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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

Google Nest Hub Max Not Really ‘Interoperable’ with other Thread Home Automation Devices

As first consumer device ‘Built on Thread’, new Google/Nest smart display will be “compatible” with other compliant products, but that doesn’t mean they’ll interoperate in one smart-home ecosystem.

Julie Jacobson · October 09, 2019

Savant’s Amazing, Integrated Biophilia, Wellness, Lighting, Energy Solutions at CEDIA 2019

Savant kills it at CEDIA Expo 2019 with circadian lighting for wellness, energy storage and management, and more wrapped in a single home-automation platform.

Julie Jacobson · October 03, 2019

And The ‘Official’ ATSC 3.0 Name & Logo is … HUH?

CTA and friends select new name and logo for products and services built for ATSC 3.0, the next-gen platform for IP-enabled over-the-air TV broadcasts.

Julie Jacobson · September 26, 2019

Julie Jacobson’s Picks: The Other ‘Best Booths’ of CEDIA Expo 2019

A committee picked the official Best Booths of CEDIA Expo 2019, but CE Pro’s Julie Jacobson had a few picks of her own.

Julie Jacobson · September 26, 2019

Home-Automation High Jinks: Cast Your Own Interface to a Google/Nest Hub Display

Home Assistant works open-source magic to cast smart-home dashboards to Google/Nest Hub displays for two-way monitoring and touch control.

Julie Jacobson · September 19, 2019

LumenCache at CEDIA: End-to-End Low-Voltage Lighting, DC Power

Lumencache returns to CEDIA Expo 2019 with novel end-to-end low-voltage lighting system and plans for DC-powered homes.

Julie Jacobson · September 19, 2019

Control4, SnapAV & OvrC at CEDIA: In Pursuit of Smart-Home Scale

Newly merged Control4, SnapAV plan to scale the fragmented home-automation and professional-installation market. Execs John Heyman, Charlie Kindel discuss at CEDIA Expo 2019.

Julie Jacobson · September 18, 2019

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 · September 16, 2019