The porn industry's finest traditionally descend on Las Vegas in early January for the Adult Video News Awards and the accompanying Adult Entertainment Exposition. This leads to an interesting exercise at restaurants and bars around town, a game called "Spot the Porn Star." Of course, people who look like they could be porn stars aren't a rare sight in this town.
But this year, the Adult Entertainment Expo used floor space in the same building that CES vendors were flogging their wares at the Sands. On Saturday, after most of the CES press had fled Vegas, a few hardy reporters stayed behind to witness what happens when straight-laced technology executives and salespeople mingle with the scantily clad.
Mobile porn is not too far away, according to several tech vendors.
Opteron versus Xeon. Otellini versus Ruiz. The Black Crowes versus the Black-Eyed Peas.
Something had to give when Advanced Micro Devices Inc. (AMD) and Intel Corp. lined up corporate-acts-for-hire on the same night in Las Vegas. Both events were standing-room only, according to their planners, but IDG News Service was only privy to what went down inside the renamed Studio 64 at the MGM Grand on Thursday night, when AMD Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer Hector Ruiz introduced the brothers Robinson and the rest of The Black Crowes.
Led Zeppelin probably never played in front of a banner advertising a chip company, but a good time was had by all, even the guy who was escorted out after lighting up a joint -- he definitely wasn't feeling any pain. Other reports placed The Foo Fighters, The Goo-Goo Dolls and Stevie Wonder in Las Vegas last week to entertain CES vendors and their special friends.
(Dan Nystedt in Taipei contributed to this report.)