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Jan 11, 2012

Apple Has 250 Ninjas Spying the Competition At CES

Don't think Apple is not at CES. They are there, everywhere. You can't see them, but 250 stealth Apple employees are at CES 2012. They are not there to show things. They are there to voraciously analyze the competition.

Paid Content's Tom Krazit bumped into none other than Greg Joswiak, head of iOS product marketing for Apple:
Greg Joswiak, head of iOS product marketing for Apple, was just outside of Sony's booth. Joz, as he's known within the Apple community, grinned sheepishly upon being recognized by a reporter and stopped to chat for a few minutes.
 "A common misconception about Apple is that the company doesn't pay attention to the competition and remains aloof from what's happening in the rest of the industry." Sure, paying attention is one thing. All companies pay attention. All companies send scouts to other companies' booths and events. But sending a small army—according to Elgan, Apple registered 250 employees for the show—to comb the halls at CES is a lot more than just paying attention.

So yes, Apple may ignore CES for show and tell. But they are not ignoring what's cooking in Vegas. They are very interested in it. To see what's hot, what's wrong, where everyone else thinks things are going. If you are at CES, look into their badges.

12 comments:

The Piggie said...

Ew, this is one of the reasons I don't like Apple. They seem so innocent but many times they seem to have underhanded intent.

YeamieWaffles said...

That's actually pretty awesome. As evil and underhand this is it's still pretty interesting, thanks for sharing buddy.

NayNaySIXX said...

Bleh.

Rustysoutdooradventures said...

Damn they must really want to know whats going on with the competition if there sending out 250 employees.

Randy Weezner said...

they wont remain ontop forever. if they do, it really says alott about society.

G said...

insidious evil apple

Heaven. said...

lol.

Lord Phrozen said...

And people think Microsoft is evil.

Leon Kennedy said...

sneaky, sneaky apple

Jason said...

I wonder how steve jobs would feel about this?

Tonkow said...

That's why I hate apple

Trainer said...

They're doing what other companies do, and no, I don't have any apple product.