CES could leave Las Vegas, pigs take to the air

NBC is posting that CES will leave Las Vegas, which is like saying the Pope will leave Rome.

Las Vegas’ 31st International Consumer Electronics Show could be one of its last, organizers said Monday, saying they believe they can get a cheaper deal elsewhere.

As I said before, CES is losing value as a venue for announcing technology. It is a trade fair where vendors and buyers meet to greet and eat assorted sweets. It’s in Las Vegas because the folks who run these companies love Vegas. Try running CES in Orlando or Madison and you’ll discover that the attendance will drop and the perceived value of the event will tank almost completely. I hate me some Las Vegas, but to put it anywhere else is just foolish.

Organizers blame rising cost of hotels, food and beverage [MSNBC]