2014 International CES in Las Vegas January 7th-10th

January 2014 brings the Consumer Electronics Show “CES” to Las Vegas in one of the world’s top technology showcases.   From Ford to IBM to small startups, companies come to the Internationl CES event to show off their latest and best consumer technology products.

Unfortunately we won’t be reporting live from CES as we have for many years here at Technology Report, but we’ll bring you interesting items as they pop up at the show. 

Check out some of the latest press for what many consider the world’s top technology event:

2014 International CES

Social Media has become a big part of the CES Experience as bloggers and podcasters work alongside major media outlets to cover the Technology action from thousands of exhibitors throughout the huge Las Vegas Convention Center.
 

SES San Francisco – Searching for Successful Search Strategies

Technology Report will be featuring coverage of SES San Francisco, though we’re not sure yet if we’ll be there live or just virtually.

SES San Francisco (formerly “Search Engine Strategies”) is one of the world’s oldest and for many the top online marketing conference series.

Social media continues to shake up the search landscape as Twitter, Facebook, Pinterest, and other key large social media sites have become a key focus of online marketing campaigns.   A key focus, but not necessarily a

For more about the upcoming SES San Francisco visit the site and review the Conference Agenda Online.

Key conference keynotes:

  • Design Your Own Search Engine: Lessons from Tough Calls on Content at Google
    What would you do if you were charge of your own search engine? In an interactive panel, Google’s Patrick Thomas walks through some of the tough calls and difficult policy decisions you would need to think about as you try to organize trillions of web pages online.

    Keynote Speaker:    Patrick Thomas, Policy Specialist, Google

  • Running the Gauntlet: Driving Strategic Change in Your Business

    Jeffrey Hayzlett’s Running The Gauntlet is a rough-and-tumble guide for running and driving change through the business gauntlet. In this keynote, Hayzlett addresses what every marketing leader must face: Getting Ready, Getting Going, and Creating and Sustaining Momentum.

    Keynote Speaker:    Jeffrey W. Hayzlett, Best-selling Author, Business Change Agent & Marketing Expert, Hayzlett.com


    Creating Campaigns that Count: The Impact of Converged Media

Mike Grehan, Publisher, ClickZ & Search Engine Watch, Producer, SES Conference & Expo

Speakers:
Duane Forrester, Senior Program Manager, Bing
Daina Middleton, Global Chief Executive Officer, Performics
Adam Singer, Product Marketing Manager, Google Analytics
Conference first timers will want to note that SES San Francisco  is pretty fast and furious, a proverbial firehose of information.

Review the materials carefully before the show and pick a few topics and speakers you’ll want to hear and be sure to attend those talks.  Ask a question or introduce yourself to the speakers afterwards.    Some of the best search insights I’ve ever had were from talking to speakers at social gatherings or in the hall.

SES Parties:   As search industry has matured so have the participants, but you’ll want to keep your eyes open for party opportunities with the many exhibitors at the Conference.  Unfortunately the amazing “Google Dance”, held at the close of SES on the Google campus in Mountain View, is no longer the internet party highlight of the year.

2013 International CES Party List

Technology Report will miss blogging International CES this year due to some pressing family matters, but we’ll plan to be there for 2014 International CES.  Click HERE for full conference information and registration.

 

In the meantime here’s the excellent CES Party List from Karen Thomas PR: http://www.thomas-pr.com/01/ces2013.html

There’s also a CES Party List (as well  as a nice party!)  from the folks at Social Radius here:    CESPartyList.com

Sorry to miss the big show and hope to see YOU there next year!

