CES 2013: Qualcomm keynote live blog

Qualcomm CEO Paul Jacobs will take the stage to talk up the mobile revolution.

  • James Martin 1/8/2013 2:14:19 AM
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  • Marguerite Reardon 1/8/2013 2:19:33 AM
    The CES 2013 keynote is about to start. I will be on the live blog providing some commentary and tweeting the news. And Shara Tibken will be on the ground in Vegas giving us all the juicy news. So stay tuned!
  • Marguerite Reardon 1/8/2013 2:21:51 AM
    CNET's photographer James Martin already has some photos posted to set the scene for the big event.
  • Marguerite Reardon 1/8/2013 2:22:43 AM
    I'm helping cover the event remotely from the East coast. Still listening to some light jazz on the Webcast waiting for the big event to begin. Please feel free to send some comments and questions ahead of time. And we can get a conversation going before things kick off.
  • Caine H 1/8/2013 2:24:24 AM
    So Qualcomm Keynotes...have they ever had any exciting CES News?
  • Marguerite Reardon 1/8/2013 2:25:25 AM
    That's a good question. They're a chip company so I don't know if I'd categorize any of their product announcements as that exciting. That said, they are an incredibly important company. And as consumer products increasingly get connected to the Internet, they will continue to be more important to the industry.
  • Shara Tibken 1/8/2013 2:26:00 AM
    Hey guys. We're about to start.
  • Shara Tibken 1/8/2013 2:26:59 AM
    It's a full house at this event. Maroon 5 will be playing, and there are likely going to be other special guests, as well.
  • Caine H 1/8/2013 2:27:46 AM
    Awesome thanks for letting me know Marguerite!
    Shara I can't wait! Lets hope they do talk about some interesting stuff!
  • Shara Tibken 1/8/2013 2:28:08 AM
    Qualcomm is taking this keynote over for Microsoft, so I'm sure they don't want to disappoint us.
  • Shara Tibken 1/8/2013 2:29:10 AM
    Here we go. We've got three big screens in here. The middle one is counting down to the start while the other two are giving us some nice images of CES.
  • Shara Tibken 1/8/2013 2:29:53 AM
    Right now they're piping "Gangnam Style" on full blast.
  • Marguerite Reardon 1/8/2013 2:30:22 AM
    Really Gangnam Style? I'm not even in Vegas this week and I already know this song is so overdone.
  • Shara Tibken 1/8/2013 2:31:07 AM
    I kind of wish they had Qualcomm's executive team dancing. Alas, no.
  • Shara Tibken 1/8/2013 2:31:57 AM
    CEA President Gary Shapiro's on the stage now.
  • Shara Tibken 1/8/2013 2:32:24 AM
    For over a dozen years, right here at CES on this stage ... this special evening slot has had only two people featured: Bill Gates and Steve Ballmer.
  • Shara Tibken 1/8/2013 2:32:36 AM
    Tonight turn from Microsoft to another great company helping drive the consumer electronics industry.
  • James Martin 1/8/2013 2:32:49 AM
  • Shara Tibken 1/8/2013 2:33:12 AM
    Mobile is transforming the whole world. Global mobile revenue was expected to hit $1.5 trillion in 2012 -- 2 percent of the world's GDP
  • Shara Tibken 1/8/2013 2:33:36 AM
    Now Shapiro is talking up the background of Qualcomm CEO Paul Jacobs.
  • Shara Tibken 1/8/2013 2:33:50 AM
    It's a pretty hefty resume.
  • Shara Tibken 1/8/2013 2:34:06 AM
    Shapiro: You might say he was born mobile.
  • Shara Tibken 1/8/2013 2:34:13 AM
    Here comes another video spot.
  • James Martin 1/8/2013 2:34:46 AM
  • Shara Tibken 1/8/2013 2:34:59 AM
    Or not. Just a countdown screen again, and now we've got actors standing behind some see-through screen. I'm not sure how to describe this. lol.
  • James Martin 1/8/2013 2:35:33 AM
  • Shara Tibken 1/8/2013 2:35:41 AM
    The actors are chatting about what they do with mobile. The newborn mobile generation.
  • James Martin 1/8/2013 2:36:00 AM
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  • Fred Sanford 1/8/2013 2:36:52 AM
    I would be embarrassed to be these people.
  • James Martin 1/8/2013 2:36:53 AM
  • Marguerite Reardon 1/8/2013 2:37:11 AM
    I have to agree with you, Fred. This is kind of sad.
  • James Martin 1/8/2013 2:37:52 AM
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  • Shara Tibken 1/8/2013 2:38:31 AM
    And here's Paul Jacobs.
  • Shara Tibken 1/8/2013 2:38:43 AM
    CEO of the wireless chipmaker.
  • Marguerite Reardon 1/8/2013 2:38:43 AM
    Ok I think we get it. The world has gone mobile. And now we have CEO Paul Jacobs.
  • Marc Bennett 1/8/2013 2:38:47 AM
    I'm kind of impressed with how awful this is.
  • Maurice Winn 1/8/2013 2:39:06 AM
    Mobile Cyberspace is the biggest deal in biological history. It can't be overstated. But they are making a good attempt.
  • metamike71 1/8/2013 2:39:16 AM
    Seriously, who thought this was a good idea?!?
  • Shara Tibken 1/8/2013 2:39:56 AM
    Jacobs: This is the first time a mobile company has opened up the electronics show.
  • James Martin 1/8/2013 2:40:05 AM
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