Our photo gallery covers CES from the beginning to the end in Vegas.
Exhibitors claimed a record 1.92 million square feet of space.
Gary Shapiro says CES will be huge and full of ninja innovators.
Editor’s Pick This year’s show will probably match last year’s 153,000 attendees, as the tech industry prepares to storm Las Vegas. CEA head Gary Shapiro tells us what’s going to be hot.
We’re still about two months away from CES 2013 in Las Vegas, but that’s not stopping the Consumer Electronics Association from trying to drum up excitement for the show.
On average, consumers plan to spend $1,634 this holiday on all goods. About $842 of that will be spent on gifts, up 9 percent from a year ago. Consumers plan to spend an average of $252 on consumer electronics this year, up from last year’s $246.
Last year, Steve Ballmer delivered Microsoft’s last CES keynote. Now the Consumer Electronics Association has announced his successor: Qualcomm’s chairman and chief executive Dr. Paul Jacobs. And it has confirmed that Microsoft will have a dramatically reduced role at the show.
The 2012 International Consumer Electronics Show was the biggest such event in the show’s 44-year history, with more than 153,000 attendees, up from 149,000 a year ago.
The Consumer Electronics Show is in good shape for years to come, even though Microsoft is pulling out of the top keynote slot for the 2013 show, according to show chief Gary Shapiro.
Gary Shapiro, chief executive and president of the Consumer Electronics Association, feels good about how government is jumping on the technology competitiveness issue in a bipartisan way.