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(below is courtesy KarenNet Party List – click HERE for updates or corrections)

SAT, JAN 5:

10 AM � 12 AM: AT&T Hackathon � Palms https://www.2013devsummit.com/Registration/Hackathon.aspx

SUN, JAN 6:

10:00 AM � 9:00 PM:  AT&T Hackathon – Palms https://www.2013devsummit.com/Registration/Hackathon.aspx

4:00 PM � 7:00 PM:  CES Unveiled � Mandalay Bay, Level 3, South Seas Ballroom C (Invite only)

7:00 PM:  AT&T Developer Summit Party � Palms (Invite only)

 

MON, JAN 7:

4:30 PM: ESPN3D Viewing Party Notre Dame/Alabama � LV Hilton Theater (Invite only)

6:30 PM:  PMDA Awards � XS Nightclub � Encore at Wynn (Tickets only http://staging.cesweb.org/Awards/PMDA-Awards-Ceremony-and-After-Party.aspx)

7:00 PM � 10:00 PM:  Digital Experience – MGM (Invite only)

8:30 PM � 12:00 AM:  AT&T Developer�s Summit Party � Rain, Palms with The Killers (Invite only) https://www.2013devsummit.com/Registration/ (Invite only)

 

TUES, JAN 8:

5:00 PM: IFA Media Reception � Wynn, Lafite Ballroom (Invite only)

6:00 PM � 8:00 PM:  IAWTV Awards � Venetian Showroom, Venetian, Level 2 www.iawtvawards.org

6:00 PM � 8:00 PM: NPD � Treasure Island (Invite only)

6:00 PM � 10:00 PM:  Showstoppers � Wynn � Lafite Ballroom � Thomas PR Client � Soundmatters will be exhibiting (Invite only)

6:00 PM: IAWTV Awards � Palazzo, Palazzo Theater (Tickets at: http://iawtvawards.org/)

6:00 PM � 9:00 PM: Charity PC Race � Wynn, Latour Ballroom 2 (Invite only)
6:30 PM � 9:00 PM: Chartis Service Stakes � Planet Hollywood (Invite only)
7:00 PM � 9:00 PM:  Women in CE Awards � Paris, Champagne Ballroom (Tickets http://www.womenince.org/events/details/tickets_now_on_sale_for_3rd_annual_women_in_ce_legacy_awards_at_ces_2012)

7:30 PM – 10:30 PM: Mashable Party � Hard Rock Hotel, Vanity nightclub (Tickets $35 http://www.eventbrite.com/event/5040422038?ref=ebtn#)

8:00 PM � 12:00 AM: Light After-Dark Party- Palms, Two-Story Sky Villa (Invite only)

 

WED, JAN 9:

7:30 AM � 10:30 AM:  IDC Breakfast � Encore, Ballroom 5 (Invite only) http://www.idc.com/getdoc.jsp?containerId=IDC_P26243

8:00 AM � 8:00 PM: CEA MoDev Hackathon – Venetian

4:00 PM � 7:00 PM:  CES Social Hour – V Bar, Venetian

4:45 PM � IDG Top Brands from China � Wynn � Lafleur 2 (Invite only)
5:00 PM:  What Hifi? Awards � Venetian, Casanova Ballroom 501, Level 1

5:00 PM � 8:00 PM: Jack Myers CES Party � Piero�s, 355 Convention Ctr Dr (Invite only)

5:00 PM � 8:30 PM: Kingston � Caesar�s, Emperor�s Ballroom (Invite only)

5:30 PM � 9:00 PM: LaunchFEST Angel � Planet Hollywood Shops, DBs Pong & Pool (RSVP: http://launchfestces2013.eventbrite.com/#)
5:30 PM � 9:30: Uievolution � Aria, Deuce Lounge

6:00 PM – 9:00 PM: 2nd Annual Diversity @CES Event – Palms (Invite only)

6:00 PM: GENIVI Showcase Reception – Trump Hotel, 60th floor (Invite only)

6:30 PM � 8:30 PM: Dell Mixer � McCormick & Schmick�s, 335 Hughes Ctr Dr (Invite only)

7:00 PM � 10:00 PM:  Bluetooth Event � Lavo, Palazzo (Invite only)

