Microsoft says next month’s International Consumer Electronics Show will be the last show in which it has a booth or the CEO delivers the customary kick-off speech. The show will be held Jan. 9-12 in Las Vegas. Microsoft has been one of the biggest U.S. participants in the event, which gathered nearly 150,000 people this year.
at the 2011 International Consumer Electronics Show at the Las Vegas Convention Center January 7, 2011 in Las Vegas, Nevada. CES, the world's largest annual consumer technology tradeshow, runs through January 9 and is expected to feature 2,700 exhibitors showing off their latest products and services to about 126,000 attendees.Credit: Ethan Miller/Getty Images