CES 2009 - Economy hits Consumer Electronics Show

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The current financial gloom is showing signs of impacting the consumer electronics market, usually one of the most buoyant sectors in an economic downturn as people decide to splash out on kit that will help to keep them occupied at home rather than going to the cinema or dining out.

Nonetheless, CES will be a smaller show this year than last, with just 130,000 attendees, down eight per cent on the previous year. Although exhibitor figures remain unchanged, with roughly 2,700 companies attending, the square footage of the vast show itself will be down five per cent, now covering about 1.7 million square feet.
From - CES 2009 preview: economic gloom raises the stakes for technology companies - Telegraph

Anybody going this year? It starts next week in Las Vegas, NV.
 
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