7:30 PM:  Monster Cable Party � Paris, Paris Ballroom with Alicia Keys (Invite only)

10:30 PM – 11:30 PM: Entertainment Matters – Palazzo, Lavo (Invite only)

10:30 PM: Lumativ � Encore, Surrender Nightclub

11:00 PM � 2:00 AM: Monster After-Party – Chateau Night Club, Paris Hotel (Invite only)

 

THUR, JAN 10:

6:00 PM � 8:00 PM:  Tweethouse �It won�t stay in Vegas� Party � http://itwontstayinvegas.com/

6:30 PM:  Technology & Engineering Emmy Awards – Bellagio, Bellagio Ballroom (Tickets: tickets@emmyonline.tv) 7:00 PM � 10:00 PM: VEFXi Suite Party – Hardrock Hotel, Pool Villa Suite (Gorilla)
7:00 PM: FashionWare � Venetian Ballroom, MommyTech (Featuring Thomas PR Client Kidz Gear) � Invite Only

9:30 PM � 11:30 PM: Tweethouse Bash � Bellagio, Hyde (Invite only)
FRI, JAN 11:

10:00 PM:  Official CES Closing Party � Tao, Venetian (bring badge for admission)

10:00 PM � 12 AM: Digital LA � Cosmopolitan, Marquee http://dlaces13.eventbrite.com/#

Technology and Your Retirement

Over at another site we’re involved with, Retire USA, you’ll find a lot about the effect of technologies on your retirement and your retirement planning.    Gary Kaye is an award-winning journalist who writes for our TECHNOLOGY AND YOU  column where he talks about how technology continues to shape and reshape the retirement landscape.   Gary has been covering technology since 1981 when he reported for NBC radio.   Gary was the technology producer for “ABC World News Tonight” and has been a featured reporter at CNN, American Morning, New Economy Watch, and Digital Jam.

Technology Report will be live again this year from 2013 International CES where the “Silvers Summit” will feature technology and innovation in the retirement and health sectors.

We’ve also got more great bloggers featuring retirement themes:

LEARN AND SHARE RETIREMENT INSIGHTS
WITH AMERICA’S TOP RETIREMENT BLOGGERS!
AGING SUCCESSFULLY – Dr. John M. Kalb – John is a chiropractic physician, men’s movement elder, educator, scientist, and health coach. In his own blogs and in his book, Winning at Aging, Dr. Kalb passionately maps out a complete game plan for health and happiness in the second half of life.

CARE OPTIONS – Mei Wong and Brittany Weiler – Mei, a Certified Geriatric Wellness Instructor with Memory Enhancement, is CEO of Care Option Resources (COR), which helps veterans and widows with acquiring their benefits. Like Mei, Brittany also a certified Geriatric Wellness Instructor with Memory Enhancement and has experience in the senior industry and in insurance & retirement planning.

FITNESS – Andy Baxter – Andy has been a senior personal trainer, post rehab conditioning specialist and medical exercise specialist for 24 years.  Andy operates Baxter Fitness Solutions for Fifty and Beyond and Beyond 50 Fitness, LLC which produces fitness DVDs.  Andy’s proprietary Ageless Fitness Systems is currently being used in British Columbia, Oregon, California and Kentucky.

FOREIGN TRAVEL – Tom Smith – A world traveler himself, Tom is a member and affiliate of The Travel Society – A Virtuoso Member.  Specializing in foreign independent travel, Tom has been a travel agent for 36 years.

IRA ADVICE – Ed Slott – Named “The Best Source for IRA Advice” by The Wall Street Journal, Ed is a nationally recognized IRA-distribution expert  and the creator of several public television specials viewed by millions of Americans. He hosts two popular websites and has written several best-selling books.

MEDICAL – Robin Miller, M.D., M.H.S. – Board certified in Internal Medicine, Medical Director of Triune Integrative Medicine, newspaper columnist and NBC medical reporter (Medford, Oregon), author, Dr. Miller is one of the most respected and best-known physicians in the Pacific Northwest.

