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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.
NBA Introduces Current Season Games for the First-Time on the Web  —  Google Video Store To Show News and Historical Videos from ITN, Charlie Rose Interviews; New Titles Will Be Added Everyday  —  LAS VEGAS, NV - Jan. 6, 2006 - Live from the 2006 Consumer Electronics Show (CES), Google Inc. …
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 TechBeat
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:, InsideGoogle and SFist
Dan Farber / Between the Lines:
Google Pack provisions for the masses
Discussion: Rough Type and Read/WriteWeb
May Wong / Associated Press:
Google ups ante in online video gold rush  —  JAN. 6 7:01 P.M. ET Google Inc. is upping the ante in the online video gold rush, allowing content owners to set their own prices in a bid to create a more flexible alternative to Apple Computer Inc.'s pioneering iTunes store.
Discussion: Engadget
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
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:
Yahoo Go Puts Yahoo Services Into Cell Phones, TV & PCs  —  Yahoo has launched Yahoo Go (link via PaidContent), a suite of products designed to let people reach information whether they're on their PCs, phones or using TV.  The suite will be formally announced by Yahoo CEO Terry Semel at CES keynote today
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) …
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
Miss Rogue / HorsePigCow:
Maryam, there are plenty more reasons to date geeks...  Maryam has some awesome reasons why girls should go for geeks, but I don't think she covered them all, so here I go (and this is from a geekgirl perspective):  —  1. You know that competition they have with gadgets?  Well, that seeps into the rest of their lives.
Discussion: LawGeek
Biography:  —  Safa Rashtchy is a managing director of Piper Jaffray and a senior research analyst focused on Internet media and marketing.  He joined Piper Jaffray as a research analyst in 1997 and has published several technical papers and presented at various industry conferences.
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 …
Henry Blodget / Internet Outsider:
Phone Co Toll Demand Seems Reasonable  —  My initial reaction upon hearing that Verizon, et al, want to charge Google, Yahoo!, et al, for carrying broadband content over their networks was that this was yet another pathetic attempt by whining, dying monopolies to make themselves relevant in a new world.

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