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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

Red Carpet Wows with $3K New-Release Movies: Just Don’t Use the ‘F’ Word

I accidentally asked Red Carpet CEO Fredric Rosen how his company will succeed selling pricey movie servers and $3,000 new-release movies while predecessors have failed.

Julie Jacobson · September 17, 2019

Vivint Smart Home to Go Public via Reverse Merger Valuing Co. at $5.6 Billion

Vivint Smart Home to be merged into SoftBank-backed Mosaic (NYSE: MOSC), a specialty acquisition corp. that will take on Vivint name.

Julie Jacobson · September 16, 2019

Caavo the Miracle Remote? I’ll Take One for Me, One for Mom

Caavo remote control and content-management machine might be good enough for do-it-yourselfers, but it scored with smart-home pros at CEDIA Expo 2019.

Julie Jacobson ·

Bursting with Biophilia: CE Pro Names 6 ‘WellScapes Masters’ at CEDIA 2019

CEDIA Expo 2019 is the one where biophilia burst into the smart-home channel – not just circadian lighting and indoor air quality, but layers of stimuli that mimic patterns of nature. Meet our first 6 ‘WellScapes Masters.’

Julie Jacobson · September 11, 2019

home assistant

These Three Home Automation Sleepers Could Steal CEDIA Expo 2019

Popular with smart-home makers, Tuya, Home Assistant and CIWare will show home automation platforms, development tools, and interoperable devices to lure new adopters.

Julie Jacobson ·

RoomMe

RoomMe Adds Person/Location Tracking for True Home Automation; First Custom Integrations at CEDIA

New RoomMe API helps RTI, Control4, Elan and URC trigger home automation scenes based on who is in which room and when — simply, securely, and uniquely without complicated indoor positioning systems.

Julie Jacobson ·

Vivint at CEDIA Expo 2019

Vivint’s Big Home Automation News at CEDIA 2019: Control4 Integration at Last

Vivint’s security engine now integrates two-way with Control4 home-automation systems — a technological milestone for the mass-market provider, and a nod to Vivint’s new Smart Home Authorized Pro program.

Julie Jacobson · September 5, 2019

4AMPS retrofit faceplate

#1 DIY Product at CEDIA Expo You Really Want But Won’t Make Money On

4AMPS retrofit faceplate slips over existing electrical outlets, powers smart devices via retractable cable.

Julie Jacobson · September 3, 2019

Rayva

Rayva to Reimagine Dedicated Home Theaters as Wellness Retreats at CEDIA Expo 2019

At CEDIA Expo, Rayva will demonstrate how its turnkey, high-performance, dedicated home theaters can be packaged as wellness refuges, with circadian lighting, immersive sounds and visuals of nature, other biophilic elements.

Julie Jacobson ·

Frank DeFilippis of Dish

CEDIA Expo 2019: Dish Network’s 14 Big Reveals for the Custom Channel

Maybe you’ve seen Dish’s new Google Remote or the AirTV suite of cord-cutting awesomeness, but few outside of Dish have seen these 14 gifts to the custom-installation industry.

Julie Jacobson · August 28, 2019

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