MEDICARE – Julia Ruscitti – A native Oregonian, Julia has been involved in insurance sales and consulting for the past nine years.  She is very knowledgeable in all aspects of Medicare supplements including Med Advantage plans, Medigap, and stand alone RX plans.

PETS AND SENIORS– Christine Mallar – Christine is co-owner of Portland, Oregon’s Green Dog Pet Supply, the first pet supply store in the nation to specialize in environmentally friendly pet supplies. She has over 20 years of animal training experience, both with exotic animals and as a dog trainer teaching group classes.

REAL ESTATE– Ellee Celler – Ellee, a broker with RE/MAX Ideal Brokers, Inc., has practiced real estate on the east coast and in Oregon for over 30 years. After operating her own brokerage in Jacksonville, Oregon for a decade, Ellee joined ReMax for its extensive support services, networking and training.

RETIREMENT LIFESTYLE– Debbie Drinkard Grovum – Debbie is a Board Certified Coach trained in life, career and retirement coaching and owner of Ageinista, which provides services and resources that promote a vibrant and productive second half of life. She has been trained by and is affiliated with the Purpose Project, a joint project of the University of Minnesota, Center for Spirituality and Healing and Richard Leider of the Inventure Group.

RETIREMENT COMMUNITIES– Madeline Hill & Friends – A national expert on senior living, Madeline was one the pioneers in the concept of “aging-in-place.” Incorporating concepts she developed during a distinguished career in social and senior services, Madeline played a key role in creating Mountain Meadows, an award-winning 55+ community in Ashland, Oregon.

SENIOR HOUSING OPTIONS – Cherie Henry – A member of the “golden girls” team at Golden Placement Services, Cherie is a senior housing and transition specialist. She has extensive experience as a licensed administrator in assisted living communities.

TECHNOLOGY AND YOU – Gary Kaye – An award-winning journalist who has been covering hi-tech since 1981, Gary started reporting at NBC radio. He later became the technology producer for “ABC News Business World”, and “ABC World News Tonight with Peter Jennings”. At CNN and CNN/fn he covered technology for programs including: CNN/Fortune, CNN Newsstand, American Morning, New Economy Watch, and Digital Jam.

THINKING RETIREMENT– Andy Landis – Andy is a Certified Life Options Retirement Coach and an internationally-known author, speaker, and consultant specializing in retirement planning, with technical expertise in Social Security and Medicare. Andy has designed and led dynamic retirement seminars for over 20 years, guiding tens of thousands toward successful retirement.

TRAVEL AND PHOTOGRAPHY – Bill Ferry – Bill has been able to showcase a series of passions into a popular website and periodic travel blog. In the last decade he & his wife have crisscrossed the US & Canada by bike, car, train, RV and by foot.

VOLUNTEERING – Sally Melton – For nearly a decade Sally taught English, and regularly utilized volunteers in her classroom. Soon after moving to Southern Oregon, she led the formation of a local nonprofit volunteer group. For the past twenty years she has worked for Asante Health System, coordinating their Senior Services program.

2013 International CES. January 8-11 in Las Vegas

January 2013 brings us the world’s top consumer technology show, International CES.   Technology Report will again be reporting live from this year’s show.  Stay tuned for our pre-CES coverage including profiles of the keynotes, companies, special sessions, CES Performances and Celebrities, and those amazing CES parties.   As the economy revives we’ll expect to see the new consumer technologies out in top form at this year’s show.

The Official 2013 International CES Website is here:  http://www.cesweb.org/

SES San Francisco – sorry but SES Conference Coverage … won’t be live

We were all pressed up and ready to rock and roll at the SES Search Conference in San Francisco which started today, but some pressing non-press personal business kept us here in Oregon for the duration of the SES Conference.

