Living in Digital Times Announces Last Gadget Standing & Mobile Apps Showdown Call for Entries

August 24, 2009

LAS VEGAS, Aug. 24 /PRNewswire/ — Come January, technology professionals from around the globe will converge at the 2010 International CES((R)), the world’s largest trade show for consumer technology — and with more than 2,500 exhibitors launching new products, only a select few will take home “the gold.” Two of the most fiercely competitive 2010 CES contests have announced their call for entries: the new Mobile Apps Showdown and Last Gadget Standing, one of the most popular and longest running SuperSessions at CES. The online competitions hosted by Robin Raskin, founder of Living in Digital Times, and sponsored by NetShelter Technology Media, pit the latest tech toys, gadgetry, and mobile applications against one another for a live and online CES audience to determine the “best of” in each category. The contestants will be highlighted on the websites LastGadgetStanding.com and MobileAppsShowdown.com to engage audience participation before CES begins.

  • Mobile Apps Showdown — Have you created the latest addiction since Tap Tap Revenge or an app that will give UrbanSpoon a spin for its money? The Mobile Apps Showdown will feature the top 10 mobile applications in five categories: Education, Lifestyle, Entertainment, Productivity and IT. The finalists will be selected by NetShelter.net readers and judged by editors from some of the top trafficked mobile sites. Last year’s judges included Mobile Burn, Slash Gear, Phone Scoop and others. All applicants will have their apps showcased and made available for download or purchase from the site. The top 40 apps will have the opportunity to demo live from the Mobile Apps Stage in the North Hall of the Las Vegas Convention Center at the 2010 CES and have that video appear on the Mobile Apps Showdown website. The top ten apps will be finalists in a live demo competition in front of a live and online CES audience, and a winner will be declared based on audience applause-o-meter and online vote. To enter, visit www.MobileAppsShowdown.com is a fee for each application submitted.
  • Last Gadget Standing – Returning for its 10th year as a CES SuperSession, Last Gadget Standing showcases 10 of the hottest products chosen by the experts from NetShelter Technology Media network, which includes Geek.com, Slashgear.com, MobileBurn.com, PhoneArena.com, FixYa.com, I4U.com, TechEBlog.com, and TGDaily.com. Already whittled down from hundreds of submissions, the top 10 innovations compete in a live demo finalist competition in front of a live and online CES audience, with winners determined by audience applause-o-meter and online vote. Past winners include such notable products as the Roomba, the Eye-Fi Card, and OnStar. To enter visit www.LastGadgetStanding.com. There is no entry fee to participate.

The Consumer Electronics Association (CEA)( (R)) and Living in Digital Times, a lifestyle-based CE Spotlight designed to make technology more relevant to society’s segmented populations, recently announced five TechZones slated for the 2010 CES. These include:

For more information on each conference and expo, exhibit and sponsorship packages, services, leadership team, or how to exhibit, visit www.kidsatplaysummit.com or email summitinfo@livingindigitaltimes.com.

About Living in Digital Times

Founded in 2002 by tech journalist and consultant Robin Raskin, Living in Digital Times is designed to create a dialogue between companies and key consumer demographics via a variety of media projects in which getting smart about the digital world is fun and entertaining. In addition to the five CES-based TechZones, Living in Digital Times offers a range of services that articulate the digital experience to various constituencies. Services include trade show planning and management, web site promotion, and consulting services.

About NetShelter Technology Media

Launched in 1999 as NetShelter, Inc., NetShelter Technology Media (www.netshelter.net) first pioneered the concept of the vertical media network assembling one of the largest technology-oriented audiences in the world via the NetShelter Branded Network (NSBN) and helping leading interactive advertising agencies and marketers engage with their core target audience of technology, IT buyers and influencers. NetShelter Technology Media reaches over 30 million unique visitors worldwide according to comScore and is ranked 2nd in reaching technology audiences online (closely trailing CNET). In a fragmented online media landscape NetShelter Technology Media is the new platform for technology publishing online. It partners with the top independent voices in the technology industry and helps them grow their media business. NetShelter’s goal is to become the leading global media company for the technology sector.

About CEA

The Consumer Electronics Association (CEA) is the preeminent trade association promoting growth in the $172 billion U.S. consumer electronics industry. More than 2,000 companies enjoy the benefits of CEA membership, including legislative advocacy, market research, technical training and education, industry promotion and the fostering of business and strategic relationships. CEA also sponsors and manages the International CES – Where Entertainment, Technology and Business Converge. All profits from CES are reinvested into CEA’s industry services. Find CEA online at www.CE.org.

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