Today in Tech: Is C.E.S. losing its clout? by JP Mangalindan @FortuneMagazine January 9, 2012, 8:35 AM EST E-mail Tweet Facebook Google Plus Linkedin Share icons Fortune’s curated selection of tech stories from the weekend. Sign up to get the round-up delivered to you each and every day. * Is the Consumer Electronics Show, a.k.a. C.E.S., losing its clout? Nick Wingfield over at The New York Times argues the convention, which drew 149,000 people last year, isn’t quite the powerhouse it used to be, thanks to product launches at company-only events or smaller conferences. (The New York Times) * New Yahoo CEO Scott Thompson, who may earn up to $26 million in salary, stock and bonuses this year, starts today. Here are 5 moves he should make to give the Internet company — and himself — a fighting chance. (CNN Money and Fortune) * A look at whether Windows 8, when released during the second half of this year, will help Microsoft penetrate the tablet market. The operating system will run on both Intel chips and ARM chips, the silicon found in many of today’s tablets. (The Wall Street Journal) * Nine well-known Chinese authors are suing Apple AAPL for selling illegal versions of their works. Because these unauthorized editions were submitted to the App Store, approved, and Apple is getting a 30% cut from sales, the Chinese writers alliance believes such transactions are a “total theft.” (The Next Web) * Barnes & Noble BKS may spin off the Nook into its own separate business — and that may actually be a good thing. (Fortune) * Why many Android tablets so far have failed. (Tech Republic) * Four payment industry predictions for 2012. (GigaOm) Don’t miss the latest tech news. Sign up now to get Today in Tech emailed every morning.