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Scobleizer / Microsoft Geek Blogger:
Bill Gates keynote at CES (that playtable rocks)  —  You can watch along.  I'm sitting in the Bellagio with a bunch of geeks watching on a video feed.  Updates to come.  —  I heard he won't use any PowerPoint slides tonight.  That'll be interesting to see.  —  6:45 p.m. Bill just came out.
Upcoming Live Webcast  —  Bill Gates Keynote at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) 2006  —  For the tenth year in a row, Microsoft Chairman and Chief Software Architect Bill Gates returns to kick off CES with his vision of the year ahead in consumer electronics.
Paul Boutin / Engadget:
Live coverage of Bill Gates CES keynote  —  6:25pm We'rekicking back in the Engadget VIP balcony at the Hilton.  Paul is on the keys, Ryan on camera.  We've justgotten the warning that things are about to start.  —  6:34 Still waiting!  —  6:36 The thumpy music isgetting louder …
Microsoft and MTV Networks Unveil New Windows Media Player 11 and Preview URGE, a New Digital Music Service  —  Seamless integration of Windows Media Player 11 and URGE delivers complete music experience and redefines music discovery for fans.  —  LAS VEGAS — Jan. 4, 2006 …
Microsoft Showcases Windows Innovations …
Discussion: IP Democracy and Microsoft Watch
Lockergnome / Chris Pirillo:
Reuters:   Gates to exhibit Vista Windows upgrade at CES
Mike Musgrove / Washington Post:
Electronics Show Moves Beyond Gadgets  —  The Technology Driving Hardware Will Get More Attention in Las Vegas  —  The International Consumer Electronics Show, which opens this week in Las Vegas, has always been about the gadgets.  —  The VCR and DVD players were introduced at CES.
Discussion: IP Democracy
Yahoo! News:
Internet Companies Storm Consumer Electronics Show
CNET   Internet search meets the gadget
Four studios unveil Blu-ray hi-def lineups  —  LOS ANGELES (Hollywood Reporter) - Four studios have announced slates of titles to be ready for the soon-to-be-launched Blu-ray Disc high-definition format.  —  Sony Pictures Home Entertainment, 20th Century Fox Home Entertainment and Lionsgate …
PR Newswire:
Rich Content Ranging From Sci-Fi Classic The Fifth Element to Comedy Hit Hitch to Visually Stunning House of Flying Daggers  —  BD Java Games, Ridley Scott's Black Hawk Down and David Lean's Oscar-winning The Bridge on the River Kwai, both on 50 GB Dual Layer Discs, Also Set for Release
Discussion: Gizmodo
Lino / logic is not obsolete:
The beauty and the blog  —  Preamble  —  This is a loose translation/summary of the (legal) differences between Heidi Klum(s father) and the german 'Werbeblogger' weblog.  I will mainly stick to this continously updated post and the comments and trackbacks there, but I might add translations or summary of other sources.
Patrick Breitenbach / Werbeblogger:
The case Heidi and Guenther K.
Discussion: Naked Conversations
Matt Cutts:
Feedback on Bigdaddy data center  —  About a month ago I alluded to a data center called "Bigdaddy" that people could check out as a preview.  We're ready to collect feedback on the Bigdaddy data center now.  Let's start with some Q&A.  —  Q: Why are you giving this a name?
Danny Sullivan / Search Engine Watch Blog:
Being A Big Voice In SEO  —  How do you get to be a big voice in SEO?  There's a series of posts out there now offering such advice, which I'll recap below, along with some thoughts on generations in SEO.  —  5 Tips to Make it in the SEO Community from Andy Hagans at Search Engine Journal puts …
Don Dodge / Don Dodge on The Next Big Thing:
The Next Big Thing in 2006  —  It is all about communication.  I started thinking about the highlights of 2005 and what might be big in 2006.  As I synthesized the list, the common thread was communication and connection.  Blogs were big in 2005 and will continue to explode in 2006.
Discussion: Dr. Chadblog
RON / Xooglers:
We are experiencing technical difficulties  —  Happy new year everyone!  —  If you've been watching my personal blog you will have seen that I've actually been back for a while now.  The reason I've been quiet on xooglers is that Google legal has asked to talk to me about it …
Discussion: Google Blogoscoped
Rob / BusinessPundit:
WHY I QUIT ENTREPRENEURSHIP AND GOT A REAL JOB  —  ... and what I learned from the experience.  —  I. Why I Took a Job  —  It has been more than two years since I left my last full-time corporate position.  In that span I've started a small business, written a chapter for a book …
Discussion: and EirePreneur
Texting record for New Year's Eve  —  Checking your mobile phone for messages and wishing friends and family a happy new year via SMS has become as much a tradition as Big Ben's chimes.  —  A record 165m text messages were sent in the UK on New Year's Eve, according to the Mobile Data Association.
Brendan I. Koerner / Wired News:
Geeks in Toyland  —  Lego built a global empire out of little plastic blocks, then conquered the wired world with a robot kit called Mindstorms.  So when the time came for an upgrade, they turned to their obsessed fans — and rewrote the rules of the innovation game.  —  A sneak preview from Wired magazine's February issue.
Discussion: The Long Tail

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