Why CES' Best Days are Over
The Consumer Electronics Show is the biggest event of the year for the technology industry today. Well over 100,000 people attend to get the scoop on the newest innovations in technology, from computers and smartphones to televisions to off-the-wall gadgets. But are the Consumer Electronics Show's best days behind it? Microsoft recently announced that this year's keynote address at CES will be its last. Verizon CEO Lowell McAdam dropped out of a keynote event he was planning to host. It appears that the wheels are coming off CES, and right now, the organization behind it -- the Consumer Electronics Association -- has no easy way to fix it. Simply put, times are tough at CES. And by the look of things, it appears the technology industry's biggest show is on a road to failure. Here's a look at why, after so many years of success, CES is on its way to becoming the next COMDEX.