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Paul Boutin / Engadget:
Live coverage of Bill Gates CES keynote  —  6:25pm We'rekicking back in the Engadget VIP balcony at the Hilton.  Paul is on the keys, Ryan on camera.  We've justgotten the warning that things are about to start.  —  6:34 Still waiting!  —  6:36 The thumpy music isgetting louder …
Scobleizer / Microsoft Geek Blogger:
Bill Gates keynote at CES (that playtable rocks)  —  You can watch along.  I'm sitting in the Bellagio with a bunch of geeks watching on a video feed.  Updates to come.  Oh, Engadget did a point-by-point of the keynote too (with pictures!)  But, Memeorandum is the best place to go to see all the reaction from around the world.
Gates Outlines Vision for the Digital Lifestyle and Showcases New Products and Technologies From Microsoft  —  CES keynote address features first broad demonstration of Windows Vista; new Xbox 360 peripherals, mobile devices and Windows Live services.  —  LAS VEGAS — Jan. 4, 2006 …
Microsoft and MTV Networks Unveil New Windows Media Player 11 and Preview URGE, a New Digital Music Service  —  Seamless integration of Windows Media Player 11 and URGE delivers complete music experience and redefines music discovery for fans.  —  LAS VEGAS — Jan. 4, 2006 …
Discussion: Lost Remote TV Blog
Microsoft Showcases Windows Innovations to Help Customers Navigate Through the Digital "World of More"  —  Bill Gates demonstrates consumer benefits of Windows Vista and highlights new enhancements for Windows XP Media Center Edition.  —  LAS VEGAS — Jan. 4, 2006 — Microsoft Corp. Chairman …
Discussion: Microsoft Watch
Lockergnome / Chris Pirillo:
Discussion: Smalltalk Tidbits …
Om Malik / Om Malik on Broadband:   In Digital Music, Its Gates Vs Jobs
Reuters:   Gates to exhibit Vista Windows upgrade at CES
What's NXT?  LEGO Group Unveils LEGO® MINDSTORMS™ NXT Robotics Toolset at Consumer Electronics Show  —  LAS VEGAS - LEGO Group today announces LEGO® MINDSTORMS™ NXT, a new system that redefines the consumer robotics category the company created in 1998.
Discussion: Gizmodo
Leslie Walker / Washington Post:   Marketing Mayhem at the Consumer Electronics Show
Brendan I. Koerner / Wired News:
Geeks in Toyland  —  Lego built a global empire out of little …
Discussion: The Long Tail
Matt Cutts:
SEO advice: url canonicalization  —  (I got my power back!)  —  Before I start collecting feedback on the Bigdaddy data center, I want to talk a little bit about canonicalization, www vs. non-www, redirects, duplicate urls, 302 "hijacking," etc. so that we're all on the same page.
Matt Cutts:   SEO advice: discussing 302 redirects
Google Blogoscoped:
Ex-Googlers Blog Facing Legal Issues?  —  So, it seems Google's legal team finally took notice of Xooglers, the blog where Ex-Googlers speak relatively freely about their experiences inside the Googleplex.  The blog has been rather silent lately.  And not just because of the holidays …
RON / Xooglers:   We are experiencing technical difficulties
Gizmodo, The Gadget Blog:
Live From CES: The Sony Reader  —  Who needs Blu-ray?  This is the Sony reader that uses the display technology from E-Ink I've been hearing so much about.  To give you an idea of just how good this display looks... I walked up to the counter, looked at the text on the screen and asked …
Discussion: TeleRead
PR Newswire:
Rich Content Ranging From Sci-Fi Classic The Fifth Element to Comedy Hit Hitch to Visually Stunning House of Flying Daggers  —  BD Java Games, Ridley Scott's Black Hawk Down and David Lean's Oscar-winning The Bridge on the River Kwai, both on 50 GB Dual Layer Discs, Also Set for Release
Discussion: InterActive Home blog and Gizmodo
Four studios unveil Blu-ray hi-def lineups
Richard MacManus / Web 2.0 Explorer:
Skype announces WiFi and Internet phones at CES - more to come  —  Skype is announcing a number of new Internet-connected mobile phone devices at CES this week.  They are aggresively moving into the telecommunications hardware market, proving that hardware is sometimes as important an element …
Discussion: Lost Remote TV Blog
Om Malik / Om Malik on Broadband:
Enough Of These Damn VoIP Silos  —  If you are a consumer going shopping for VoIP-related product/service, welcome to land of confusion.  And if you are looking at CES for help, well you are out-of-luck pardner!  —  You can walk into Radio Shack and look hard for the much vaunted Skype kit …
Don Dodge / Don Dodge on The Next Big Thing:
The Next Big Thing in 2006  —  It is all about communication.  I started thinking about the highlights of 2005 and what might be big in 2006.  As I synthesized the list, the common thread was communication and connection.  Blogs were big in 2005 and will continue to explode in 2006.
Discussion: NevOn and Dr. Chadblog
David Pogue / New York Times:
A Marriage Not Made in Heaven  —  YOU thought the apocalypse was upon us when Apple switched to processor chips from Intel, which Mac fans had considered the Dark Side for more than 20 years?  —  Well, try this on for size: Palm's new Treo 700W cellphone-organizer runs on software from Microsoft.
Stephen C. Miller / New York Times:
If Your CD's Double as Coasters, Here's One That Can Take It  —  Like the LP's of old, recordable compact discs have surfaces that are easily scratched.  Most people are not careful and toss discs on the table next to the computer or stereo while swapping them.
Discussion: Techdirt
Danny Sullivan / Search Engine Watch Blog:
Being A Big Voice In SEO  —  How do you get to be a big voice in SEO?  There's a series of posts out there now offering such advice, which I'll recap below, along with some thoughts on generations in SEO.  —  5 Tips to Make it in the SEO Community from Andy Hagans at Search Engine Journal puts …
Gregg Keizer /
1 In 10 Now Use Mozilla's Firefox  —  Mozilla Corp.'s Firefox browser finished the year with a flourish, a Web measurement firm said Wednesday, and came within half a point of the 10 percent market share that many analysts have set as the bar to long-term success against Microsoft's leading Internet Explorer.
Discussion: Download Squad

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