Facebook isn't at CES, which is taking place right now (neither is Apple, Amazon, or Google for that matter). But that doesn't mean that the company doesn't have a big announcement in the works.
We, like most tech press, just received an invite to a special Facebook media event less than one week from today. The event will take place on January 15th and 10am PT.
The invite simple reads "Come and see what we're building," and provides no other clues for what Facebook has in the pipeline.
Facebook is holding the event at their Menlo Park HQ, which isn't exactly odd but is a bit out of the ordinary - at least when you consider what's gone on recently. Facebook hasn't had a big announcement from their HQ is a good while.
The timing of the event (and the invite) can't be overlooked. As companies showcasing products at CES bask in the temporary spotlight, Facebook perhaps wants to steal some of the attention.
Of course, we'll let you know when we know anything.