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COMDEX (Computer Dealer's Exhibition) was a computer expo held in Las Vegas, Nevada, each November from 1979 to 2003. It was one of the largest computer trade shows in the world. The first COMDEX was held in 1979 at the MGM Grand, with 150 exhibitors and 4000 attendees. In 1981, the first COMDEX/Spring was held in New York City. A computer expo is a trade fair or exposition for computers and electronics. ... Nickname: The Entertainment Capital of the World Official website: http://www. ... This page refers to the year 1979. ... The MGM Grand Hotel and Casino was a hotel and casino located on the Las Vegas Strip at the intersection with Flamingo Road. ... 1981 (MCMLXXXI) was a common year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Nickname: The Big Apple Official website: City of New York Government Counties (Boroughs) Bronx (The Bronx) New York (Manhattan) Queens (Queens) Kings (Brooklyn) Richmond (Staten Island) Mayor Michael Bloomberg (R) Geographical characteristics Area Total 468. ...

In 2000, major companies such as IBM, Apple Computer, and Compaq (now merged with Hewlett-Packard) decided to discontinue their involvement with COMDEX because of its runaway costs and decline in quality. In June 2004, COMDEX officially postponed the 2004 exhibition in Las Vegas due to lack of heavy-weight participants. COMDEX was cancelled for 2005, and its future status is uncertain. This article is about the year 2000. ... International Business Machines Corporation (IBM, or colloquially, Big Blue; NYSE: IBM) is a computer technology firm headquartered in Armonk, NY, USA. The company, which was founded in 1888 and incorporated June 15, 1911, manufactures and sells computer hardware, software, infrastructure services, hosting services, and consulting services. ... Apple Computer, Inc. ... Compaq was a personal computer company founded in 1982 by Rod Canion, Jim Harris and Bill Murto. ... The Hewlett-Packard Company (NYSE: HPQ), commonly known as HP, is a very large, global company headquartered in Palo Alto, California, United States. ... 2004 : January - February - March - April - May - June - July - August - September - October - November - December See also: June 2004 in sports Deaths in June • 28 Anthony Buckeridge • 26 Naomi Shemer • 26 Yash Johar • 22 Bob Bemer • 22 Thomas Gold • 22 Francisco Ortiz Franco • 16 Thanom Kittikachorn • 10 Ray Charles • 5 Ronald Reagan...

See also

CeBIT A crowded exhibition hall during CeBIT 2000. ...

COMPUTEX Computex Taipei (formal name: Taipei International Information Technology Show) is a computer expo held annually at the Taipei World Trade Center in Taipei, Taiwan. ...

External link

  • COMDEX website

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The Seattle Times: Business & Technology: Comdex event canceled for '04 (652 words)
Citing a lack of support by key players in the industry, Comdex organizers yesterday canceled the fabled technology exposition, leaving thousands of geeks with a gaping hole in their fall calendar this year.
Microsoft, for years Comdex's largest presence, wants organizers to resume the show in 2005, but several observers said it's a stumbling dinosaur that needs an extreme makeover if it's going to survive.
One problem was that Comdex tried to expand beyond information technology to consumer products, the territory of its flashier Vegas cousin, the Consumer Electronics Show held in January.
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