Linked by Thom Holwerda on Fri 10th Jan 2014 01:56 UTC

Although Apple and Google officially sit out the biggest tech trade show of the year, their platforms are well represented by the third parties that create thousands of products for them. This year it feels like Microsoft is simply being left out.

Windows has virtually no presence in the two biggest things to hit computing in a long time, and it's starting to show. Microsoft may not be in trouble - but Windows is.

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RE[5]: Comment by Nelson
by Bill Shooter of Bul on Fri 10th Jan 2014 07:33 UTC in reply to "RE[4]: Comment by Nelson"
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I think Thom is fairly accurate there. Although most numbers will miss touch screen windows 8 pcs, I don't think they've really taken off. At least judging by the non-scientific, what do my non-tech friends purchase test. They have purchased windows 8 notebooks with non touch screens and are kind of confused why they can't touch the screen, even though it looks like you should be able to ( people do it on tv!).

On the otherhand, its obvious Microsoft paid a ton of money to get their products placed in tv shows that used to be the exclusive domain of apple. Now every show I watch there is a paid placement ad scripted in, where the crime lab grabs a surface like thing pans through the start menu to find something, then goes all zooming through the interface before casually attaching the keyboard and start typing some notes in another program to the chagrin of the older less tech savvy main character as he mutters to himself with a raised eyebrow "Wow tablet AND a pc In one amazing device", before shaking his head and resuming focus on the international terrorist drug dealers of the week.

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