We’ll still try to report on interesting items, but here’s SES San Francisco coverage from some great Search reporters:

Search Engine Watch

Official SES Conference Website

Brafton at SES

TopRank Blog by Lee Odden

Bruce Clay

 

Very sorry to miss today’s keynote by the extremely clever Avinash Kaushik, an exceptional search marketeer who encourages the use of careful data analysis and Wednesday morning’s talk by Google spam policeman Matt Cutts who always has excellent insight about white hat SEO for your websites and blogs.

 

SES San Francisco Conference Agenda

Here’s a clickable summary of the SES San Francisco Online Marketing Conference coming up next week at the Moscone Center.  

We’ll be reporting live from the conference.   Links take you to the SES website here:  http://sesconference.com

 Day 1 Agenda – Tuesday, August 14 – Moscone Center

7:00-6:30pm Registration
7:30-9:00am Morning Coffee
9:00-10:00am Conference Welcome and Opening Keynote
Business Optimization in a Digital Age
Avinash Kaushik, Digital Marketing Evangelist, Google
10:00-11:00am Grand Opening of the Expo Hall
10:00-6:30pm Expo Hall
Track 1 Track 2 Track 3 Track 4 Track 5 Track 6
Marin Software BloomReach Learn with Google
10:30-11:30am Information Architecture for the Modern Website Spy vs Spy: Competitive Analysis Social Media Optimization that Won’t Break the Bank Big Data: What Marketers Need to Know Kick Start
The Foundations of Search Engine Marketing
Keynote: Search and Beyond with Google AdWords and DoubleClick
11:30-11:45am Session Interval
11:45-12:45pm Keyword Modeling Analysis Page One Power
No BS Link Building for E-Commerce Sites
Mobile Marketing Tactics Beyond Keywords! Extreme PPC Targeting Kick Start
Introduction to Analytics
Winning the Moments that Matter with Local, Social and Mobile AdWords Search Strategies
12:45-2:00pm Networking Lunch in the Expo Hall
2:00-3:00pm SEO & Website Migrations: How to Have a Smooth Transition Insider Tips to Ad Optimization Social Media, Meet ROI: The Secrets to Social Commerce Quantcast
Performance Targeting through Real Time Bidding and Display: The Complement to Search
Kick Start
Getting Started with SEO
DoubleClick Search: The Power of Platform for the Next Step in Search Marketing Management
3:00-3:30pm Afternoon Break in the Expo Hall
3:30-4:30pm Internet Marketing Ninjas
Pandas, Penguins, Authors, & Links
Optimizing Landing Pages for Conversion and Revenue Local Myth Busters – Local Optimization Facts Proven or Debunked Web Analytics Deep Dive Kick Start
A Beginner’s Guide to Paid Search
Richer Tools for Targeting: Search + Display
4:30-5:30pm Meet the Experts: Roundtable Forum
5:30-6:30pm Networking Cocktail Reception in the Expo Hall
9:00pm-late WebmasterRadio.FM's SearchBash
WebmasterRadio.FM’s SearchBash

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Day 2 Agenda – Wednesday, August 15 – Moscone Center

8:00-6:00pm Registration
8:00-8:45am Morning Coffee
8:45-9:00am Morning Briefing with Mike Grehan
10:00-3:00pm Expo Hall
Track 1 Track 2 Track 3 Track 4 Track 5 Track 6
9:00-10:00am Key Metrics for SEO & Social How to Win with Google & Bing Big Data & Social: Mining Social Media Data to Add Value Optimize B2B Content across the Sales Cycle Effective Paid Search Tactics SES Talkback

 What is it? 

