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CES 2012 The Year of the Developer
The Consumer Electronic Show (CES) in Las Vegas has long been the launching pad for a slew of new hardware expected to be released throughout the year. Recently the focus of the show has moved from primarily home technologies to focus increasingly on phones and tablets. However, in 2012 another shift occurred. While introducing new hardware for the home, the car, and mobile companies recognized the importance of the apps ecosystem. No longer is it enough to sell a device and never interact with a buyer again until their next upgrade looms. Instead, a new paradigm relying on connected devices leveraging apps has taken hold.