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TPN at CES Crowdfund Update #3: Cherie Cochrane on a Non-Techie Point of View

This week, Cherie Cochrane shows us what she sees as a member of the CES team. Cherie is the business administrator of the group – keeping the schedule moving like a well oiled machine. Also we’ll find out about a special backer level for a discount on the T-shirt!
Cherie Cochrane
Cherie Cochrane

Ever wondered why a non-tech grandma would volunteer to work 12 hours a day in a booth at CES in Vegas? The answer: the chance to help share the excitement of all the latest and greatest tools with you the viewer.

Coming from a farm in Michigan, this week is a nice release from the cold Michigan winter. Yet I’m not here to play – I’m here to help find the best companies to interview at CES.

Cherie at Breakfast
Cherie at Breakfast

I want to thank everyone that has supported CES 2014 action. We are asking those who haven’t to please help support this very expensive project that we love to do for you.   We want to continue to provide you with this wonderful coverage and will be so grateful for your contribution toward our effort.  By the way—If you watch closely you may even get a glimpse of me behind the scenes.

God bless you.


$15 T-Shirt Backer Level for 20 people!

This week we’re adding a $15 T-shirt backer level. This is a great chance to get a T-shirt and help us reach our $5,000 goal. Of course, this level is also going to get a link on the backers page. Only 20 of these available for the next couple weeks, so pull the trigger now using this link!

$100 Podcaster Level

If you have a podcast, this is a great way to get exposure! The $100 level gets you special mention on the Live Stream. 30 seconds with call-to-action. Your link will also be under “media supporter” Let your podcast be known by the thousands that watch our live stream action!

Special Request Backer Level?

Do you want to see a specific donation level? If so, let us know! We’ll put it in the list!

Thanks again to everyone that has helped kickstart this crowdfund! The $5,000 goal helps us cover travel and hotel. So feel free to re-back a level. After all – TPN @ CES T-shirts make great holiday gifts!

TPN at CES Crowdfund Update #2: Jamie Davis on CES Health Pavilion

imabacker-560This is the second update to the TPN.TV crowdfund initiative for TPN @CES. This week, Jamie Davis of Health Tech Weekly talks about the health pavilion at CES. Jamie first joined us as a camera person at CES 2012. We found multiple health related products and the introduction of their health row that year. Since then, Jamie, Chris and Anne head up the healthcare side of TPN.TVs coverage.

Jamie Davis
Jamie Davis

It’s week 2 of our TPN.tv crowdfund!

I’m Jamie Davis, the host of the Health Tech Weekly podcast and I want to thank you all for helping our efforts to bring CES to you. The funding effort is moving along and we are all excited about the response. If you’re following this campaign and wondering what our videos do, I thought you might want an example of how our programs help people buy gifts, save their money, and even stay healthier.

My show Health Tech Weekly at HTWeekly.com is all about new and upcoming technology that helps people stay and get healthy, either through new, innovative medical devices or fitness tools and apps. CES has a growing digital health pavilion that brings the latest in medical and health technology to the CES attendees.

I’m really excited to get there and bring you my reports from the booths in the South Hall at CES 2014.

Jamie asks "Where's the Bathroom?"
Jamie asks “Where’s the Bathroom?”

As a nurse and a journalist, I was encouraged by all of the health tech items at CES 2013. Last year I saw a bunch of wearable fitness products and mobile apps that help remind people to stay fit and healthy as well as track their progress towards fitness goals. There were also several “brain training” programs for the elderly to help improve memory and slow mental decline in progressive dementia patients.

This year (CES 2014) I expect the wearable fitness boom to continue with new products coming out from existing platforms like Fitbit as well as new sensor technology to allow these devices to detect even more about our health and well being while we’re on the go. There are also going to be more technology options looking at helping our growing elderly population keep healthy as well as get better after an injury or medical episode. I’ll be bringing that coverage to all of you right from the show floor in special video segments I shoot this coming year at CES.

All of our video interviews and product reviews from the TPN.tv team give folks the chance to see some of the top, most innovative consumer electronics products before they ever hit the store shelves (or the links online). This advance information gives people the chance to make some intelligent choices about the electronic devices they are buying or thinking of buying. Should you buy now or wait for the next, upcoming innovation in a product line? That’s why I do what I do — to inform people about what’s out there, especially in the health care space.

Jamie Davis
Jamie Davis

Who else is an important part of that equation? You! With your support as a financial backer, you help us get an important job done. I love what I do and I want to thank you for your support!If you’re on the fence and can’t decide whether to support us yet, I urge you to keep coming back and checking in with our updates here at this page.

While you’re at it, share this campaign with folks you know via social media, on Facebook, Twitter or Google+. Use the hash tags #crowdfund and #CES when you do and help us out just by spreading the word.If you’ve already contributed, thanks. I look forward to thanking all of our contributors directly before, during and after CES, so stay tuned!

Here’s another video segment, showing one of my past interviews from CES to give you an example of the work I’ve done in the past, helping folks stay healthier with mobile fitness technology. Enjoy!

Dont forget to donate to  TPN @ CES 2014 Livestream Crowdfund!

TPN.TV Crowdfund for CES 2014

We are going to CES 2014. You can come along with us spirit and get mentioned on it. That is because TPN.TV started a Crowdfund to help raise money to help with our livestream efforts!

Support our Live Stream action at CES!

The Techpodcasts crew has come out to cover the Consumer Electronics Show since 2007. In 2011, we chose to add a new level of coverage by putting together a livestream booth. For the last 3 years you could watch the show as it unfolded right through TPN.TV.

2014 will be no different. This year we will add a new element – YOU!

I'm A Backer!
I’m A Backer!

TPN.TV Crowdfund through FundAnything.com

We chose FundAnything as our Crowdfund platform for CES action. We are looking to cover at least $5,000 of the show. This will account for plane tickets, hotel rooms and other needs (taxi, car rental, shipping, etc).

With as little as $10, you can support our efforts at CES. For $25, we will send you a nice T-shirt that says “I’m a Backer TPN@CES 2014”. These shirts are made through CafePress.

Other cool backer gifts will be coupons for 80% off a canvas photo print at Cafe Press, a PLAY 25X TV mount from Omnimount.com, podcast coach time from Jeffrey Powers and Howtorecordpodcasts.com and much more!

Help Us Meet Our Goal!

The more you help means the more we can do for this year’s coverage. We want to be your primary source for CES 2014 with our best Independent coverage. So please check out the levels and back us at what you can spare.