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CES 2009: Everyone Wants to Talk to Facebook

-CES Logo-We covered the Consumer Electronics Show (CES), exploring trends in social media as relate to Consumer Electronics (CE). CES is the largest trade show on the planet, with over 100,000 attendees, an unending stream of newsworthy announcements and an unrivaled event party scene in Las Vegas. When reflecting back upon the week, it jumps out at us that there is an amazing level of interest the consumer electronics industry about Facebook. Generally, we were impressed with the amount of widgets and social network feeds that now reach CE devices. Big names like Yahoo!, MySpace and Twitter were active with large CE brands.

Facebook, however, seems to be holding back. Chumby and AMD were the only companies we found who integrated applications with Facebook. However, they did so via open platform APIs and not explicit business and technical partnerships.
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