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10:35 AM ET, January 8, 2007

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Microsoft:
Microsoft Unveils Wave of New Products and Services at CES  —  Bill Gates and Robbie Bach hit play on new releases from Windows Vista, Xbox 360, Microsoft TV and more.  —  Speaking at the 2007 International Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas, Microsoft Corp. Chairman Bill Gates …
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John Markoff / New York Times:
Microsoft and Ford Combine Products  —  Bill Gates, the chairman of Microsoft, is using the Consumer Electronics Show here to highlight several new consumer-oriented products and to unveil a partnership with the Ford Motor Company to build Microsoft technology into several Ford models.
Charlie Kindel / cek.log:
Windows Home Server  —  I am writing this from the Windows Home Server blogger's lounge in the Venetian Hotel in Las Vegas.  Bill Gates just finished up his CES 2007 keynote where the product I have been slaving over for the last 3 years was finally formally announced to the world!
Jesse D. Lewin / Microsoft 10:
Windows Home Server will live in your closet, simplify your life  —  A show of hands: Who here among us is storing all of their important data (media and otherwise) in a safe location where it's constantly accessible, as well as backed up to prevent loss?  Not a lot of hands here at the 10 HQ, and probably not many of the rest of you.
Discussion: Dana Epp's ramblings … and digg
Microsoft:
Bill Gates: 2007 International Electronics Show  —  2007 International Consumer Electronics Show  —  BILL GATES: Well, good evening.  I've always loved coming back from Christmas vacation, you're nice and relaxed, and you come right into the most managed environment ever …
Robert Scoble / ScobleShow:
Exclusive lunch with Robert Scoble and Bill Gates  —  This is probably Microsoft's biggest CES ever with Windows Vista shipping in a few days and Bill Gates met with bloggers from Engadget, Gizmodo, Kotaku, PodTech.net, and Joystiq for a ...
Robert Scoble / Scobleizer:
Microsoft's big week
Discussion: Jeff Sandquist
Ryan Carter / Download Squad:
Windows Vista Business Test Drive
Sony:
SONY BRINGS INTERNET VIDEO TV TO THE LIVING ROOM  —  Broadband Internet Video Access Available Via Modules Attached to New Televisions  —  LAS VEGAS (CES Booth #14200), Jan. 7, 2007 - Broadband Internet video was the hit of 2006 and now it's coming to Sony televisions with the touch of a remote control button.
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Sony:
SONY UNVEILS 70-INCH BRAVIA LCD; WORLD'S LARGEST HDTV COMPLIANT WITH x.v.Color  —  Technology Establishes New Standard for Color Reproduction  —  LAS VEGAS (CES Booth #14200), Jan. 7, 2007 - Sony Electronics today introduced a 70-inch flat-panel, high-definition LCD television …
Discussion: Gizmodo and Engadget
Gizmodo:
Gallery and Hands On: Sony BRAVIA Internet Video Link Box  —  [UPDATE: I Suck at Reporting.  Changes below. ]  Whoa!  Sony just announced a set top box that can stream HD video and audio over the internet for use on your TV.  Free!  Free?  Of course, any system like this is only as good as its content …
Niall Kennedy / Niall Kennedy's Weblog:   Sony adds RSS to televisions
Ryan Block / Engadget:
Live from the Sony CES keynote
Tina Wood / Microsoft 10:
You heard it People!  Carbon is real!  —  You heard it from the mouth of Microsoft "Carbon" is official.  Now xbox lovers can enjoy episodes of their favorite television shows from the comfort of their wireless 360 controllers.  They've added television into the menu in your dashboard.
Discussion: Joystiq, VoIP & Gadgets Blog and digg
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Ryan Block / Engadget:
Xbox 360 IPTV interface gallery
Discussion: Joystiq and digg
Phoenixlinden / Official Linden Blog:
Embracing the Inevitable  —  In 1993, NCSA released their liberally licensed, but proprietary, Mosaic 2.0 browser with support for inline images arguably heralding the start of the web as we know it today.  In an act of either acceptance of the inevitable or simple desperation …
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Fred / WeBreakStuff:
Second-Life client now open source
news.vzw.com:
LG Mobile Phones and Verizon Wireless Announce the LG VX9400 to Support V CAST Mobile TV  —  Handset Features Innovative Form-Factor Designed Specifically for New Service  —  Media Contact Info  —  LAS VEGAS, NV — Today, LG Electronics MobileComm U.S.A., Inc. (LG Mobile Phones) …
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Netgear:
NETGEAR® and BitTorrent™ Collaborate to Deliver High-Definition Movies and TV Shows to HDTVs  —  New NETGEAR Digital Entertainer HD (EVA8000) Media Receiver to Support High-Definition Entertainment from Forthcoming BitTorrent Online Marketplace on Home-Theater Systems
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John Markoff / International Herald Tribune:
War for the '4th screen'  —  SAN FRANCISCO: For functions from e-mail and instant messaging to mobile MySpace and ESPN, computer users are increasingly turning to the "fourth screen" — the one on their cellphones — which is evolving to adopt more characteristics of the three previous generations of screens …
Discussion: PalmAddicts and The Apple Blog
Microsoft at CES:
2007 International CES Keynote  —  The live keynote is now over.  On-demand feeds will be available at aproximately 10:00 p.m. Pacific Time. … Share this post: email it! |  bookmark it! |  digg it! |  live it!
Gary Rivlin / New York Times:
When Buying a Diamond Starts With a Mouse  —  MARK C. VADON is one of the world's top diamond retailers, but wholesalers often decline to meet with him on the convention floor at jewelry trade shows.  At the very least, many ask him to flip over his nametag so that no one knows who he is or what company he runs.
 
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