November 17, 2003 |
Microsoft Corp. Chairman Bill Gates kicked off a scaled-down Comdex technology convention in Las Vegas on Sunday with a demonstration of future products he said would improve customer security, cut down spam and allow easy searches of what computer users have viewed but not stored.
November 18, 2002 |
Microsoft Corp. Chairman Bill Gates kicked off the annual Comdex computer show Sunday with a prediction that the same high-volume, low-cost economics that put a PC in most U.S. homes will soon give consumers new varieties of inexpensive and useful gadgets. In a keynote speech dedicated to debunking gloomy expectations for the beleaguered technology industry, Gates demonstrated a new category of Microsoft software for what he called "smart personal object technology," or SPOT.
November 15, 2002 |
Just 72 hours before the opening of the huge computer trade show Comdex, the Los Angeles-based company that runs the event said Thursday that it probably faces a sale or merger because it is plagued with losses and can't pay its debt. Key3Media Group Inc. is being crushed by a heavy debt burden at the same time the technology industry's collapse and post-Sept. 11 cuts in business travel have eroded attendance at shows such as Comdex, a four-day event that starts Sunday in Las Vegas.
November 15, 2001 |
If many of the high-tech goodies at this week's Comdex trade show in Las Vegas seemed familiar, it's because they've been talked about for years. Mobile phones married to hand-held computers. Notepad-size tablets doing the work of a PC. Computers that run the home entertainment system. Now, they're here--or at least getting closer. Even though the engineers have shown it can be built, the key question remains: Can it be sold?
November 12, 2001 |
Everything about this year's Comdex Fall exhibition, the tech industry's mammoth trade show that kicked off here over the weekend, is a bit thinner than in years past. Despite bargain hotel rates, the crowd is expected to be 25% smaller than it was in 2000. About 150,000 to 160,000 badge-toting attendees and some 2,000 exhibitors will be here looking for signs of a rally in the moribund tech economy, but most suspect they won't find many.
November 6, 2001 |
High-tech gadgets may be the focal point at Comdex, the nation's largest technology trade show, but trusty laptops will not be welcome this year amid tightened security. On the Comdex Web site, organizers have asked attendees of next week's event in Las Vegas to "please leave bags, briefcases, backpacks, laptops, etc. at home or in your hotel room." No laptops at a computer trade show? "Yes, it's going to be a zoo. It will be inconvenient, and it will cause some lines.