D9 kicks off in style…LA style
If you can say one thing about those folks at AllThingsD, it’s that they really know how to throw a party. This year’s premier U.S. tech conference, at the swanky Terranea Resort in upscale Rancho Palos Verdes just an hour south of LA, brought out the Ferraris, CEOs and fancy gizmos in droves.
Such an event deserves a worthy schwag bag, and the folks at AllThingsD did not disappoint. This year’s trove of goodies for the 600 monied attendees included a brand-new HP Veer smartphone, a “Pogoplug” personal cloud box (for backing up content and stuff), a Disney skull-shaped decanter meant to commemorate the release of the fourth Pirates of the Caribbean, a Lenovo wireless keyboard-and-mouse.
Last but not least — a “very special” D9-logo-emblazoned hoodie meant as a tribute to D8’s now-classic onstage interview with Mark Zuckerberg, during which Kara Swisher managed to get the clearly-perspiring Facebook chieftain to doff said item.
(Photos from AllThingsD.com)