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Julie Jacobson

Julie Jacobson

Julie Jacobson is founding editor of CE Pro, the leading media brand for the home-technology channel. She has covered the smart-home industry since 1994, long before there was much of an Internet, let alone an Internet of things. Currently she studies, speaks, writes and rabble-rouses in the areas of home automation, security, networked A/V, wellness-related technology, biophilic design, and the business of home technology. Julie majored in Economics at the University of Michigan, spent a year abroad at Cambridge University, and earned an MBA from the University of Texas at Austin. She is a recipient of the annual CTA TechHome Leadership Award, and a CEDIA Fellows honoree. A washed-up Ultimate Frisbee player, Julie currently resides in San Antonio, Texas and sometimes St. Paul, Minn. Follow on Twitter: @juliejacobson

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Julie's Latest Posts

Where did Monster Cable Go? [UPDATED]

Competitor of Monster Products Inc. (Monster Cable) notes that Monster URLs are dead right now; UPDATE: Monster ‘Alive, Kicking’

Julie Jacobson · November 18, 2019

Rayva Moves Ahead with Turnkey Wellness Rooms

Rayva is turning premium home theaters into biophilic spaces — outdoor simulators for health and wellness.

Julie Jacobson · November 14, 2019

CE Pro Names Top 5 Home Tech Trends for 2020

Biophilia, landscape lighting, 8K video, 5G/other cellular, and water-related systems to be featured as CE Pro Top 5 Home Tech Trends for 2020.

Julie Jacobson · November 13, 2019

Oh Azione! Wellness, Biophilia and Business, Eh?

Lighting, wellness, biophilia, architects, marketing, business processes, Oh Canada! Oh my!

Julie Jacobson · November 12, 2019

Plumbing Could be the Next Big Thing for Smart-Home Pros

Leak detection, water purification, water management, living walls, smart kitchens and bathrooms, other water-related trends could drive smart-home pros into the plumbing business.

Julie Jacobson · November 07, 2019

That Sick Motorized Shading Job that Broke the Internet*

Behind the scenes of DEL Motorized Solutions and this amazing motorized shading project in NYC. #SoCustom

Julie Jacobson · November 06, 2019

Control4’s New Neeo Remote in Depth: Execs Talk Big Picture

EXCLUSIVE: Neeo brings new design mentality and business prospects to Control4/SnapAV, say execs Charlie Kindel, Kordon Vaughn

Julie Jacobson · November 05, 2019

Maybe ‘Amazon’s Choice’ is a Poor Choice for No-Name, Hackable Security Cameras?

Unlike USDA’s Choice label for meat, quality (and security) doesn’t matter for Amazon’s Choice.

Julie Jacobson · October 21, 2019

Sonos Didn’t Invent Wireless Audio or Product Family Pics: Lenbrook Answers Lawsuit

Lenbrook responds to ‘puzzling’ lawsuit over Bluesound multiroom audio system: Sonos ignores contributions of Barix, Netstreams, Yamaha, Roku, Cobranet; didn’t invent ‘family photos’ for product lines either.

Julie Jacobson · October 18, 2019

Why ‘True’ Circadian Lighting Takes a Lighting Designer

For circadian lighting, LED intensity and color temperature are just the beginning of the wellness story.

Julie Jacobson · October 11, 2019