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12:15 PM ET, January 8, 2007

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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!
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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.
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.
Ina Fried / CNET News.com:
Newsmaker: Gates sees a home server in your future  —  newsmaker LAS VEGAS—Having helped get PCs into most American's homes, Bill Gates now wants people to bring in a server.  —  As part of his keynote address Sunday at the annual Consumer Electronics Show, Gates is showing off Windows Home Server …
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 …
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 …
Nathan Weinberg / InsideMicrosoft:
EXCLUSIVE: Windows Home Server In Detail
Discussion: All about Microsoft
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 …
Discussion: Boing Boing and Second Life Herald
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David Kirkpatrick / Fortune:
Second Life to go open source  —  The creator of the burgeoning 3D virtual world expects it to grow even faster with outside programming help, David Kirkpatrick reports in a Fortune exclusive.  —  NEW YORK (Fortune) — Aiming to take advantage of its already-impressive momentum …
Discussion: Open Source, 3pointD.com and Slashdot
Mike / Techdirt:   Bogus DMCA Claims Fit Right In With Bogus Numbers In Second Life
Fred / WeBreakStuff:
Second-Life client now open source
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 …
Discussion: Business 2.0 Beta
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Sony:
SONY UNVEILS 70-INCH BRAVIA LCD; WORLD'S LARGEST HDTV COMPLIANT WITH x.v.Color
Discussion: Gizmodo and Engadget
Sony:   SONY BRINGS INTERNET VIDEO TV TO THE LIVING ROOM
Niall Kennedy / Niall Kennedy's Weblog:   Sony adds RSS to televisions
John Markoff / New York Times:
A Personal Computer to Carry in a Pocket  —  The world of desktop computing is finally going mobile, and the shift can be seen in the explosive growth of wireless data for cellular carriers.  —  To handle functions from text and instant messaging to mobile MySpace and ESPN, computer users are increasingly turning to the cellphone.
Discussion: VentureBeat and Valleywag
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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
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
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 ...
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Ryan Carter / Download Squad:
Windows Vista Business Test Drive
Robert Scoble / Scobleizer:
Microsoft's big week
Discussion: Vecosys and Jeff Sandquist
Lee Odden / Online Marketing Blog:
Interview: Amanda Watlington on Second Life and Blogs  —  Spotlight on Search - Interview with Amanda G. Watlington, Ph.D., APR of Searching for Profit  —  I first bumped into Amanda Watlington via AIM, (Association for Interactive Marketing) and then in person at a WebmasterWorld Pubcon conference several years ago.
Sony Ericsson:
Walkman® phone for everyone  —  London, 7 January - The appeal of the Sony Ericsson Walkman® phone broadens today with the introduction of the W200; a blend of easy-to-use mobile phone and the key features needed to make a first step into 'music on your mobile'.
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) …
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!
 
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Jason Dowdell / Marketing Blog Bent …:
Yahoo Aquires MyBlogLog for 12 Million
Michael Kanellos / CNET News.com:
Sharp unveils 108-inch LCD television
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Kevin Kelly / Joystiq:
Nvidia drivers leak potential PC Gears of War
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Mike / Techdirt:
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Claire Atkinson / AdAge:
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Aaron / Big Nerd Ranch Weblog:
PagePacker makes pocket-sized books
Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
Big Layoffs At Insider Pages
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Apple Gazette:
Magic 8-Ball Says: Rumor Round Up for Macworld 2007
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Dean / VoIP User:
How To Build A Voip Network
Discussion: broadbandreports.com and digg
Darren Waters / BBC:
Technology 'embraced by public'
Lorne Manly / New York Times:
Satellite Television in a Portable Box
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Netgear:
NETGEAR® and BitTorrent™ Collaborate to Deliver High …
Paul Kapustka / GigaOM:
Vonage to Resell Earthlink Wi-Fi
Discussion: Engadget and MuniWireless
Gary Rivlin / New York Times:
When Buying a Diamond Starts With a Mouse
Discussion: VoIP Blog
Dave Zatz / Zatz Not Funny!:
Mac TiVoToGo Is Here... By Roxio?!
Nathan Weinberg / InsideGoogle:
BLOGGER LETS YOU USE YOUR OWN DOMAIN