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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 …
Om Malik / Om Malik on Broadband:
In Digital Music, Its Gates Vs Jobs  —  Napster, Real and other music pretenders you have been warned - Microsoft will own you!  If you were looking for proof that you will become one of the minions in Microsoft's grand music strategy, all you needed to do was tune in to the webcast of Bill G's keynote at CES.
Discussion: Get Real
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 …
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.
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
Brier Dudley / Seattle Times:
Gates aims barbs at dueling formats  —  LAS VEGAS — Bill Gates' annual speech Wednesday to open the Consumer Electronics Show had the usual funny bits and views on future technology.  But the Microsoft chairman also used the podium to fire a volley in a war over digital media formats that's erupting …
Amanda Cantrell / CNN:
Gates unveils his 'Urge'  —  In challenge to iTunes, Microsoft unveils music service and other entertainment plans.  —  LAS VEGAS ( - Bill Gates aims to take over your living room and late Wednesday he unveiled a new music service and new software to do it.
Discussion: Download Squad
Lockergnome / Chris Pirillo:
Keynote Remarks by Bill Gates, Chairman …
Discussion: Joystiq and Xbox 360 Fanboy
Microsoft Showcases Windows Innovations …
Discussion: Microsoft Watch
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 and Mashable*
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
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 …
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 and Guardian Unlimited
Peter Rojas / Engadget:
Live shot of The Reader, Sony's new e-ink e-book reader
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
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.
Behind the magic curtain  —  Next week Steve Jobs of Apple will grab media attention with another simple-looking stage show.  Mike Evangelist tells the insider secrets of his gruelling preparation  —  If the chief executive of Cadbury-Schweppes speaks at a conference …
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
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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