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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.
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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 …
Danny Sullivan / Search Engine Watch Blog:
Google Pack Offers 1-Stop Downloading Of Software  —  Information on Google Pack already went live briefly on Google earlier today, but now the software bundling and updating system has been formally announced.  It pulls together popular Google software applications along with those from other providers.
Ashlee Vance / The Register:
FCC knocks telcos' secret plan to divide and bill the web  —  CES Forgive us if the FCC Chairman's message today about maintaining a level of decency on the public airwaves didn't take.  A pair of very large, very exposed breasts proved too distracting.  —  Yes, these are the moments …
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.
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."
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).
Motorola adds Google to mobiles
Jason McCabe Calacanis / The Jason Calacanis Weblog:
Larry Page Keynote with Robin Williams
Discussion: ben barren and Tech Digest
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
Peter Galli /
Microsoft Challenges Linux's Legacy Claims  —  News Analysis: Tests run in Redmond's Linux lab seek to dispel the myth that Linux can run on anything, especially older legacy hardware.  —  Editor's Note: This story is part one in a series of three stories about Microsoft's Linux and open-source lab.
Discussion: Microsoft Watch
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
Jonathan Berr /
Figure This: Google 2K  —  Google (GOOG:Nasdaq - commentary - research - Cramer's Take) shares at $2,000?  That's what Caris & Co. analyst Mark Stahlman says is theoretically possible.  —  In note issued to clients Thursday, Stahlman stresses that he isn't setting an official price target …
Mike / Techdirt:
Google's Copy Protection: Supplying The Tools For Others To Be Evil  —  from the yay!  -less-choice!  dept.  —  When we called attention yesterday to the news that Google was apparently launching its own proprietary copy protection, we dinged AP and Reuters for completely ignoring it in their reports.
Discussion: Download Squad and IP Democracy
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) …

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