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CES 2014: Marissa Mayer keynote (live blog)

Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer takes the stage at CES 2014.

  • Kent German 1/7/2014 8:35:39 PM
    Hello, everyone. Welcome to CNET's live blog of Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer's keynote!
  • Kent German 1/7/2014 8:38:29 PM
    This is the second keynote here on the first days that the CES show floor is open.
  • Kent German 1/7/2014 8:40:11 PM
    Earlier today, Sony CEO Kaz Hirai delivered the first keynote. You can read the recap here
  • Dunks 1/7/2014 8:40:22 PM
    Hello Kent. What time does the keynote start?
  • Kent German 1/7/2014 8:41:19 PM
    @Dunks: They keynote starts at 1:00 p.m. PT.
  • Kent German 1/7/2014 8:45:17 PM
    Bringing you the keynote will be CNET's Roger Cheng and Lynn La along with Sarah Tew on photos. You can follow Roger and Lynn on Twitter at @RogerWCheng and @lynnlaaa.
  • Josh 1/7/2014 8:47:26 PM
    I'm pretty excited for this, i'm hoping yahoo has some new goodies!
  • Roger Cheng 1/7/2014 8:49:20 PM
    Hey, Roger Cheng, executive editor for news, on my smartphone. Having some issues. Please be patient.
  • Lynn La 1/7/2014 8:53:05 PM
    We sat down a few minutes at the LVH theater. Spotlights are moving around like crazy, and the room is the familiar purple Yahoo hue.
  • Roger Cheng 1/7/2014 8:53:26 PM
    Okay, I've successfully logged on. Sorry, Verizon Wireless has been finicky for me at this show.
  • Roger Cheng 1/7/2014 8:54:13 PM
    We're in the main auditorium at the Las Vegas Hilton, right by the convention center.
  • Kent German 1/7/2014 8:54:16 PM
    Welcome to Roger and Lynn, our live blogging masters. They'll bring you the keynote as it happens.
  • Roger Cheng 1/7/2014 8:54:46 PM
    There's a giant screen with the Yahoo logo, awash in purple background.
  • Roger Cheng 1/7/2014 8:54:56 PM
    Above the screen are a number of moving spotlights, giving us all mad lens flare.
  • Roger Cheng 1/7/2014 8:56:07 PM
    There was a massive line for this keynote, winding from the auditorium's front doors through the lobby and casino area, right to the southern end of the hotel.
  • Roger Cheng 1/7/2014 8:56:44 PM
    Fortunately, there was a slightly shorter line for press, which is how we got in so early.
  • Roger Cheng 1/7/2014 8:57:05 PM
    As you can see, Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer draws a crowd.
  • Roger Cheng 1/7/2014 8:58:00 PM
    And why wouldn't she? In the past year or so, she's shaken up the company, made a slew of acquisitions, and tried to energize the stodgy Internet company.
  • Roger Cheng 1/7/2014 8:58:56 PM
    At the same time, she's seen her company's stock rise, although that's partially because of the value of Yahoo's assets overseas.
  • Kent German 1/7/2014 9:01:04 PM
    The Yahoo e-mail redesign on the other hand....
  • Roger Cheng 1/7/2014 9:02:07 PM
    Okay, we're about two minutes away.
  • Ellison S. 1/7/2014 9:03:34 PM
    I am glad that there will be actual live video of the event, unlike other sites. :)
  • Jeanie Velarde 1/7/2014 9:03:44 PM
    Wish she would address why after three months when she trashed the email that is still is bug filled and doesn't work half the time. Every day a new bug, or an old one that was supposedly fixed. And no announcements, no communications, dead silence, except once in a while a condescending scrap telling the users we are old and don't like change. Don't mind change if the change actually works!
  • Roger Cheng 1/7/2014 9:04:37 PM
    Hmm...looks like the capacity of the crowd is killing nearly all wireless connections. Sprint and AT&T not doing so well either.
  • waites_techblog 1/7/2014 9:06:10 PM
    What do you think we can expect from the Yahoo keynote?
  • Roger Cheng 1/7/2014 9:07:06 PM
    The redesign and subsequent bugs with Yahoo Mail was certainly a big controversy. I don't know if she will address it at her keynote though.
  • Roger Cheng 1/7/2014 9:07:30 PM
    Unfortunately, these keynotes are almost always scripted, and will likely go over some general topic. But who knows? Maybe she has some news to share.
  • Roger Cheng 1/7/2014 9:07:42 PM
    The bottom level of the auditorium is full...people are now filling the upper balcony seats.
  • Kent German 1/7/2014 9:08:18 PM
    They appear to be running a bit late so please stick with us.
  • Lynn La 1/7/2014 9:08:28 PM
    WiFi and data are spotty here so apologies ahead if things get patchy
  • waites_techblog 1/7/2014 9:08:32 PM
    How is the Yahoo stock doing, based on this keynote today.
  • Lynn La 1/7/2014 9:09:00 PM

    Too many lights here. It's like a JJ Abrams movie here.

  • Kent German 1/7/2014 9:09:01 PM
    @Waites Right now Yahoo is at $40.91, but the market is closed for the day.
  • Pete 1/7/2014 9:09:23 PM
    Marissa has done a great job turning the company around and making Yahoo relevant again.
  • Roger Cheng 1/7/2014 9:11:07 PM
    Okay, lights are dimmed, Here we go!
  • Kent German 1/7/2014 9:12:25 PM
  • Roger Cheng 1/7/2014 9:12:48 PM
    CES represents all aspects of the tech ecosystem, he says.
  • Kent German 1/7/2014 9:13:30 PM
    There will be a live stream once the event begins. Please refresh your browser if you don't see the video player.
  • Lynn La 1/7/2014 9:13:52 PM
    Mayer was the first woman to rank #1 in Fortune's 40 under 40.
  • Kent German 1/7/2014 9:15:04 PM
  • Roger Cheng 1/7/2014 9:15:15 PM
    Talks a bit about her history at Google
  • Kent German 1/7/2014 9:15:29 PM
  • Roger Cheng 1/7/2014 9:15:53 PM
    Yahoo's Marissa Mayer walks out on stage.
  • Roger Cheng 1/7/2014 9:15:56 PM
    She's here to share her vision for Yahoo. At our core, it's about making the world's daily habits inspiring and entertaining.
  • Kent German 1/7/2014 9:16:18 PM
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