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Vegas, Nevada – Gary Shapiro, president and CEO, Consumer Technology
Association (CTA) discussed with John Zimmer the future of Lyft’s vision. John
Zimmer is Co-Founder and President of Lyft.
Gary Shapiro focused the first part of the keynote speech with John Zimmer
with questions on how he built Lyft. The
LIT (Leaders in Technology) dinner addressed 600 policymakers, top technologists
The dinner was held inside the Lafite Ballroom at Wynn in Las Vegas.
visions the growth of Lyft to continue at a phenomenal pace because more people
moving to the cities and giving up the second car. Zimmer spoke about the average car owner uses
their vehicle only four percent of the time with an average American family
spending $9,000 per year on their vehicle including gas and insurance. Lyft is available in 95 percent of the United
States and is expanding to Toronto.
Presently there are more than one million rides a day made by Lyft
drivers. Car Seat services will be
expanding for parents riding with babies.
Vegas, Nevada–The world’s largest consumer technology show opened with
exhibitors representing over 47 countries in Las Vegas. The jammed packed conference has been
preparing for over 170,000 in attendance to view more than 3,900
exhibitors. There will be more than 300
events, speakers and demonstrations featuring products of today and the future
over the next four days.
be showcased that can integrate within the family unit as well as business
efficiency and technology for today and the future. Electric vehicles and autonomous cars are
definitely aggressively heading to make their mark for the future. Smart homes filled with all types of features
to make life much easier to ease the pressure from a hard day at work. Health technology with wearable fitness gadgets
to monitor a persons activities and well-being.
formerly known as the International Consumer Electronic Show is presently owned
by CTA – Consumer Technology Association that represents $292 billion U.S. consumer
City – Frigid temperatures did not keep revelers from packing Times Square for
2018 crystal ball drop. The second
coldest on record with10-degree temperatures at midnight. An estimate million people lined the
street. Partygoers had extra layers of
clothes, face masks and hand warmers as many came as early as 10 in the morning
to secure their positions. Prior preparations by all New York's finest had tight
security covered on the ground and air to give a complete successful evening for welcoming in the New Year.
Mariah Carey came back to redeem herself after
last year’s performance at Times Square fell short. This year for New Years Eve 2018 Carey fully
redeemed herself with two songs; “Vision of Love” and “Hero.” Other performances New Years Eve; Andy
Grammer, Sugarland, Lauren Alaina, Camila Cabello, Chyno Miranda, Antonique
Smith, Nick Jonas, Neil Diamond
Las Vegas, Nevada – Registration is
now open for the largest playground for Wedding & Portrait Photography
International (WPPI) in North America Offers World Class Education,
Experiential Events, Innovative Technologies, and Community Networking. The Conference and Expo at the Mandalay Bay
Hotel and Resort in Las Vegas is February 25-28, 2018. At its core, WPPI creates a unique and interactive learning experience for attendees
by addressing the latest trends
in wedding/portrait photography with programming focused on Newborn
Photography, Photo Booths, Filmmaking, School/Sports Photography, and several
classes focused on the business of photography. In addition to more than 40 Platform
Classes, WPPI offers more intense learning environments through its PLUS and
Master Classes and Photo Walks.
year, the biggest and best manufacturers, solution providers, experts, and
retailers in the world for photography and video display and demonstrate the
latest technology at WPPI’s three-day expo. This is the largest collection of
industry manufacturers and suppliers for professional, amateur, and emerging
wedding and portrait photographers anywhere in North America.
– The Rockefeller Center and surrounding blocks were totally filled with
revelers for the 85th Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony. Mayor Bill de Blasio flipped the switch
surrounded by the Rockettes, Savannah Guthrie, Hoda Kotb and Al Roker. The tree lighting performers included Harry
Connick Jr., Seal, Train, Brett Eldredge, Pentatonix, The Tenors and others.
Norway Spruce stood 75 feet tall, weighed 12-tons and was donated by Jason
Perrin, State College, Pennsylvania.
Swarovski Star was placed at the top of the Norway Spruce tree and
adorned with 25,000 crystals and one million facets. The tree will be lit every day until January
7th. The Rockefeller Center
Christmas Tree will be donated to Habitat for Humanity. Security was tighter this year with more
areas restricted as well as extra screening.
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