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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

New ‘Simple Control Protocol’ is Link between Internet and the Light Switch

Microsoft teams with GE and CEBus-oriented technology firms to produce definitive home-control protocol.

Julie Jacobson · June 01, 2000

1997: Julie Jacobson’s Mom Reviews Philips WebTV

Julie’s mom Susan Jacobson goes online in 1997 for the first time with Philips Magnavox WebTV. The review is hilarious.

Julie Jacobson · March 01, 1997