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Ted Kemp

Managing Editor, CNBC International Digital

Ted Kemp has more than 20 years of experience as an editor and writer covering geopolitics, economics and business. He is Managing Editor for CNBC International Digital, coordinating global coverage outside of North America. He is based in Singapore.

Kemp worked previously as Senior Editor, Markets and Finance, based in Englewood Cliffs, N.J. He also led's political coverage on an interim basis. In 2011-2012, he was editorial manager for's London office, where he guided coverage of the European financial crisis and the Arab Spring.

He reported from Thailand, Burma, Hawaii and elsewhere for the prime time 2018 CNBC documentary, "Oceans of Crime," an investigation of the global fishing industry that has aired across North America, South America, Europe and Asia-Pacific.

Kemp is senior producer of "Beyond the Valley," CNBC's popular podcast on tech trends in Europe and Asia.

He wrote previously for business and lifestyle magazines, web outlets and newspapers, on topics ranging from high finance to boxing, and is co-author, with Lt. Col. Michael Zacchea (USMC-ret.) of The Ragged Edge: A U.S. Marine's Account of Leading the Iraqi Fifth Battalion.

Kemp began his career as a markets reporter at Dow Jones. He earned his MS in journalism from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and his BA at North Carolina State University.


  • Maritime piracy is back in the headlines with the hijacking of the Saudi-flagged Sirius Star, along with its $100 million oil cargo and 25-man crew. Piracy remains a serious threat to life and commerce, with 199 attacks tracked by the International Maritime Bureau's Piracy Reporting Centre through the first three quarters of this year. Many more attacks, most of which take place near shore, go unreported. What follows is a list of the 10 worst pirate-infested places on earth, along with a sampli

    What follows is a list of the 8 worst pirate-infested places on earth, along with a sampling of the types of attacks that have taken place there this year.

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    The industry is at the technological and financial crossroads. With high definition TV here to stay, porn distributors and producers have to decide whether to adopt an expensive and potentially embarrassing new technology that promises to squeeze already shrinking profit margins.

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    Companies are picking up on Nintendo's motion-sensing technology, incorporating it into new electronic products, some of which go beyond the realm of video gaming.

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    Some electronics retailers had huge success in 2007, but the year left others bruised. A CES retail panel featured executives from both kinds of companies.

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    Small businesses exhibiting at CES can get lost in the crowd but hard work and the right strategy can help their products stand out.

  • Ford shows off its Focus model equipped with "Sync" connectivity, which will be available on nearly all Ford, Lincolns and Mercurys by the end of 2008.

    Ford Motor has signed up some tech heavyweights to help with "Sync," its in-car satellite communications system, With help from Microsoft, Sirius and others, Ford's car of the very near future is something like a GPS, digital music player, cell phone and voice recognition system on wheels.

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    David Bishop, worldwide president of Sony Pictures Home Entertainment, won't say outright that his company has won the high-definition DVD war over archrival Toshiba, but he sure talks like someone who thinks he has now that Warner Brothers has opted to go exclusively with its Blu-ray gear

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    There are two stories I'm looking forward to investigating as the crowds hit the floor Monday. First, there's the state of the struggle between Toshiba, with its HD DVD high-def disc format, and Sony's rival Blu-ray format. Secondly, there's a new batch of electronics that incorporate motion-based controllers similar to Nintendo's Wii.

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    Awareness. That's the word CES exhibitors use most when you ask what they hope for out of the show. Everyone turns out all the stops to alert everyone else to their presence—and everyone does it at the same time. That's why "CES Unveiled," a pre-show press event, takes on the air of a Tunisian bazaar or a Chicago futures trading floor

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