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1:00 AM ET, January 7, 2008

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Ellen Lee / The Technology Chronicles:
Long line for Gates  —  Lining up for the Bill Gates keynote.  —  Each year I write about the insane lines and crowds at CES.  The only place I don't have to wait is the women's bathroom because the female to male ratio is about 1 to 100.  —  With Microsoft Chairman Bill Gates set …
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Microsoft:
Bill Gates Looks Ahead at “Next Digital Decade”  —  Microsoft announces new entertainment partnerships with Disney-ABC Television Group, MGM and NBC Universal.  —  At the 2008 International Consumer Electronics Show (CES), Microsoft Corp. Chairman Bill Gates and Microsoft President …
Allen Stern / CenterNetworks:
NBC Universal Selects Microsoft and Silverlight to Power Olympics Video  —  Just received news out of NBC Universal that they have selected Microsoft to host the online video portal for the 2008 Beijing Olympics.  The site will be available at NBCOlympics.com and will be powered by Microsoft's Silverlight platform.
Ina Fried / ZDNet:
Gates: Curtain call for crystal ball  —  LAS VEGAS—Bill Gates may be stepping away from full-time work later this year, but he still has a few things he wants to show off.  —  In his annual Consumer Electronics Show address, the Microsoft chairman demonstrated a slew of fashionable PCs …
Joe Wilcox / Microsoft Watch:
Windows Vista's 100 Million … “We have 100 million people using Vista now,” Gates told the capacity crowd in Las Vegas this evening.  Maybe the user number was wishful thinking on the part of Gates.  Microsoft's press release refers to the more believable number of 100 million licenses sold.
Discussion: Ars Technica
Nic Fillingham / Channel 10:
Bill Gates @ CES 2008
Dean Takahashi / Tech Talk with Dean Takahashi:
CES preview: Bill Gates' last speech....Will we miss him so?
Discussion: Gizmodo
BBC:
Gates hails age of digital senses
Discussion: All about Microsoft and Neowin.net
Eric Savitz / Tech Trader Daily:
CES: Microsoft To Host Olympics Site With Live Video; MGM …
John Paczkowski / Digital Daily:
Live From CES: Anybody Up for a Little Billion-Dollar-a-Hand Poker …
Brian Bergstein / Associated Press:
Gates pushes idea of Windows everywhere
Discussion: MSNBC
Nathan Weinberg / InsideMicrosoft:
Exclusive: Windows Mobile 7 To Focus On Touch and Motion Gestures  —  Microsoft is currently developing Windows Mobile 7, the first revolutionary change to its mobile device operating system.  Recently, I was given a document by a source inside Microsoft that details the touch and gesture plans for Mobile 7.
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Evan Blass / Engadget:
Is this Windows Mobile 7?  —  Not all the big news is coming …
Discussion: Digg
Mlevram / Techland:
Yahoo's new mobile strategy  —  By Michal Lev-Ram  —  LAS VEGAS - Don't hang up on Yahoo yet.  —  Even as the wireless industry continues to buzz about Google's Android initiative, rival Yahoo is taking steps to ensure it too has a place in the mobile future by opening up its platform to outside developers.
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Miguel Helft / New York Times:
Yahoo Makes a New Play for Ads on Mobile Phones  —  SAN FRANCISCO — There may not be a Yahoo phone in the works, but the struggling Internet company is betting that a new mobile-phone strategy will help it better compete with the likes of Google, Microsoft and others for a share of the growing cellphone advertising business.
Discussion: mocoNews.net
Fred / A VC:
What My Kids Tell Me About The Future of Media  —  I was reading a Goldman Sachs research report on the radio business on the plane back from Australia.  I came across this chart of EBITDA multiples versus EBITA growth rates for various media categories.  —  There's not a ton of insight …
PC World:
Samsung Shows OLED and Quad-HD TVs at CES  —  Announcements include ultrathin 14- and 31-inch OLED TVs and a prototype with four times the definition of most HD sets.  —  Recommend this story?  —  LAS VEGAS — Samsung Electronics is unveiling here today two ultrathin TVs and a prototype LCD TV …
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Brian Lam / Gizmodo:
Samsung High End Plasma: Series 7 Getting Ethernet and Amber Tinged Frames
Discussion: Electronista
Richard Pérez-Peña / New York Times:
The Times and CNBC Will Share Material on Web Sites  —  CNBC and The New York Times have agreed to share material on their Web sites, uniting the main competitive targets of the News Corporation's new ventures, the Fox Business Network and The Wall Street Journal.
Discussion: paidContent.org and Gawker
samsung.com:
SAMSUNG Expands Its Q1 Ultra Line With New High-Performance UMPC  —  Q1 Ultra Premium UMPC Features Intel Core Solo Pentium CPU, Named 2008 CES Innovations Honoree  —  Samsung Electronics America, a subsidiary of Samsung Electronics Corporation, a global leader in digital media …
Dean Takahashi / Tech Talk with Dean Takahashi:
CES gadget: Sony re-enters the GPS navigation market with some cool features  —  Sony is introducing a couple of new global positioning system navigation (GPS) devices at its press conference today at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas.  The so-called nav-u car GPS navigators include …
Discussion: Gizmodo, CNET News.com and Engadget
Greg Linden / Geeking with Greg:
MapReducing 20 petabytes per day  —  Googlers Jeff Dean and Sanjay Ghemawat have an article, “MapReduce: Simplified Data Processing on Large Clusters”, in the January 2008 issue of Communications of the ACM.  —  It is a great introduction to MapReduce, but what I found most interesting …
Electronista:
Sling preps SlingCatcher, SlingModem  —  Sling Media very early Monday heated up the challengers to the Apple TV and other media hubs with a finalized announcement of the SlingCatcher, its first device designed to bring computer content to a TV.  Using a feature named SlingProjector …
Discussion: Gizmodo, Macsimum News and eHomeUpgrade
 
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Ryan Paul / Ars Technica:
Open source: mob mentality or innovation engine?
Discussion: The Open Road
Ryan Kim / The Technology Chronicles:
CES: Sony plays up its huge lineup of gear
Rafat Ali / paidContent.org:
CES: NBCU's Big Spend AT CES: Consumer, Content, Connection, And Cash
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Business Wire:
Dell Lounge Immerses CES Attendees in the Next Wave of High-Def Living
Discussion: Engadget
Ryan Block / Engadget:
Sony's new mylo (2) now official
Erik Hanson / Engadget:
Sony XEL-1 OLED slips into US stores
Discussion: Electronista
Peter Ha / CrunchGear:
Sony Mylo 2 review
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Mike Kobrin / CrunchGear:
Dr. Dre Backs Monster's Beats Headphones
Discussion: Bit Player and Gizmodo
Stephen Shankland / CNET News.com:
Casio's new ambition: Fast-frame rate camera
Christopher Grant / Engadget:
Sony officially announces Skype on PSP
Reuters:
Philips partners with Rhapsody for digital music
Franklin Paul / MediaFile:
Toshiba, defiant, says HD-DVD, down, not out
Mark Wilson / Gizmodo:
Sharp Announces New TVs With Aquos Net Widgets/Services
Brad Linder / Download Squad:
Amazon launches software downloads
Discussion: Mashable!