Microsoft missed chance at Vegas show, analysts say

Posted: January 14, 2013 at 3:07 a.m.

Microsoft Chief Executive Steve Ballmer (left) put in a cameo appearance during the keynote address by Qualcomm Chief Executive Paul Jacobs at last week’s International CES show in Las Vegas. Microsoft sharply pulled back its presence at the show at a time when it is pushing a new operating system designed to improve how desktop computers work with increasingly popular tablets.

Microsoft may have relinquished its starring role in America’s gaudiest gadget show a year too early.

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Business, Pages 19 on 01/14/2013