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Qualcomm’s insane CES 2013 keynote in pictures and tweets | The Verge

Posted on January 8th, 2013 at 23:21 by John Sinteur in category: News -- Write a comment


2013 was the first time in many years that Microsoft didn’t host the opening keynote for the Consumer Electronics Show here in Las Vegas. Instead, the show went to Qualcomm and its CEO, Dr. Paul Jacobs. We weren’t quite sure what to expect beyond a new series of processors, but what we got was weirder than anything we’ve seen in all of our collective years attending CES. While Chris Ziegler translated the surreal experiences into a liveblog and I took photos of the craziest moments, the rest of the Verge staff took to Twitter to react to the event. You can relive the insanity right here.

The video is here.

What a trainwreck.

  1. Directed by H. J. Simpson. “I wonder if all CES opening keynote directors waited until 3 in the morning the night before to plan their keynote”.

  2. I couldn’t make it six minutes into that video. It was all right until those three “born mobile” people showed up on stage…..

  3. @Mudak: you missed the best bit… The part where you jaw hits the ground because despite Microsoft having given up on CES, Steve Ballmer bounds onto the stage. Can’t be bothered to be the headliner but does come pimp his phones.

  4. you misspelled “bounces”

  5. Com’on .. it is just another corporate infomercial and all that implies. And Balmer? Just another buffoon hawking is his wares. My objection to this is the claim that all this makes Gen-N more “social”. Nonsense .. social does not mean self centered kids who think life centers around them their friends and their consumer objects. Excuse me while I barf.

  6. * Tween parodies
    * Steven Balmer
    * A gory scene from Blade II
    * Big Bird
    * Archbishop Desmond Tutu
    * An actress from the new Star Trek movie
    * and an electric Rolls Royce

    It’s the Venn diagram where nothing intersects.

  7. Go figure the amazing breath of Qualcomm’s products! 🙂

  8. I have to confess, I am so out of touch I was surprised that Qualcomm was still in business.

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