THANKS FOR THE MEMORIES, 2012!

The 2013 NEW YORK CITY-TIMES SQUARE NEW YEAR’S EVE CELEBRATION is over but the memories remain in techno-color. With entertainment from NEON TREES, CARLY RAE JEPSEN, TAYLOR SWIFT and Korean rapper PSY, it’s safe to assume that a fun time was had by all.

NEW YORK, NY - DECEMBER 30: "Waterford Crystal Ball" for countdown event at Times Square on December 30, 2012 in New York City. (Photo by Eugene Gologursky/Getty Images)

NEW YORK, NY – DECEMBER 30: “Waterford Crystal Ball” for countdown event at Times Square on December 30, 2012 in New York City. (Photo by Eugene Gologursky/Getty Images)

NEW YORK, NY - DECEMBER 30: "Waterford Crystal Ball" for countdown event at Times Square on December 30, 2012 in New York City. (Photo by Eugene Gologursky/Getty Images)

NEW YORK, NY – DECEMBER 30: “Waterford Crystal Ball” for countdown event at Times Square on December 30, 2012 in New York City. (Photo by Eugene Gologursky/Getty Images)

NEW YORK, NY - DECEMBER 30: "Waterford Crystal Ball" for countdown event at Times Square on December 30, 2012 in New York City. (Photo by Eugene Gologursky/Getty Images)

NEW YORK, NY – DECEMBER 30: “Waterford Crystal Ball” for countdown event at Times Square on December 30, 2012 in New York City. (Photo by Eugene Gologursky/Getty Images)

Every year this global event sees over 1 million visitors packing the streets and with more than 1 billion viewers worldwide. All eyes were on the giant LED screen atop One Times Square, TOSHIBA VISION TIMES SQUARE, providing the countdown for the whole world.

NEW YORK, NY - DECEMBER 31: Singer Carly Rae Jepsen peforms during New Year's Eve 2013 In Times Square at Times Square on December 31, 2012 in New York City. (Photo by Mike Coppola/Getty Images)

NEW YORK, NY – DECEMBER 31: Singer Carly Rae Jepsen peforms during New Year’s Eve 2013 In Times Square at Times Square on December 31, 2012 in New York City. (Photo by Mike Coppola/Getty Images)

NEW YORK, NY - DECEMBER 31: (L-R) Elaine Bradley and Tyler Glenn of the band Neon Trees peform during New Year's Eve 2013 In Times Square at Times Square on December 31, 2012 in New York City. (Photo by Mike Coppola/Getty Images)

NEW YORK, NY – DECEMBER 31: (L-R) Elaine Bradley and Tyler Glenn of the band Neon Trees peform during New Year’s Eve 2013 In Times Square at Times Square on December 31, 2012 in New York City. (Photo by Mike Coppola/Getty Images)

NEW YORK, NY - DECEMBER 31: Singer Taylor Swift performs during New Year's Eve 2013 In Times Square at Times Square on December 31, 2012 in New York City. (Photo by Mike Coppola/Getty Images)

NEW YORK, NY – DECEMBER 31: Singer Taylor Swift performs during New Year’s Eve 2013 In Times Square at Times Square on December 31, 2012 in New York City. (Photo by Mike Coppola/Getty Images)

NEW YORK, NY - DECEMBER 31: Korean Rapper PSY performs during New Year's Eve 2013 In Times Square at Times Square on December 31, 2012 in New York City. (Photo by Mike Coppola/Getty Images)

NEW YORK, NY – DECEMBER 31: Korean Rapper PSY performs during New Year’s Eve 2013 In Times Square at Times Square on December 31, 2012 in New York City. (Photo by Mike Coppola/Getty Images)

In addition to the famous 60-second countdown, the TOSHIBA VISION screen also displayed the Toshiba Hourly Countdown and other events at the venue, and some special animations such as one created in collaboration with NASA.

New Year's Eve 2013 In Times Square

New Year’s Eve 2013 In Times Square

 

New Year's Eve 2013 In Times Square

New Year’s Eve 2013 In Times Square

NEW YORK, NY - DECEMBER 31: Anderson Cooper (left) at Times Square on December 31, 2012 in New York City. (Photo by Eugene Gologursky/Getty Images)

NEW YORK, NY – DECEMBER 31: Anderson Cooper (left) at Times Square on December 31, 2012 in New York City. (Photo by Eugene Gologursky/Getty Images)

 

New Year's Eve 2013 In Times Square

New Year’s Eve 2013 In Times Square

Through its leading role in this event, global manufacturer Toshiba’s corporate brand spread worldwide, enhancing its name recognition even further. What’s more, utilizing the unique characteristics of the One Times Square LED billboard, not only was the Toshiba brand broadcasting its products and corporate message, but also providing superb seasonal content for the entire world.

NEW YORK, NY - DECEMBER 31: New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg attends the Times Square on December 31, 2012 in New York City. (Photo by Eugene Gologursky/Getty Images)

NEW YORK, NY – DECEMBER 31: New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg attends the Times Square on December 31, 2012 in New York City. (Photo by Eugene Gologursky/Getty Images)

Toshiba was the exclusive sponsor for the OFFICIAL COUNTDOWN of the TIMES SQUARE 2013 NEW YEAR’S EVE CELEBRATION. Toshiba is a world-leading diversified manufacturer, solutions provider and marketer of advanced electronic and electrical products and systems. TOSHIBA GROUP brings innovation and imagination to a wide range of businesses: digital products, including LCD TVs, notebook PCs, retail solutions and MFPs; electronic devices, including semiconductors, storage products and materials; industrial and social infrastructure systems, including power generation systems, smart community solutions, medical systems and escalators & elevators; and home appliances.

NEW YORK, NY - DECEMBER 31:  Toshiba Signage at Times Square on December 31, 2012 in New York City.  (Photo by Eugene Gologursky/Getty Images)

NEW YORK, NY – DECEMBER 31: Toshiba Signage at Times Square on December 31, 2012 in New York City. (Photo by Eugene Gologursky/Getty Images)

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Toshiba was founded in 1875, and today operates a global network of more than 550 consolidated companies, with 202,000 employees worldwide and annual sales surpassing 6.1 trillion yen (US$74 billion).

New Year's Eve 2013 In Times Square

New Year’s Eve 2013 In Times Square

 

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