of you who read TeleRead regularly probably noticed that our coverage was a little bit thin last week ... but not to worry! I've got an alibi: I was in Las Vegas since last Sunday, covering the 2013 International CES for NAPCO—my employer, and TeleRead's parent company. This was my first-ever trip to CES, and while it was a huge milestone in my still-burgeoning consumer technology career, here's the God's honest truth: The experience totally and completely smacked the life out of me, both physically and psychologically. I walked for miles and miles, literally, every day. In fact, I walked so much—while at the same time straining...