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By Jason Stipp | 01-08-2010 01:53 PM

The Wireless World, 3-D at Home, and Apps (but No Apple)

Morningstar markets editor Jeremy Glaser reports on the top five themes coming out of the 2010 Consumer Electronics Show.

Jason Stipp: I'm Jason Stipp for Morningstar, and welcome to a special Consumer Electronics Show Edition of the Friday Five. This week, Morningstar markets editor Jeremy Glaser headed out to Las Vegas for a sneak peek at the latest tech toys and trends. Jeremy, always good to hear from you, and thanks for heading out west for us.

Jeremy Glaser: Always good to talk to you, Jason. I know it was a tough call to leave the 0 degrees of Chicago for the 60-degree weather of Las Vegas, but somehow I made the sacrifice.

Stipp: So what do you have for the CES Friday Five?

Glaser: I've seen five big themes so far, the first being apps everywhere, wireless everything, 3D technology, the consumer not getting off to a great start, and finally, Apple is the king of the hill right now.

Stipp: All right. Well, let's start with the apps.

Glaser: Everyone here seems to be talking about apps. Since the Apple App Store just exploded, people want to put apps onto everything. Ford talked about getting apps into their cars. Vizio is putting them onto TVs. All of the other wireless makers are scrambling to build giant app stores.

One of the things that's been striking in talking to app developers is that there isn't a ton of desire to develop for a million different platforms. It looks like just a few big ones are going to end up winning out, and everybody else is going to have to find a way to adapt to that.

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