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9:45 AM ET, January 8, 2007

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John Markoff / New York Times:
Microsoft and Ford Combine Products  —  Bill Gates, the chairman of Microsoft, is using the Consumer Electronics Show here to highlight several new consumer-oriented products and to unveil a partnership with the Ford Motor Company to build Microsoft technology into several Ford models.
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Microsoft:
Microsoft Unveils Wave of New Products and Services at CES  —  Bill Gates and Robbie Bach hit play on new releases from Windows Vista, Xbox 360, Microsoft TV and more.  —  Speaking at the 2007 International Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas, Microsoft Corp. Chairman Bill Gates …
Discussion: PaidContent, Vecosys and Lost Remote
Robert Scoble / ScobleShow:
Exclusive lunch with Robert Scoble and Bill Gates  —  This is probably Microsoft's biggest CES ever with Windows Vista shipping in a few days and Bill Gates met with bloggers from Engadget, Gizmodo, Kotaku, PodTech.net, and Joystiq for a ...
Peter Rojas / Engadget:
Live from the Bill Gates keynote  —  6:20 (PST) - The connection is spotty as hell, but Ryan and I are here at the Bill Gates keynote, which should be starting shortly.  Stay tuned for updates — at least barring a failure of our EV-DO lifeline.  —  6:22 - They're asking us to take our seats
Microsoft:
Bill Gates: 2007 International Electronics Show  —  2007 International Consumer Electronics Show  —  BILL GATES: Well, good evening.  I've always loved coming back from Christmas vacation, you're nice and relaxed, and you come right into the most managed environment ever …
Robert Scoble / Scobleizer:
Microsoft's big week
Discussion: Jeff Sandquist
Sony:
SONY BRINGS INTERNET VIDEO TV TO THE LIVING ROOM  —  Broadband Internet Video Access Available Via Modules Attached to New Televisions  —  LAS VEGAS (CES Booth #14200), Jan. 7, 2007 - Broadband Internet video was the hit of 2006 and now it's coming to Sony televisions with the touch of a remote control button.
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Gizmodo:
Gallery and Hands On: Sony BRAVIA Internet Video Link Box  —  [UPDATE: I Suck at Reporting.  Changes below. ]  Whoa!  Sony just announced a set top box that can stream HD video and audio over the internet for use on your TV.  Free!  Free?  Of course, any system like this is only as good as its content …
Sony:
SONY UNVEILS 70-INCH BRAVIA LCD; WORLD'S LARGEST HDTV COMPLIANT WITH x.v.Color  —  Technology Establishes New Standard for Color Reproduction  —  LAS VEGAS (CES Booth #14200), Jan. 7, 2007 - Sony Electronics today introduced a 70-inch flat-panel, high-definition LCD television …
Discussion: Gizmodo and Engadget
Niall Kennedy / Niall Kennedy's Weblog:   Sony adds RSS to televisions
Ryan Block / Engadget:
Live from the Sony CES keynote
Charlie Kindel / cek.log:
Windows Home Server  —  I am writing this from the Windows Home Server blogger's lounge in the Venetian Hotel in Las Vegas.  Bill Gates just finished up his CES 2007 keynote where the product I have been slaving over for the last 3 years was finally formally announced to the world!
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Jesse D. Lewin / Microsoft 10:
Windows Home Server will live in your closet, simplify your life  —  A show of hands: Who here among us is storing all of their important data (media and otherwise) in a safe location where it's constantly accessible, as well as backed up to prevent loss?  Not a lot of hands here at the 10 HQ, and probably not many of the rest of you.
Discussion: Dana Epp's ramblings … and digg
Tina Wood / Microsoft 10:
You heard it People!  Carbon is real!  —  You heard it from the mouth of Microsoft "Carbon" is official.  Now xbox lovers can enjoy episodes of their favorite television shows from the comfort of their wireless 360 controllers.  They've added television into the menu in your dashboard.
Discussion: Joystiq and digg
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Ryan Block / Engadget:
Xbox 360 IPTV interface gallery
Discussion: Joystiq
Peter Rojas / Engadget:
IPTV on Xbox 360 is for real
Discussion: Igniq.com Gaming News and digg
news.vzw.com:
LG Mobile Phones and Verizon Wireless Announce the LG VX9400 to Support V CAST Mobile TV  —  Handset Features Innovative Form-Factor Designed Specifically for New Service  —  Media Contact Info  —  LAS VEGAS, NV — Today, LG Electronics MobileComm U.S.A., Inc. (LG Mobile Phones) …
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Netgear:
NETGEAR® and BitTorrent™ Collaborate to Deliver High-Definition Movies and TV Shows to HDTVs  —  New NETGEAR Digital Entertainer HD (EVA8000) Media Receiver to Support High-Definition Entertainment from Forthcoming BitTorrent Online Marketplace on Home-Theater Systems
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Microsoft at CES:
2007 International CES Keynote  —  The live keynote is now over.  On-demand feeds will be available at aproximately 10:00 p.m. Pacific Time. … Share this post: email it! |  bookmark it! |  digg it! |  live it!
Gary Rivlin / New York Times:
When Buying a Diamond Starts With a Mouse  —  MARK C. VADON is one of the world's top diamond retailers, but wholesalers often decline to meet with him on the convention floor at jewelry trade shows.  At the very least, many ask him to flip over his nametag so that no one knows who he is or what company he runs.
Darren Waters / BBC:
Technology 'embraced by public'  —  Technology editor, BBC News, Las Vegas  —  More people than ever are becoming early adopters of technology, says research outlined in Las Vegas.  —  "Consumers get it; they understand technology and they are adopting it accordingly," analyst Sean Wargo told the Consumer Electronics Show.
Discussion: Techdirt and Guardian Unlimited
Gizmodo:
Me and Bill Gates: Talking 'Bout Porsches, Breakin the Law, and Small "Gadget" Jokes  —  We just had a sit down with Bill Gates.  And when I say we, I mean myself, Brian from Kotaku, Robert Scoble, Ryan from Engadget, and Chris from Joystiq.  All friendly rivals.
Discussion: Glass House and Vecosys
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Robert Scoble / Scobleizer:
My first videos from CES  —  Here's the video of our lunch with Bill Gates:
Discussion: Beet.TV and Marketing Nirvana
 
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