10:00-10:30am Morning Coffee Break in the Expo Hall
10:30-11:30am SEO Tools of the Trade Channel Surfing: Measuring Profit & ROI Across Channels Activating the Social-Search Dynamic The Do’s and Don’ts in Executing an Effective Retargeting / Remarketing Strategy Building Your Brand with Paid and Earned SES Talkback
Understanding the Mobile Customer Journey
11:30-12:30pm Meet the Experts: Roundtable Forum
12:30-1:30pm Networking Lunch in the Expo Hall
1:30-2:30pm Enterprise Link Building Bing
New Features Lab
Generate More Pinterest: Getting the Most from the New Kid on the Social Block Optimizing Conversion from Strategy to Execution – The Three Keys to Success Semantic Search: SCHEMAs and CMS: Increase Engagement and Freshen Your Content SES Talkback
How to Take Your Blog to the Next Level
2:30-2:45pm Session Interval
2:45-3:45pm SEO 2012: What Still Works? Paid Search Analytics & Multi-Touch Attribution Analysis Social Media Marketing: Killer Facebook Ads Better SEM in a Cross-Channel World The Convergence of Search, Social, & Content Marketing SES Talkback
Search, Social, and Mobile in Asia
3:45-4:00pm Afternoon Break
4:00-5:00pm Bionic Search Marketing: Fusing People & Technology Actionable Statistics to Advance your PPC The B2B Data Challenge: Value & Attribution Global SEM: Turn Right at Reykjavik – How to Reach Europe’s Biggest Markets Duplicate Content & Multiple Site Issues SES Talkback
SEO 2013 – the Future of Search
5:15-6:30pm SES Eliminator Quiz & Networking Event
6:00-9:00pm Good Beer for a Good Cause
Register: http://mediacause.eventbrite.com/

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Day 3 Agenda – Thursday, August 16 – Moscone Center

8:30-3:30pm Registration
8:30-9:30am Morning Coffee
9:30-10:30am Morning Keynote Panel
Integrated Marketing: What Does That Really Mean?
10:30-10:45am Session Interval
Track 1 Track 2 Track 3 Track 4 Track 5
10:45-11:45am SEO Diagnostics for the Skilled Search Mechanic Latinosphere: Marketing to Latinos in the Age of Digital Local & Social: Maximizing Visibility App Analytics: Proving the Value of Your App The New Inbox: The Intersection of Email, Mobile, & Social Marketing
11:45-1:00pm Networking Lunch
1:00-2:00pm Building a Massive Customer Base through Content Driven SEO Effective PPC Auditing Get Inside Your Customer’s Head: Research. Insight. Discovery. Global SEM: Hidden Dragons—Mastering Search in Tempting Asian Markets How to Drive 51% Engagement Through Email Marketing
2:00-2:15pm Session Interval
2:15-3:15pm Successful In-House SEO PPC Beyond Search: New Ad Formats, Display, & Social Keys to Success with B2B Video Data That Persuades: How to Prove Your Point Getting the Content Right: Constructing Effective Messaging Over Email
3:15pm End of Conference

SES San Francisco. Live Reporting Starts August 12

Technology Report will be live blogging SES San Francisco, one of the world’s oldest and arguably the top online marketing conference*.   Most of that coverage will be here at Technology Report but I will also have posts at JoeDuck and our Retire USA Retirement Blog when the topics may be of interest to seniors and retired folks.

Technology Report was actually started with my California Technnology buddy John Ghysels to cover SES plus other conference events in Silicon Valley like the Mashup Camp and Startup Camps  (I miss those!)  but I have not been to SES for several years and I’m looking forward to reporting from there this year and giving extra  attention to the topic of Search Engine Optimization or ‘SEO’, something always near and dear to me as somebody who supervises so many websites.

Social media has shaken things up quite a bit both online and in the SEO field.   In my view Google has become much more conservative ranking websites.  Google now assumes very correctly that most new websites are spam or very low quality sites, and therefore Google looks for “big signals” to allow new sites to rank well for valuable terms.   This adds yet another burden to new websites that deserve to rank well, especially those that seek valuable niche markets.

