There was a void at this year’s Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas. Microsoft, who has always been a big part of the show, declined to participate. Some say it hurt the show. Others say it hurt Microsoft. Most say it hurt both. Now, they’re going to be back together again for 2014.
Microsoft announced it was pulling out of CES in 2012, saying that its “product news milestones” did not align with the January tradeshow.
Although it is not scheduled to host a keynote speech at 2014’s event, the firm has booked meeting rooms again.
One analyst said the news reinforced the Las Vegas show’s claim to be the year’s most important tech event.