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Wall Street Journal:
Google to Offer Video Downloads, Software That Rivals Microsoft's  —  Google Inc. plans to announce Friday that it will begin allowing consumers to buy videos from major content partners through the Google site and will also roll out a new downloadable bundle of software for consumers …
Saul Hansell / New York Times:
Google and Yahoo Aim at Another Screen  —  Two ascending Internet giants, Google and Yahoo, are to make plain today that they intend to move aggressively beyond the Internet browser and onto the television screen.  —  The two companies, already the most popular services for searching …
Elinor Mills / ZDNet:
Yahoo goes mobile … Yahoo was set to announce on Friday that its e-mail, instant messenger, photo and other services will be available on mobile phones and PC-connected TVs, as well as on personal computers without using a browser.  —  Yahoo Go Mobile, to become available on Friday …
Mike / Techdirt:
Meet The New Boss, Same As The Old Boss: Google Building Content Locks?  —  We're a bit hesitant to take seriously any reports concerning what Google is really announcing this week after all of the ridiculous rumors from earlier this week.  However, the Wall Street Journal …
Ars Technica:
Google to sell video, take on Apple; announces Google Pack  —  Tomorrow Google will announce a new commercial video download service, according to multiple sources.  The service, which will be an addition to Google's Video Search, will allow users to buy video content for pre-determined prices …
Nathan Weinberg / InsideGoogle:
TELL ME ITS NOT A SOFTWARE BUNDLE!  —  ThreadWatch writes that the Wall Street Journal has the scoop on Google's CES announcement, and its a video download rental service... and a software bundle? … The download service has been expected for a while, although I think most of us …
Om Malik / Om Malik on Broadband:
Yet Another DRM? The Google DRM
Discussion: IP Democracy and HorsePigCow
TiVo shows Series3 HDTV Cable Card unit at CES  —  06:29 pm - TiVo shows Series3 HDTV Cable Card unit at CES  —  Sorry for the delay, I got a later start today than I'd hoped, my bad.  I went straight to TiVo's booth and I've been here for a while now, looking around and taking photos.
Discussion: Engadget and Gizmodo
07:04 pm - More from TiVo - Desktop 2.3, TiVo Central Online goes AJAX, Viiv, and HME wormholes!  —  So, the Series3 box is the big news everyone has been waiting for, but it is hardly the only thing TiVo is showing at CES.  —  As I posted yesterday, TiVo put the sign-up for the 2.3 Desktop beta …
George Hotelling / PVRblog:   HD TiVo Series 3 @ CES
Ian Johnston / Scotsman:
Welcome to Mars express: only a three hour trip  —  AN EXTRAORDINARY "hyperspace" engine that could make interstellar space travel a reality by flying into other dimensions is being investigated by the United States government.  —  The hypothetical device, which has been outlined in principle …
Associated Press:
Gates Opens CES With Scorn  —  Rival Google may be nipping at its heels, but Microsoft wasn't flashing any defeatist signs Wednesday as it showcased its latest plans to help make living in the digital world safer, easier and more fun.  —  In his 10th keynote to kick off …
Ina Fried / CNET
Gates shows off Vista in CES keynote
Discussion: Andre
John Consoli /
DirecTV to Offer "First Look" VOD for FX Shows  —  DirecTV and Fox Entertainment Group have reached an agreement in which DirecTV will offer "first look" airings of hit shows from FX Network on a video on demand basis for $2.99 each, and post-air access to Fox Network's series for 99 cents per show.
Fox to sell TV episodes on DirecTV
Discussion: Things That and Techdirt
Walter S. Mossberg / Wall Street Journal:
A New Palm Treo Uses Microsoft's Software, But It Doesn't Beat 650  —  Palm's Treo smart phones have been the best high-end cellphones on the market, with the finest combination of voice, email and Web-browsing capabilities in a hand-held device.  —  But many corporate information-technology departments have refused to buy the phone.
Paul R. La Monica / CNN:
A Monster deal for Google?  —  As Google bulks up in the online classifieds biz, some say a buyout of Monster could make sense.  —  NEW YORK ( - Should Google start looking for a Monster under its corporate bed?  —  The top search engine is preparing to formally roll out Google Base …
Gaming Steve:
Sega Genesis Lives!  Beggar Prince To Be Released Spring 2006  —  Sure a new game hasn't been released for the Sega Genesis in America since 1998, but that hasn't stopped San Diego developer Super Fighting Team from releasing a brand new game for Sega's beloved system.
Discussion: Igniq - Gaming News and Joystiq
Paul Stamatiou /
HOW TO: Make a Torrent with Azureus  —  This guide is a follow up to my series of Azureus articles that dealt with configuring and setting up the popular BitTorrent client.  Now, I will discuss how you can share any file by creating and seeding a torrent.  There are a number of reasons …
Discussion: Lifehacker

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