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10:00 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!
Ryan Block / Engadget:
Windows Home Server, everything you need: features rundown, screens, hands-on  —  It's not too often you get a new version of Windows, so when Bill Gates announced Windows Home Server tonight we had to learn what's what.  Here's the rundown of the facts on Windows Home Server, as told to us by Microsoft:
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
Discussion: Microsoft and NewTeeVee
Mary Jo Foley / All about Microsoft:
Windows Home Server prototypes on parade
Discussion: Seeking Alpha
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 …
Samsung and Google Align to Create Rich Experience for Mobile Phone Users Worldwide  —  Cooperation ensures quick and easy access to GoogleTM search, Google MapsTM for mobile, and a fast, new GmailTM application for Samsung enthusiasts worldwide  —  Seoul, Korea and Las Vegas …
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.
Times of London:
Yo ho ho - buccanerds give studios a broadside  —  A website that tells you where to get the latest films for nothing has enraged movie moguls.  Simon Kurs meets the swashbucklers fighting claims of piracy  —  First came the pirate radio ships of the 1960s offering new musical thrills to the pop-starved young.
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
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.
John Markoff / International Herald Tribune:
War for the '4th screen'
Discussion: GigaOM, PalmAddicts and The Apple Blog
PI: Advanced Wireless  —  Speaker:  —  Bill Wiecking, Education Manager, Volcano Wireless.  —  Wireless networking is about to undergo major changes, with 802.11n, or Airport Extreme X2 and X4.  Starting with the basics of wireless networks, we will show how to design …
Windows Vista Ushers in New Era of Gameplay  —  Microsoft unveils powerful Games for Windows lineup and more at 2007 CES.  —  Kicking off the 2007 International Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas with a bang, Microsoft Corp. today unveiled revolutionary games …
Microsoft Integrates IPTV Software Platform With Xbox 360 …
Discussion: The Tech Report and IP Democracy
Dan Farber / Between the Lines:
Dennis Howlett's equation: Attention + composition = x2 revenue  —  Fellow Enterprise Irregular, blogger and IT/finance consultant Dennis Howlett offers a guest post on the state of business application software, connecting the dots between Erasure,, social media, attention, Paris Hilton …
Discussion: AccMan
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.
San Francisco Chronicle:
O Googlers, where art thou?  —  Some employees found instant riches in the Internet search company's initial public offering — affording them the luxury of pursuing new dreams  —  Who in their right mind would leave a job at Google Inc., a company legendary for pampering workers with free annual ski trips and gourmet food?
Discussion: Google Blogoscoped
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Matt Marshall / VentureBeat:
Fraudwall, an anti-click fraud company, raises millions
Scott Wasson / The Tech Report:
TV Wonder lets Vista PCs tune digital cable
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Dave Zatz / Zatz Not Funny!:
PalmOS Slingplayer Gets Official
Discussion: Engadget and TiVo Lovers
Christopher Grant / Engadget:
SIXAXIS wins an Emmy for Technology and Engineering... wait, really?
Discussion: digg
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Ryan Block / Engadget:
A lunchtime chat with Bill Gates at CES
Paul Miller / Engadget:
Nokia debuts the N800 Internet Tablet to little fanfare
Business Wire:
ChaCha Secures $6 Million in Private Funding from Jeff Bezos …
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Peter Pachal / SCI FI Tech:
Philips does single-speaker surround with SoundBar
Discussion: I4U News and Engadget
Nathan Weinberg / InsideGoogle:
Pete Mortensen / Wired News:
TiVoToGo Comes to Mac
Michael Kanellos / CNET
Sharp unveils 108-inch LCD television
Discussion: and digg
Sony Ericsson:
Walkman® phone for everyone
Mike / Techdirt:
Court Says Keyword Advertising Isn't A Trademark Violation
Aaron / Big Nerd Ranch Weblog:
PagePacker makes pocket-sized books
Tina Wood / Microsoft 10:
You heard it People! Carbon is real!