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CEA and Google Showcase Technology at Presidential Debates

Wed, 3 Oct 2012 09:29:53 EST

Arlington, VA – – The Consumer Electronics Association (CEA)® and Google today announced the launch of 'Insights from the 2012 Debates,' a joint effort to provide voters with insightful and compelling information about the presidential and vice presidential debates. The CEA-Google collaboration aims to enhance the debate experience using Google's innovative technologies to provide snapshots of how citizens are using technology to engage with and learn about the presidential and vice presidential candidates as well as top issues during the debates.

The CEA-Google effort includes a state-of-the-art digital wall that displays search and video trends, insights and consumer research. The digital wall – located near the debate hall in the media gathering area – features the top search trends around the debates and user-generated content from Google+. Reporters will have access to the touchscreen display for broadcast coverage.

'Technology is inspiring and empowering citizens across our nation to engage in and connect to politics like never before,' said Gary Shapiro, president and CEO of CEA. 'Innovation is the heart and soul of CEA and the consumer technology industry. We are proud to join Google in incorporating its digital innovations into the political process to create an open platform for political discourse for all Americans.'

'Technology is transforming the political process from one that watches votes from afar, to one in which people can participate, engage and shape in a democratic way,' said Susan Molinari, Google's vice president of public policy and government affairs. 'We are excited to partner with CEA to highlight how technology is empowering voters and shaping the 2012 elections.'

'Insights from the 2012 Debates' builds upon Google's efforts to connect voters around the country with the latest election-related news and activities. Google.com/elections is a hub for election-related campaign news, insights and trends, and important information for voters and campaigns, enabling users to use multiple tools to find and share information and views.

About CEA

The Consumer Electronics Association (CEA) is the preeminent trade association promoting growth in the $206 billion U.S. consumer electronics industry. More than 2,000 companies enjoy the benefits of CEA membership, including legislative advocacy, market research, technical training and education, industry promotion, standards development and the fostering of business and strategic relationships. CEA also owns and produces the International CES – The Global Stage for Innovation. All profits from CES are reinvested into CEA's industry services. Find CEA online at www.CE.org, www.DeclareInnovation.com and through social media.

About Google Inc.
Google is a global technology leader focused on improving the ways people connect with information. Google's innovations in web search and advertising have made its website a top Internet property for its brand one of the most recognized in the world.
Google is a trademark of Google Inc. All other company and product names may be trademarks of the respective companies with which they are associated.


Source: WebWire

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