The Waning Influence of the Consumer Electronics Show

The Consumer Electronics Show, which in previous years birthed tech game-changers like the VCR, camcorder and Xbox, isn't expected to be all that exciting this year. Tomorrow, the four day gadget showcase will begin with 2,700 exhibitors and around 140,000 attendees expected, reports The New York Times's Nick Wingfield. But even with those decent attendance numbers -- that's only down from 2,800 exhibitors last year -- no one expects a big tech-gizmo debut. And, with Microsoft announcing this is its last at the trade fair, the show just doesn't have the reach it used to. After 45 years, what's changed?

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