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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."
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.
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.
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.
Motorola adds Google to mobiles
Mike / Techdirt:
Is Microsoft Blocking MP3s From Verizon Wireless Phones?  —  from the antitrust-department-calling... dept.  —  Yesterday we wrote about Verizon Wireless' overpriced, me-too music download offering that would let you transfer songs to your phone if you bought them online (for $1/song) …
Christopher Price / PCS Intel:
Verizon VCast Music & Its Dirty Little Secret (Updated)  —  Update: Many are sending in a Verizon claim that MP3s are supported.  However, you need to read the statement carefully.  The statement says that MP3s are supported provided you use Windows Media Player 10.
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 …
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.
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 …
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 …
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 …
Peter Rojas / Engadget:
AT&T and Verizon turning to Microsoft for IPTV to the home  —  This doesn't get all that much attention — at least not yet — but Microsoft isn't placing allits bets on the Xbox 360 or Media Center in the battle to control the living room; they've also been pushing hard toget mixed …
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. …

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