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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

LumaStream Files Chapter 11, Seeks Buyer for Low-Voltage Lighting Biz

Early leader in residential low-voltage DC-powered lighting seeks buyer or strategic partner.

Julie Jacobson · February 11, 2020

Why Racepoint/Savant Home Automation Acquired Noon Smart Lighting

Savant shows tight integration with Noon smart lighting at IBS and KBIS 2020 in CEDIA Pavilion.

Julie Jacobson · January 22, 2020

Wyze DIY Surveillance Cameras Breached: Are Pro Devices More Secure?

DIY surveillance cameras (and other smart home devices) get hacked all the time. Today, Ring/Amazon is being sued for weak cybersecurity provisions, and just a few days ago Wyze notified customers that its cameras have been breached (notice below). All bad news, of course, but par for the course. A more interesting angle comes from […]

Julie Jacobson · December 31, 2019

Z-Wave to Become More Open Home-Automation Standard with Multiple Technology Providers

Silicon Labs is putting forth a real effort to open up Z-Wave, with plans to create a multi-source wireless standard available to all.

Julie Jacobson · December 20, 2019

With Smart Devices and Pro Network, Resideo Could be AAA for the Home

What AAA has done for car insurance, Resideo (Honeywell Home) could do for the home, thanks to smart devices, cloud services, thousands of smart-home pros.

Julie Jacobson · December 20, 2019

A Break for Julie Jacobson

CE Pro founding editor Julie Jacobson is going to taste her own biophilic medicine for a while, and then focus on wellness and the smart home going forward.

Julie Jacobson · December 16, 2019

Save Audio Design Associates (ADA) Now!

Richard Stoerger’s ADA is on life support, needs intervention STAT to keep the high-performance audio brand going.

Julie Jacobson · December 10, 2019

Return of the Monster: Lean, Mean Licensing Machine

Noel Lee and Kevin Lee: The original ‘Monster Cable’ is reinvigorated with a still-strong brand, much-leaner team, and savvy licensees ready to roll.

Julie Jacobson · November 27, 2019

Something Special About Domotron Home Automation, Launching on Indiegogo

Like all failed home-automation hubs before it, Domotron boasts AI, ZigBee, interoperability, multiple sensors, geofencing, zero programming and more. But the really big deal is Qi.

Julie Jacobson · November 20, 2019

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