The International Consumer Electronics Show is the biggest trade show of the year in Las Vegas. About 140,000 show goers will visit Las Vegas this week to check out the latest in consumer electronics. But, this year an industry giant, Microsoft, announced it will be the last year the company will attend the show.
Despite being the biggest trade show of the year in Las Vegas, Slate.com writer, Farhad Manjoo argued in a recent column that CES is a worthless week in tech. Manjoo says the enormous size of the show makes it tough for any one company to stand out and instead of news about real products, CES delivers bogus trends.
The convention industry is a key driver of Nevada's economy. Many are saying, that the industry is on its way back from the huge drop off the industry experienced in 2008. Attendance at CES, the first big convention of the year was up from the year before according to most preliminary figures. We take a look at the year to come in the convention business in Las Vegas and whether or not the industry is as healthy as some are saying.
A review of the recently concluded 2006 Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas: Mario Armstrong, Host and Co-Producer of The Digital Spin, heard on NPR affiliates WYPR and WEAA, fills us in on the e-goodies we can expect in the near--and far--future..