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Consumer Electronics Industry

CES a showcase for 'Internet of Everything'

CES a showcase for 'Internet of Everything'

  LAS VEGAS — You won't find Apple, Facebook or Microsoft exhibiting at CES — at least not officially — but Pizza Hut, Ford and Schwinn are here. The annual consumer electronics confab used to be the premier gathering place for the world's largest technology names. But those companies are increasingly sitting out or scaling back while a wave of non-tech brands are elbowing their way in. The hodgepodge of companies at this year's International CES and smaller side events underscores the evolving nature of the convention, and of the tech industry. Nowadays, with 65% of U.S. households owning smartphones, "everybody becomes a tech...