#CES2014 by the Numbers: Day 1 with Michael Bay, Intel, and Bendy TVs

#CES2014 by the Numbers: Day 1 with Michael Bay, Intel, and Bendy TVs Kevin Shively Blogger Extraordinaire Simply Measured

CES 2014 kicked off on Monday, and as always, Twitter got to talking about the latest tech.

From bendy TVs (because, why not?) to watch-shaped phones and computers (I loved Dick Tracy too), the top brands showed up to unleash their newest toys.

We’re tracking #CES2014 on Twitter using Simply Measured’s certified Twitter analytics, and as always, we have some charts for you. We’ll be paying close attention all week, so if you’re interested in data on a particular CES topic, or a chart for your publication, holler at us here.

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During the first day, 103,470 Tweets were posted using the event’s hashtag, #CES2014.

Intel

intel-smartwatchIntel led the way where brands were concerned, with 12,267 Tweets during the 24-hour period. Intel CEO Brian Krzanich delivered the keynote for the show, sharing new “wearable” tech. Intel’s designs for smart watches and smart earpieces were complimented by his plan for conflict-free microprocessors. Krzanich used the keynote to launch a contest Intel is putting on, called “Make it Wearable” with $1.3 million in prizes.

Samsung

oled 2Samsung and LG also captured a big chunk of conversation, announcing their new flexible TVs…which is apparently important. You’ve seen the new curved models, but what if you don’t always want to watch bendy TV? The new Samsung and LG TVs adjust to your will. I had no idea I needed this in my life, but now I have to have it.

Michael Bay

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Mentions ofMichael Bay on Twitter actually peaked higher than the top hour of#CES2014 mentions. Why?  During his talk at the show, the director froze up after the teleprompter fritzed out and lost his place. As always, Twitter went nuts. Dozens of people sent me the video as soon as it happened. To be honest, it was kind of anti-climactic. He didn’t throw a fit, he just walked away.



The main disappointment is that the stage didn’t explode behind him when he walked away…if the press conference was directed by Michael Bay, it would have.

What are your favorite parts of CES? What new tech do you expect to see go mainstream this year? Let us know!

Kevin Shively

As the head of content marketing at Simply Measured, cohost of the #SimplySocial podcast, and generally delightful person, my job is to tell stories to the internet...You're welcome internet.