Walt Disney CEO Robert Iger showcased the updated Disney Web site, which lets users surf 27 channels and find Disney characters and shows more easily. The revamped site, which contains widgets and a virtual backpack, allows users to create channels they can personalize and share with friends. Disney's presence at the International CES shows the entertainment industry's eagerness to play a role in new technologies.
Samsung Electronics Co. on Tuesday unveiled its SCH-V960 mobile phone, which features an optical joystick that reacts to users' finger movements. The innovation is expected to make it easier to navigate the handset's menu and user interface.
Last week after Apple Computer unveiled new product features and updates for iPod and iTunes, and Microsoft offered details about its Zune, one technology columnist believes Apple won the early battle by introducing offerings in line with what consumers want.
The chief executives from Verizon Communications, Time Warner Cable, Walt Disney Co. and NTT yesterday said technological shifts have ushered in a new era of consumer-controlled media services. Time Warner Cable CEO Glenn Britt said changes are not to be feared, and cautioned against overregulation. Disney and Verizon leaders Robert Iger and Ivan Seidenberg, respectively, echoed Britt's sentiments about government interference, while Iger added that digital piracy could become a major concern.