HardwareSecrets editorial: Is CES Dying?

Posted on Saturday, January 09 2010 @ 20:29 CET by Thomas De Maesschalck
A quick heads-up if you haven't been to CES (Consumer Electronics Show, the largest trade show for consumer electronics, including computers) this year. This was the smallest CES I've ever been to. They simply shut down one of the exhibition halls (Sands Expo) and the first floor of the South Hall from the LVCC (Las Vegas Convention Center) was cut in half, with a black curtain in the middle of the hall so you wouldn't fell that the hall was completely empty. On top of that, it seems that CEA (the company behind CES) is using some mob tactics to remove from Vegas companies that are not willing to pay their outrageous rates to have a booth on the show and decided to have meetings at hotel rooms instead. We saw, in person (we were inside the room when this happened), when the Palazzo hotel manager, a group of bellboys with several luggage carts and a group of security officers arrived to kick out Zalman from their hotel room because they were using the room to promote business.

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Thomas De Maesschalck

Thomas has been messing with computer since early childhood and firmly believes the Internet is the best thing since sliced bread. Enjoys playing with new tech, is fascinated by science, and passionate about financial markets. When not behind a computer, he can be found with running shoes on or lifting heavy weights in the weight room.

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