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Apps take center stage at the 2014 International CES

Showcasing a wide variety of events and programming dedicated to app innovation, the 2014 International CES ranks as the largest app event in the world, according to the Consumer Electronics Association, the producer of the annual International CES. The 2014 CES will run Jan. 7-10, 2014 in Las Vegas.

“Apps have become an integral part of our everyday lives, from use in phones, computers, tablets and wearable technology,” said Gary Shapiro, president and CEO, CEA. “The 2014 CES is the prime destination for developers, manufacturers and software providers to experience the world’s largest gathering of app innovation. The app innovation at CES offers the opportunity for networking, showcasing technology and hackathons focused on this growing tech space.”

The app story at CES includes competitions, educational sessions and events that highlight the best of the app world. This year, CES will feature CEA MoDev Hackathon, Wall of Apps and a Mobile Apps Showdown.

During the second annual CEA MoDev Hackathon, developers will compete on the world’s technology stage at the 2014 CES. The competition will feature more than 100 award-winning developers who will compete individually or as teams for up to $100,000 in cash and prizes. The event will take place in the Venetian on Jan. 7.

The Wall of Apps returns for the 2014 CES and will showcase the most innovative apps of the year. Located in the North Hall of the Las Vegas Convention and World Trade Center (LVCC), the Wall of Apps at CES is a hands-on, curated display of the best apps available for iOS, Androids, Blackberry and Windows Mobile. The Mobile Apps Showdown at CES will put select apps to the test.

App producers who think their innovation is the best will have four minutes to demo the app, and a winner will be determined by an audience applause-o-meter. There will also be an online vote for a separate online winner. Gary Dell’Abate and Jon Hein from the Sirius XM channel are slated to host the Mobile Apps Showdown on Jan. 9.

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