For more about the upcoming SES Conference visit their website, review the SES Conference Agenda Online, or go directly to the following conference highlights here (these link directly to the SES Official Site):

INTEGRATED MARKETING

SES Conference first timers will want to note that this conference is fast and furious, and you can’t possible take in everything over the course of three days.    I’d recommend you review the materials carefully before the show and pick a few topics and speakers you’ll want to hear and be sure to get to those talks.  Ask a question or introduce yourself to the speakers afterwards.    (tip – you’ll certainly want to have Google’s Avinash Kaushik on that list).

SES Parties:   Sadly, the incredible  “Google Dance” is no longer a feature of the SES conference but you’ll want to keep your eyes open for party opportunities with the many exhibitors at the Conference.    The burst of the dot com bubble meant downsizing of both internet companies and their parties, the best of which was the amazing “Google Dance” held at the close of SES on the Google campus in Mountain View.

* There are basically three major online strategy conferences and the history of these events is quite fun and interesting.  They are SES, SMX, and PubCon.

CES Wrapup – more CES press than you can shake a memory stick at….

Here from the official CES site, CESWeb.org, are several links to articles before and during the show.   I’ll follow this up with a list of some of my favorite articles about the themes at CES I found most interesting, to wit:

Rise of the Ultrabook / Thin Notebook / Hybrid Tablet

Slow but powerful ongoing convergence of internet with electronic devices of all types, especially mobile ones.

Does anybody really care about 3D TV?  Really?

Green tech skepticism is not a crime.

Internet TVs and YouTube keynote packed at the conference that hardly even talked about the social media and the internet 5 years ago.

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From ZDNet, January 12, 2012

“CES 2012: 10 Facebook Platform integrations”

From PC Magazine, January 12, 2012
“Great Audio Gear at CES 2012″

From Tulsa World, January 12, 2012
“Thin ultrabooks trend at 2012 Consumer Electronics Show”

From Los Angeles Times, January 12, 2012
“At CES, TV makers show off lighter, sharper sets”

From San Francisco Chronicle, January 12, 2012
“CES’ Eureka Park shows cutting-edge products”

From USA Today, January 12, 2012
“‘Smart’ TVs and other products proliferate at CES”

From The Irish Times, January 12, 2012
“Show time for electronics as record numbers exhibit at CES”

From Forbes, January 12, 2012
“CES 2012: Camera Makers Fight Back With Smart Devices”

From CNET, January 12, 2012
“Post-show report: Big OLEDs dominate TV news at CES 2012″

From Huffington Post, January 12, 2012
“Carmakers Count On Tech To Transform Autos Into Companions “

From BBC, January 11, 2012
“CES 2012: Environmentally sound technology on display”

From The Washington Post, January 11, 2012
“CES 2012: New smartphones, ultrabooks unveiled”

From The Mercury News, January 11, 2012
” inShare Magid on Tech: At CES, a new golden age for cars is beginning”

From The Seattle Times, January 11, 2012
“CES 2012: Gallery of new TVs — big, thin and bright”

From The New York Times, January 10, 2012
“CES Gets Started”

From NY Daily News, January 10, 2012
“CES 2012: Tech companies go ‘All in’ for Las Vegas convention”

From Daily Tech, January 9, 2012
“CES 2012: Samsung’s Series 5, Series 9 Ultrabooks Bow in Las Vegas “

From Las Vegas Sun, January 8, 2012
“2012 CES: Celebrity list includes Bieber, Snooki, 50 Cent, LL Cool J, Overeem”

From USA Today, January 8, 2012
“Yahoo and Tom Hanks to announce Net video project at CES”

From The Huffington Post, January 8, 2012
“5 Big Gizmo Trends for CES 2012 “

From CNET, January 8, 2012
“Leak Week makes CES better (opinion)”

From EE Times, January 7, 2012
“Hot parties at CES 2012″

From TechRadar, January 6, 2012
“Why we’re crazy about CES 2012″

From The Denver Post, January 6, 2012
“CES 2012 preview – robotic blocks and the show’s new spotlight on startups”

