Each year, hundreds of thousands of people flock to Las Vegas for the International CES. The enormous trade show showcases the latest and greatest innovations in the consumer electronics industry in every category, from TV's to Electric Toothbrushes.
In recent years, the number of attendees have exploded, along with the content around it. With more than 150,000 conference attendees last year tweeting, blogging, sending Instagram pics, recording video and more, there is bound to be more real-time social interaction than ever before at this year's show.
Following the show can be tough if you're not there -- last year companies packed into 1.85 million square feet of showroom floors, convention center lounges, off-site events and parties.
Fortunately, the team at Livefyre eats, sleeps and breathes social media, and this week announced a new product, “Livefyre NewsHub”; a one-stop destination for real-time news, social content and updates about events. Our first to launch is the CES NewsHub, covering all aspects of the Las Vegas event.
NewsHub is powered by Livefyre's StreamHub technology to automagically identify trending topics and breaking news about live events, then filter, organize, and display that content in real-time.
Explore the CES NewsHub and you'll find:
- A news aggregate, tracking the top articles on CES from leading tech sites like Mashable, CNET, Engadget, Time, and Fox News
- Curated tweets and photos coming from top journalists and other attendees at the event
- Real-time Streams of social media tweets and images on brands making product announcements at the show so you can easily see who is generating the most conversation.
Even more impressive: It only took Livefyre 5 days to build, and every bit of it was built with custom developer SDKs, so all customers starting in the next few weeks will be able to take this and customize it, or even pull pieces of it to create their own new apps.
This is only the beginning for NewsHub, many more events are planned for the year ahead, so stay tuned.
Contributed by Nick Cicero, Lead Social Strategist at LiveFyre.