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2:15 PM ET, January 8, 2007


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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!
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 …
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.
Ina Fried / CNET
Newsmaker: Gates sees a home server in your future  —  newsmaker LAS VEGAS—Having helped get PCs into most American's homes, Bill Gates now wants people to bring in a server.  —  As part of his keynote address Sunday at the annual Consumer Electronics Show, Gates is showing off Windows Home Server …
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.
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 …
Larry Dignan / Between the Lines:
Microsoft and pals impose will on digital living room; 'IT' won't work
Paul Thurrott / SuperSite for Windows:   Windows Home Server Preview
Nathan Weinberg / InsideMicrosoft:
EXCLUSIVE: Windows Home Server In Detail
Discussion: All about Microsoft
Staci D. Kramer / PaidContent:
@ CES: The Microsoft Keynote Hell & Some Content Deals
Discussion: Engadget and Joystiq
Phoenixlinden / Official Linden Blog:
Embracing the Inevitable  —  In 1993, NCSA released their liberally licensed, but proprietary, Mosaic 2.0 browser with support for inline images arguably heralding the start of the web as we know it today.  In an act of either acceptance of the inevitable or simple desperation …
David Kirkpatrick / Fortune:
Second Life to go open source  —  The creator of the burgeoning 3D virtual world expects it to grow even faster with outside programming help, David Kirkpatrick reports in a Fortune exclusive.  —  NEW YORK (Fortune) — Aiming to take advantage of its already-impressive momentum …
Discussion: Open Source, and Slashdot
Mike / Techdirt:   Bogus DMCA Claims Fit Right In With Bogus Numbers In Second Life
John Markoff / New York Times:
A Personal Computer to Carry in a Pocket  —  The world of desktop computing is finally going mobile, and the shift can be seen in the explosive growth of wireless data for cellular carriers.  —  To handle functions from text and instant messaging to mobile MySpace and ESPN, computer users are increasingly turning to the cellphone.
Discussion: VentureBeat and Valleywag
John Markoff / International Herald Tribune:
War for the '4th screen'  —  SAN FRANCISCO: For functions from e-mail and instant messaging to mobile MySpace and ESPN, computer users are increasingly turning to the "fourth screen" — the one on their cellphones — which is evolving to adopt more characteristics of the three previous generations of screens …
Discussion: PalmAddicts and The Apple Blog
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 …
Discussion: Business 2.0 Beta
Discussion: Gizmodo and Engadget
Discussion: Guardian Unlimited
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, VoIP & Gadgets Blog and digg
Nathan Weinberg / InsideGoogle:
GOOGLE VIDEO RUNNING COMMERCIALS  —  Boing Boing noticed that Google Vidoe now includes commercial interruption in some clips.  Check out this Charlie Rose clip:  —  As you'll notice, when the video plays, two blue squares appear in the progress bar.  When the video reaches the blue squares …
Yahoo! Search blog:
Mobile Search: Yahoo! oneSearch launches  —  If you've been following the news from CES 2007, you may have heard about the new Yahoo! mobile search on Yahoo! Go 2.0.  What's so new about mobile search, you might ask?  I'm here to break it down for you.  —  First things first.
Lee Odden / Online Marketing Blog:
Interview: Amanda Watlington on Second Life and Blogs  —  Spotlight on Search - Interview with Amanda G. Watlington, Ph.D., APR of Searching for Profit  —  I first bumped into Amanda Watlington via AIM, (Association for Interactive Marketing) and then in person at a WebmasterWorld Pubcon conference several years ago.
Discussion: Digital Download and
Pete Mortensen / Wired News:
TiVoToGo Comes to Mac  —  It took two years and the software costs $100, but Mac-owning TiVo users can finally move recorded shows onto their Mac or iPod.  —  In a joint release on Monday morning, TiVo and Roxio announced that Toast Titanium 8, available immediately, includes full TiVoToGo functionality.
Discussion: PVR Wire and UNEASYsilence
Matthew Creamer / AdAge:
Ad Age Agency of the Year: The Consumer  —  John Doe Edges Out Jeff Goodby  —  NEW YORK ( — Stop me if you've heard this one before.  A pair of Maine theater geeks decide to film an experiment in which a certain mint is dropped into a bottle of a certain no-calorie soft drink, unleashing a foamy geyser.
Sony Ericsson:
Walkman® phone for everyone  —  London, 7 January - The appeal of the Sony Ericsson Walkman® phone broadens today with the introduction of the W200; a blend of easy-to-use mobile phone and the key features needed to make a first step into 'music on your mobile'.
Claire Atkinson / AdAge:
'Idol' Juggernaut Passes $2.5 Billion in Value; Keeps Expanding  —  Get Ready for 'Idol' Candy, Ice Cream, Theme-Park Attraction and Parallel Online Show Broadcasts  —  NEW YORK ( — Are you ready for "Idol" chocolate bars, "Idol" ice cream and "Idol" Monopoly games?
Discussion: PaidContent, Lost Remote and AdJab
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