NEW YORK ( TheStreet) -- Now that the Consumer Electronics Show is behind us, we have a pretty good view of what was huge and what went wrong in Las Vegas last week, at least from an investment angle. Microsoft ( MSFT) kicked off the show, but did almost nothing there to help its stock.
This event used to be a showcase for Bill Gates and his monumental software company. That's back when Microsoft was a leader. Today, CEO Steve Ballmer conducts the event's keynotes, and his tone has gotten a lot more humble. Shadowed in tech by the prominence of Apple ( AAPL) and the continued rise of Google ( GOOG), Microsoft could not pull off the rock star performance. Read on for a look at the show's best -- and worst -- themes.