Jason Oxman

Jason Oxman, the Consumer Electronics Association's senior vice president of industry affairs, is leaving CEA to become CEO of the Electronic Transactions Association. 

Putting recession fears behind it, the Consumer Electronics Show coming in January looks like it's going to be one of the biggest in history.

The biggest U.S. tech trade show (officially called the 2012 International CES) will draw an estimated 149,000 attendees to Las Vegas this year, about the same number as attended in January 2011 and not far from the record of 152,000 set in 2006. The big deal will be the Ultrabook, a full-fledged thin computer that turns on instantly.

"If 2011 was the year of the tablet, 2012 will be

International CES is pulling out of the Sands Expo and Convention Center, instead consolidating the event at the Las Vegas Convention Center and Las Vegas Hilton

After a published report Thursday stated both that Apple would appear at next year's International CES and that Steve Jobs may even deliver a keynote address, the Consumer Electronics Association confirmed that Apple will not be at the show.

Members of Congress have introduced three separate pieces of legislation meant to combat the growing problem of organized retail crime.

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