boxee, a Method Ventures client (read the case study), has been selected as a finalist at CEA's i-stage competition, a technology event featuring the most innovative new consumer technology products that will soon come to market. The 15 finalists will unveil their products before a live audience on Monday, October 20, at CEA's 2008 Industry Forum, scheduled October 19-22, 2008, at the Four Seasons Hotel in Las Vegas, NV.
The winner of the i-stage competition will receive $50,000 to develop its product line, as well as free turnkey exhibit space at the upcoming 2009 International CES®, the world's largest consumer technology tradeshow, to be held in Las Vegas January 8-11.
"CEA's i-stage competition serves as a phenomenal opportunity to recognize the new innovations that will fuel the growth of our industry," said Karen Chupka, senior vice president, events and conferences, CEA. "These top finalists are taking technology trends to the next level and will no doubt shape the future of how consumers work and play."
The i-stage finalists are:
* Amulet Devices, The Amulet Remote
* Avaak, Vue ââ¢ personal video network
* Boxee media center
* Frontline Inc., Fitness Interactive Technology (FIT)
* GenAudio Inc., AstoundSound
* Instinctiv Shuffle
* IPEVO digital photo frame
* JFDI Engineering Ltd., GridSearch
* Lightglove, LtWv
* Next2Friends, People in Motion
* Occipital LLC
* Pongr Inc.
* PDT Ltd, Novo, Minora 3D Webcam
The i-stage finalists will have their products reviewed and judged by a panel of technology experts including Kevin Kelly, Wired Magazine; Ryan Block, formerly of Engadget and Jeff Pulver. Molly Wood, executive editor of CNET will serve as Master of Ceremonies for the event.