CES: Portraits in purple prose (Part four: leftovers)

January 6, 2011

The Consumer Electronics Show rages on in Las Vegas. So does the purple press release prose. Here are a few more examples that I scraped together. I’ll keep a lookout for a fresh batch on Friday.

Here are part three, part two and part one.

Rediscover radio. (What is “radio?”)

08:00 05Jan11 – PURE Launches New Internet-Connected Radios and Ground-Breaking Digital iPod Dock at CES 2011

LAS VEGAS, NV, Jan 05 (MARKET WIRE) —  PURE (South Hall #36249), the global leader in digital and internet-connected radios, today announces that the company is taking audio entertainment one step further with the launch of three new product solutions — Contour, ONE Flow and i-20.

“We design our products in a way that makes it easy for consumers to discover, access, store, share and interact with content from a variety of sources like never before,” said Charles Bellfield, general manager  for PURE North America. “With today’s expansion, North American consumers can rediscover radio with our range of six innovative products that sound as fantastic as they look.”

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09:00 05Jan11 -More Than 175 Companies ‘Land’ at Pepcom’s Digital Experience! As Journalists Have an Otherworldly Encounter on the Eve of CES

Aliens are invading Digital Experience… and  Las Vegas  may never be the same. The largest media gathering at the International Consumer Electronics Show (CES), Digital Experience! will feature more than 175 of the world’s leading technology companies and over 1,000 journalists and industry analysts — all amidst an “Area 51″ themed event featuring aliens, flying saucers, and encounters of the technological kind.

“This is the largest, most eclectic Digital Experience! we’ve ever held… and easily the most likely to result in an alien spaceship landing,” said Chris O’Malley, a founding partner at Pepcom. “The size and scope of this event is a tribute to both the recovering economy and to the indefatigable pace of innovation of the technology industry.”

Access restricted! (Unless you watch online, in which case ,access is not restricted)

Cisco Chairman and CEO John Chambers will host an invitation-only press event at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas on Wednesday, January 5 from 1:00 – 1:50 p.m. PST. At the event, Cisco will make an announcement regarding its role in helping service providers and content providers meet the challenges and opportunities presented by the convergence of pay TV, online and on-demand video. The closed press conference will be held at The Venetian Hotel in the Murano Ballroom #3205. The event will also be broadcast live to the pubic via an integrated social viewing portal online at http://www.cisco.com/go/possible.


CES 2011 booth number 7853, Central Hall-Dolby Laboratories, Inc. (NYSE:DLB) will demonstrate the many ways it enhances the entertainment experience – be it movies, music, games, or television – with outstanding audio at the 2011 International Consumer Electronics Show (CES). Dolby is exhibiting its audio technologies integrated into the latest entertainment devices, including the newest laptops, Blu-ray Disc players, smartphones, home theater systems, televisions, and game consoles, to help deliver a high-definition entertainment experience.

“Dolby has played an essential role in the entertainment ecosystem for more than four decades, working closely with content creators, device manufacturers, and distribution networks to bring a high-quality entertainment experience to consumers,” said Kevin Yeaman, President and Chief Executive Officer, Dolby Laboratories.

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