MobileViews Podcast 70: CES 2014, Microsoft’s future, more security problems

Todd Ogasawara and Jon Westfall discuss a number of topics in MobileViews Podcast 70:

1. What products announced at CES 2014 caught our attention?
2. Is controlling the physical world (locks, thermostats, appliances, etc.) from a smartphone a good idea?
3. Cyber security: This time Nieman Marcus’ credit card data was stolen
4. Does it matter that Microsoft did not have a booth at CES 2014? This was set off by The Verge’s click-bait headline: Closing Windows: Microsoft and its platforms are nowhere to be found at CES
5. Windows 9 “Threshold” to arrive in April 2015. And, how much of a disaster is Windows 8 for Microsoft? (ref: Supersite for Windows: “Threshold” to be Called Windows 9, Ship in April 2015)