CES 2013: State of the Industry and Panasonic opening keynote

CEA CEO Gary Shapiro and then Panasonic president Kazuhiro Tsuga will talk the state of the consumer electronics industry

  • Daniel Terdiman 1/8/2013 4:18:04 PM
    Hey, everyone. Welcome to the opening CES 2013 keynote! We'll be getting started soon. First it will be CEA president and CEO Gary Shapiro, and then he'll be followed by Panasonic President Kazuhiro Tsuga.
  • Marguerite Reardon 1/8/2013 4:18:22 PM
    We are kicking off the live blog for the opening keynote at CES from Panasonic.
  • James Martin 1/8/2013 4:18:31 PM
  • James Martin 1/8/2013 4:19:14 PM
  • Marguerite Reardon 1/8/2013 4:19:31 PM
    Our first picture of the event! James Martin will be providing photography during this event. Daniel Terdiman will be handling the live blog on the ground. I'll be offering some commentary and will tweet some interesting tidbits from the keynote.
  • Jake 1/8/2013 4:19:58 PM
    Is there no video for this event?
  • Marguerite Reardon 1/8/2013 4:20:07 PM
    Yes! There is a live video stream for this event.
  • Marguerite Reardon 1/8/2013 4:20:59 PM
    The video has not yet started. We are still about 10 minutes from showtime.
  • Marguerite Reardon 1/8/2013 4:21:50 PM
    The video will appear on the CNET page above the live blog. This is just the pre-show right now. But we should have video once things get going in a few minutes.
  • Marguerite Reardon 1/8/2013 4:22:40 PM
    So what does everyone expect to hear from Panasonic today? Do you think we'll get any interesting industry updates from CEA president Gary Shapiro?
  • timfrakes 1/8/2013 4:23:57 PM
    Future of Micro Four Thirds...
  • Marguerite Reardon 1/8/2013 4:25:52 PM
    @Stephen I would say that is one of the themes I've noticed. There's been a lot of talk about having your mobile device, whether it's a tablet or a smartphone, working well with your TV.
  • Marguerite Reardon 1/8/2013 4:27:25 PM
    One thing I wonder about is how much integration people really want between their mobile devices and TV. Do you really want your smartphone to be a remote? Or is it enough to simply make sure your iPad can access all your TV shows and movies that your can get via your cable service on your TV?
  • metal1993 1/8/2013 4:27:37 PM
    It will be the same old thing honeslty. We will talk about new technology which is expected, but it will be at a cost most will not pay. Not that they cant afford it but they will not pay it. Its the same as 4k. People are going nuts over 4k but there is no content. Its the same way it was with blu ray when it came out. Look at sharp and sony and all the other companies, they all have nothing new other than 4k and the prices and lack of content do not help the process of moving tech along.
  • Dave 1/8/2013 4:27:50 PM
    Getting every thing to connect with every thing else is what every one is trying to get you to think about. They want you to sit on the couch with your phone/tablet and show it on your tv.
  • Daniel Terdiman 1/8/2013 4:28:28 PM
    I'll be interested to hear if Panasonic makes new announcements today. Their press conference yesterday was pretty short on big announcements. It could be that they were holding stuff back for today.
  • James Martin 1/8/2013 4:28:50 PM
  • Daniel Terdiman 1/8/2013 4:28:53 PM
    "Please take your seats. Our event is about to begin."
  • Marguerite Reardon 1/8/2013 4:29:03 PM
    It's interesting, but the TV manufacturers always seem to add new functionality for not that much extra money. They've done it with HD, 3D, and now likely connected TVs. Sure there is a premium for a year or two, but then the prices fall. And people can get the new tech for relatively the same price they'd pay for a TV without so many bells and whistles.
  • Stephen McCurry 1/8/2013 4:29:38 PM
    I think connecting devices is great but I'm not crazy about having to own all of the same brand devices to get it to work.
  • Marguerite Reardon 1/8/2013 4:30:19 PM
    @Stephen I hear you. But I think that's more of a problem when you're in Apple's ecosystem.
  • Daniel Terdiman 1/8/2013 4:30:20 PM
    Here we go, folks!
  • Daniel Terdiman 1/8/2013 4:31:07 PM
    Sorry, but it's way too early for music this loud. :-)
  • Marguerite Reardon 1/8/2013 4:31:07 PM
    I'm assuming the video for this event will start when the event starts. The event hasn't started yet.
  • Mattc 1/8/2013 4:31:25 PM
    After the sony conference, the guy stated that the nfc (near-field) communication, could possibly work with other companies products.
  • Marguerite Reardon 1/8/2013 4:32:25 PM
    @Mattc interesting observation. I think another theme of this CES is that NFC isn't just for mobile payments. We are starting to see the technology in other types of products.
  • Dave 1/8/2013 4:32:39 PM
    But like one said, this only the top 1% atm, in the next few years it will trickle down the the rest of us. They are wanting people to see this now, so when the price point drops, as it always does, you are informed and are ready to buy the items that best suit your needs and style
  • Daniel Terdiman 1/8/2013 4:33:06 PM
    By the way, for context, here's a summary of everything Panasonic announced yesterday: ces.cnet.com
  • Edward Gil 1/8/2013 4:33:17 PM
    Thanks to c/net for this - I do not take it for granted. Now, on with the show! live video, yes?
  • Daniel Terdiman 1/8/2013 4:33:28 PM
    Here comes CEA president and CEO Gary Shapiro
  • Daniel Terdiman 1/8/2013 4:33:45 PM
    "Innovation is our best hope for growth," he begins.
  • Marguerite Reardon 1/8/2013 4:33:50 PM
    The video should be starting shortly. My guess is when the keynote begins, the video will start.
  • James Martin 1/8/2013 4:33:58 PM
  • Daniel Terdiman 1/8/2013 4:34:05 PM
    Shapiro: encouraging innovation is a strategy that encourages growth.
  • Daniel Terdiman 1/8/2013 4:34:28 PM
    He asks for applause for the over 3,300 exhibitors at CES this year.
  • James Martin 1/8/2013 4:34:31 PM
  • Daniel Terdiman 1/8/2013 4:35:29 PM
    This year, he says, there is a record-breaking 1.9 million square feet of exhibit space.
  • Marguerite Reardon 1/8/2013 4:35:32 PM
    Hmm, I am checking to see what's up with the video. It should have started.
  • James Martin 1/8/2013 4:35:45 PM
  • Daniel Terdiman 1/8/2013 4:36:19 PM
    Eight of the 10 largest auto companies are here, with more than 100,000 square feet of exhibit space, he says. And there is a big emphasis on safety.
  • Daniel Terdiman 1/8/2013 4:36:46 PM
    "What a big surprise to see (Microsoft CEO) Steve Ballmer up on stage," he says. I'm sure. :-)
  • Daniel Terdiman 1/8/2013 4:37:29 PM
    Shapiro is touting the Innovation Movement (DeclareInnovation.com), which has more than 250,000 members around the world.
  • James Martin 1/8/2013 4:39:34 PM
  • Daniel Terdiman 1/8/2013 4:40:18 PM
    Shapiro is touting his new book, Ninja Innovation, which explains CEA's views of the secrets of the leaders in business. All proceeds go back to CEA, he says.
  • James Martin 1/8/2013 4:41:03 PM
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