CrunchWeek: Those Pesky Cheap iPhone Rumors, Facebook’s Mystery Announcement, Startups Win CES

Contrary to the oft-repeated marketing slogan, sometimes, what happens in Vegas is videotaped for posterity and posted to the Internet for all to see. I’m talking of course about this latest edition of CrunchWeek, the weekly TechCrunch TV show wherein a few of us writers discuss the most interesting stories from the past seven days in tech.

This past week the TechCrunch TV crew was in Las Vegas for the Consumer Electronics Show, so this is a special Sin City version of CrunchWeek.

Our usual host Leena Rao sat out CES this year to help down the fort back in San Francisco, so Chris Velazco, Ryan Lawler, and I took to the TechCrunch stage at CES to discuss the latest rumor of an impending low-cost Apple iPhone, the invitation from Facebook to a big mysterious press event this upcoming week, and how startups rose above those awkward big-company keynotes to really steal the show at this year’s CES.