quote: They did not force people to go to their room, nor did they try and discourage people from going to the event. They did not pirate.
quote: It wasn't against the rules, according to their hotel staff. My guess, the hotel doesn't want to lose the CES, so they got on their knees and satisfied the CES staff.
quote: CES is the hotel's customer for the exhibition floor, not the rooms. Now CES does refer customers to use their block hotels, but it's not mandatory.CES has no right to tell the hotel to kick ppl out of rooms they have no control over.Man, have some of you never gone to any kind of convention?
quote: CES did not give them any "service", since CES did not tell people to go to their hotel room. If someone at CES happened to mention where they were, such is life.
quote: If CES wanted a cut from everyone in the hotel all they had to do was make that a stated requirement in the first place, but to wait till later demanding money is probably illegal in itself, let alone the breech of contract for the eviction.
quote: PS: Jason from Dailytech had a meeting with Zalman right before ours and we bumped at each other there. He posted a more detailed report on this incident. According to him, the value of the CEA fee for companies that decide to display products on their hotel rooms is of USD 10,000.
quote: I'm starting a new publication..it's called Daily Teck.