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Paul Boutin / Engadget:
Live coverage of Google Keynote with Robin Williams  —  Robin Williams to Larry Page during Q&A: "Hit 'em again, Mensa-boy, it's your turn."  —  Theentire event is after the jump ...  Thehottest ticket in town.  —  3:54pm It's insane here at the Las Vegas Hilton.
Alfred Hermida / BBC:
Google opens online video store  —  Technology editor, BBC News website in Las Vegas  —  Google is to start selling video online, offering a way for people to search for and buy TV shows and more through its site.  —  The web giant's co-founder Larry Page announced the service at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas.
John Battelle / John Battelle's Searchblog:
THOUGHTS ON GOOGLE VIDEO STORE, AND GOOGLE PACK  —  As I posted earlier, I had the chance to talk with Marissa Mayer about Google Pack, and Jennifer Feiken, who runs Google Video.  I'd have posted earlier, but I was under embargo.  —  The news is out now, and the analysis begins (live coverage at Engadget here).
Discussion: Internet Outsider and InsideGoogle
Jfurrier /
PodTech News: Podcast of Google's CoFounder Larry Page Keynote Speech at CES  —  Download to MP3: Google's Larry Page at CES - Google Announces New Products  —  The PodCast:  —  Larry Page's Keynote speech on Friday was yet another message from a tech company at the International Consumer Electronics show in Las Vegas.
Discussion: WeBreakStuff and ben barren
Nick / Rough Type:
Google's trojan horse  —  After Google's Larry Page finished his CES presentation in Las Vegas tonight, he reportedly headed over to the Venetian Hotel to take a ride in a fake gondola down an artificial canal in a shopping mall disguised as a great city.  "Cool," he said.  "This is just like the internet."
Elinor Mills / CNET
Google entering video-on-demand business  —  LAS VEGAS—Google announced a service Friday that will let people rent or buy downloadable videos online, including classic and contemporary CBS television shows and NBA basketball games.  —  With Google Video Store, which the company said will be …
Discussion: and SFist
Motorola adds Google to mobiles
Mike / Techdirt:
Google's Copy Protection: Supplying The Tools For Others To Be Evil
Discussion: Download Squad and IP Democracy
May Wong / Associated Press:
Google ups ante in online video gold rush
Discussion: Engadget
Dan Farber / Between the Lines:   Google Pack provisions for the masses
Danny Sullivan / Search Engine Watch Blog:
Google Pack Offers 1-Stop Downloading Of Software
Dave / Runtime Log:
I Love Lotus Notes  —  Lotus Notes is a truly great software product.  It is slicker than black ice in New England in January.  It may not be the best thing since sliced bread, but is better than anything invented before sliced bread.  Alright, I may be over compensating to counter the claims …
Discussion: Ed Brill
Bob Congdon:
Suckage  —  Dave Delay was a developer on Lotus Notes for several years and has written an essay on how much he loves Lotus Notes.  His intent is to counter claims that Lotus Notes Sucks.  —  No self-respecting software developer wants to hear someone say that his product sucks.
Discussion: Smalltalk Tidbits … and Ed Brill
John Markoff / New York Times:
Coming Soon to TV Land: The Internet, Actually  —  LAS VEGAS, Jan. 6 - What would a world with television coming through the Internet be like?  —  Instead of tuning into programs preset and determined by the broadcast network or cable or satellite TV provider, viewers would be able to search …
Ben Rand /
Kodak unveils new logo  —  Event marks the company's first such change in more than half a century  —  (January 6, 2006) — In another break with the past, Eastman Kodak Co. is introducing a new corporate logo designed to help the company forge a new image as a cutting-edge, 21st century innovator.
Discussion: NevOn, Engadget and Gizmodo
Ylan Q. Mui / Washington Post:
Wal-Mart Blames Web Site Incident on Employee's Error  —  Human error caused four films about legendary African Americans to be linked to "Planet of the Apes" and "Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory" DVDs on Wal-Mart's retail Web site, the company said yesterday.
Discussion: TeleRead
Jason D. O'Grady / O'Grady's PowerPage:
Exclusive: Apple Plasma Displays to Rock MWSF  —  A funny thing happened when I walked into the convenience store this morning: as I was grabbing my usual breakfast sandwich (sausage, egg and cheese on a english muffin if you must know) from the warming rack at Wawa (a favorite shop for those in PA/NJ) …
Windows rootkits of 2005, part three  —  The third and final article in this series explores five different rootkit detection techniques used to discover Windows rootkit deployments.  Additionally, nine different tools designed for administrators are discussed.  —  1. Introduction
Paperghost /
IM Hackers distribute Rootkit and...Rootkit Revealer?!
CES: Lenovo says new ThinkPads go 11 hours on battery power  —  The T60 and X60 are based on Intel's Centrino Duo package  —  JANUARY 06, 2006 (IDG NEWS SERVICE) - Lenovo Group Ltd. yesterday announced two new ThinkPad laptop computer series, the T60 series and the X60 series …
PR Newswire:
Big Fish Games Acquires French Casual Game Developer FunPause  —  FunPause's Top-Selling Games Added to Big Fish Games' Studios Industry-Leading Portfolio of Titles  —  SEATTLE, Jan. 6 /PRNewswire/ — Big Fish Games, Inc., ( a top 4 casual games destination website …

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