Aereo, TMSOFT and Uber Join the Tech AssociationAereo
– This New York-based tech company allows subscribers to watch live
and recorded over-the-air TV content on Internet-connected devices. Since
its founding, Aereo has been sued by broadcasters to stop the
company from providing its service, claiming the technology is illegal
because it retransmits copyrighted programming. However, federal
courts appear split on whether the service is legal.
– The company publishes unique mobile applications for smartphones
including sleep aids (such as the extremely successful White
Noise app), music visualization and games. This summer, TMSOFT
Founder Todd Moore was targeted
by the patent troll Lodsys. Moore fought back and has been an
outspoken advocate for sensible patent policy.
– The San Francisco startup company is a mobile application that
connects passengers to drivers. Available in more than 35 cities, Uber
is rapidly expanding globally. However, in many cities across the
has been victimized by local municipalities attempting to preserve
traditional transportation services. While the company continues to
face threats, consumer choice and competition have generally ruled in
favor of Uber.
ARLINGTON, Va.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--
The Consumer Electronics Association (CEA)® is proud to
welcome Aereo, TMSOFT and Uber as new members of the 2,000-plus member
tech association. These companies are among the most innovative in the
U.S. and have used disruptive technology to transform established
industries. All three companies have faced challenges from entities
threatened by and seeking to stifle their innovative technologies and
have successfully overcome serious threats to their businesses.