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5:25 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!
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Ina Fried / CNET News.com:
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 …
Discussion: NewTeeVee
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.
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 …
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 …
Nathan Weinberg / InsideMicrosoft:
EXCLUSIVE: Windows Home Server In Detail
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 …
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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, 3pointD.com and Slashdot
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.
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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: GigaOM, PalmAddicts and The Apple Blog
Smaran / TorrentFreak:
TPB: The MPAA are "rabid, obsessed lunatics"  —  In a recent interview with the UK's Sunday Times, Gottfrid Svartholm, one of the co-founders of The Pirate Bay calls the MPAA a bunch of "rabid, obsessed lunatics."  —  The Sunday Times article titled "Yo ho ho - buccanerds give studios a broadside" …
Discussion: digg
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Times of London:   Yo ho ho - buccanerds give studios a broadside
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.
Eliot Van Buskirk / Wired News:
Who's Killing MP3 and iTunes?  —  Everyone knows the MP3 format is used by more devices and people than any other file-based digital-audio format.  Most also know that record labels prefer DRMed alternatives such as the ones sold by Apple's iTunes, because they make it harder for people to share music.
Discussion: TechEffect and iMedia Law Blog
Aaron / Big Nerd Ranch Weblog:
PagePacker makes pocket-sized books  —  I often wander around without a computer, so I needed a nice easy way to print important bits into little books of information that I could carry around in my pocket.  Chad Adams figured out a brilliant technique of cutting and folding pieces of paper into little books and called it PocketMod.
Matthew Creamer / AdAge:
Ad Age Agency of the Year: The Consumer  —  John Doe Edges Out Jeff Goodby  —  NEW YORK (AdAge.com) — 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.
Lorne Manly / New York Times:
Satellite Television in a Portable Box  —  LOS ANGELES — Rick Rosner is a self-described television junkie.  —  Not only he is the creator and producer of many television series, most notably "CHiPs" and "The New Hollywood Squares," he feels an overpowering need to surround himself with television everywhere he may be.
Discussion: IP Democracy and PVR Wire
Kevin C. Tofel / jkOnTheRun:
Sling receiver and a Palm player coming soon  —  Wow, I barely got off the plane here in Vegas and already the Sling folks are...well....slinging the news on their new products.  Yesterday while I was packing, Zatz Not Funny reported on the SlingCatcher product.
 
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Christopher Grant / Engadget:
SIXAXIS wins an Emmy for Technology and Engineering... wait, really?
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Ryan Block / Engadget:
SanDisk Sansa View
Discussion: Gear Live and PVR Wire
Google:
Samsung and Google Align to Create Rich Experience for Mobile Phone Users Worldwide
Discussion: ResourceShelf and digg
Nick Gonzalez / TechCrunch:
A Look at Yahoo's Vista Messenger
Discussion: 21talks and digg
Nokia:
Unleash your story in video with the Nokia N93i
Ryan Block / Engadget:
A lunchtime chat with Bill Gates at CES
Paul Miller / Engadget:
Nokia debuts the N800 Internet Tablet to little fanfare
Stuart Dredge / Tech Digest:
CES 2007: Travel Ojo video-calling phone
Discussion: Engadget and Shiny Shiny
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Business Wire:
ChaCha Secures $6 Million in Private Funding from Jeff Bezos …
Ryan Block / Engadget:
Hands-on with the OLPC! Finally!
Nathan Weinberg / InsideGoogle:
GOOGLE VIDEO RUNNING COMMERCIALS
Pete Mortensen / Wired News:
TiVoToGo Comes to Mac
Sony Ericsson:
Walkman® phone for everyone
Claire Atkinson / AdAge:
'Idol' Juggernaut Passes $2.5 Billion in Value; Keeps Expanding
Discussion: PaidContent, Lost Remote and AdJab
Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
Big Layoffs At Insider Pages
Discussion: VC Ratings and Screenwerk
Gizmodo:
Gallery and Hands On: Sony BRAVIA Internet Video Link Box
 

 
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