At CES, we heard how Leo Laporte uses Seesmic (Web & Ping.fm), displayed an optimized UI for Windows, and discovered Android's lead uses Seesmic as their default Twitter app. Exciting stuff!
As you may
know or have followed us on Twitter, Seesmic attended the Consumer
Electronic Show in Las Vegas. As one of the largest shows of the year,
with hundreds of highlights in technology, we're happy to share with
you a glimpse of our experience at CES.
Upon arriving Las Vegas, we got a chance to visit Zappos. We came along for a tour of their company with Nicolas Kardas from Microsoft and Gabe Rivera of Techmeme. It was an opportunity to take a tour of the
Zappos office, learn the history of Zappos, get an understanding of
their office culture and receive hints on how they provide exemplary leadership, community building and customer service.
During the tour, we briefly met with Tony Hsieh,
CEO of Zappos, as well as meet with some of the employees that recognized us and actively use Seesmic. Thanks to everyone at Zappos!
At the start of CES, at the Las Vegas Convention Center, Loic took part in a panel discussion, "The Twitter
Revolution" which is part of the SuperSessions series at CES. Hosted by
the Parnassus group and moderated by Steve Broback, Loic was part
of the team that included: Jeffrey Hayzlett, Chief Marketing Officer,
Kodak; Jason Preston, from The Parnassus Group, Robert Scoble, from
building43, and industry guru, Dave Taylor, (he once created how-to instructions of Seesmic).
The session went over examples of companies taking full advantage of
Twitter as a platform – from marketing opportunities to customer
service. You can review the video below.
Seesmic also took part in Showstoppers, a popular media event that serves a wide range of press – reporters, columnists, bloggers and industry
analysts – who come and review upcoming products. Showstoppers was
held at the Wynn, and Seesmic hosted a booth to go over our products,
answer questions and conduct interviews. Some of the coverage included posts by David Berkowitz, on his technology roundup including his use of Seesmic for Android.
We were surprised to discover how much Leo uses Seesmic and Ping.fm. You can catch the full broadcast here: http://twit.tv/ces5 Thanks to the TWiT team for coming by!
CES, of course was not without its share of parties. There were a
ton of parties that we attended and connected with many old friends and
established new ones. One of the popular ones was the "It Won’t Stay in Vegas" party at the Atomic Museum hosted by the Parnassus group. One small highlight was the opportunity for Loic to run into Erick Tseng,
Senior Product Manager of Android at Google. He was happy to share that
Seesmic was his default Twitter app for the recently released Nexus
phone. He also share with us some feedback, so look for more
improvements on the Seesmic for Android soon!