From The Wall Street Journal, January 5, 2012
“Big Gadget Show Expecting a Blowout”

From The Huffington Post, January 5, 2012
“Eureka Park And Green Innovation Coming To CES 201″

From Variety, January 2, 2012
“Kudos cornucopia set for CES”

From CNET, December 30, 2011
“Eight things I’m looking forward to seeing at CES”

From PR Newswire, December 28, 2011
“Finalists Announced for Mobile Apps Showdown; Winners to be Announced at 2012 International CES, January 12″

From PR Newswire, December 28, 2011
“Finalists Announced for Last Gadget Standing; Winners To Be Announced at 2012 International CES, January 12″

From Engadget, December 21, 2011
“CES 2012 to feature 94 startup companies in ‘Eureka Park TechZone'”

From CNET, December 20, 2011
“CES setting up its own startup alley”

From TechRadar, December 20, 2011
“CES 2012: what to expect Updated: Phones, cameras, computing, TV, gaming and more”

From CNET, December 19, 2011
“Faster phones and more Ice Cream Sandwich at CES 2012 “

From CNET, December 19, 2011
“CES 2012: The unlikeliest car show”

From CNET, December 19, 2011
“Clouds everywhere, voice control, home integration, and health: How software will bring it all together at CES 2012″

From Twice, December 19, 2011
“Home Audio: What’s Coming At CES 2012″

From CNET, December 19, 2011
“Predictions for CES 2012″

From Spike TV, December 16, 2011
“This Year’s CES Could Be the Year of the Tablet”

From CNET, December 16, 2011
“Better 3D, voice control, more apps: How CES 2012 will advance the TV”

From Spike TV, December 14, 2011
“The Greatest Celebrity Moments in CES History”

From EE Times, December 14, 2011
“CES: USB wall outlets power up consumer devices”

From Spike TV, December 13, 2011
“The Things We’re Most Looking Forward to Seeing at CES 2012″

From EE Times, December 9, 2011
“Top 10 CE innovation gadgets at CES”

From TechRadar, November 29, 2011
“CES 2012: Gary Shapiro talks tech”

From TechRadar, November 22, 2011
“CES 2012: what to expect”

From Mashable, November 18, 2011
“Ultrabooks Get Ready for Their Close-Up at CES 2012″

From PCWorld, November 16, 2011
“CES 2012 Gadget Preview”

YouTube at CES 2012 – FIVE BILLION hours served per month!?!

The Google-owned online video service Youtube gave this morning’s keynote here at CES 2012.  It wasn’t all that interesting except for one amazing statistic.   They’re serving five billion hours of video per month now.   This would amount to about an hour of video for every person on earth old enough to access youtube.   I want some verification because that number is hard to believe, but if true it represents a shift in consumer media consumption that is simply staggering.

We all knew things were moving from offline to online media, but this suggests that online video adoption and usage is happening faster and with more gusto than all but the most enthusiastic online evangelists would have predicted.   In fact YouTube’s  Robert Kyncl noted how they have been constantly revising projections based on higher use than expected.

How will this trend affect us?    Probably in some very dramatic ways.   Heavy capital TV networks may increasingly see advertisers shifting to highly targeted niche markets, lowering the quality of network productions as money dries up.   Meanwhile more and more user generated content is pouring online, diverting more  attention away from traditional media.   The end result in terms of the content landscape?   I’m guessing we’ll see even more of a ” race to the bottom” in terms of content, where low quality lowbrow content will push out the better stuff.  Yet “high quality TV” has always been something of an oxymoron anyway, so nobody should lose any sleep as we watch our watching habits shift from our favorite TV drama to our favorite online personality’s content channel.   In fact I’d predict that we’ll even see some great quality, low cost shows come out as the barriers to entry fall away and millions more clever content producers flood the online landscape with …. more stuff.