Verizon CEO will be absent at CES 2012

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  1. cereal killer

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    Verizon has announced that CEO Lowell McAdam will not be able to attend the keynote address his company was planning for the show because of a scheduling conflict. They are working on getting his replacement but have not issued a statement as to who that would be.

    McAdam has been a fixture at CES for Verizon and his absence raises many questions. Is CES losing it's lustre and are companies beginning to slowly pull away from it? Microsoft has already announced this will be it's last year there. Perhaps it's nothing more than companies wanting to hold their own conventions similar to the way Apple announces product. The questions remain.

    Source: Bloomberg
     
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    If memory serves CES was never really had a huge cell phone presence. Last year was pretty big, but there was a lot going on in the mobile world at the time (4G and what not). What is vzw going to "wow" people with this year? Sprint and AT&T can talk about LTE deployment like vzw did last year, but really 2012 is just going to be about expanding the LTE network. Which IMO doesn't need a CEO to tell us that.

    If you think about it; MWC is Feb 27- March 1st. Then you have CTIA May 8-10. Which are both cell phone related shows.
     
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    i only go to the CES cuz its the same time as AVN. LMAOdancedroid
     
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    not this year.
     
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    yeah...cant kill two birds with one stone anymore. LOL Maybe thats why VZW CEO isnt showing up either! hahahaha